Your windshield may be the most protective part of your car. Often overlooked and neglected, a proper windshield that is cared for properly will continue to provide quality protection for a long time. According to statistics, 11 million windshields are replaced every year on average in the United States alone. This number is incredible, and at Diamond Glass, we feel that providing safety tips and providing information on potentially dangerous driving situations will help to reduce this number. Utah roads are known to be potentially hazardous, and caution should be taken. Below, we’ve listed some guidelines to follow that will help you to reduce the potential risk of windshield damage, while it is impossible to completely avoid, there are some things that you can do to reduce the risk.
Objects that can contribute to Windshield damage
- Small rocks
- Falling debris from trucks
- Road debris
- Try and drive further back from large trucks
- Avoid roads with recent road repairs
- Try and be aware of debris already in the road, such as blown out tires
- Avoid being next to, or behind large trucks which carry goods that could potentially fall onto the road
- Stick to main roads which are maintained more properly and carefully
Check the state of your windshield before each drive. It is better to be safe than sorry. Visit our website for more information if you already are in need of windshield repair.
It’s springtime, and if you’re a mom that means it’s your busiest time of year. You’re picking up the kids from school, feeding them dinner then rushing them to soccer games and ballet recitals. You do not have time for things like tire rotations or windshield replacements.
For all you Utah mom’s out there on a tight schedule, it is your lucky day. Diamond Glass offers mobile windshield replacements. This means that their mobile services will come to you. It doesn’t matter where you are. They can come to your house, to the ballet studio or to the soccer field to replace your windshield.
If you are worried that a mobile windshield replacement will not be the same quality as a windshield replacement done in the shop, stop right there. Diamond Glass’s mobile services guarantee the same quality service and windshields in or outside of the shop.
If you’re a busy mom in need of a windshield replacement stop avoiding what needs to be done and call Diamond Glass today. With their mobile service there is no excuse to put it off any longer. They will have your windshield fixed by the time you’re done feeding your kids so that you can take them to their activities with a windshield you can actually see out of.
After a long Utah winter the weather is finally warming up. This means both good and bad for your vehicle. The warm weather is good because it means no more scraping snow off your windows, the salt on the road is gone, you can take your snow tires off, you don’t have to worry about black ice and you won’t need to get as many car washes.
The warm Utah weather can also be a bad thing because it can lead to expensive car repairs. The chances of your vehicle being damaged on sunny days seem to be ten times higher. Think about it–the birds are out, kids are throwing water balloons, and teenagers are egging.
Perhaps the worst thing the pleasant weather brings out is the dreaded Utah construction. It seems the rocks and debris from the construction are just waiting to flip up, hit a window and cost the owner a pretty penny to repair it.
If your window has fallen victim to one of these summer hazards, there is a solution for you. Utah’s Diamond Glass offers the bestrock chip repair and windshield replacement in the state. Not only are their products quality, but affordable too.
Much like the holiday season, a Utah summer comes with it’s fair share of hectic, sometimes unmanageable, schedules. You are in a constant rush to finish up that project at work so you can get the kids to soccer on time, fix something for dinner before your in-laws arrive, or get the yard looking presentable for the summer months ahead. On top of the typical pre-summer chaos, you still need to repair that rock chip from your spring break road trip. Well, at Diamond Glass we’ve been in the rock chip repair business for over 30 years and we want to help make your summer less chaotic.
It is important to schedule a rock chip repair in Utah before the summer heat sets in. As the weather gets hotter, the rock chip will start to get worse by spreading through the glass and possibly obstructing your vision. When you turn on your air conditioning or wash your car in the midst of a Utah summer, that rock chip could spread even faster from the stress of a sudden temperature change.
We understand your schedule is busy, so we can complete your Utah rock chip repair in just 15 to 20 minutes.
Most insurance companies will cover the cost of a rock chip repair. We can save you even more time by dealing directly with your insurance company to see if your rock chip repair will be covered.
Don’t hesitate to call Diamond Glass to schedule a rock chip repair that suits your busy schedule.
Good, grief. It’s only 9:08am and you’re already preparing for a nap. It’s too bad you’re only halfway through your commute to work, traffic is congested on the freeway, and the radio is playing nothing but Barbara Streisand remixes. Maybe could squeeze in just a little snooze…just a minor siesta…a few minutes….
As the film lessons, and your disorientation diminishes, your come to the realization that you have been involved in a car accident. Yes, and it was your fault. At the same time, the DJ blares through the stereo with a statistic stating that “20% of all vehicular collisions are due to fatigue”. Perfect. Just dandy. There you are, in the middle of the lane, with a crunched front end smashed into the rear bumper of the innocent driver in front of you. Good thing you weren’t toting any passengers along, and you strain to see if there are more than one occupant in the victim’s car.
Through your sleepy haze, you exchange information with the other driver and wait for assistance to arrive. Unfortunately, you don’t have the roadside specialists on hand like the person you so delicately ran into. Diamond Glass—oh, that’s us—shows up with our mobile service. You watch, in awe, as they replace the broken glass of the damaged vehicle and only then drop to your knees begging in the most pathetic manner to receive such exceptional service.
The next time you hit the road, maybe pump in some extra caffeine and jump start your day with some lunges to get your blood surging. Nothing hinders your day like putting a damper on someone else’s. Not to mention, your car has suffered a tremendous loss. At least your windshield looks brand new and sparkling. Don’t forget that Diamond Glass offers mobile service, and don’t forget your coffee!!
Has your window taken a hit, but you don’t think you can afford what it costs to repair it? If this is the case you are in luck, because Diamond Glass has a new promotion on Utah’s Groupon. This is exciting news for all of you Utahans out there looking for a bargain since Diamond Glass is already so affordable.
The Utah Groupon deal offers three options for window repair. The first option is $9 for a single windshield rock chip repair. That means you are saving 50% on the repair because it usually costs $19.95.
The second option for Utah residents is $19 for $50 dollars of a windshield replacement. That means it costs you $30 less to replace the window. This deal also includes a lifetime membership for rock-chip repair, which is valued at $149.
The second option doesn’t stop there. The included lifetime membership applies to your entire familie’s car windows. On top of this, people who buy this deal have the option of saving 50% on a Utah safety and emissions inspection.
The third option is for those who want the lifetime family membership for rock-chip repair, but don’t need the $50 towards repairing a windshield. It only costs $19, and is valued at $99.00.
Come visit us at Diamond Glass for your windshield repair!
No matter how carefully you try to avoid construction zones, gravel trucks, or rough roads, windshield cracks are inevitable. Even the best quality glass and installation cannot save you when the universe decides that it is your turn. You’ll be driving down the freeway, the same route as usual, to that place you always go, jamming out to some song, only to have the crud scared out of you by a tiny rock that hurdles into the glass a mere foot from your face. You stop singing and have a minor freakout about the spectacular amount of harm inflicted by such a small perpetrator. But the damage is done, and you have no choice except to have your windshield fixed.
Needing rock chip repair in Utah is unavoidable, but if you are a believer in road karma maybe making a few courteous adjustments in your driving will induce the road gods to smile down upon you and spare you from an unpleasant windshield surprise.
Here is a list of the worst Utah-specific driving ineptitudes:
- Distracted driving (in the forms of texting, talking on the phone, or making application; usually resulting in a five-under the speed limit pace).
- Inability to signal (because it is so straining).
- Tailgating/overly aggressive driving.
- Hogging the left lane (because like Gandalf, you shall not be passed).
- Incomprehensiveness in the presence of a 4-way stop or roundabout (Wait, whose turn is it?).
- Straddling the lane line (in a sheer display of space cadet driving).
- Refusal to let anyone merge, ever.
So go ahead and let the person turn out of the parking lot in front of you. A little driving courtesy may just help you go the distance with your windshield. If not, maybe everyone will drive friendlier and allow for safer, less aggravating commutes.
Here in Utah, it is not unusual to be cruising up and down the canyon highways, or even rural neighborhoods, and come across a deer. There are over 1.5 million accidents a year involving deer, sending nearly 10,000 people to the hospital while killing close to 200. Getting into a car accident with a deer is a bad situation for all involved. Not only do you feel sorry for the animal, injuring it or killing it, but the passengers of your vehicle are alarmed, and the body of your car more than likely suffers severe damage. Luckily, the glass of your windshield didn’t shatter all the way through. In order to reduce the chance of injury, there are a few things you can do.
Remember, deer are nocturnal so be cautious at night. Always use your headlights and be wary of the shadows. If you can sharpen your eyesight on the roads by paying more attention, then you will have more of a chance of dodging an incoming deer. Do not allow distractions while driving, like texting or talking on your phone and eating. If you spy one deer, there are bound to be more. They travel in packs. Slow down and drive carefully through areas prone to high deer population.
Now, make a note that most injuries sustained by deer-vehicle accidents are not actually caused by a collision, but rather the driver trying to evade the situation. Do not steer into oncoming traffic! Do not leave the road, lest you crash into a tree or other object. It is surprisingly safer to hit the deer. If there is no way to veer around the deer and hitting it is inevitable, you’d better know the best way to collide with the animal ensuring the safety of everyone. Brace yourself against the steering wheel and bring the car to a solid stop. If that heavy body comes careening through your windshield, it could hurt you.
Just remember, that a windshield is replaceable, and it can be repaired. A life is not. Keep your family safe when out on the Utah streets, but in case you need any assistance with your auto glass repair, contact the experts at Diamond Glass.
The eye is a sensitive organ. These optical mechanisms can be easily irritated. Even tiny particles you would hardly notice can come in contact with the eye and cause discomfort. Any foreign object, such as dirt or dust, will disrupt the eye. What started out as a minor nuisance might potentially become a problem if it goes undetected. You might notice swelling, redness, expanding symptoms, impaired vision or pain. The course of treatment depends upon the injury, but the fact remains: you must seek immediate treatment to preserve your sight.
The same goes for the windshield of your car. When outside substances contaminate the glass, a thin sheen of dirt can obstruct your visibility. When you have a rock chip in your windshield, the result is similar. Rock chips need to be repaired quickly in order to avoid the dreaded replacement. Contact any of our Utah locations and we’ll help you repair the rock chip quickly and get you on your way. If you live too far away–no worries. We’ll send a technician to you, even if you live in St. George.
In the event of flying objects, your windshield might suffer from a chip or crack. This will no doubt hinder your line of sight, putting you and any other passengers within the vehicle at risk. You wouldn’t want to live life with painful or deterred eyesight, so why drive with a blighted windshield?
Just like taking care of your eyes, you want to regularly clean the glass. Flushing off impurities and rinsing away grit will keep the windshield sparkly clean. Avoid foreign bodies, and drive cautiously to prevent greater objects from penetrating the glass. Sometimes it takes more than just carefully removing the irritant. If there is severe damage, for instance a large crack, you want to seek special treatment right away. Take care of your windshield. It affects your visual sensory more than you know.
Oh and when you need windshield repair, come visit us at Diamond Glass.
Do you ever wonder what happens when a jilted lover decides to take out their heartbreak in a rage of automobile vandalism? A story posted in the news describes a man who threw a landscaping brick through the back of a car’s windshield. The damage ended up costing close to $500 to repair. Another headlining story depicts the tale of a scorned Russian who is actually standing on top of a moving vehicle, relentlessly stomping in the glass of the windshield as it coasts by the street cameras that catch the footage.
If you live in Utah, you’ve probably had a lover’s spat. You’re familiar with the sting of callous words, the bitter repercussions, and the crushing loneliness you endure when you eventually understand that it is finally over, and you need to hike around Utah lake all alone. Once and for all. Yes, it is a frequent, every day complexity many Utah natives face. Breaking things off with your significant other is no easy task, but if there is no way to repair the relationship you have to follow your instinct. At first, you think the most terrifying part will be coming up with the correct words to say. You don’t want to seem too antagonistic, or deceptively unemotional. Your speech must portray an authentic dose of penitence, followed by an encouraging epistle of optimistic motivation. The last thing you want to do is ignite another burst of wrath in your ex. Their explosive temper may or may not be the reason for this scheduled break up. Nonetheless, to avoid any detonative behavior you ought to spend significant time properly coordinating your script.
Windshield replacements are never a looked-forward-to chore, and it would only make things worse to have all the glass on your car shattered. Not to mention, having words of hate and detestation etched into the glossy paint. Depending on your prior affiliations with the opposite gender, you could have a problem subsequent to your break up. You don’t want to become another hit news story about perilous behavior generated from a love quarrel. Avoid spending your savings on a windshield replacement by making better choices about who you date. If that’s too much to ask, you might want to become fairly associated with the friendly fellows here at Diamond glass.