How does cold weather affect your windshield and what can you do about it?

January 19, 2016 at 9:19 pm

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – Jan. 19, 2016 – PRLog — With winter upon us, American Mobile Glass would like to share some interesting facts about cold weather and how it affects our windshields.  A secure windshield ensures visibility, safety, and the overall structural integrity of the vehicle.  Your windshield is more likely to chip or crack during the cold winter months, so it is important to recognize the risk factors and take the necessary precautions before it is too late! Beware of Rapid Temperature Changes. When you walk outside to warm up your car after a night of freezing temperatures, be cautious about warming up your windshield too quickly. If a cold windshield is hit with hot air, it can crack due to the sudden temperature change. This is even more likely if the glass already has a small chip or crack in it. What you want to do is turn on the car’s heating system, but don’t point the...Read More >

How to prevent your windshield from cracking in cold weather

January 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Did you know that there are tricks to help prevent your windshield from cracking? Have you ever warmed up your car in the winter and got in it to leave and noticed there is a huge crack across your windshield? Well here are some ways to help prevent that from happening to you. You want to avoid sudden temperature changes, warm up your car slowly and don’t turn your defrosters on high until the vehicle is warm, and remember NEVER throw hot or boiling water on your windshield. You can also use a plastic ice scraper on your windshield. You don’t want to use a knife or blade on your windshield because it can scratch or chip your glass. You can also use a liquid deicer to help. Keep your glass clean this will help you notice any small cracks and chips in your glass, you want to get those replaced so that they don’t turn into a whole windshield...Read More >

Repair or replace your Auto Glass? That is the question.

December 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm

We have all been there.  We’re driving down the highway minding our own business when a dump truck carrying tons of gravel pulls out in front.  We slam on our brakes to slow down and then all of a sudden…BAM!  A rock hits our windshield.  We scan the window to find where the rock landed.  When we don’t see any chip, we sigh with relief and carefully attempt to pass the truck.  However, what happens when there is a chip? The most important thing to know is to get the chip taken care of as soon as possible.  Most auto glass chips can be repaired if they are smaller than the size of a quarter. A windshield repair doesn’t require removing the windshield which allows for a speedy process.  Furthermore, it is a significantly less expensive option. Most auto insurance companies will usually reimburse a windshield repair as well.  American Mobile Glass will even contact your insurance company for you....Read More >

The Ever Growing Importance of a Safe Windshield Replacement

October 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm

How safe is your windshield? Reality dictates that, if your car is a new model, you may not need your windshield replaced ( since new car models often come with extra safe windshields. However, the scenario might be different if we are talking about you driving an older car. If this is your current situation, a proper windshield replacement might just be a simple action which can prevent a serious consequences. While windshield replacement can be considered as your last resort, you may also think of it as a good investment. Therefore, if you just recently purchased a second hand car, and you have no idea how long it has been since the windshield was last replaced, replacing it on your own can provide you the assurance that the windshield is in good shape. When talking about replacement of windshield, most of us may not have a lot of choices. For instance, you may choose to use your insurance company....Read More >

What type of urethane is underneath your windshield?

September 18, 2014 at 8:13 pm

The first thing people think of when talking about urethane in a windshield application is drive away time.  All urethane manufacturers have safe drive away times, which depend on many factors including humidity, temperature, and size of the urethane bead.  While safe drive away time is absolutely a very important factor when deciding what type of urethane to use, it should not be the ONLY factor that is used. The two very important factors that are often overlooked and misunderstood about urethane is non-conductive and high modulus.  With the technological advances that have been made specifically to automotive glass, there is now a requirement from vehicle manufactures to be sure to include these properties in their adhesives.  You may be asking yourself, “why should I care about these?” or “what do these have to do with my vehicle?”  Read on to find out why you need to know about these, and how using the incorrect urethane can affect your windshield...Read More >

My original windshield in my car started to leak. Is there any way you can fix that and how?

July 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm

We can absolutely fix any problem that is brought to us involving your automotive glass. If it is your windshield leaking, there are a couple of solutions that we attempt before removing the glass. nj windshield repair Jul. 27, 2014 – TRENTON, N.J. — We have seen it all here at American Mobile Glass.  The short answer: Yes.  We can absolutely fix any problem that is brought to us involving your automotive glass.  If it is your windshield leaking, there are a couple of solutions that we attempt before removing the glass.  In the end, there is always the option to remove your windshield, however that is our last resort.  We will explain why later. The first question that we always ask is if you have a sunroof or not.  If you do, chances are that it is either your sunroof leaking, or the drainage plugs are clogged with leaves, debris, or other roadway materials that have been lodged in...Read More >

DOW® Automotive has selected to sponsor two technicians from American Mobile Glass in the 2014 AGTO!

June 13, 2014 at 7:17 pm

American Mobile Glass is proud to announce that DOW® will be sponsoring two technicians to compete at this year’s Auto Glass Technician Olympics. Auto Glass NJ PRLog (Press Release) – Jun. 13, 2014 – TRENTON, N.J. — Auto Glass Technician Olympics! American Mobile Glass is proud to announce that DOW® will be sponsoring two technicians to compete at this year’s Auto Glass Technician Olympics. This will be their fourth year in the competition and looking to bring home the gold medal. Both technicians are DOW® trained and certified, and will be using the fast curing DOW® Express Kits for the installations in the competition. In the AGTO, the contestants are judged on the following criteria: • Professionalism and credentials • Technician comportment and vehicle inspection • Proper product usage • Proper equipment and tools usage • Auto Glass Removal • Installation Technique • Post installation and clean up procedures • Customer wrap up • In depth knowledge credit • Correction...Read More >

What exactly is an acoustic windshield and how does it affect my vehicle?

May 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm

An acoustic windshield reduces noise in the cabin from the engine compartment along with the sounds of wind, road surfaces, and traffic.  The idea of acoustic windshields is simply to give the passengers a more enjoyable ride while keeping outside noises out, and interior cabin volumes to a minimum.  Up to 1 in 5 new vehicles are installed with acoustic windshields directly from the factory.  Here are some of the key features of acoustic interlayer glass: • Air-pressure fluctuations against the windshield at highway speeds • Air impinging on the edges of the vehicle’s body panels • Other vehicles and environmental noise • Road noise and vibration; this is also transmitted through the body structure. It is extremely important to understand what kind of glass you are getting when it does come time to replace your windshield.  There are many knockoffs that do not have the acoustic interlayer built into the glass.  The best way to tell if you are...Read More >

AMG Ranked as #1 Glass Company in New Jersey 2nd year in a row!

May 9, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Top Automotive Glass Retailers For the second year in a row, American Mobile Glass has ranked as one of the top automotive glass retailers in the country!  More importantly, AMG is the #1 automotive glass retailer in New Jersey! One of the coldest and stormiest winters in recent memory has proven to be good news for AGRR companies, driving up business and demand. Automotive glass companies report 2014 is off to a strong start and they are optimistic about the rest of the year. For this issue, AGRR™ magazine is publishing its second annual list of Top Automotive Glass Retailers. The rankings are primarily based on our estimates of annual retail sales. If a company did not report this information, AGRR™ provided an estimate based on a variety of factors. Some companies on our list provided the information herein; others did not. The list includes automotive glass retailers except for franchisors and their franchisees. To our knowledge no Glass Doctor...Read More >

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