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How To Survive These 10 Driving Emergencies

April 28, 2022

An emergency is an unexpected, dangerous situation requiring immediate action. In an emergency, drivers have to make big decisions in record time. Being prepared for an emergency while driving may save your life and the lives of others. So, how do drivers cope with emergencies, and what should you do in these top 10 driving emergencies?  Basic Road Safety Tips  Always wear your seatbeltFollow traffic laws, but be aware that others may disobeyStay alert at all timesStock your car with a basic emergency kit. You can never be over-prepared for a driving emergencyKeep weather conditions in mind when you're driving.... Read More

Is Roadside Assistance Worth Getting? Read Here For All You Need To Know

April 19, 2022

You’re plodding along on a lovely little Sunday drive, enjoying your day, minding your own business, smelling the roses… *sniff sniff*... annnd… smoke from the bonnet? Or maybe you’ve been driving along and one, two, three *CRACK*! You’ve gone over a bump too hard and damaged your windscreen. Your disappointment is immeasurable and your day is ruined. Now you have to worry about fixing the damn thing!  Who do you even call? What was your cover again? Did you have RACV car insurance, or did you have AAMI roadside assist? Or did you have the RACV roadside assistance?  Fear not! ... Read More

Who Is Responsible When A Rock Hits Your Windshield?

March 31, 2022

Have you ever been driving along on a nice spring-time country drive, minding your own business, having a blast of a time, to then notice a truck is approaching from the other direction? You might shift your driving position from one handed to ten-and-two, in anticipation for the vortex of wind the truck will make as you drive past. After a quick shove from the truck's draft, BANG! A high velocity rock has hit your windscreen.  Bloomin’ great! This is exactly what you needed. Can you even keep driving with this thing cracked? And who is responsible for fixing it?... Read More

How Hot Summer Weather Can Affect Your Chipped Windscreen

February 2, 2022

Hot weather affects everything, even your chipped windscreen. It's no secret that summer in Australia can reach soaring temperatures. But can the sun cause your windshield to crack? The reality is that the sweltering sun rays beating down on a car window crack, chip, or scratch could potentially lead to bigger problems. Here's everything you need to know about hot summer weather's effects on your vehicle's windscreen.   The Difference Between a Chip, Scratch and Windscreen Crack  Car windshields are usually made from laminated glass. Two glass layers are added together, separated by only a thin adhesive vinyl layer. Minor chips... Read More

Is it Illegal to Drive with a Cracked Windscreen in Western Australia?

Is My Windscreen Repairable Checklist

October 25, 2021

Windscreens are a safety guard and protect us as we drive, so it's wise to get it fixed straight away when a crack occurs. But how do you determine when your windscreen can be repaired by a professional or DIY, or if it needs to be replaced entirely? Here are a few helpful tips on how you can check whether your windscreen is repairable or not. Overview of Windscreen Repairs There are many different types of windscreen cracks requiring repairs. You may have heard of a crack or chip, but have you heard of a Bullseye break or Pitting? Here... Read More

How Can Bad Weather Affect My Windscreen?

September 1, 2021

Your windscreen has a tremendous impact on your overall road safety. And at Dean’s Autoglass, windscreen replacement, repair, and protection are of the utmost importance to us. Not only does driving with a chipped or cracked windscreen decrease your visibility, but it can also be illegal, depending on the size of the crack.  We discuss the effects that poor weather conditions can have on your windscreen, as well as preventative measures to avoid the need for a windscreen replacement or repair.  Your Windscreen Forecast Weather conditions can undoubtedly impact the integrity of your windscreen. When you suddenly notice a crack... Read More