Not many things are more annoying than being sprayed with rocks on the highway and finding it has either cracked or chipped your vehicle’s windshield.
Although it’s not the end of the world, it is important that you get it fixed as soon as possible, so the crack doesn’t spread or the chip doesn’t turn into a crack. This is especially important if you’re the driver and it’s in your line of vision.
In fact, many times what starts out as a tiny chip, turns into a crack, especially if you live in a climate that has frequently changing temperatures, dropping from hot to cold and vice versa.
While chip repairs can cost anywhere from $40-60, windshield replacements on the other hand are much more costly and can range all the way up to the $400 range, depending on make and model of the GMC automobiles.
Some more luxurious and expensive vehicles can even set the owner back as much as $600, which is why getting that chip repaired quickly is imperative.
There are two places to get it fixed at, your local dealer or a Calgary auto body shop. Often times, the latter of the two offers more competitive pricing on both services and products.
Once the last of the snow melts and spring is in full swing, motorcycle enthusiasts get ready to pull out their bikes for yet another season.
But there are three important things to keep in mind before hitting the open road this year.
It’s a good idea when you first take your bike out of storage to take a good look over it and double check the tires for cracks or low tire pressure. Also make sure the lights are in good working order, oil and fluids are topped up and the battery is in good condition. A Calgary auto service garage can check this if you need help.
Next it’s time to call up your insurance provider and make sure you still have coverage. It’s important to let them know if you plan on using the bike for more then just recreational use, for example if you will now be using it as your primary means of transportation to get to and from work.
Lastly, you will want to take it out for a couple test spins before hitting any open highways or busy roadways. This is important because it’s most likely been a few months since you drove it last and often times drivers can get a bit rusty.
Note: If you have had any custom work done at auto body shops Calgary, it’s important to tell your insurance provider about this as well, since it may end up affecting your coverage.