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Winter Windshield Hazards and How to Avoid Them

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Winter Windshield Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Winter weather is hard on cars and leads to many vehicle repairs, such as battery, tire, and headlight replacements. It is not unusual to add windshield repair to this list. As temperatures fall and forecasts call for snow, sleet, and freezing rain, window and windshield repair in Chicago becomes a frequent occurrence.Below are some common issues and situations that may damage or destroy your windshield, as well as solutions to these problems.

  1. Automobile glass expands and contracts with dramatic temperature changes. If your windshield is frosted over, put the defrost on low (not high) and scrape off what you can with an ice scraper. Do not use hot water to melt frost, snow, or ice, as this can cause the windshield to crack.
  2. Chips, cracks, and other damage in window glass or a windshield should be repaired before winter. Freezing temperatures are far more likely to cause cracks and chips to spread than temps above thirty-two degrees fahrenheit.
  3. When parking your car outside, leave your windshield wipers pointed upwards away from the windshield to prevent them from freezing to the glass.
  4. Scrape your windshield with an ice scraper when it frosts over. Do not use your wipers to try to remove it, as this can damage them.
  5. Consider investing in a frost blocking cover, a protective barrier you place over your windshield to keep heavy snow and ice off it.

To avoid investing in a full windshield or window replacement this winter, keep up with winter windshield maintenance. If this includes having window or windshield repair in Chicago, look no further than Frank’s Auto Glass for knowledgeable, experienced, and affordable help. Call us today at 773-488-7700.

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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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