Broken Auto side window Frisco, TX

Nobody wants to reach their parking only to find out that one of their windows on their vehicle has been broken. 

Regardless of how it happened in the first place, it would be best if you got it cleaned up and repaired as soon as possible. Given below are the steps that you need to follow after your window has been broken.

Cleaning up glass

The simplest way to clean any shattered glass inside your vehicle is by using a vacuum. Grab a shop vacuum and start to clear away any glass inside your vehicle. Continue to do this unless you have removed as much glass as possible. 

Removed Windshield of Car for Replacement

Nevertheless, if you bring your vehicle to a trusted auto repair shop like Citywide Autoglass, they will also make sure to vacuum your car to get rid of any glass so that you do not have to take your time to remove what’s left of it. 

However, if you wish to remove it yourself, that’s not an issue as well. But you need to make sure that you empty everything to not have to deal with any glass shards sitting inside your vacuum.

Covering up the window

The next step for you is to cover up your window. It would help if you secured the window to keep any outdoor elements from entering your vehicle until the window has been fixed. Most vehicle owners use duct tape or cardboard to get this done. But the best way for you to do this is by using clear packing tape. 

Take a long strip of clear packing tape and stick it vertically from the top of the window to the bottom from inside your vehicle. Ensure that you do not attach the tape to your car’s exterior since it can cause your paint to peel off. 

Overlap another piece of packing tape vertically over your existing piece while covering a little more area. Continue to do this until your vehicle’s window has been completely covered. It would be best if you kept this clear packing tape in place until you get your window to replace.

Even though it may seem like visibility is the only purpose of your vehicle’s windows, it is not valid. The windows of your vehicle play a critical role in providing much-needed structural support to your car. Each piece of glass in your car – windshield, rear windows, and side windows – helps provide stability, rigidity, support to your roof and prevents your vehicle’s body roll.

There is not much which could go wrong with your windows, but the only thing that you may be facing a problem with is if your vehicle’s window gets broken. Besides the uncomfortable conditions that come along with a missing or damaged window, it can also end up obstructing the driver’s ability to look at any possible road hazards in time to avoid a collision. 

Rare and side window replacement service

Here at Citywide Autoglass, we know how dangerous it can be to drive around the town with a damaged or broken window. 

This is the reason why we offer best-in-class auto glass service to all vehicle owners living in and around Frisco, Texas, to help them stay safe on the road. Bring your vehicle in today if you wish to get your windows repaired or replaced.

You may have already experienced the shock which comes when you hear a rock hitting your window on a highway. Depending on the extent of your damage, you may need to get your vehicle’s windows either replaced or repaired by a local auto service provider.

A broken window can allow various elements to enter inside your car, which can end up damaging your vehicle from the inside. 

Moreover, if you have a damaged window, you are more susceptible to robbery and vandalism. Our professional auto glass experts are not just the best at replacing your windshields but are also exceptionally good at repairing and replacing your car doors and windows. 

Types of windows that we can help you replace

Have you ever wondered how much your vehicle is enclosed with glass from each side as a vehicle driver? Our Citywide Autoglass professionals are well equipped to repair and replace:

Passenger side windows 

Passenger side windows are critical for comfort in your vehicle as well as your safety. For example, the front passenger side window’s clarity is essential for using your side mirror to change lanes or turn.

Driver side windows

Your driver’s side window is vital for the safe operation of your car. If you do not have a proper driver-side window, it is highly unsafe to drive your vehicle. 

Quarter glass

Have you noticed the small glass piece found ideally behind the rear doors and above your wheels? It is known as a quarter glass or a valance window. We can help you fix that as well!

Sunroof

A shattered or damaged sunroof and end up causing further damage to your car by allowing debris, dirt, and water to enter and damage your vehicle from the inside.

Get in touch with Citywide Autoglass today!

If you live in or around Frisco, TX, and are looking for a professional who can give you exceptional auto glass services, then you need to get in touch with Citywide Autoglass at once.  In addition to Frisco, we also serve the Dallas, FortWorth, Denton, Melissa, McKinney, Plano, and Richardson areas.

Our company has been in business for the past two decades, giving us all the required skills and knowledge to get the job done perfectly the first time. 

We take pride in our professionalism and familiarity with various types of vehicles and provide best-in-class auto glass to our clients.

windshield repair

Aftermarket 

Aftermarket refers to all auto-parts that are not made by the manufacturer who made the original part.

Aftermarket windshields are a much more affordable alternative, and they are required to meet the minimum standards of safety that are set by the department of transportation (DOT).

However, all aftermarket products are not regulated by any other standards of quality.

An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) part will be more expensive, but they follow minimum safety standards set by DOT along with the manufacturer’s quality standards.

Edge crack

Another type of damage to your windshield can be a crack, but depending on its size and location, you can find yourself with different types of windshield cracks.

An edge crack is a crack that reaches the edge of your vehicle’s windshield. On the other hand, a crack that is in the middle of your windshield is known as a floater crack since it does not reach the edge.

Any crack that is 15 centimeters or longer is called a long crack, and anything shorter than that is a short crack. Long cracks typically require a full windshield replacement. However, a short crack can often be repaired, which is a cheaper and faster alternative.

Combination break

Like we have mentioned earlier, different types of windshield damage have different terms. For example, if your windshield gets hit by a small rock, it may cause a small piece of glass to come off from the windscreen, which is known as a chip, or it could also cause lots of little cracks to emerge from the point of impact which is known as a star break. Other types of chips and cracks include bullseye, spider web, Half Moon, and stone break.

A combination break is a term used if your windshield has various types of cracks and chips. Along with large chips and cracks, a combination break usually requires a windshield replacement.

Safe drive-away time

After your windshield has been replaced, you shouldn’t drive your car until it has fully recovered. Safe driver away time refers to the total time you have to wait before you can drive your car without worrying about your replaced windshield falling.

Depending on the temperature, type of adhesive used, and other factors, this curing process can take as less as 30 minutes or as long as a couple of hours to heal properly.

If your windshield has any damage, you need to get it repaired as soon as possible. Even a minor crack can grow into a huge one, which can reduce your car’s safety and get more expensive to repair. For more information about windshield replacement and repair, get in touch with us at Citywide Autoglass.

Get in touch with Citywide Autoglass

We are a professional auto glass service provider located in the DFW area. Our services are not just premium quality but also come at a pocket-friendly price. If you wish to know more about our services, give us a call at 469-263-1438 or contact us online, and we will answer all your questions.

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