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A Seasonal Guide to Auto Glass Repairs

Various weather conditions take a toll on your vehicle’s windshield and windows depending on the season. Here are some of the auto glass repairs you should tend to throughout the year.

 

Spring

This season is characterized by frequent rainfall throughout much of the country. As such, the beginning of spring is an ideal time to inspect the weather stripping around your windshield and windows. If the rubber shows signs of wear, it needs to be replaced. Worn out or damaged weather stripping won’t create a water-tight seal, which can cause water to seep into the vehicle and trickle down the inside of the windshield. This can obscure your view of the road and make for a wet drive.

 

Summer

It’s important to ensure your vehicle’s windows are in good working condition before the hot summer months. This will allow you to open them when you need fresh air, and close them to reap the full benefits of the air conditioning system. Whether you have automatic or manual windows, open and close each one at the beginning of the season. If you notice that the windows stick or don’t close properly, schedule an appointment to have them repaired before the heat kicks in.

 

Autumn

While it’s never a good idea to drive with a damaged windshield, it can be particularly dangerous as the temperatures drop. A chip in the glass can compromise the windshield’s structural integrity, and cooler weather puts additional strain on the glass. This increases the risk of the windshield shattering in the event of an accident or collision. To ensure your safety and that of your passengers, don’t put off windshield repairs even if the damage is minimal.

 

Winter

The defroster grills around your vehicle’s windows and side mirrors are crucial to your safety during the winter. They melt snow and prevent ice buildup, which ensures you have optimal visibility even in the trickiest winter driving conditions. Since window defrosting technology is usually affordable and quick to repair, there’s no reason to put off an appointment. You’ll be glad they’re in good shape when that first storm hits.

 

Year-Round Auto Glass Repair in Your Area

At All-West Glass, we want to make sure you and your vehicle start off every season on the right foot. That’s why we offer year-round auto glass repair and replacement services for clients in Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Yukon. To schedule an appointment or find a location near you, contact us today.