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Many people think that a windshield rock chip or crack are mere cosmetic issues that can wait, or be ignored until they become much worse.

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Having a windshield chip or crack repaired can safeguard you and your passengers from:

A loss of structural integrity in a front-end collision - When a windshield is intact, it helps transfer the force of a front-end impact down to the vehicle chassis. This lessens the effect felt transferred to the inside of the car and helps protect the driver and passengers. If your car's windshield is cracked and it shatters during a collision, you and any other occupants are at a greater risk of sustaining injuries.

A greater likelihood of injury during a roll-over accident - An undamaged windshield adds vital structural support that can keep a car's roof from caving in if the vehicle flips over. A crack in the glass can weaken the windshield, and if it breaks and the roof is crushed, the occupants may be seriously injured.

An increased risk of ejection from an accident impact - If the occupants' seat belts aren't fastened when a collision takes place, the windshield can keep them from being forcefully thrown from the car. A windshield with a minor crack or chip that shatters on impact doesn't offer any protection.

Ineffective airbag deployment - In many cars, the windshield is an essential ingredient in the proper deployment of the passenger side airbag. When a collision triggers deployment, the windshield is the backstop that makes the airbag inflate toward the passenger. The force of an airbag deployment can shatter a cracked or chipped windshield. If that happens, the bag may inflate out through the opening, and the passenger won't have the protection of the bag or an intact windshield.

Contact Magic Glass in Prescott today and we will restore your windshield or replace it to keep you and your passengers safe while you are driving. We are conveniently located at 720 6th Street in Prescott, next ABC Auto Body and near the Foxworth-Galbraith home store. Call us today at 928-541-0101. If you have auto insurance with comprehensive coverage, your windshield repair or replacement will likely cost you nothing!

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Christmas Car Travel - Drive Safely!

Now that the holiday season is upon us, it is very important that you take proactive measures to ensure you can safely drive to their destination. This includes getting an oil change, replacing your tires, and repairing your windshield if it is chipped or cracked. Extreme temperature changes can change a chip into a huge crack in a matter of seconds. A cracked windshield offers almost no protection from objects hitting your car while you are driving. In this article, we will discuss some tips to help you get ready for holiday travel.

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Change Your Engine Oil

Engine oil performs a number of important functions. The first is lubricating all the moving parts in the engine. The second function is to wash away metal particles that may be produced due to friction, wear and tear. It is important you change the engine oil according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule. This ensures that your engine runs well, especially during the cold weather. Be sure to top off all other fluids in the vehicle, such as transmission and brake fluid, if needed.

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Change Your Tires

Change Your Windshield Wipers

There is nothing as bad as a wiper that cannot wipe all the snow from your windshield.

Since snow reduces visibility and puts you at risk when driving, consider replacing your wipers when they are not clearing the glass well. This does not cost a lot of money and it will greatly improve your safety during winter travel. Ideally, you should replace your windshield wipers yearly-- before each monsoon season, or before winter arrives.

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Windshield Chips Can Quickly Become Cracks in Winter Weather

Fix Cracks And Chips On Your Windshield

It is important that you do not travel for the holidays with a cracked windshield. Chips or cracks are more dangerous during the winter. Temperature swings can turn a chip into a crack in an instant, without warning. Ideally, fix the rock chip or windshield crack before you hit the road. Magic Glass offers convenient mobile service so you don't have to drive with a damaged windshield. If the chip or crack is not repairable, we will help you contact your insurance and schedule your windshield replacement. Only a professional auto glass shop should carry out repairs and replacements. Magic Glass has professional technicians ready to repair or replace your windshield properly, to ensure your safety.

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Windshield Cracks Are Especially Dangerous During Winter Travel

Windshield Crack Repair

When your windscreen develops a crack or windshield chip, it will need a repair or replacement, depending on the damage.

It's easy to ignore what seems like an insignificant cosmetic issue, and you might think that getting a ticket is the worst possible consequence of driving with a cracked windshield but law enforcement officers and auto safety experts disagree. They know that the dangers of driving a vehicle with windshield damage are serious and even life threatening.

Some people are tempted to buy a cracked windshield repair kit. However, since you are not an auto expert, you should hire an experienced auto glass repair company to help you determine what your windshield requires in order to keep you safe while traveling. An experienced professional has the knowledge to properly repair or replace your windshield. When your windshield is free from any cracks or chips, you can drive safely for your holiday travels.

If you are questioning “How do you stop a windshield crack from spreading?” or you are trying to find the “best windshield repair kit”, then it is time to call in a professional auto glass expert. For those who are in the Prescott and Quad Cities area, you can call Magic Glass. Our trained and certified professionals will be able to get you back on the road quickly and affordably. Furthermore, they have the experience to make sure that they repair or replace your windshield while keeping your safety in mind. Too busy to come into our shop? No worries. We offer mobile services! Contact us today at 928-541-0101 to schedule an appointment.

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Magic Glass on 6th Street in Prescott - At Your Service!

Some of the areas we service include: Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey Humboldt, Chino Valley, Paulden, Skull Valley, Williamson as well as all surrounding areas in Yavapai County.

Contact us today or give us a call at 928-541-0101 if you have any questions. Click here to view our complete Magic Glass auto glass website.

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Keeping your car in the best condition possible will help it last longer and look better. Magic Glass endeavors to always return your automobile to you in better condition than when you brought it in. However, you might accidentally damage your car's paint or glass without a bit of pre-planning. Here are some of the more common activities that can result in scratches to your auto's surfaces.

Washing Sometimes stubborn deposits such as bugs and sap can leave you frustrated, but you have to be careful with what you use to remove them. Using a hard-bristled sponge or any type of scraper on your paint could cause unsightly scratches. Be sure to use a gentle cleanser when you scrub and dry your automobile with a microfiber cloth instead of an old towel that may have dirt particles embedded in it.

Visiting Parks and Forests Visiting the park or forest means three things: trees, animals, and people. Not only do tree leaves and pine cones dirty your car, they might cause small scratches that get worse with age. Bird and insect droppings contain erosive chemicals that can damage your car's paint. Prevent these problems with a good wax, which will also help you remove dirt easily. Of course, if you are unlucky enough that a pine cone breaks your windshield, Magic Glass is at your service!

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Windshield replacement can become necessary at the most inopportune times!

Fishing While you know that moving large objects can accidentally scrape your car, especially around doors and the trunk, it only takes a second to cause serious damage. There are quite a few materials associated with fishing that you'll need to transport, but long, hard-to-manage fishing poles are notorious for scratching car paint. Always break down your fishing poles and take your time stowing them away properly before transport.

Mowing your lawn Unless you have a bag attached to your lawnmower, this is one of the most dangerous activities to perform while your car is in the driveway. Mowing your lawn kicks up rocks, sticks, and bits of concrete that can fly out and damage the paint on your vehicle.  Be sure to move your car into the garage or down the street before mowing or using a weed whacker.

Moving Move your car before you start moving boxes anywhere near it. As you become more tired, you'll be less careful and less steady on your feet. Moving boxes can scrape your car, and hard objects can make dents and deep scratches that will require costly repair.

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Ugh! Game's over when a mishap like this occurs. Keep your car parked out of harm's way!

Playing Ball Move your car before the kids start their basketball or baseball game in the driveway or street. The impact of a falling ball can make a serious dent in the roof or hood, or your window glass can break. While we are experts at automobile glass replacement and we are here for you if you have a broken windshield or a rock chip, no one wants to pay for damage caused by mere fun outside.

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