Monthly Archives: June 2015

4th of July windshield special!

4th of July windshield special!The 4th of July is typically associated with picnics, baseball games, family barbecues, fireworks and road trips to the nearest local fun spot. If you have a chipped or cracked windshield, we need to be your first call BEFORE you pack swim fins and pool toys for the holiday trip. Windshields Florida Style will come to you with premium OEM replacement parts to do a quick, high-quality car windshield replacement! With qualifying insurance, Windshields Florida Style will give you up to $100 cash at the time of your windshield repair as a special thank you in honor of Independence Day!

Seven reasons to choose Windshields Florida Style

shattered windshieldsPersonalized customer care!
The team from Windshields Florida Style treats you the way you deserve to and expect to be treated. If, for some odd reason, you are not satisfied, we satisfactorily resolve the issue as soon as possible!

Assistance filing your insurance claim!
Windshields Florida Style will help file your insurance claim with any automobile insurance provider in Florida.

We help you better understand your insurance!
Many Florida drivers do not realize that their insurance premium will not increase, and the deductible does not apply if a replacement windshield is required.

Your time matters, we will bring the windshield to you!
The team from Windshields Florida Style offers a free mobile service, meaning we will meet you at a location of your choice to install the new windshield.

We live and work in the region, so we want you to choose us again!
All replacement glass offered by Windshields Florida Style is OEM and backed by a lifetime warranty because we are not happy unless you are safe and satisfied with your new windshield. If it is chipped or cracked, we will buy it back!

We arrive bearing checks and gift cards for drivers with qualifying insurance!
Our installation technician will arrive with a check of up to $100.00 and a gift card for restaurant.com for anyone with qualifying insurance. As of June 15, 2015, we have provided our customers 30,000 checks and 60,000 gift cards on the spot!

Our windshield replacement company is the best in the region, and we intend to remain #1!
We opened Windshields Florida Style with the goal of leaving your car, truck or RV better than before the damage occurred. 50,000 windshield replacements later, we are the largest independent auto glass replacement company in Tampa Bay!

The team from Windshields Florida Style also offers car, truck and RV owners a free mobile windshield replacement option in Orlando or Jacksonville!

Is it time to replace my car windshield?

damaged windshieldWhen is the right time to replace a windshield?

Most people who have driven a car for years are familiar with the sharp crack a rock makes when it flies into their windshield. At one time, the only method by which the damage could be repaired was a full windshield removal and replacement no matter how insignificant the damage. Thanks to new windshield repair techniques, many people have managed to save a windshield by timely intervention. However, glass repair methods can only accomplish so much. Depending on where the damage is located and its severity, it will likely be necessary to replace the windshield.

What are the limitations of windshield repair?

If a windshield chip goes just as deep as the plastic layer, in most instances, it can be safely repaired. However, in situations in which both layers of glass are damaged, repair is not a good option. A windshield is fully beyond repair if damage has caused a change to the structural integrity, or it obscures the driver’s view. This can include damage that manifests as a long crack or a deep chip.

When is it time to replace my automobile windshield?

There are three different considerations one must take into account when looking into windshield replacement:

  • The extent of the damage.
  • The location of the damage.
  • The size of the area damaged.

Damage that is located on the edges of a windshield weaken the structural strength of the car windshield. In nearly all cases, it is a good idea to replace the windshield rather than repair. If a crack has spread to the point it obstructs the view for the driver, it is recommended for purposes of safety and typically required by law to replace the windshield. A crack that has been allowed to spread a long distance is also typically irreparable.

It is important to understand that a damaged or cracked windshield poses a potential safety hazard. Most automobile insurance policies will cover the full cost of a windshield replacement, there is NO reason for you to be driving around with an unsafe or damaged windshield.

The team from Windshields Florida Style offers car, truck and RV owners a free mobile windshield replacement option in Tampa Bay, Orlando or Jacksonville!

Should I replace or repair my windshield?

cracked windshieldHow do I know it is time for my windshield to be replaced rather than just repaired?

First, it is best if you understand the difference between windshield repair and windshield replacement, they are very different processes.

The windshield repair process:

Windshield repair is usually performed on a chip or crack that is smaller than a dollar bill. During the repair process, a trained technician will drill into the chip in the windshield to allow for a smoother flow of the resin. The technician then vacuums all air from the chip or break and injects the resin to seal the crack tightly.

The windshield replacement process:

Full windshield replacement involves the removal of the cracked or chipped windshield and installation of a new windshield. The replacement of a damaged windshield typically requires that it was deeply chipped, spider webbed or completely broken.

After our automobile glass technician removes the damaged windshield, the vehicle frame will be cleaned and prepared for installation. The technician will then apply a urethane bead on the automobile frame to bond the fresh windshield to the car. You will be told you need to allow time for the urethane to cure before driving from the installation location to your home or place of business.

If I get a crack or chip in my windshield, should I just hope for the best?

A crack or chip will not go away, and few people act quickly enough to have it repaired before the crack reaches the point of no return. Windshield replacement is the only option once damage grows larger than a dollar bill. This is because an automobile windshield is composed of two glass layers with a vinyl layer between both. If water makes its way between the cracks, it will cause damage to the vinyl, and compromise vehicle safety.

If you are not sure whether a windshield repair or replacement is best, be sure to review what we offer with a full replacement. Where your car is concerned, it is always better to side with safety!