Monthly Archives: April 2004

Fishy Facts: Avoid the Silicon Nightmare

When cleaning and protecting your vehicle’s interior vinyl and rubber, try to avoid the use of products containing silicon.

Using silicon products can make any future paint work a virtual nightmare. Surfaces that have been impregnated with silicon will cause paint to be repelled, causing small round paint blemishes called fish eyes.

You can find a large number of non-silicon products on the shelves of any car care product retailer.

If you prefer old fashioned remedies, wiping down your vinyl and rubber with baby oil does a wonderful job. Baby oil will leave a slightly greasy feeling that will disappear shortly after it is applied.

If you have any questions on what products to use for any area of your car just call us and we will gladly give you sound advice.

Windshield Haze

After washing your vehicle this spring you may notice that the haze on your windshield isn’t just dirt after all.

Most drivers get so used to driving their vehicles with the haze that they don’t notice it. The haze is caused from abrasives such as sand and small pebbles colliding with your windshield. The windshield becomes etched and pitted. This process usually happens over a long period of time so the driver does not immediately notice that the haze is affecting their vision while driving.

Springtime is when we routinely get questioned by many customers about a haze or film on their windshield. Etching is always the answer. At close inspection you can see and feel the thousands of micro sized pits in the windshield. Using a magnifying glass to look at the etching will give anybody in doubt a fully understandable picture of just how bad the hazing on a windshield can be due to etching.

Although etched windshields may not be that noticeable on bright days it can impair vision at night and stormy conditions. Sometimes it´s the little things that make a big difference. If your vision is a little better in bad driving conditions it may be the edge you need to avoid an accident. If your windshield is etched we definitely recommend replacement.

Most insurance policies will cover glass replacement but coverage varies between companies and policies. If your windshield is etched and needs to be replaced call your insurance agent and ask about glass coverage. You may need to visit your agent for a windshield inspection and to fill out a glass report. Windshield replacement procedure is critical to the structural integrity of most vehicles so be sure that a certified professional installs your windshield.

If you have any questions about windshields please call us. We can evaluate your auto glass concerns and replace if necessary. We can also assist you with any insurance claim concerns that you may have.After washing your vehicle this spring you may notice that the haze on your windshield isn’t just dirt after all. Most drivers get so used to driving their vehicles with the haze that they don’t notice it. The haze is caused from abrasives such as sand and small pebbles colliding with your windshield. The windshield becomes etched and pitted. This process usually happens over a long period of time so the driver does not immediately notice that the haze is affecting their vision while driving.

Springtime is when we routinely get questioned by many customers about a haze or film on their windshield. Etching is always the answer. At close inspection you can see and feel the thousands of micro sized pits in the windshield. Using a magnifying glass to look at the etching will give anybody in doubt a fully understandable picture of just how bad the hazing on a windshield can be due to etching.
Although etched windshields may not be that noticeable on bright days it can impair vision at night and stormy conditions. Sometimes it´s the little things that make a big difference. If your vision is a little better in bad driving conditions it may be the edge you need to avoid an accident. If your windshield is etched we definitely recommend replacement.
Most insurance policies will cover glass replacement but coverage varies between companies and policies. If your windshield is etched and needs to be replaced call your insurance agent and ask about glass coverage. You may need to visit your agent for a windshield inspection and to fill out a glass report. Windshield replacement procedure is critical to the structural integrity of most vehicles so be sure that a certified professional installs your windshield.
If you have any questions about windshields please call us. We can evaluate your auto glass concerns and replace if necessary. We can also assist you with any insurance claim concerns that you may have.

Factory Finest, Not Aftermarket After-Thoughts

Installation of anything other than factory body parts on your vehicle could result in doing harm to your vehicle.

Professional collision repairs using factory parts can restore a vehicle back to pre-accident condition, however, a word to the wise is the installation of anything but factory body parts on your vehicle could result in doing unspeakable harm to your vehicle.

Factory body parts are engineered to exact specifications and created by the same machinery and tools as the original parts. Exact fit, gaps between panels, textures, metal thickness and corrosion protection are all taken into account by car manufacturers when creating the original body parts.

Collision damage to today´s vehicles can be extensive, expensive and long term so make sure that factory quality body parts are used on your vehicle.

Please be Gentle with the Environment.

We can help! We recycle and dispose of waste products in the most environmentally friendly way.

It is no secret that almost any liquid or expendable material used in a automobile is in someway harmful to the environment. At A Street we are sensitive to this issue and willingly take all necessary steps to recycle and dispose of waste products in the most environmentally friendly way.

The products that can not be recycled or reused must be hauled away for proper disposal at heavy expense. To offset this expense we must charge a hazardous waste fee to our customers. Proper handling of waste will always assure that there is a stable environment for the future of us all.

We would like to thank our customers and the auto industry for assuring that all waste is disposed of properly.