What to do With a Leaking Windshield?

Repairing your windshield in Pittsburgh before another winter.

Is there a whistling sound in your car? Drops of water on your dashboard? Could it be a ghost? Likely, no! And, while we aren’t ghost hunters, we are experts in auto glass and our guess is: A leaking windshield! This month, Pittsburgh’s trusted auto-glass repair shop, Three Rivers Auto Glass, is sharing some reasons on why you should consider fixing your leaking windshield, today.

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Different Types of Window Tint Film

A versatile product for your car, home or business

If you are searching for ways to cut down on your utility bill or interested in adding a layer of privacy to your car, home or office, applying window tint film is an affordable way to improve any interior space. Not only will window tint cut down on the distracting glare of the sun, it also reduces the amount of heat energy that penetrates a window. And while window tint promotes privacy, it allows for plenty of visibility. There are several types of tint film to choose from, so be sure to do your research before committing. This month, the auto-glass experts at Three Rivers Auto are comparing the choices available to consumers.

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How Does Window Tinting Work?

Many people think that tinted windows on cars, trucks, and SUVs look cool. But did you know that window tinting also helps you stay cool?

We’re not talking about your reputation here. We’re talking about temperature. And temperature regulation is just one of the numerous benefits of having tinted windows, as discussed below.

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How to Care for Your Pittsburgh Paint Protection

Whether you’ve recently had paint protection film applied to your car, or are considering having it done, you’re probably wondering what aftercare involves. How should you clean or wash your car? Is there anything special you need to do to protect the film? How can you get the most out of the wise investment you’ve made?

We know you have a lot of questions. But, don’t worry, we’ve got the answers! Three Rivers Auto Glass has been providing premier services in and around Pittsburgh for more than 40 years, and we’re experts at paint protection Pittsburgh. Below, you’ll find some helpful tips.

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Why You Shouldn’t Cover Your Window with Plastic

Oh no! One of your vehicle’s side windows shattered! What are you supposed to do now?!?

If you’re like most people these days, you probably don’t have a lot of time and money to spare. So, you may be tempted to put off getting your window replaced until you do—and you may decide to employ some type of “quick fix,” such as covering it with plastic, in the meantime.

If you are tempted to do so, please don’t! Covering your window with plastic is not a “quick fix” and will only lead to more problems. Continue reading

Can I Recycle My Windshield?

When your windshield glass is damaged or cracked a common question you may have is “Can I recycle my windshield?” Yes, you can! Windshield glass is highly durable and able to be transformed into a variety of objects once it is recycled and cleaned. In recent years, over 4 million windshields have neem recycled and repurposed instead of being placed in landfills. After your Pittsburgh windshield replacement, you may want to recycle your windshield too!


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What’s the Difference Between Front and Rear Windshield Replacement?

Every part of your vehicle was specifically designed to perform a certain way and serve a certain function. Generally speaking, your automobile glass is meant to provide visibility. But, depending on where the glass is located, it is also meant to serve other, more specific functions—and if you want your automobile glass to perform as intended, you’ve got to make sure it’s repaired properly after incurring damage.

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Can Windshield Wipers Damage Your Windshield?

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.

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Common Windshield Myths

Windshield Services PittsburghDid 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.

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