3 Dangers of Driving with a Cracked Windshield


Cracks and chips
in your vehicle’s windshield can happen for all sorts of reasons. Volatile storms involving hail can easily cause defects in auto glass, as can pebbles and rocks kicked up by other vehicles’ tires while driving. Even when damage is relatively minor, scheduling expedient auto glass repair is of the utmost importance. The longer you wait, the bigger the risk Continue reading “3 Dangers of Driving with a Cracked Windshield”

Before You Tint Your Windows, Ask These Questions First

The sun in Albuquerque can be unforgiving, a fact that is particularly noticeable when you climb into your vehicle after letting it sit for any length of time. Though window tint can’t protect you from the sun’s rays when you’re walking around, it can help to keep your car cool while it’s parked. That said, before you move forward with window tinting, ask yourself and the company with which you plan to work five important questions. Continue reading “Before You Tint Your Windows, Ask These Questions First”

Did You Know We Offer Commercial Services, Too?

Astro Auto Glass is known throughout the greater Albuquerque area for our exceptional auto glass services and window tinting. But auto glass is only part of what we do.

Albuquerque businesses can also rely on us for commercial fleet glass services and commercial building window tinting.

Our Commercial Services

Our technicians are certified by the National Glass Association to provide:

  • Commercial Vehicle Auto Glass Repair and Replacement
    Astro Auto Glass provides the same range of services available for personal vehicles to commercial vehicles. We offer both on-site and mobile commercial auto glass repair for chip fills, crack stops and complete windshield or other auto window replacements.
    Our certified and friendly technicians will take care of your auto glass repair quickly and professionally.; we’ll even process insurance claims for you.
  • Commercial Fleet Window Tinting
    Astro Auto Glass has provided high-quality auto window tinting services since 1997, and that includes service to commercial fleet vehicles.
    Tinting the windows of your commercial fleet provides a cooler interior and glare reduction for a safer and more comfortable to drive.
    We offer window tints in a variety of shades and colors to meet your company’s needs. Our certified professionals install the industry-preferred tint films that are scratch-resistant and UV resistant.
  • Commercial Building Window Tinting
    Window tinting isn’t just for fleet or company vehicles. Window tinting for your commercial building can make your facility more comfortable, secure and energy efficient.
    Astro Auto Glass provides reliable commercial building window tinting in Albuquerque along with a hassle-free experience.

Contact Astro Auto Glass today for a free estimate for commercial window services.

How Long Does Window Tint Last?

You’ve been thinking about tinting your car/home/office windows for a while now, but you’ve got questions:

Does window tinting provide enough protection and heat reduction?
Perhaps more important—will the window tinting the film last long enough to make the investment worth it?

When you choose quality window tinting from Astro Auto Glass, you will get tint that lasts, providing excellent value.

What Affects Window Tint’s Lifespan

There is no easy way to answer the question “How long will my window tint last?” because the lifespan of window tinting varies greatly. There are a number of factors involved, such as:

How Does Window Tint Reduce Heat Inside My Car?

Albuquerque summers are hot! The sun beats down unrelentingly, and that heat gets trapped inside your car, making it even hotter when you get inside. But, you can reduce heat buildup inside your car with a simple, one-time fix—window tinting from Astro Auto Glass.

How Does it Work?

The purpose of window tinting is to protect the interior of the car from the solar radiation—that includes UV rays that deteriorate your upholstery and damage Continue reading “How Does Window Tint Reduce Heat Inside My Car?”

The True Benefits of Tinting Your Vehicle Windows

Sure, tinted windows look good on a car. But is tinting your car’s windows really worth it? At Astro Auto Glass, we know it is!

The Short-Term Benefits of Tinting the Windows of Your Vehicle

There are many benefits to tinting your windows, some of which you can realize immediately:

Privacy
One of the most noticeable and immediate results you get from window tinting is freedom from intrusive ogling. Tinted windows make it difficult, if not impossible, for other drivers to Continue reading “The True Benefits of Tinting Your Vehicle Windows”

Is Paint Protecting Film on a New Car Worth it?

You have a brand-new car. It sparkles, it shines, it has that new car smell. Everything is perfect, and there’s not a scratch on it—and you want to keep it that way! So, what’s the best way to do that? Does paint protecting film really work? Is it worth the investment?

What is Paint Protecting Film?

Paint protecting film, or PPF, is an Continue reading “Is Paint Protecting Film on a New Car Worth it?”

Your Windshield Wipers May Be Damaging Your Windshield

For optimal visibility, you need to keep your windshield clear of water, dirt, bugs and anything else that flies at or gets stuck on your windscreen. That makes your windshield wipers extremely important to your safety. But did you know that the very fixtures you depend on to clean your windshield can damage it?

Dirty, worn and/or improperly installed windshield wipers can damage your windshield, sometimes to the extent that it can’t be repaired, only replaced. Continue reading “Your Windshield Wipers May Be Damaging Your Windshield”

4 Easy Steps to Fixing a Squeaky or Slow Car Window

There is no reason to put up with a slow-moving or squeaky car window. Fixing it is easy. Just follow these steps:

Step 1: Clean

Wipe the body—door frame and area around the window seal—to remove any contaminants that could be causing friction and/or impeding the movement of your car window. Continue reading “4 Easy Steps to Fixing a Squeaky or Slow Car Window”