Over the years, the windshield has played an ever-increasing role in the safety of the modern automobile. Whether it’s the interaction with your passenger side air bag, the integrity of your roof should you be involved in a rollover accident, or simply keeping you safely inside your vehicle, you owe it to yourself and the ones you love to make sure that when you have your windshield replaced, it’s done right.
There are many components of a properly and safely installed windshield. It all starts with the removal of your damaged windshield. Our technicians are fully trained and have access to the best tools and equipment available to ensure that this first step is done correctly so that your new windshield will display the same fit, finish and above all, structural integrity that your vehicle had when it rolled out of the factory.
Did you know that over 80% of windshield rock chips and small cracks are repairable? The technology we use repair cracks allows you to see clearly and also prevents the chip or crack from developing into something major. Plus, the repair can be done quickly and inexpensively. So before you replace your windshield, let us take a look and see if a repair can save you time and money.
Most rock chips can be fixed using a specialized auto repair procedure consisting of a high quality resin. The process takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes and can be completed on a walk-in basis. Crack repairs can be performed to stop the further spreading of a cracking windshield. In order to determine the correct approach for your needs, please contact us or stop by and allow one of our technicians to find the right solution for you.
Paint Protection Film, or PPF, is a thermoplastic urethane film which is most often applied to the forward or leading painted surfaces of a vehicle. Originally, this type of protective film was designed for military use on helicopter rotors to protect them from sand particles. Over the years, it has expanded to general aviation, racing, consumer vehicles, and electronic devices such as mobile phones. Paint Protection Film has been in use on privately owned vehicles for several years now – and with good reason.
From a maintenance standpoint, PPF is an excellent investment for any vehicle. The clear coated urethane film helps preserve the paint finish while protecting surfaces vulnerable to stone chips, bug damage, abrasion, and weathering. Not only will your vehicle’s paint be preserved from these types of damages, the film will allow your paint to age naturally and will not yellow from prolonged sun exposure. Additionally, you can clean and maintain your vehicle the same as before. The nearly invisible film can be washed and waxed just like the rest of the painted surfaces to retain that high gloss shine you expect.
These protective films are typically applied to the impact zones on vehicles parts, or otherwise vulnerable areas such as hoods, fenders, side mirrors, bumpers, grills, rocker panels, headlights covers, floodlights, car door protection, luggage areas, rear bumper decks, roof and A-pillars. Most vendors guarantee their product not to haze, yellow, or peel and offer a warranty of anywhere from 2-5 years when properly installed. The film contains ultraviolet stabilizers to prevent discoloration or degradation of the product itself while still allowing the sun’s rays to pass through to the paint – so if you do decide to remove the film, your vehicle will not be two-toned or “sunburned”. Unlike leather car bras or plastic shields, these clear protective films are practically invisible and do not substantially affect the overall appearance of your vehicle.
This is a film process, where a thick clear film is cut from a bulk roll by computer to the exact shape of the body panel being treated. The panel is cleaned of any wax or protectants, and the film is applied to the surface. We do not remove any body panels. Installation uses no chemicals or abrasive tools. The solution we use to position the film is a mixture of water and a mild soap; occasionally, a light mix of common rubbing alcohol and water is used to accelerate the adhesion for extreme body contours. This process does not harm or damage the vehicle finish.