Windshield wipers may be a thing of the past!

December 18, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Windshield wipers may be a thing of the past according to the British supercar company McLaren. They are doing away with windshield wipers completely and replacing them with a high-frequency electronic system that pumps sound waves through the windshield. This is the same exact technology used in modern day fighter jets. Not only does this high tech system deflect any water that comes in contact with the windshield almost instantly, but also any mud and even bugs. By removing the traditional wipers, the aerodynamics of a vehicle can be greatly improved and its weight reduced. As most of us are aware, coatings on the windshield just do not last. Products such as Rain-X may work temporarily, but after only 30 days (or sometimes less) of regular use, it must be reapplied. This is the first real solution to windshield wiper replacement ever, and a great idea at that. Sound too futuristic? Think again. McLaren’s 2015 models will all be windshield...Read More >

Make sure to replace your wiper blades this summer!

June 7, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Are you as conscientious about your windshield wipers as you are about your car’s engine? Car safety is a critical concern for everyone. Worn wiper blades are dangerous. Because 90% of your driving decisions are based on a clear, unobstructed view of the road, it’s a critical safety concern that your car’s wipers provide you with the cleanest windshield possible. Ozone, airborne contaminants, oil, sunlight and dirt all act to weaken and reduce your wiper blades’ ability to keep your view unobstructed. And exposure to sunlight and ozone cause the wiper blades to age, even if they’re not used much. Weather also plays a critical role in your windshield wiper blades’ deterioration. Freezing temperatures make the rubber in your wiper blades hard and brittle, which increases their tendency to crack or tear. Hot weather warps the rubber and prevents the blade from wiping your windshield cleanly. Heavy use is hard on the wipers because dust, abrasives, road grime and bug...Read More >

If I have a large scratch in my windshield could it eventually break?

May 24, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Scratches are usually microscopic compared to the overall thickness of the windshield. Scratches are more often a visibility nuisance than a risk factor that could lead to further damage or breakage. The importance of clear vision plays a significant role in the safety of yourself and those around you. When not addressed, scratches can accumulate causing un-needed glare in the eyes of the driver. Some preventative maintenance and care can keep scratches from accumulating. Regular cleaning both the windshield and your windshield wipers will minimize the small particles of dirt that are often responsible for scratches. Remember to never operate your windshield wipers on a dry windshield. Small scratches can be removed from the glass by using a polishing agent such as Bon-Ami. Deep scratches often need to buffed out with industrial equipment and a materials such as cerium oxide. However, removing a deep scratch within a concentrated area can cause the windshield surface to distort and become uneven. This...Read More >

Two More Dead – Faulty Windshield Installation to blame

May 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Unfortunately, auto glass safety is not something that most people take seriously. When it comes time to replace auto glass, you need to realize the importance of going to a shop where safety is key and the highest quality of glass and sealant are used. To ensure your safety, and the safety of your passengers and family, make certain the auto glass installer you choose is properly trained and fully certified.  Here is a recent news article where 2 people were killed due to a faulty windshield replacement. http://www.ultrabond.com/windshield-repair-and-replacement-news.html

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