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How to Take Care of a Broken Car Window

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No one likes dealing with broken car windows, but getting them repaired as soon as possible is important. The damage may have been caused by random debris from the road, bad weather, or even due to a break-in. Knowing how to take care of the problem is the first step to resolving it. London Car Windscreen has put together an easy-to-follow guide to help you manage your broken car glass until you can bring it to our shop for repair. Driving With a Broken Window In most cases, if the glass on your car is damaged or broken, you can still drive. Although you can drive with broken glass, it needs to be replaced without delay. The first thing you need to do is clean up all of the glass shards or pebbles. Once you have cleared away the...

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Why Is It Important To Use High-Quality Adhesive For Your Windscreen?

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Your windscreen is an important part of your vehicle. It helps you and your passengers stay safe on the road and it helps to keep debris, road hazards, and the elements out of your car. Anytime that your windscreen becomes damaged beyond repair it will need to be replaced. Even though there are regulations in place regarding the type of glass used, there are none in place for the glass adhesives. Windscreen and car glass repair companies use their own discretion when choosing which car glass adhesive to use in their shop. London Car Windscreen wants you to understand the importance of using high-quality glass on your windscreen any time it is replaced. Be Informed Prior to selecting a windscreen replacement shop, ask them what type of adhesive they use for their replacements. Your chosen glass shop should use...

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How to Keep Your Windscreen Safe from Damage in the Summer

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Summer is here and so is the hot and dry weather that can negatively affect road conditions. If your windscreen has cracks or chips left over from last season that have yet to be repaired, you may be in for a bit of hassle. Instead of stressing out, take a moment to read some valuable tips from London Car Windscreen on manageable ways to protect your windscreen from the summer heat. Summer Hazards Summer brings along the idle days and a respite from the cold, however, there are dangers as well. Some common hazards you may face during the summer with your windscreen are: Roadside debris Inclement weather Falling vegetation Construction zones When you place all of these factors together, it can be hard to think of ways to protect your car glass from damage. If you do happen...

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What the Dots on Your Windscreen Edge Mean

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As I was riding the bus through town recently, I noticed some small dots near the black band that surrounds the glass in the windows. Of course, like most people, I usually put it out of my mind, but I finally decided to find out what they are for. When I got home, I called one of the local glass manufacturers, London Car Windscreen to get the 411. When I got one of the agents on the line, he told me all about the frit. What Is Frit? You heard me correctly, those little dots along the edges of car glass are called “frit”. They are made of ceramic paint that is baked onto the glass and literally impossible to remove. There are a few main functions these little dots serve. To protect the seal: The most important job...

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The Best Way to Clean Your Windscreen

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There is nothing worse than trying to see the road through a windscreen that is covered in streaks. Not only are they irritating, when the sun hits them it can reduce your visibly to that of a soapy glass of water. You may not even know if the streaks are outside, inside, or on both sides. While making a quick stop at the gas station to squeegee your windscreen will help you for the moment, London Car Windscreen has a few suggestions on how to clean your car glass properly. This will help you see clearly while you are on the road, and avoid the need for a windscreen replacement. External Cleaning To start, clean the windscreen with regular plain water. Taking a soft windscreen brush or a car glass squeegee to remove the top layer of dirt from...

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