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Chicago Winters and Your Auto Glass

From Frank’s Auto Glass – How to Protect Against Cold Weather Damage

Chicago’s winter months bring freezing temperatures, frequent snowfalls, and a unique set of challenges for your vehicle. Among the various parts of your car that face the brunt of winter’s impact, your auto glass is particularly vulnerable.

The extreme temperature changes, ice, and road salt can lead to cracks and chips that compromise your safety and visibility. Here’s how to minimize cold weather damage to your auto glass during Chicago’s coming winter.

Winter Windshield Care

  1.  Park Smartly: Finding sheltered parking spots can be a game-changer during winter. If possible, park your vehicle in a garage or covered area to shield it from the extreme cold, falling ice, and snow.
  2.  Avoid Abrasive Scraping: When clearing snow and ice from your windshield, use a soft brush or scraper. Avoid using metal or hard-edged ice scrapers that can scratch and damage the glass.
  3.  Warm Up Gradually: When the temperatures plummet, give your vehicle’s interior and windshield a chance to warm up gradually. Drastic temperature changes can stress the glass and increase the risk of cracks.
  4.  Inspect Windshield Wipers Regularly: Worn-out or damaged wiper blades can scratch the glass surface, especially when dealing with frozen debris. Replace them if necessary to maintain clear visibility.
  5.  Use Defrosters Wisely: Utilize your car’s defrosters to melt ice on the windshield, but avoid using extremely hot air, as rapid temperature changes can cause cracks.
  6.  Repair Chips Promptly: Even a minor chip can worsen in cold weather due to temperature fluctuations. Address these issues quickly to prevent them from becoming larger cracks that compromise your safety.
  7.  Beware of Sudden Temperature Drops: Avoid pouring hot water on a frozen windshield. The rapid temperature change can lead to cracks due to the glass expanding and contracting abruptly.
  8.  Drive Cautiously: Chicago’s winter roads can be treacherous. Maintain a safe following distance and avoid driving over potholes and road debris that can cause impact damage.
  9.  Winter Windshield Cover: Consider using a windshield cover to shield your glass from snow, ice, and freezing rain. It not only saves you time in the morning but also protects your auto glass.
  10.  Choose High-Quality Windshield Washer Fluid: Opt for a washer fluid that contains an antifreeze solution. This will help prevent freezing on your windshield and ensure your wipers can clear away debris effectively.

These precautionary measures can significantly reduce the risk of cold weather damage to your auto glass. However, if your windshield does sustain damage, it’s essential to address it promptly with professional repairs or replacements.

Chicagoland’s Finest – Frank’s Auto Glass

To safeguard your auto glass against Chicago’s harsh winters, trust the experts at Frank’s Auto Glass. Our team specializes in windshield repairs and replacements that ensure your safety and visibility throughout the cold season. Contact us today at 773-488-7700 or visit our website to schedule an appointment for windshield or side window repair or replacement services.

And if you can’t come to us, we can come to your home or office with Chicagoland’s highest-quality mobile glass service.

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Don’t let winter compromise your auto glass – choose Frank’s Auto Glass for reliable solutions.

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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!

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