Believe it or not, under certain circumstances, the very windshield wipers that are in place to protect you by ensuring your visibility can actually hurt you by impairing it. Worn-out, damaged, or improperly installed/maintained windshield wipers can scratch your windshield, which will affect your ability to see out of it properly and, depending on how long it takes you to notice the scratches, will require anything from a small windshield repair to a total windshield replacement.
Did you ever notice how, when certain unfortunate things happen, everyone around you suddenly becomes an “expert” on the matter? Take your recent windshield damage for example: When your family, friends, co-workers, and other associates heard about it, a few of them probably gave you unsolicited advice or shared some type of story about someone else’s windshield repair experiences.
Maybe your uncle told you not to report it to your insurance company because your rates would go up. Maybe your coworker praised some do-it-yourself product that her boyfriend’s brother used, or perhaps the gas station attendant said that he’s seen plenty of people driving cars with worse windshields.
What do a deer, a group of unruly teenagers, and a fallen tree branch have in common?This isn’t a joke or riddle, but, rather, a serious question—and, unfortunately, many vehicle owners know the answer. These things, along with a few others, can cause damage to your vehicle’s windshield, which may not be covered under your insurance or, if covered, may not be worth filing a claim for.
That’s a lot of “mays” and a lot of guesswork for you. But don’t fret. At Three Rivers Auto Glass, we pride ourselves on being the go-to place for windshield repair and windshield replacement in Pittsburgh, and we’re here to help you make sense of everything and guide you through the process of filing your claim.
“Great, my windshield’s damaged… Now, I have to take my car somewhere to get it repaired.” Chances are, if you’ve recently incurred windshield damage, you’re probably thinking something similar to the above statement. But the above statement isn’t entirely accurate. You don’t have to take your car anywhere!
If you’ve recently purchased a new vehicle, or are in the market for one, you’ve probably heard talk of “paint protection.” Perhaps the dealership suggested it as one of many optional add-ons, or maybe a friend, relative, or coworker recommended (or criticized) it.
Whatever the case, you’re probably wondering what paint protection is, how it works, and if it’s worth the cost—and if that’s the case, rest assured, Three Rivers Auto Glass is here to answer your questions and help you make an informed decision about whether paint protection is right for you.
Just your luck! Your windshield is cracked, nicked, or scratched and needs to be replaced. But how do you go about doing that? Where do you even begin?
Don’t worry. Three Rivers Auto Glass is here to help. We’ve provided premium auto glass services in and around Pittsburgh for over 40 years, and we’ve accumulated tremendous experience, knowledge, and insight along the way… especially when it comes to windshield repair and windshield replacement.
If you love the way that a brand new car looks right after you’ve purchased it, you probably aren’t thrilled when you’re driving your car around and notice that it doesn’t really gleam anymore. That’s why you should think about having paint protection film applied to your vehicle. Continue reading
Tinting car windows have become more and more popular in the past decade, and there are plenty of good reasons for that, ranging from safety to health to comfort. Pittsburgh window tinting is commonly performed on various types of cars, trucks, and SUVs. Continue reading
The Differences between Tempered and Laminated Glass
You may be surprised to learn that the glass that’s used to form your car’s windshield is not the same kind of glass used for your side and back windows. Both types of glass are important because they keep your car’s structure stable during an accident while protecting you from debris or projectiles that strike the windows or windshield. Together, the differences in the glass combine to keep a car’s occupants safe.
How Automotive Glass Works
When you’re inside your car, you’re surrounded by glass, including the windshield and the windows. These look like regular glass pieces, or like your windows at home, but they’re very different.
Automotive glass is very strong. If it breaks because of an accident or collision, it’s designed to protect the vehicle’s shape and the people in the car. It may crack in an accident, but it is shatter-resistant to further protect occupants from injury.