Category Archives: Modesto Turlock Merced Manteca

Let the Sun Shine In

It may no longer be the Age of Aquarius, but letting light in is good design. One place few people visit unless they’re going somewhere by train is the Amtrak station on Held Drive. But for the Amtrak folks, it’s an iconic station that is featured on its website. That site is devoted to…
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Dream of Glass Shelves

Glass shelves serve many functions in a home or office. It’s hot outside and there’s no end in sight with temperatures about 10 degrees above normal, the Modesto Bee reports. Sounds like a good time to stay in your cool air conditioned home and think about decorating with glass. We’re not talking about tchotchkes, we’re…
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Keep Your Headlights Shining

Call Don's Mobile Glass to restore those cloudy, scratched lenses. You were headed back from the Modesto (or Manteca or Merced or Turlock or Los Banos or one of the many other) fireworks shows over the weekend when you noticed you couldn’t see very well. You even began wondering if you should make an appointment…
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Dreaming of a Glass Shower?

We do custom designs and installations. Even though the USA is out, lots of people will spend at least part of today (after the Modesto parade and Mid-Valley Chevy Club Car Show, of course) watching Brazil vs. Colombia and France vs. Germany in the next round of the World Cup. Others will spend it cooking…
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Our Technicians Are Certified to Provide the Best, Safest Service

Ask about the Auto Glass Safety Council's certification requirements. Sometimes people wonder about the best way to choose someone to repair or replace their windshield if it is chipped, cracked, or shattered. We at Don’s Mobile Glass suggest you ask several questions. One of the first should be about the training and experience your installer…
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Welcome to Don’s New Website

We're here for all your glass needs. Hi, and welcome to our new website. Take a look around and learn a bit about us. We’ve been around for more than 50 years now and we’re looking forward to another 50 (at least). We specialize in glass of all types – auto, residential and commercial. And…
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Windshield Repair with Don's Mobile Glass
Everything you wanted to know about Windshield Repairs, but were afraid to ask.

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What is a Windshield Repair?

  • Windshield Repair is a process that uses modern technology to repair rather than replace a damaged windshield.
  • It saves money by preventing the need for a costly replacement.
  • It's convenient.
  • It does not affect the integrity of the original factory seal because the glass is never removed.
  • You also keep your original quality glass.
  • The repair provides a strong bond that prevents further cracks and improves the cosmetic appearance.

Spidered Windshield

What kind of damage can be repaired?

  • Stone damage or "rock chips" up to the size of a quarter.
  • A rock chip is usually round or star shaped and may have lines radiating from the center.
  • If your rock chip appears to only be a white speck, it could be a non-repairable nick in the glass; A Don's Mobile Glass specialist can diagnose it for you.

Will my rock chip ever crack?

  • The possibility of your rock chip forming into a crack is greater now if not repaired.
  • If you repair the rock chip before it turns into a crack, it will not spread under normal conditions.
  • If not repaired, a rock chip could form a crack if there is a drastic change in temperature ( i.e., washing your car on a very hot day with cold water) and/or if internal or external stress occurs to the windshield.
  • Best results are obtained if the repair is done before the damaged area is contaminated from washing or inclement weather.

How is a damaged windshield repaired?

  • By injecting a specially formulated resin into the area. When the damaged area has been completely filled, it is exposed to an ultraviolet light that cures the resin. This restores 100% of the structural integrity and, in most cases, most of the clarity within the damaged area.

Can a chip spread while it's being fixed?

  • Industry statistics say that chances of this happening are only 1 in 5,000. Because DMG technicians are NGA certified and work under controlled conditions, we can assure you that the risk is minimal.

Do I need to bring in my vehicle or can this be done at my place?

  • Don's Mobile Glass offers in-shop and mobile service; the process is the same whether you bring it to us, or if we come to you.

How will the windshield look after the repair?

  • When looking through the windshield, your vision should not be impaired. If it is, then the windshield should be replaced.
  • In most cases, the damaged area should become noticeably clearer after being repaired; clarity though, is dependent on the size, age, amount of glass missing from the center, and the quantity of fragmented glass within the break.

What about my auto insurance?

  • Most insurance companies consider windshield repair a No Fault claim and it will not affect your insurance rate.
  • Windshield repair is covered by the comprehensive portion of an individual's insurance policy. All major insurance companies encourage and have recognized the benefits of windshield repair.
  • Most insurance companies will waive the deductible requirement if a windshield is repaired rather than replaced, reducing your cost to zero!
  • Call Don's Mobile Glass with your policy number handy, we will make the call for you to confirm the coverage and details. Lets us handle the insurance process for you, with as little inconvenience to you as possible.

Auto Glass Replacement

Auto Glass Replacement Your vehicle's continued safe performance depends on a proper installation by an NGA certified technician using OEM quality glass and an OEM adhesive system. We take great pride in the fact that every Auto Glass Installer at Don’s Mobile Glass is certified by the National Glass Association, and all of our jobs…
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