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car windshield replacement

After The Hurricane, Auto Windshield Replacement May Be Necessary But Watch Out For the Scam Artists

Buyer Beware: If someone comes knocking at your door offering an auto windshield  replacement or roof repair, be sure to check with your insurance company first.

Reprint from the Miami Herald – September 7, 2017

“Beware of the repair people who come to your door offering to repair your roof or replace your windshield. Don’t ever pay for repairs upfront and don’t sign an AOB (Assignment of Benefits) form to get repair work started.

These are some of the tips from consumer protection advocates, who are warning that insurance and repair scam artists will likely be out in force in the aftermath of Irma.

Damage from Hurricane Irma could create new opportunities for unscrupulous home repair vendors and trial attorneys seeking to profit off the disaster by asking homeowners to sign an AOB to start repair work. In doing so, the homeowners lose control of their insurance policy — which can result in vendors inflating the cost of claims and file lawsuits against insurance companies that dispute the amount. A sharp rise in AOB cases has been blamed for recent hikes in homeowner insurance rates.

‘Unfortunately, hurricanes often attract scam artists seeking to profit off people in times of crisis,’’ said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, which spearheads the Consumer Protection Coalition. ‘Consumers who sustain damage during the storm should call their insurance company first before signing over the rights of their insurance policy to someone else.’

Consumers do not need to sign an AOB to initiate storm-related repairs and should be cautious of vendors who pressure them or refuse to do the work unless they sign one.

Automobile owners should be on high alert for auto glass harvesters going door-to-door offering vehicle owners new windshields — even ones without damage — before an insurer has the ability to inspect it.”

Call Your Insurance Company

When in doubt about the process of a hurricane repair, call your insurance company. If you need an auto windshield replacement, LP Auto Glass Orlando is here to help you and will handle your insurance claim.

Reprint from the Miami Herald – September 7, 2017

sand damage

Can Sand Damage Your Car and Your Car’s Windshield?

It’s time for a last minute vacation to the beach before summer is over. What you may not realize is how much damage those tiny grains of sand can do to your car. There can be sand damage to both the body and the windshield.

Your car’s paint

Sand can eat the car’s paint away. When you see a car with a white hood, most of that is sun damage but sand can also be the culprit.

Your car’s windshield

Specks of sand can also get embedded in your windshield. Small particles of sand can pit and crater a windshield, reducing visibility and windshield wiper effectiveness.

The damage you don’t see.

If you notice that your car isn’t as powerful as before, it could be caused by sand. Maybe your brakes are making a squeaky noise. Time to check under the hood. Sand can easily collect in air filters. Clogged filters can restrict the flow of air, which can lead to other problems. It can get into the brake pads.

Sand can also affect the sensors in your car, giving you false readings.

Sand in your wheels

This can be a problem long-term. The surface of the wheel trim can get scratched. Use a wet sponge as soon as possible. Use a protective wax on your wheels to prevent damage in the future.

The Interior may be affected also – what to do

Beach blankets are too bulky to shake the sand out of. Try using beach towels which are much easier to shake or better yet – sit in beach chairs, then no shaking is required.

If you have a canvas beach bag, set it in a plastic bag before setting in the sand. Canvas bags are more porous and have many nooks and crannies.

Lining your trunk in plastic can help greatly. Then you can just throw the plastic away when you get home with the sand with it.

If there are no outdoor showers when exiting the beach, using a bristle brush can help remove sand from your feet or flip flops, before entering the car.

The more you can do to keep the sand at the beach, the better it will be for your car inside and out. Let’s make some memories, not problems.

 

back to school safety

Safety for Back to School

Yellow School Buses! Day Care Vans! Family Cars! More Traffic! More Congestion! Back to School Safety is our #1 Concern!

Go Slow! You are sharing the road with bike riders and walkers not to mention more vehicles – buses and cars. If carpooling is an option, do it – as it lessens the number of cars on the road.

Give yourself a few extra minutes! Even if you don’t have any children at school, you need to have patience going to and from work now especially in school zones.

School Drop Off and Pick Up Rules – Follow the school rules especially as stated for drop off and pick up. Don’t double park as it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles. Another hazard is parking across the street from the school and dropping off or picking up children.

Walkers and bike riders –Tragedy can also occur when school zone speed limits are not respected common cause of collision is a driver turning left in front of a cyclist.

School Buses – It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. If the yellow or red lights are flashing, traffic must stop – not an option. Accidents occur when a motorist illegally passes a stopped school bus.

Be Alert – As a driver, you need to be alert and take it slow. Children can be unpredictable. Be extra alert in school zones and residential neighborhoods.

School safety is #1 as the children go back to school. Make it a safe year.

 

 

 

 

mobile windshield replacement

Benefits of Mobile Auto Glass Repair

In-shop Repair or Mobile Repair? Most customers choose mobile windshield repair. Why?

It’s convenient – Your day does not have to be disrupted. You can go on with your work plans. With Mobile Windshield repair, we come to you.

Your safety is our #1 concern – If your windshield has a major damage, you should not be driving. Otherwise, you will be putting yourself at risk. What if the entire windshield shatters? This could lead your car roof collapse and the safety of your passengers could be at risk. Calling professional auto glass repair shops like LP Auto Glass Orlando for a mobile windshield repair is safer for you. Without putting yourself in danger, you will get your windshield repaired.

Doesn’t waste your valuable time – You may not have time to wait in the shop. We know you are busy. By calling for a mobile windshield repair service, you can save plenty of time. You can call from your job so that you can keep doing your work without wasting time. Or you can call from home while taking care of your children. You can even call from the side of the road if it is necessary. Why waste time when you could be doing something fun and still get your auto glass fixed?

It’s Free – LP Auto Glass Orlando’s mobile auto glass repair service does not cost you extra. Coming to you is on us. Our goal is to keep you and your car safe on the road by fixing your windshield. We will meet our goal and promise.

A mobile windshield repair with LP Auto Glass Orlando is your best, safest, and most affordable option. Plus, you cannot beat the reliable service.