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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Experts at Superior Auto Body Discuss Replacing Cracked Windshields

Trusted Saskatoon Auto body Pros at Superior Auto Body in Saskatoon has been in business since 1961, and Superior Auto Body has been an SGI APPROVED Saskatoon Auto body shop since SGI started the program in 1982. There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require their services. They offer newer model courtesy cars and vans for their clients... and they will also pick up your vehicle, take it to your SGI appointment for you, and deliver the courtesy car to you at home. In their latest Saskatoon Autobody and Collision Repair Tips article, they discuss the benefits of replacing your cracked windshield this fall, particularly before the cold temperatures hit. 

BENEFITS OF REPLACING YOUR CRACKED WINDSHIELD THIS FALL

Auto glass repairs on your vehicle such as windshield replacements can provide peace of mind to drivers particularly before those cold winter months hit. Investing in quality windshield repair is crucial in ensuring the structural integrity of your vehicle, and ultimately the safety of the driver and passengers.

SAFETY

The windshield of your vehicle is essential for both driver and passenger safety, which is always a priority. When you have a cracked windshield, the integrity of your vehicle is compromised and can create unsafe driving conditions. When your windshield is damaged there is a higher likelihood of the glass breaking should you find yourself in a collision or a situation where an object was to come in contact with your vehicle.

In the event of a rollover, a windshield can account for up to 30 percent of roof support. Therefore, a damaged windshield can compromise the roof of your vehicle and there is a higher likelihood that the roof may cave in, impacting the safety of the driver and passengers.

VISUAL CLARITY

Simply put, a chipped or cracked windshield impairs the driver’s ability to view the road ahead. Replacing your windshield eliminates obstructions due to cracks and chips, particularly if they are in your line of sight, and reduces the potential for accidents to occur.

DAMAGED WINDSHIELDS AND COLD WEATHER

If there are any existing damages to your windshield, extremely cold temperatures can negatively impact these damages further. Glass expands and contracts due to weather changes, as most materials do. Cold weather will cause your windshield to contract, and as a result, it will become more concave in shape. This is a stressful change for your windshield, and can result in cracks, chips, and may worsen other issues due to shifting. Many drivers find that as soon as cold temperatures hit, they find minor windshield cracks grow. That is why it is so important to replace or repair your windshield as soon as possible when you notice a crack. If you put windshield repair off for too long, a full replacement becomes your only option.

SEAL LOSS

The main concern, particularly in inclement weather, is a windshield losing its seal. When glass loses its seal, chips and cracks allow air and water to enter your vehicle. During those cold days, it is especially important to keep heat in the vehicle. Replacing your windshield ensures the cold air stays out, and the hot air stays in. 

Overall, it is essential to make sure your windshield damages are remedied before cold temperatures strike. Your windshield is an important part of your vehicle’s structural integrity.

Superior Auto Body installs windshields to meet all manufacturers' specifications for your safety. If you have a small crack in your vehicle’s glass – see them before it turns into a big problem. If you have a large crack and need your windshield repaired, their team can handle the full windshield replacement for you!


If you’ve been involved in a collision and are looking to restore your vehicle back to its original form, contact the team at Superior Auto Body Today.

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Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body shop SGI tip on deductible payment plans

Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body Experts

Here they share a tip on Deductible Payment Plan:

 

 

You can use the Deductible Payment Plan to finance your deductible over a period of 10 months

We understand that coming up with the deductible can sometimes be tough on your budget.

It doesn't matter how your vehicle was damaged - collision, vandalism, hail or theft - if you have a deductible to pay, and you're eligible, you can access the plan.

You're eligible for the plan if your personal vehicle is both:

  • registered in the LV or F classes
  • covered by basic licence plate insurance

 

You're not eligible for the plan if:

Getting signed up

 

When you first report your claim to SGI, your adjuster will go over the program with you and let you know if you're eligible.

When you take your vehicle to SGI to be appraised, you'll get an application form to fill out. You can do 1 of 2 things:

  • You can fill out the form at that time and attach a void cheque.
  • You can give the completed form and void cheque to the autobody shop of your choice when you take your vehicle to be repaired.

Payment schedule

 

 

Your payments will start once your vehicle is fixed.

When you pick up your repaired vehicle, you must pay the autobody shop a down payment of $100.

For the balance of the deductible, a payment will be automatically deducted from your bank account over a period of 10 months. There is no interest charged, but a one-time administration fee of $30 will be charged with your first payment under the plan.

 

Maximum number of claims under the plan

 

You're allowed up to 3 claims through the plan at a time, as long as your account with SGI is in good standing on previous claims.

 

 

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