Keeping yourself and belongings safe can be simplified with the simple task of strengthening your auto glass. Protecting your vehicle’s window glass will help keep thieves away and deter the repercussions of extreme weather conditions, especially during the winter.
A vast amount of the vehicle burglaries that take place in the United States result in broken vehicle glass—whether it involves stealing the vehicle itself or taking the items inside of it. Securing your vehicle glass will help protect you from several threats. The following are some ways you can take matters into your own hands.
Park in a Safe Area
In addition to the above-mentioned incentives for protecting your auto glass, you should consider how much money you’ll be saving, too, by not having to pay for a repair. Remember to park away from trees or unstable roadside objects in the occasion of severe weather. A windy thunderstorm, for example, can either cause a loose tree branch or trunk to break your window(s).
You should also avoid parking in an unsafe neighborhood. If you know that a certain area is prone to a high rate of auto theft or burglaries, it would be wise to choose another location to park in. Your auto glass will be safe from the work of a baseball bat taking a swing outside of a batting cage.
Cover Your Car
The ever-so useful garage doesn’t just help you get inside a store at the mall without getting snowed or rained on, it’ll also shield your auto glass from any damaging outdoor elements. Make sure to park inside a garage whenever you can, namely in your own at home.
If you don’t have an indoor garage, then simply cover your car with a high-quality cover or a cushioned blanket. There are actually new technologically advanced hail-resistant car covers that’ll help your auto glass withstand a strong hailstorm. Covering your entire car will also protect the rest of your vehicle from possible destruction. You can even use a cardboard to cover your windshield while it’s snowing.
Install Window Tints
Getting tints installed on your vehicle windows is one of the easiest ways possible to protect your auto glass. For one, if a thieve tries to look inside your car to check if there’s anything valuable to take, they won’t be able to see any belongings and would therefore, most likely turn away rather than breaking your glass.
Moreover, window tints are great for adding a protective layer to your auto glass, ultimately making it stronger to endure any external pressures such as flying rocks or debris. It also helps stop auto glass from shattering in case of an accident.
Whether or not you do install window tints, keep in mind maintenance is key. Stay away from ammonia-based cleaners when cleaning tinted windows, and repair/replace your auto glass as soon as it gets damaged, to stop it from getting worse.
Let Team Acme Secure Your Windows
If you would like to check out the different types of window tints Team Acme has to offer, give us a call and we’ll be happy to go over the options with you. You may even want to get a window glass repair or replacement. Team Acme’s team of skilled professionals can take care of your requests.