The Effects of Air Temperature on Your Windshield

Sudden temperature changes can wreak havoc on your windshield. Your windshield will expand and contracts as the temperature changes. If hot air heats your windshield, it causes the glass to expand, which can lead to cracks.

If the windshield comes into contact with cold air, it can cause the glass to contract. If this cold glass is suddenly exposed to heat, it can cause the glass to crack.

Windshield Protection PittsburghInspect Your Windshield as Part of Your Regular Vehicle Maintenance

As part of your regular car maintenance routine, it is crucial to inspect your windshield for chips or cracks that could become a bigger problem due to temperature changes. It is vital to contact Three Rivers Auto Glass, your windshield replacement experts in Pittsburgh, as soon as you see a crack or rock chip in your windshield. We can make repairs before these cracks or chips in your glass become bigger.

How Hot Weather Affects Your Windshield

The hot summer weather means vacations and traveling. Since many people travel more when the weather is warm out, you are more likely to get cracks or chips in your windshield from the many miles of highway travel. Sweltering temperatures can cause these cracks and chips to expand, so it is essential to have your windshield repaired as soon as you can and be sure to park in the shade and keep the direct sunlight off of your windshield.

How Cold Weather Affects Your Windshield

The cold Pittsburgh winters can take a toll on your windshield. Once temperatures drop below 32° F, the metal around your windshield will contract. This places stress on your windshield and can cause unrepaired cracks to spread. To avoid cracks or to prevent making cracks worse, be sure to warm your car slowly and avoid pouring hot water on your windshield as a method for defrosting because it can lead to cracks in your windshield.

Repair Chips Before the Winter

When preparing your car for the Pittsburgh winter with snow tires and other protective measures, be sure to repair chips or crack as soon as possible to keep them from spreading. The same goes for the summer season since extreme heat can also cause cracking.

Windshield Repair Pittsburgh

When searching for “windshield repair near me” be sure to choose Three Rivers Auto Glass for expert services and superior products that are sure to satisfy your needs. Contact us today to learn more about our windshield repair services.

Do Car Dealerships Replace Windshields?

If your windshield has been damaged, especially on your new car, you may be wondering if you can take your vehicle back to the dealership to have the windshield repaired. In most cases, your dealership can repair or replace your damaged windshield, but there is no advantage to having the work completed by the dealership vs. an auto glass specialist in Pittsburgh. Continue reading

Car Safety Tips from Three Rivers Auto Glass

For many people, driving has become second nature causing our attention to safe driving practices to fall to the wayside.  Even if you have a safe driving record and have never been in an accident, you should still take safety precautions when driving that can save your life and the life of your passengers if a collision occurs.

At Three Rivers Auto Glass, your safety is our priority, so we have put together a list of car safety tips to help you remain safe out on the road. Continue reading

How to Detect Quality Auto Glass

Shopping for quality windshield repair in Cranberry, PA.

If you are an automobile owner with a shattered windshield or side window, you already know the glass will need to be replaced, but how much do you know about the glass that will be used to replace it? Unless you are in the business of auto glass or you have an affinity for cars and trucks, you are probably like the millions of other automobile owners who have little to no knowledge about what makes auto glass quality, or not. Continue reading

Winter Windshield Maintenance Tips

Pittsburgh auto glass professionals share expert advice.

We may have turned the page on February, but it’s not uncommon to see snowfall in March. After all, spring hasn’t sprung just yet! The Pittsburgh auto glass experts at Three Rivers Auto Glass hopes your windshield makes it through the winter unscathed. But until the winter bids its final farewell, we have a few tips to get you through the last few bouts with snow.

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Everything to Know About Paint Protection Film

Pittsburgh paint protection at your service!

Remember the time you sat on the hood of your parent’s car, only to hear Dad yell out from the garage, “Get off the hood of your Mother’s car before you scratch it”! While at the time you probably thought he was overreacting, now a car owner yourself, you realize what all the fuss was about. Your car’s windshield may be very resistant to chipping and scratching, but it doesn’t take much to scratch a car’s paint. Continue reading

Is My Windshield Covered by Insurance?

Replacing your cracked windshield in Pittsburgh.

Cracked windshields are dangerous. And while it may not have cracked because of something you did, it is your responsibility to get it repaired or replaced. Many car and truck owners wait until the bitter end to correct a cracked windshield due to the cost, but the windshield experts at Three Rivers Auto Glass are explaining how Comprehensive insurance may help cover some of the replacement cost. Continue reading

Winter Car Care & Driving Safety Tips

Getting around this Pittsburgh winter.

To our friends and neighbors in Cranberry and the other surrounding Pittsburgh neighborhoods, to say winter is upon us would be an understatement!  Temperatures blanketing the entire region are already in the teens! And, if you want to get technical here, it’s not officially winter yet!

With freezing temperatures, any precipitation we receive comes in the form of snow or ice. Even the slightest bit of standing water on the roads can create icy conditions. But drivers need not panic! This week, Three Rivers Auto Glass, the auto glass and windshield experts in Cranberry, are spreading cheer by giving out their winter car care and driving safety tips just in time for the holiday stretch!

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