When people think about auto glass replacement, they’ll usually talk about regular cars or moving trucks. You won’t normally hear a whole lot about off-road vehicle replacement, perhaps because so many off-roading enthusiasts continue to use the same window glass long after it met the end of its useful service life. While this might seem to be in keeping with the whole extreme ethos, it’s actually quite dangerous and could even end up being more costly in the long run.
Not all off-road vehicles have automotive glass installed on them. For instance, you’d be hard-pressed to find any on an ATV or even many UTVs. That being said, those off-road vehicles that do have them are far more likely to end up needing their glass replaced than others. Part of the reason is due to the fact that there’s simply more debris when you’re going off-road. Your wheels, and the wheels of any other vehicles on the trail, are more likely to pick up rocks or other potentially harmful materials that could break the glass.
Due to the fact that speed limitations might not be in place on many trails, people have a tendency to take certain areas with less care than they should. This eventually causes ruts in the ground, which could cause damage to any part of the vehicle. Over time, this may again kick up materials from the dirt and break the glass.
Perhaps the most common cause of damage is simply related to the fact that off-road vehicles might not always be able to remain upright for whatever reason.
Treat the problem the same way that you would if you had damaged glass on your car or any other vehicle. Those who are dealing with an off-roader that has damaged auto glass is invited to request a free quote. Individuals who don’t have experience fitting a piece of automotive glass onto a frame won’t want to try a DIY repair no matter how appealing this might seem, because an improperly fitted piece of glass can cause even more problems later on.
Our process for replacing the glass on off-road vehicles follows the same methodology and care we’d use with anything else. We will remove any parts necessary to get to the glass and disconnect the original piece. Some vehicles use the kind of split windows you’d find in hot rods, and we’ll continue to strip down parts until we can properly fit the new glass. Our team doesn’t cut corners just to save time because we want to make sure you drive away with an off-road vehicle that’s up to spec.
Instead of waiting, you should get in touch with the crew here at Team Acme. We can help if you have any reason to believe that your off-road vehicle has damaged automotive glass.
If you’ve started to notice that the integrity of the underlying glass has been at all compromised, then you don’t want to wait any longer. Contact us online and our team will do their best to help you get back out hitting the trails hard.