When your windshield gets a chip or crack in it, do you really have the time to stop what you are doing and spend an hour or two in a repair shop getting it fixed? Wouldn't it be nice if you could just call a technician for repairs and go about your day? Well, I recently found out that this is completely possible. After talking with the technician for a bit, I found out that there are several auto glass services that can be performed with your car in the parking lot at work, in your driveway at home or just about anywhere else you may need to be. To find out about these services, keep reading
Many people love restoring classic cars and campers. Hundreds, even thousands, of hours are spent lovingly bringing back to life a piece of machinery or a vintage trailer. While most prefer to do most of the restoration work themselves, there are some projects that are best left to the professionals. For example, reupholstering the interior of a car or camper is rarely a do-it-yourself task. Your auto glass is another example. It should be replaced with new glass by professionals. Here is what you should know.
Original Window Replacements Cannot Be Used
Classic cars can have a lot of windows and trying to find replacements at the salvage yard that are in good condition and work on a rare automobile is virtually impossible. Depending on how old the vehicle is, it may not have safety glass. Should the unthinkable happen, the wrong kind of glass can be deadly in an accident.
Replacing the front windshield and windows is a job that is better done by a professional in auto glass replacement. Windshields in vintage cars were often much larger and played a bigger role in the design aesthetics than they do in vehicles today. In addition to the front windshield, there is also the back windshield and the windows that roll up and down in the doors.
Many retro vehicles have other glass accents as well. These side glass panels, typically called quarter glass or quarter light, consist of both fixed windows and windows that open out horizontally to add ventilation. For example, the 1940 Pontiac Torpedo had side vents in both the front and back that were called "ventiplanes" and required latches and hinges to open and close. The chances of finding all the windows you need for your classic car that are also made with safety glass is close to zero, so it's best to reach out to and work with a pro.
Getting A Tight Seal Requires Professional Tools
When windows are installed, a rubber or rubber-like material frames the opening and holds the windows tightly in place. In vintage vehicles, that rubber is going to be degraded from age and the environment and the seal will no longer be tight. The last thing you want is to improperly install windows and then find you have a leak on your pristine upholstery. Professional auto glass installation services have the tools that are needed to get the old windows out, replace the seals, and put new windows in.Share