Your auto glass is as important to your safety as your seatbelts, airbags or anti-lock brakes. It prevents you or your passengers from being thrown from the car, it holds up the roof in the event of a rollover and serves as the backboard for the passenger-side airbag. Having a clean windshield that’s free of cracks is also necessary for visibility, and police can pull you over for having a damaged windshield. A & A Glass Ltd. provides professional auto glass services in the Cold Lake area that includes:
Rock chip repair
Side mirror replacement
Door window and rear window replacement
Rear window defrost repairs
Rock Chip Repair
Rock chips can occur at any time through no fault of your own, particularly if you drive on gravel roads or close to trucks carrying loads. So long as the chip is smaller than a loonie, it’s usually a quick fix. We probe the damaged area to ensure there’s no debris left and inject the resin. Then we begin with 3-4 pressure and vacuum cycles to remove all the air from the break. Our technicians apply pit resin, curing tab and use UV light to cure the area and remove the excess resin off. After this quick procedure, you’ll drive away with the assurance that the spider cracks won’t spread. If you don’t get the damage repaired promptly, however, it can quickly spread and necessitate a complete windshield replacement.
For large cracks or chips, we may need to replace the entire windshield. While this is more expensive than a chip repair, there’s a silver lining: for every new windshield we install, we provide free chip repair for the first six months. We also handle your insurance claims.
The auto industry uses special types of glass: double-layered laminated safety glass for windshields (which makes it almost impossible for anyone to go through the windshield) and tempered safety glass for the side and back windows (which has no jagged edges if it breaks). To ensure your safety, it’s important to get this specialty glass installed professionally, so call the experts at A & & Glass Ltd.
Curious to learn more about auto glass and when and how it’s replaced? See our auto glass FAQ.