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Hot & Cold: How Weather Affects Your Vehicle’s Windows

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Hot & Cold: How Weather Affects Your Vehicle’s Windows

Whether we are shivering in temperatures below zero or sweating with our windows down, the weather can put a lot of stress on your car’s windshield, which can lead to cracks, chips, or even consistent fog. Weather is uncontrollable, but Chicago auto glass repairs can be avoided by following some steps.


Cold Weather

First and foremost, be careful when you heat up your car in freezing temperatures because if your frozen windshield is blasted with the heat, the sudden temperature change can cause it to crack. If your car endured a cold night and your windshield is covered in ice, use only ice scrapers designed for the windshields—don’t use a knife or a shovel because it can lead to scratches and cracks.


Did you know that washer fluid is used more often in the winter months? Because of this, make sure your car is stocked with washer fluid to keep your windshield clean and easy to see through, especially when driving during bad weather.


Hot Weather

When the summer weather comes around and your hot car cools down too fast, it’s possible for the glass to expand and contract, causing more stress on the window. Instead of blasting your AC when you get into the car, put the AC on low to start, angling the vents downward and away from the windshield.


Additionally, warmer weather leads to traveling more often. Summertime travel can cause broken windshields and auto glass, so make sure if this happens to you, to get it fixed immediately before it spreads. If you have a windshield chip or a crack and the temperature fluctuates, it will be susceptible to more damage.


If your vehicle has a crack or chip, make sure you repair it as soon as possible so you can stick to an easy repair and not a full windshield replacement. Contact us today for your Chicago auto glass repair and we will be happy to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

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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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