The History of Window Film

For residents of Albuquerque and all of New Mexico, a life without window tint seems unbearable. Window tint — otherwise known as “window film” — protects you and your complexion from the often-unbearable sunshine and heat that penetrates the state. However, window didn’t wasn’t always around. When was it developed, and by whom? Continue reading “The History of Window Film”

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”

3 Types of Wintertime Glass Damage to Avoid

Winter is the season of auto glass abuse as people try to minimize the time they spend in the cold restoring visibility through their windows. Unfortunately, many time-saving tricks damage your auto glass, making it more susceptible to chips and cracks you have to pay to get repaired.

To ensure the integrity of your auto glass stays intact throughout the cold, avoid these types of damage: Continue reading “3 Types of Wintertime Glass Damage to Avoid”

What You Need to Know before You Choose OEM or Aftermarket Auto Glass

When you need a windshield replacement, you always have options—OEM or aftermarket glass. If you look just at the price tag, it may seem like an easy choice because aftermarket glass is typically less expensive. But, sometimes, cost savings come at the cost of safety. Before you choose your replacement auto glass, you need to know how to carefully evaluate your alternatives. Continue reading “What You Need to Know before You Choose OEM or Aftermarket Auto Glass”

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”

Is a Crack in the Windshield Really Going to Turn into a Big Problem?

Likely you know or have been told that if you have a chipped or cracked windshield, you need to get it repaired before it becomes a big problem. And that’s sound advice. There are a number of environmental conditions that can turn a small chip or crack in a car window into a safety threat and/or expensive repair job. Continue reading “Is a Crack in the Windshield Really Going to Turn into a Big Problem?”

How Astro Auto Glass Restores Your Windshield to Factory Specifications

Auto glass is tough stuff—it has to be to keep you protected from flying debris and other road hazards. Still, auto glass chips, cracks and shatters. When it does, you need it replaced and you need to be assured that your windshield is as safe and as good-looking at when your car rolled off the factory floor.

When you bring your car to Astro Auto Glass, our skilled professionals perform windshield replacement that restores the integrity of your auto glass and enhances the appearance of your car. And here’s a look at the process: Continue reading “How Astro Auto Glass Restores Your Windshield to Factory Specifications”

Everything You Need to Know to Select the Right Auto Glass Installer

Your auto glass forms a shield to protect you from flying debris. To be effective, the integrity of the glass and seals needs to be intact. When you need new auto glass, it’s very important to find an installer who provides excellent quality work so that your auto glass performs the way you need it to. Here’s how to find that reliable auto glass installer… Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know to Select the Right Auto Glass Installer”

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 “How Many Small Windshield Cracks Are Too Many?”

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 “Winter Windshield Care Tips”