While a large portion of your car consists of nuts, bolts, and sheets of metal, it is the glass in your vehicle that indeed adds functionality. Indeed, auto glass consists of your windshield, power windows, back glass, door glass, and vent glass (among others). Every piece of glass plays an important function, including protecting the inside of your vehicle and controlling changes in pressure/weather conditions.
Auto glass is an essential component of a vehicle. It is necessary to keep all the auto glass parts of a car in good condition including the windows. It is, therefore, essential to take cracked windows to an auto shop for window repairs. Vehicle windows are not made the same as the windshield. The windshield of a car is well protected by a rubber film. Secondly, the windshield consists of two thin sheets of glass held together by an adhesive. This reinforcement makes the windshield strong and able to withstand environmental accidents.
Keeping the auto glass windows and windshield of a car in mint condition is among the top priority in a driver’s mind. The windshield provides a shield against the wind and visibility while driving. A crack or chip in the windshield may interfere with how well a driver can see while driving. This poses the danger of an accident. Also, a crack ruins the overall finish of the vehicle. It is necessary to repair or replace car windows and windshield immediately they crack to continue enjoying the value of your car. Here at Horizon Auto Glass & Tint, Albuquerque we have qualified technicians, and we guarantee to do a great job with your repairs, replacements and window tints.
Glass breakage on your vehicle is never convenient and many times very traumatic if vandalism, theft or extreme weather is involved. It's not just glass breakage either but you may also experience door, side or back glass mechanical failures. The modern age and convenience of having electric windows that roll up and down also come with the burden of motors, regulators or cables inside the panel that can fail. This can be caused by impact or just wear-and-tear of the electrical components that are meant to roll your window up and down, defrost your back glass or even provide the antenna for your GPS or radio.
We understand the need to get these repairs done right away for you so that you can feel safe and get back on the road quickly with all glass functions restored. Our staff can get you scheduled right away, help file your insurance claim if needed and handle any kind of window repair in Albuquerque, NM. And don't forget, we are a full-service tint shop as well, so we can retint the broken glass or add new tint to your vehicle as well!
Window tint technology has come a long way since architectural window coverings first began in Europe in the 18th century. Today’s innovations can cool down your vehicle, home or business, protect your skin from UV rays, and keep your dashboard or upholstery in perfect condition. Some can even keep occupants safe from smash and grabs, creating a barrier that slows access. For those who feel resistant to the change because they don’t like the dark aesthetic, there are even crystalline versions that keep the sun’s harmful rays out, but not the light. Welcome to a new era.
Weather elements and debris can cause significant damage to your auto glass. Besides causing unsightly marks, these hazards can cause obstructed sight, as well as the glass to malfunction in a rollover collision thus exposing the safety of your loved ones and unfavorable damage. Keep your auto glass clear, clean, and functional at all times by choosing Horizon Auto Glass & Tint. We are a locally owned and trusted auto glass and tinting company that offers professional services to clients in Albuquerque and beyond.
We’re happy to announce that as of March 1st, our Rio Rancho shop at 1560 Deborah Rd. has been open for a month. So far, everything is going great and we are excited to be able to service the Rio Rancho area.
We offer both mobile and in shop glass services just as we do in Albuquerque. We are also able to offer tint at this location, by appointment only.
If the Rio Rancho shop is more accessible for you, please give us a call at (505) 822-1717 or stop by to schedule an appointment or get a quote.
Or go through our website to request a quote and we will get in contact with you to schedule!
You’re driving down the road listening to the radio when all of a sudden, smack, a rock comes flying at your vehicle leaving a chip in your windshield.
Now what do you do?
First, here are a few things you need to know about rock chips:
They can be repaired successfully 99% of the time and it may even make the crack a little more bearable to look at.
If they don’t get repaired right away they can become a bigger chip or crack, especially with cold weather, resulting in having to pay for a complete replacement.
With Veteran’s Day around the corner, we wanted to share a post about one of our own veterans, Gary Blair. Gary is our shop manager here at Horizon Auto Glass & Tint. Gary is a combat veteran of Desert Storm. He served from 1988 to 1992. When he came back in 1992, he suffered from undiagnosed PTSD as many Desert Storm veterans experienced.
Horizon Auto Glass & Tint serves clients in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.