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How to Cover A Broken Side Window

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How to Cover A Broken Side Window

If your car has a broken side window, you might not have time to immediately replace your Chicago auto glass. In this case, you’ll need to create a temporary window to protect both you and the interior of your car. Don’t expose it to the winter elements, learn about the best temporary fixes.

Throw Out All the Glass You Can

As we all know, shards of broken glass can cause serious cuts that may lead to infection. After all, the last thing you need after damage to your vehicle is an expensive medical bill. Additionally, leaving loose glass behind can tear up your seats and other features of your car. When you clean up the pieces of glass, make sure you’re very careful. Use protective gloves for the large pieces and use a powerful vacuum to pick up the remainder.

Clean the Frame

Thoroughly wipe down the window frame and seal area with a wet cloth to remove excess dust and debris. You’ll want this area clean and dry before the next step.

Your Temporary Fix

Until you get your new Chicago auto glass, you’ll need to seal up the window. The best way to do this is with clear packing tape or a clear sheet of plastic. If you opt for just packing tape, do one strip at a time, making sure they overlap. If you’re using a sheet of plastic, pull it tight over your window and seal the edges down with clear packing tape. To avoid peeling off any paint, tape from the inside of your car.

Above all else, keep this fix a temporary one! Find your permanent Chicago auto glass as soon as you can.

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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

Over 50 years of service to the Chicago Area