If drivers just take advantage of a few driving tips they can avoid the hassle and the cost of repairing or replacing their windshield in most cases. Doing so would cut back on unnecessary time spent scheduling the repair or replacement, the cost of the repair/replacement and it will also cut down on the waste created when a windshield is replaced.
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) October 16, 2009
Auto Glass Guru sees plenty of windshield cracks and chips. While some instances of glass damage are unavoidable, there are often instances resulting in repair and/or replacement that could have been easily avoided. As an expert on windshield problems, Auto Glass Guru offers 3 driving tips that will enable drivers to avoid as many instances of glass damage as possible.
3 Driving Tips that Will Aid Drivers in Avoiding Glass Damage:
1. Never tail gate a large vehicle (i.e. dump truck, garbage truck, tractor trailer, etc.) It's really a good idea never to tailgate any vehicle, but large vehicles have a higher likelihood to have been mobile in areas of loose gravel, etc. and they also tend to cause more damage due to the difference in height. (A rock that is kicked up by a car is not going to have the same negative effect as a rock that has fallen from a significant distance (say the top of a 10 wheel dump truck) to hit the windshield of a small to mid-sized car.
2. Be aware of construction zones. Loose gravel and other loose construction material and refuse leads to a large majority of auto glass damage. Stay out of construction areas or drive slowly and cautiously.
3. Take advantage of covered parking areas. If using the covered parking at your place of business results in a longer walk to your vehicle…do it anyway.
Jace Green of Auto Glass Guru suggests, "If drivers just take advantage of a few driving tips they can avoid the hassle and the cost of repairing or replacing their windshield in most cases. Doing so would cut back on unnecessary time spent scheduling the repair or replacement, the cost of the repair/replacement and it will also cut down on the waste created when a windshield is replaced." Even with insurance the cost of replacing a windshield can be inhibitive for many on a fixed income. And while repairing a windshield is far less costly, some areas have high rates of glass damage and repetitive repair costs can add up.
Auto Glass Guru also urges consumers to discuss glass coverage availability for their region with their insurance carrier; especially if they have high probability for repetitive glass damage (for instance, living near or in a construction zone, traversing dirt roads on a regular basis, etc.).
For further information on Auto Glass Guru or general information on the auto glass industry get in touch with Jace Green at jace(at)autoglassguru(dot)com or by phone at 1-888-588-7603. Or you can visit Auto Glass Guru online at http://www.autoglassguru.com .
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