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Winter Snowstorm

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Winter Snowstorm

Since the groundhog projected 6 more weeks of winter and Chicago is covered in a blanket of snow, we think you may find handy some tricks for managing your car and digging out your car after a winter snowstorm.

Dress for Warmth
Dusting the snow off your car can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes or more depending on the amount of snow and if you need to do some shoveling. Dress yourself for warmth and protect yourself from harsh winter weather. Your hands will thank you for wearing water-resistant gloves.

Tools of the Trade
There’s a right way to do things, and a wrong way. Taking a shovel to the hood or roof of your car can ultimately cause more harm than good. We recommend a soft bristled broom for brushing snow off the roof, hood, and trunk of your car. An old towel can also assist in gently wiping away snow from the windows and sides of your car. A scraper will be your go-to-tool for clearing your car’s windows and windshield. Last but not least, use a shovel to create a walking path around your car and to dig out your tires.

Things to Avoid
Never pour hot water on your windows or windshield. While you may melt the snow away, you may also end up with cracked glass. If you want to warm up your car before driving, be sure to let the engine run for a few minutes and then start the heater or defroster. Never blast the heat right away because you could cause your windshield to crack and also cause your thermostat to get stuck open.

Be Prepared
Keeping a few tools in your trunk this winter can save you time and give you peace of mind during unpredictable forecasts. Why not keep a small shovel stored away in case you need to shovel your way out. You may also want to keep a bottle of wiper fluid on reserve and a bag of salt. Don’t forget extra gloves and a backup scraper as they tend to break from time to time.

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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

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