Tint Your Windows Before the Temps Go Up!

Window tinting looks cool, but it can keep your car cool, too. If you want to sweat less and protect your dash and upholstery from sun damage, now’s the time to head to Astro Auto Glass for quality window tinting.

How Window Tints Work

There are a variety of films that can be applied to auto glass, and each one works a little differently.

Nearly all films filter Visible Light Transmission (VLT), providing a shaded effect that reduces glare and just plain looks cool. But window films can also: Continue reading

Best-Rated Window Tint Films

Tinted windows are in demand in New Mexico because they can keep your car’s interior cooler, even when parked in the sun. When it comes to window tinting for your car, you have a lot of options. We’ve compiled a list of the top-rated DIY window tint films, and higher quality films are available from the pros at Astro Auto Glass.

Black Magic Auto Window Tint

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How Many Small Windshield Cracks Are Too Many?

Modern technology has made it possible to repair a cracked windshield, and that allows you to save a windshield and a lot of money. However, even the most advanced glass repair techniques have their limits. There are times when cracks are too big or too numerous for repairs alone, so know when you need to consider windshield replacement.

Signs Your Windshield is Beyond Repair

The size, location and severity of cracks together determine if they can be repaired or if a new windshield is required. Your windshield is likely beyond glass repair if: Continue reading

Winter Windshield Care Tips

Winter can be hard on your car, even your windshield. Proper care of your windshield can help prevent chipping, cracking or premature damage. Follow these tips to help your auto glass survive until spring.

Change Temperature Gradually

Sudden temperature changes weaken auto glass, making it more prone to cracking and chipping. When you need to remove snow and ice, Continue reading

Don’t Have Time to Fix Your Windshield? We Have the Solution!

Windshield chips and cracks can interfere with visibility and compromise the integrity of your windshield, so they need to be taken care of. But who has time?

If your windshield needs TLC, but your schedule just cannot handle one more commitment, call the mobile repair team at Astro Auto Glass!

How Mobile Auto Glass Repair Works

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Is Your Window Tinting Legal?

Car wrapping specialist in the stationWindow tinting is a great way to customize your ride and increase the interior comfort of your car. But as sick as some window tinting can be—colors, patterns, etc.—not all of it is street-legal in New Mexico. Be in the know so you can avoid the penalties.

How Dark Your Windows Can Be

New Mexico laws clearly outline how dark your window tinting can be. Continue reading

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Us for Window Tinting

Car wrapping specialist in the stationWindow tinting can help keep your car cooler and make your drive more comfortable under the blazing New Mexico sun. In Albuquerque, there are dozens of places you can go for window tinting, but your best choice is Astro Auto Glass…and here are three reasons why:

Reason #1: Excellent Window Tinting Workmanship

The technicians at Astro Auto Glass have a lot of experience with window tinting. No matter what type of vehicle you, you can expect: Continue reading

Your insurance can help replace or repair your windshield before cold weather hits!

Chipped Windshield

Windshield damage is something that unfortunately happens from time to time. While it’s a damage that may occur to your vehicle, you hope it’s something that never really happens. It can happen at a moment’s notice… and it can be an accident, or it can be something that is done intentionally. If you find yourself in this type of predicament you want to get it repaired if you possibly can, but if you can’t then you want to get in replaced. While you don’t want the damage to sit too long under any circumstances, you definitely want to make sure that you have your windshield repaired or replaced before Continue reading

Was It a Rock? Or Something Else?

headerbackDiscovering a broken windshield or car window is never enjoyable. You know you’re going to have to replace the glass as well as clean up the remnants. There’s always one or two pieces that stick around in the car that you discover months later, and it’s a hassle to take your car in for new glass. You might be suspecting a rock made contact—either accidently or deliberately—with the glass, but did you know there are other things that can break auto glass? Continue reading

Why Choose Local Businesses?

Auto Glass Repair & Replacement

There’s a long list of reasons that people choose brand-name businesses, and it’s usually due to misconceptions about quality and value. But did you know that small businesses have a vested interest in maintaining the economy of the area? They depend on it just as much as you do; it’s in their best interest in ensuring that products and services aren’t so expensive that people can’t afford them. And there are many other reasons why choosing local businesses can work in your favor.

Customer Service

Brand-name stores have a national presence. They don’t have to worry about a few unhappy customers or a reputation that one particular store may gather if they hire rude employees. Closing a single store won’t affect a brand-name company.

But it will have profound effects on a family-owned business or a privately owned company. Customer satisfaction is one of the most important aspects of business for a privately owned establishment. Satisfied customers spread word-of-mouth advertising and become repeat customers.

Community Support

Every business in a community pays taxes that help support public services. They also provide jobs for local residents and have a vested interest in keeping a neighborhood safe and crime-free. Choosing a small or privately owned business for your needs ensures that your money is going back to the community and not out of the country.

Many locally owned businesses end up recycling a large share of their revenue back into the local economy rather than spending it elsewhere on imported goods. With their interest in maintaining a strong local economy and community, many small or privately owned companies also support local causes, donating time, money and goods to schools, churches, other small businesses and more.

Receiving attentive customer service, getting quality work and supporting the community you live in makes choosing local businesses over brand-names an attractive option. Be viewed as a person, not a number and pick a local business!