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Fix Windshield Damage Before Winter

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Fix Windshield Damage Before Winter

Driving around with a damaged windshield is never safe, especially when driving in poor conditions brought on by winter weather. If you notice damage starting or have had a chip or crack for a while and have been putting it off, bring your vehicle into our professional auto glass repair shop to get it fixed.

Why is driving with a damaged windshield bad in the winter?

Besides reduced visibility, 30% of your vehicle’s structural strength is from the windshield. Your windshield helps with airbag deployment, protects you from wind and the elements outside, and prevents you from being thrown out of your car in an accident. Chips may also create a distracting glare for the driver, or even lead to a leak, causing damage to the interior.

How does winter weather affect a damaged windshield?

A chip is far more likely to crack further and spread at freezing temperatures than at above freezing temperatures. This is because colder weather puts more stress on the windshield. When you go to defrost, the extreme and sudden shift in temperatures can severely damage the windshield or even cause it to shatter. Similarly, scraping ice and snow off the glass can cause an existing crack to spread.

Will my windshield need to be repaired or replaced?

Depending on the severity of the damage and where it is located, a windshield crack may be possible to repair in a short amount of time, but other times the entire windshield will need to be replaced. Technicians will need to assess the crack in order to determine what service will be most beneficial. Stop by Frank’s Auto Glass and we will do what we can to make sure you are as safe as possible driving this winter.

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1242 Google Reviews

I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

Over 50 years of service to the Chicago Area