No one is interested to incur money on non-functional or non-aesthetic value things on one’s car but for windshield which is a safety thing. The role of windshield is to provide distortion free vision.
One is forced to go for windshield replenishment when…..
Chip or Cracks in Windshield
Broken Windshield: Over the period of time car manufacturing process evolved to provide maximum safety to occupants. Windshield is one which was high on car designer’s mind as safety item. Now all the cars are fitted with laminated windshields unlike in the past when cars were fitted with toughened glasses. Advantage laminated windshield is that it doesn’t collapse completely in case it is hit with force. Multiple cracks or web would appear and force you to go for a change and then you may visit your nearest Auto Glass Masters service centre for replenishment. Any damaged windshield affects car’s structural integrity and hence compromises passenger’s safety.
Chip or Cracks in Windshield: Sometimes windshield is hit by a stone while on a road drive. This kind of incident leaves your windshield with a small spot. Such a small chip or spot may not seem significantly dangerous, but it needs immediate attention. If you don’t get this spot repaired, it may spread and the crack will go deep into the glass. Once the crack got spread beyond the size of a rupee coin, it becomes unrepairable. We suggest you to visit your nearest Auto Glass Masters service centre for repair of any such small spot or chip. Windshield chip repair can help you avoid a new car glass replacement.
Scratched Windshield: Old worn out windshield wipers may scratch windshield and erode its smooth see through status. Normal scratches in the upper layer can be removed through buffing. You can contact your nearest Auto Glass Masters service centre for buffing to know more about windshield scratch removal and its benefits. But in case the scratches are deep and can’t be removed through buffing, you need to go for windshield replenishment.
Visibility Issues: Moreover with times sometime windshields wear out due to various environmental reasons thus forcing car owner to go for a replenishment. As the time passes the weather conditions take a toll on windshield’s upper and PVB layer. After a certain time, that varies with the manufacturer and operating conditions, PVB layer which holds the layers of glasses in a laminated windshield together starts eroding. Chemical changes in the PVB decreases its transparency. This may not affect the visibility in broad daylight, but at night or on a rainy day when you face light from other vehicle coming from opposite direction spread in the PVB layer due to reduced transparency. It affects your driving as you will not be able to see through your windscreen properly. In this condition the windshield can’t be repaired and hence you need a new windshield to avoid any mishap.
For all above reasons you may call Auto Glass Masters for expert advice or visit our nearest service centre for a new windshield replacement.
Mercedes-Benz India CEO Roland Folger Showcased New Face lift Mercedes S350d in presence of transport minister Nitin Gadkari. The most talkative point here is the Mercedes S Class new BS-VI engine. This is first made in India Mercedes with a BS-VI engine.
Ronald said that the company had faced the same challenge in Europe in 2010 when Euro VI emission norms was put into effect though Euro VI fuel wads only available at a limited number of locations. The company had to design the Euro VI engine to use Euro V fuel.
Mercedes is now the only premium brand available with the latest BS-VI engine two years ahead of official government deadline for switching to Bharat Stage VI Norms directly from BS-IV which are currently sold in India.
Mercedes claims that the new engine produces 68 percent less nitrous oxides, 82 percent less particulate matter and betters fuel efficiency by 6 percent than the outgoing V6 motor. The previous S 350d was powered by a 3.0-lite V6 diesel motor that produced 258hp and 620Nm of peak torque and was mated to a seven-speed automatic. However, the new 3.0-litre, in-line diesel mill (codenamed OM 656) is tuned to produce 286hp and 600Nm of peak torque. While torque is 20Nm down on the previous engine, power is up by about 28hp.
In terms of design, the S-class facelift gets new headlamps, tail-lamps and redesigned front and rear bumpers. On the inside, Mercedes’ refreshed flagship sedan gets tweaks to the cabin including a new 12.3-inch high-definition screen, wood and leather options for interior trim and seats, and a new seat-fragrance function along with ventilated seats.
On Thursday, Maruti’s Japanese owner Suzuki has announced to produce its first commercial Electric car in India. For this Suzuki has decided to invest about $600 million to its Gujarat based facility in Hasalpur, which houses Plant A with annual 2.5 lakh capacity and produces Baleno. A new plant B with similar capacity will come up by 2019 and will be followed by a Plant C. This new commitment will take Suzuki total investment in India to $2.1 Billion alone in Gujarat.
Maruti Electric Car
Suzuki has produced Swift all electric version called Swift REEV but never produced it commercially. Suzuki Motors has decided to make Gujarat the manufacturing base for its electric car business. The new EV will not only sold in Indian market but also will be exported. This new plant will help bolster efforts for Indian governments flagship Make In India progem. It also gives a push to switch to more cleaners fuels for transport.
Its noteworthy that last week Tata Motors has also announced to go for an all electric Tata Nano. Where as Mahindra and Mahindra has decided to enter Cab Aggregators sector with new electric car.
A major significant investment will be to establish a new combustion engine unit at same facility of about 5 lakh capacity. Apart from the new electric car Suzuki has announced a JV with Japanese Toshiba and Denso to produce electric Li-ion battery pack for electric vehicle in India.
A Stanford economist, Tony Seba, thinks that the global oil business will end as soon as 2030. In a study released recently, Tony talks about the revolutionary changes soon to be wrought by electrification of the transportation. The study published by Stanford University says that fossil-fueled cars will vanish within eight years and the people who want to buy cars will have no choice but to invest in electric vehicles or vehicles working on similar technologies. Tony says that this is because the cost of the electric vehicles; which includes cars, buses and even trucks will decrease and this will result in the collapse of the petroleum industry.
Indian Government has also shown proactive approach towards electric cars. In January 2017, the Indian government announced to bear up to 60% of the research and development (R&D) cost for developing the indigenous low-cost electric technology. Power minister Piyush Goyal in March said, “We are working (on the scheme). Can we actually give electric car for free (zero down payment) and people can pay for that out of the savings on the petroleum products? Innovation is possible, it just needs an open mind. You need to think of scale and be honest.”
We are into Monsoon season. Rains are a day to day issue. Though we should have covered this topic before, nevertheless the sooner the better. We have discussed some tips to maintain your car in Monsoon in an earlier article. Today we are going to share some tips for windshield rain proofing. We find us in trouble during rains, visibility is very low. So it makes it more necessary to keep our car windshield clean.
First of all, you must inspect your car windshield for any type of damage. Its the primary and most important thing. Check your windshield thoroughly for all types of cracks and chips or any pits. You should go for a repair or replacement as per the situation. Never ignore any crack as it can increase in few hours or days. Raining and heat after rain increase the rate of deterioration in a cracked car glass. why you should not ignore small cracks you can read more in this article.
Now once you are sure your car windshield is ok. You need to clean it thoroughly. We recommend you to use good glass cleaner at home or go for a professional car wash. On a normal day, your car windshield may seem ok and clear, but on a rainy day, small dust can prove fatal. Dust will create a messy and muddy surface on your car glass. You may want to use wipers to clean it and find yourself with a streak of mud in your direct sight of vision.
Why Car Wiper Blades quality matters
At Auto Glass Masters we suggest you invest in good quality wiper blades. We suggest you to for wiper change at least three to four times in a year. It will keep your wipers in a good shape. You should check your blades regularly that they apply even pressure at all points. If its not the case, wiper blades may leave moisture or water streak behind. It can be annoying while driving and can divert your attention.
Importance of Water Repellent for Windshield Rain Proofing
There are many products available that you can apply on your car windscreen. It helps you whisk away the water safely. These products help your defogger by reducing condensation on a glass surface. More importantly, they help to reduce friction between wiper blades and car windscreen.
Generally water repellent came in liquid form. These can prove life saver in heavy rain. Water repellents came in a DIY form with manufacturers guidelines regarding process and frequency of application. Most of the repellent can be applied by car owners in just a few steps. Yet you must take care of how to do it guidelines.
You should use an ammonia-based cleaner to make your windshield clean.
Wait for the cleaner to wiped away and completely dry before applying the repellent. Use good quality and the clean towel to help you make surface dry.
Apply repellent as per instruction. Based on the brand, you may need to apply it horizontally / Vertically or in a circular pattern to make an even surface.
Allow it to dry as per instructions.
After it clean the windshield surface with a clean towel or a micro-fiber cloth.
When repellent is completely dry, reins your windshield with clean water and towel.
Between rain repellent applications, clean your windshield with water alone to avoid breaking the waterproof seal with harmful chemicals. In addition to helping with rain control, most waterproofing products will aid in the removal of splattered bugs and bird droppings. Here you can get a clear idea regarding how to apply water repellent.
For knowing more about windshield care, Wiper replacement, windshield repair or replacement. You can contact your nearest Auto Glass Masters service center. If you have any question about new windshield or cost of the replacement call us at 9278783578. Our technician will help you promptly.
Most of the car accidents that occur are due to negligence and improper maintenance of cars. Monsoon is such season which witnesses most accidents in India. To keep yourself safe you should take care of your car. Get your car inspection by professionals to avoid any mishap. Monsoon can cause poor visibility, slippery road surface, more potholes develop on roads in a rainy season, water logging on roads, chances of water or mud sticking to car’s underbody causing corrosion, loss in braking effectiveness, etc. You should devote some time to reading some car care maintenance tips. Here are some checkpoints for Car Care in Monsoon.
Car Care in Monsoon – Checklist
First of all, you must understand that your car needs a thorough check-up in the Monsoon Season. Some points to take care are:
Don’t have your car parked outside in rainy season. It may cause water staggering on cars body. It may lead to rusting.
Moisture can be dangerous for the car body. You should use some any rusting for your car body, underbody, engine bay, and leaf springs.
If you spot rust, use a rust-removal powder that is easily available at any accessory shop.
Car parts Care – Checklist
Wiper Blades: Your Car blades get hard in dry weather. Oil and dust cause damage to blades rubber. In rainy season you may want to use them. But it is necessary to get new blades. Old wiper blades can cause damage to your windshield. It may get scratches and hence can affect windshield visibility in rains.
Windshield: You must check your car windshield thoroughly for any kind of damage that may give way for rainwater to seep in. Any damage to windshield can also affect ADAS sensors attached to your windshield like Rain and Light Sensor which activates wipers and headlights in case automatically. It can be dangerous on a rainy day. If your car windshield has any visibility issue due to scratches or any other strains, get it replaced. If you have any spot or damage in your car windshield. Go for a windshield repair.
Car Tyres: Your Car safety depends very much on the condition of its tyres. First and foremost your car tyres must have sufficient tread depth. Normally it should be 3-5 mm deep. In rainy season car may get a slip on a smooth surface if tyres don’t have proper tread depth. You should get your tyres check by professionals for any type of damage.
Mudflaps: Mudflaps don’t come into action on a normal day. But on a rainy day, it helps to keep you and others safe on road. It is very important that your car has all mudflaps in good condition and don’t leave behind dirt and mud. It can be dangerous for the car driving behind you as it can screen its vision through the mud.
Brake: Brakes are most important part of your car safety system. On a rainy season due to low visibility and heavy traffic jams, you may have to apply brakes more frequently. Also, there are times when you need to apply brakes instantly. It needs great care on your part to have good brakes at all times to avoid an accident.
Engine and Battery: In the rainy season, sometimes the car gets too cold to start in morning and you need to try more than once to get it started. It is very necessary to get your car engine check for oil and battery to avoid any such condition. If your car is parked for a long time in the rain and it has an old battery, it may not start. To avoid such a condition it is wise to get your battery check in Monsoon.
Air Conditioner: Car fogging in rainy season is a normal sight. Not everyone is aware of how to defog car windshield in rains and winter. You must get your AC checked to help your windshield defog as any kind of visibility issue can be fatal in rains.
Lights: Wet roads absorb more light than dry. In rainy season you must check your car’s headlights. Its necessary to have proper light illumination on a rainy day.
Driving Tips for Monsoon
Avoid flooded roads, if you have to go slow.
If your car gets flooded, don’t try to get it start. Instead get an expert to check it. It can damage your car engine, electricals, brakes or transmission.
If you find your car suddenly submerged, unlock the doors and open the windows immediately.
While passing through a water-logged zone, drive slowly and rev the engine to keep water from entering the tail-pipe.
Never forget that cornering a car depends on the grip of its tyres and the grip is diminished on slippery roads. Approach corners slowly and stay upright instead of leaning into the corner.
Stay off the roads if authorities issue such an advisory.
Must follow car manufactures guide for car care in monsoon or rainy season.
Finally, as you can’t control Monsoon nor can avoid going out. There are some must-have things you must carry in your car. You should have a rope for any emergency situation to pull your car. A flashlight is very helpful to guide you in rain and at night. Most noteworthy is to have a medical kit.
You must have remembered the massive traffic jam in Gurugram in 2016 due to heavy rains. You should have some food and water with you to tackle such a situation. In addition, you may require your phone more than any thing on a rainy day, keep your mobile car charger with you.
Introduction : We have touched about importance of windshield in your car as well as difference in OEM and After market Windshields. Today we will try to share more in depth view of broken windshield installation procedure. Being a safety feature of your car, it is necessary to understand the procedure that your windshield replacement company should follow.
Protecting your car interiors : We use specialized covers designed to protect your car interior parts which our technicians work on your windshield. It is highly recommended to cover dashboard and other parts to avoid scratched due to broken glass pieces that may scatter during removing broken windshield.
Removing your car wiper blades : We use specialized tools to remove your wiper blades. Some time blades get rusted and hence require skill as well as patience to avoid undue damage to other car parts.
Removing Old Windshield : Now as your interiors are covered and wipers removed. We are ready to remove your old windshield. Here it is important to note that its a skillful task and need proper training to use tools. Technicians at Auto Glass Masters take great care to avoid any damage to your cars body paint. It is also important to get old windshield disposed off well to protect environment hazards.
New Windshield Selection : We advice all our customers to go for only OEM windshields which are recommended by your car manufacturer. You can check the difference between a Genuine and Aftermarket part. Though money does matter but its always wise to go for a Genuine part.
Apply Primer and Adhesive : Once you chose your new windshield we apply a primer to your car body to protect it from rusting and using a gun we apply OEM approved Adhesive to the car body. To prevent it from drying technicians need to work fast but keeping safety standards.
New Windshield Installation: Our Technicians use specialized vacuum pumps during installation of new windshield to keep the windshield at proper place and without damaging it. Once placed correctly it is pressed gently and excess adhesive is wiped clean and wipers are fitted again.
Once the Installation is complete. It needs adequate time for the sealent to dry before you can drive your car again.
Conclusion : Replacing a broken or old windshield is a precise work that need expertise and specialized tools. We recommend you to visit your nearest Auto Glass Masters Service center for further advice or call us at 9278783578. We also offer home service facility and cashless insurance claims for windshield replacement. All windshield installation have standard workmanship and quality warranty as per our warranty policy.
Now a days when every one is concerned about Safety, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS is the backbone of your car safety systems. It is not a system in itself but blend of technologies which work together to make the drive safe for the occupant as well as others on road. ADAS is a key technology initiative to keep the drive aware of the situation around him while driving. It helps the driver to avoid any kind of collision or mishap by processing information through different sensors and automated systems.
ADAS not only give information to the driver, it also have automated or enhanced feature to control your car ride like in case of Automated Cruise Control. In case driver fails to act timely it can over-ride manual safety features and automatically apply brakes or steer the wheel to avoid any road mishap. It not only keep occupant safe during ride, it also helps to keep highest safety standards in case of a collision like tightening your seat-belt, controlling car brakes to avoid car skid, inflating air bags or to cut fuel supply to avoid fire in case of an accident.
Apart from these there are some other ADAS parts which help you drive in comfort. Rain and Light Sensor installed on your car windshield help you during rain and dim light. Adaptive Cruise Control helps to keep check on car speed to have a safe distance from other vehicles on road.
There are many ADAS systems available in market like Mercedes Pre-safe System. All major car manufacturers are investing very hard time, money and human resource to keep up with the pace of development. It is really important to have a Safety system which can keep the occupant safe in case of mishap or on the other hand avoid such a situation.
As far as your Windshield is concerned a lot is happening in new windshields. There are lots of systems which are part of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and are available on your car windshield. Most common is the Rain and light sensor, Front Optical Camera, Infra Red Camera and also Lane assistance system / Lane departure Systems.
In case of a damage to your car windshield, it is imperative for you to check which ADAS system your car have. It is very important for your safety to get your windshield replacement under a trained technician. Auto Glass Masters suggests you to go only for OEM windshield in case of damage in your car glass it beyond repairable. Is your windshield repairable our team will help you asses that correctly.
After replacement of your car windshield it is also necessary to re-calibrate these Advanced Driver Assistance Systems . We suggest you to go for only Genuine parts so as to keeps your ADAS intact. Aftermarket parts may be cheep but it can compromise your car safety.
Safety is the most important attribute in a car these days hence all car manufactures invest a large chunk of their budget in the innovations and ideas. Mercedes Benz is one of the leading Premium car manufacturer. Engineers at Mercedes devote themselves to keep the occupants safe during any mishap. It leads to set new standards in automotive safety. Since 2003 Mercedes have developed a new collision prevention system called PRE-SAFE. S-Class was the first model to have Mercedes Pre-Safe System.
Mercedes Pre-Safe is not only a system supposed to minimize damages and protect passengers in case of accidents but also to prevent crashes as much as possible. Because of this, the feature relies on several sensors mounted inside and outside the car that permanently communicates with the vehicle in order to detect the risk of a crash as fast as possible.
The Mercedes PRE-SAFE system uses a network of sensors to detect certain conditions that suggest an accident is about to occur, such as extreme skidding or sudden braking. After sensing an oncoming accident, the system tightens the front seat belts, adjusts the front head restraints and passenger seat, and will even close the windows and sunroof to better protect the occupants. The PRE-SAFE system is available on the following Mercedes-Benz models: C, GLC, CLA, E, S, CLS, GLE, and GLS.
Pre-Safe with pedestrian detection and city brake function
Pre-Safe with Stero Camera and Radar Sensor give your Mercedes effective capacity to detect pedestrians in front of the vehicle. Visual and acoustic warnings are triggered when a hazard is spotted. If the driver then reacts by braking, the braking power will be boosted by BAS PLUS as the situation requires, right up to a full brake application. If driver fails to apply brakes in time, Pre-Safe Brake triggers auto car braking.
Mercedes cars have lots of sensors embedded on windshield like Stero Camera and Thermal Scanners. It is recommended that during windshield replacement all sensors are properly installed. Any problem with the sensors can lead to failure or misinformation to Pre-Safe System. At Auto Glass Masters we prefer to use only OEM windshields so that there will be no issue with sensor alignment.