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How Weather Affects Auto Glass Damage

June 24, 2023

Weather conditions play a significant role in damaging auto glass. As an essential part of a vehicle’s safety features, windshields and side windows are vulnerable to various weather-related hazards.

Rain and Wind

Heavy rainfall and strong winds can cause significant damage to auto glass. Water can seep into the edges of the windshield, compromising its structural integrity (1). Moreover, high-velocity winds can dislodge loose debris, striking the glass with considerable force (2).

Hailstorms

Hailstorms are notorious for causing extensive damage to vehicles, including auto glass. Hailstones can create cracks and chips in windshields, requiring costly repairs or replacement (3). In extreme cases, hail can shatter side windows, compromising the vehicle’s safety features.

Extreme Temperatures

Temperature fluctuations can cause thermal stress on auto glass, leading to cracks and breaks. For instance, rapid cooling of a hot windshield can cause it to shatter (4). Similarly, prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures can weaken the glass, making it more susceptible to damage.

UV Rays

Prolonged exposure to UV radiation from sunlight can weaken the adhesive bond between the glass and its frame (5). This can lead to a loose or detached windshield, compromising the vehicle’s safety features.

Snow and Ice

Freezing temperatures can cause water to seep into the edges of the windshield, freezing and expanding, which can lead to cracks and breaks (6). Additionally, ice scrapers and snow removal tools can scratch or crack windshields if used improperly.

Lightning Storms

While rare, lightning storms can cause catastrophic damage to auto glass. A direct lightning strike can shatter windshields and side windows, compromising the vehicle’s safety features (7).

Humidity and Fog

High humidity and foggy conditions can reduce visibility, increasing the risk of accidents (8). Additionally, moisture can seep into the edges of the windshield, compromising its structural integrity.

Sandstorms

Sandstorms can cause extensive damage to auto glass due to the abrasive nature of sand particles. Sand can scratch or crack windshields, requiring costly repairs or replacement (9).

Tornadoes and Hurricanes

Extreme weather events like tornadoes and hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to vehicles, including auto glass. High-velocity winds and debris can shatter windshields and side windows, compromising the vehicle’s safety features (10).

Weather conditions play a significant role in damaging auto glass. By understanding the various ways in which weather affects auto glass, vehicle owners can take proactive measures to minimize damage and ensure their safety on the road. Should these weather events manage to damage your auto glass, you can rely on Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros for windshield repair and car window repair services.

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Christopher Park

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My wife got into a fender bender that shattered her rear windshield and rear door window. I called around for quotes, and the one from Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros was the most reasonable. They could also do the repair within the week, so we decided to go with them. The employees were incredibly friendly. We didn't have to wait long when we showed up. They replaced both the rear windshield and door window and guaranteed their work. No complaints here.

Spencer Hall

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I pulled in without an appointment for a chip repair and Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros quickly penciled me in. Michael was able to get to my car in half an hour. He quickly inspected the chip and was able to repair it in less than the hour they quoted. The price was reasonable too, which is a plus. He even carefully explained what I should avoid to make sure that the windshield repair takes. I definitely will take any of my vehicles to Michael and certainly am very comfortable recommending them to everyone!

Kevin Fischer

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I just had my windshield replaced on my 2020 Toyota Camry at Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros, and it was a great experience. The service was fast and the staff was really competent. I drove in and a technician immediately got to work. They told me it would take about an hour, but they finished in just 30 minutes! Their pricing was also much better than other quotes I received, over $100 cheaper. The new windshield fits perfectly, with no gaps or air leaks. No more whistling sounds while driving. Highly recommend!

Karen Wyatt

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I am a first-time car owner, so I don't have much knowledge about car glass services. When my windshield developed a ding near the driver's side, I searched for the nearest glass repair shop and discovered Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros. The technician patiently walked me through the repair process, explaining each step in detail. His professionalism and expertise immediately put me at ease, despite my lack of experience in such matters. The entire experience was quick and efficient. As a novice in car maintenance, I appreciated how they made the process easy to understand and stress-free for me. I was in and out in no time, and the final result exceeded my expectations. They turned what could have been a stressful situation into a smooth and hassle-free experience.

Kristin Charlie

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I recently shopped around for window tinting service and Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros' quote was one of the most affordable. I brought in my car for the service, and they had it done in an hour, maybe less. If you want top-of-the-line service and results for a great price, look no further than Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros. Very professional. Clean store. Quick and easy. The quality of their work is awesome.

Dale Malone

★★★★★

I recently had a chipped windshield on my truck and was worried I'd need a full replacement. I brought it to Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros, and their technician explained that it could still be repaired. Although I was initially skeptical, I decided to give it a try, as it could save me some money. To my surprise, the repair process was quick and efficient. When I got my truck back, the windshield was absolutely clear, and I couldn't even tell there had been a chip. I was incredibly impressed with the results.

Tony Harris

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Scheduled an appointment for a rear windshield replacement at Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros. Michael, their technician, handled the work this time. My SUV was brought into the bay promptly, and the replacement was completed within 45 minutes. Excellent service! This is my second time getting their service and they’ve consistently done a fantastic job so far. Customer service is outstanding.

Anita Jimenez

★★★★★

Yesterday, my son locked his car keys inside and in a panic, broke the quarter glass to gain access. I reached out to Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros, and they promptly dispatched an installer to help us out. The glass was replaced within an hour. Their mobile service was commendable and convenient. 5 stars for sure.

Joseph Greene

★★★★★

I had an excellent experience with Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros. Their team was friendly, professional, and efficient. They arrived on time and got straight to work, completing the repair quickly and with precision. The technician explained everything clearly and made sure I was satisfied with the results before leaving. Overall, I was impressed with the quality of their service and would definitely recommend them to others.

Anthony Wright

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I recently needed a windshield replacement, and Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros exceeded my expectations. From start to finish, their customer service was outstanding. They were responsive and attentive to my needs, answering all of my questions thoroughly. The replacement was completed quickly, and the quality of the work was impeccable. My new windshield looks fantastic, and I feel confident knowing that it was installed correctly. I highly recommend Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros to anyone in need of auto glass services.

Matt Kelsey

★★★★★

Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros did an amazing job on my car's windshield. From the moment I contacted them, their customer service was exceptional. They were prompt in scheduling the appointment, and their technician arrived right on time. Throughout the process, they were professional and courteous, explaining everything clearly. The quality of their work was outstanding, and my windshield looks brand new. I highly recommend their services to anyone in need of auto glass repair.

Alicia Graham

★★★★★

I had a major issue with my car's windshield, and Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros came to the rescue. Their team was incredibly efficient and reliable. They assessed the damage quickly and provided a clear explanation of the repair process. The technician who worked on my car was skilled and meticulous, ensuring that the repair was done to a high standard. I couldn't be happier with the service I received from Tucson Auto Glass Repair Pros.

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