Dallas Auto Glass Done Right!
Have you been putting off a broken car window repair in the hopes of saving money? Does the crack in your windshield seem too small to spend your afternoon researching a cheap car window repair service in Dallas? Are you unsure if a mobile car window repair is worth the cost? Jacobs Low Price Auto Glass Dallas takes a look at why it might be time to stop the procrastination and get a free quote for your broken car window today.
Repairing Your Car Window Now Can Help Prevent Future Damages
When it comes to Dallas auto glass shops, it can be hard to find the right one. If you are driving with a crack in your windshield, side, or back windows, you and your passengers could be at a greater risk of injury in the case of an accident. An expert auto glass repair team will be able to assess the best repair technique for your window, and prevent further chips or increases in the size of the crack. For example, they’ll know that if you have a crack in your windshield that is longer than 3 inches, located at the edge of the windshield, or radiating in several different directions, the safest solution is to get a quote for a windshield replacement.
Don’t Be a Target for Thieves
Jacobs Low Price Auto Glass Dallas knows that in a large city like Dallas, it’s important to do everything you can to protect yourself against a car break-in. A damaged or cracked window presents an easy opportunity for a thief to access your vehicle and your belongings. Furthermore, it can signal to a passer by that your car is unalarmed, presenting a more attractive target for a break in. Almost everyone will be the victim of a car break in at some point or another, but limiting the risk today can help prevent theft tomorrow.
Maintain the Value of Your Car
You may be considering selling your car to upgrade in the not-too-distant future. Perhaps you’d like to purchase a larger vehicle for your growing family or weekend outings. Or maybe you’ve got your eye on a newer model which has more of the features you need. It’s wise to do everything you can to maintain the value of your vehicle in order to optimize how much you’ll be able to ask for when it comes time to sell. Routine maintenance from a reliable, local auto glass service can help ensure that you’re doing all you can preserve the value of your car.
Prevent Leaks & Water Damage
Jacobs Low Price Auto Glass Dallas knows Dallas auto glass. Whether a chipped, cracked, or ill-fitting window, all can lead to interior water damage to your doors, seats and floors. Not only can water damage cause mold, but it can lead to issues with the electrical system housed in your door, and make for an uncomfortable (not to mention smelly!) ride. For the best Dallas auto glass Take care of your car windows now and avoid the damp and dank seats brought on by the wetter seasons.
Reduce Stress on Your Heating and Cooling System
If you are driving with broken or cracked windows, you could be making your A/C or heating system work overtime. Just like the heating and cooling system in your home, you’ll get a more efficient performance when your windows and doors are properly sealed and secured.
Getting your car windows repaired can be easier and more affordable than you think. Contact Jacobs Low Price Auto Glass today on (214) 372-9300 to arrange a free quote. With over ten years of experience in the Dallas auto glass game and hundreds of satisfied customers, you can be confident you’re working with a company that will provide a fair price, high quality labor, and the best quality materials you can afford for your vehicle.
Tired of Streaks on Your Car Windows?
We have all experienced it at some point in our lives before. You just get finished washing your car, and everything looks great, except for those pesky streaks that you can’t seem to get rid of! Maybe you get rid of one, and end up making another one in the process. Well stress no more! Although getting that perfect streak free shine can seem next to impossible, there are a couple tricks of the trade that will get the task done in no time!
Step 1: Understanding What Causes Streaks
Streaks typically appear as a result of improper cleaning. Whether you ran it through a car wash, washed it by hand, or even just used the windshield wipers. The two main culprits of streaks are buildup on the windshield itself, or dirt and contaminants that are in the water combined with the water not being completely removed from the car windows. Even if your windows are cleaned properly, if ALL of the water is not completely removed, there may be a residue left behind. The next steps will walk us through the procedure to avoid this.
Step 2: Preparation
As with everything in life, the key to success is proper planning. Fortunately, for our task at hand today, preparation is simple. You will need only a couple items.
- Glass Cleaner of your choice
- At least 2-3 Microfiber rags (depending on level of soil)
Were you expecting more? The secret to success here is actually having multiple, CLEAN microfiber rags. Microfiber has unique properties to it that attract dirt to it and lock it in, as well as the ability to hold ten times its weight in water!
Step 3: Cleaning
There are keys to making this work. They are relatively simple, but important. The first key is, always keep one rag dry. You have one wet rag, and one dry rag. Think of the second rag as just a “buffing” rag. The second key is, to make sure that you get the car windows very clean before your buffing rag touches the glass. If you get dirt on your buffing rag, be sure to fold it a different direction immediately, and don’t use the contaminated portion. Also, be sure to fold both of your rags in fourths before starting. This allows you to flip the rag and continuously have a clean surface to wipe with. If you skip this step, and try to clean your car windows with a dirty rag, expect to have dirt left behind!
So, I am sure many of you might ask about using newspapers, or chamois cloths. The answer is, you can really use whatever you want, as long as it absorbs water well, is LINT free, and you keep a clean wiping surface! I personally prefer the microfiber cloths, but have definitely used that latter as well to great results! Have some different methods or tips? Be sure to comment, and share advice!
So you brought your vehicle in for a window that just wont budge.
You are told that its is the regulator, motor, or both. But how does the mechanism work as a whole? This article will explain that and provide you insight and knowledge about both regulators and motors.
The first type of regulator is a manual regulator. As you see in the picture, it is the blue highlighted mechanism. It has a rod that protrudes about an inch from the door that your cranking handle attaches to. The reason these can fail is due to the cable binding or the brackets that hold the window breaking. However, it is uncommon for these to go bad.
Picture Courtesy of “AGThompsonFamily”
Cable-Style Power Regulators
The second type is the electric/motorized cable regulator, found in many of today’s cars. They are used more often now-a-days because of their simplicity and size, as they will fit in even the smallest of doors. The picture below is a basic single-armed regulator, and the motor built into it. Common failures can be attributed to the motors weakening over time, or the cable binding as well. The whole regulator needs to be replaced if the cable is ruined, however it can sometimes be salvageable.
Picture courtesy of “AGCOAuto”
Scissor-Style Power Regulators
The last type is the Scissor-style power regulator. Unlike the cable style, this does not use any cable, but instead has a pivot in the middle, and two arms crossed like an “X” shape. The window mounts on the top of the “X” points and the motor will move the window up and down via gears. With these, the common failures are the motor as well, and the gears themselves sometimes becoming flat since they can be made of plastic per different manufacturers.
Picture courtesy of “Dedona”
When one of these power window motors goes bad, they often make a sort of clicking or low pitched hum noise. This would indicate a weak motor. If there is full motor activation sound, and you can hear the regulator moving then the window can be off of the track, or the gears could be eaten away. It is always good to get a professional opinion.
When getting these replaced, a good shop will provide a regulator, and grease all of the gears. During installation the motors should be tested with positive and negative 12 volt connections to verify quality. Now you know about regulators and motors. Stay educated and get the most from your money!