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Made In America – Auto Glass Supplier opens plant in Dayton, Ohio

Knowing that the products that you purchase come from an American labor is important. With the economic issues of the past, it’s good to see jobs returning to America.

The China-based Fuyao Group is set to become the largest auto glass supplier in the world after it’s Dayton, Ohio plant hits full capacity. They estimate that between 1500 and 2000 workers will be employed in what could be the most automated glass plant in the world.

In the next couple of weeks, Fuyao Glass America should start manufacturing. With it’s location in Ohio, the plant is in a strategic position near all of the major automotive vehicles are made in the United States.

How does Fuyao auto glass differ from other brands?

Fuyao has an advantage by having government certifications, such as the GB96565 in China, the DOT in America, SAA in Australia, and the ECE in Europe as well as International Quality Certifications. They have also worked with many of the leading vehicle manufactures in China, Australia, Europe, and America – gaining a well-rounded set of expertise in many different vehicles and auto-glass requirements.

They produce everything from bullet-resistant glass to automotive safety glass, including laminated glass, tempered glass, insulated glass, and encapsulated glass.

What this means for you.

Fuyao provides a large portion of all auto glass in America. By opening up a plant in America, distribution becomes easier – deliveries faster and cheaper.

Need new auto glass? 

If you’re in the metro-Atlanta area and you need to replace auto glass in your vehicle, give a call. We’ve got a wide selection of auto glass to choose from and come out to your location to install it.

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Fall Weather Driving in North Georgia

On September 23, there was much rejoicing as the Fall season officially started. A favorite season for many people, Fall means Halloween is just around the corner and Thanksgiving isn’t too far off. Beautiful scenery, particularly in North Georgia, and cooling temperatures means camping and vacationing in the North Georgia Mountains.

Fall also means school is in session; hurricane season is in full force. The days are getting shorter resulting in driving in the dark more often.

Here are a few of the dangers of fall that you need to watch out for:

broken windshield on a small carFalling Limbs

Weather changes like more rain and the natural processes of nature often result in a greater likelihood for falling limbs. Falling tree limbs isn’t an issue IF those trees aren’t overhanging your driveway. Unfortunately, we’ve seen a lot of broken back glass (back windows) and broken windshields because of falling tree limbs.

You can prevent the likelihood of damage by surveying the trees surrounding your driveway for dead limbs; if you need help, consult an arborist. We recommend surveying your trees every 2 years at lest.

Dangerous Driving Conditions

Driving in the dark adds extra danger to your Atlanta area commute. Driving in the rain is even worse. The increase in dangerous conditions means a greater likelihood for car accidents.

Remember to be careful when driving in adverse conditions. The speed limit is the safe speed to drive when everything is perfect; when it’s dark, raining, and/or foggy, reduce your speed.

Deer aren’t dear to your car.

As winter comes, deer are going to be seen more often, usually around dusk when driving conditions start to deteriorate. When you’re driving through forested areas, slow down and watch the road. The last thing you want to happen is a deer dart in front of you, causing a crash. Deer accidents can break windshields and cause greater damage depending on your reaction.

Slow Down & Be Safe

Our job is to replace or repair broken glass in your car; but we’d rather not have to do it. Drive carefully and be alert. And if you need us, we’re only a call away. We’ll make it easy on you by coming out to your location to replace or repair your auto glass.

Is having a cracked windshield illegal?

Your windshield getting cracked because of a car accident, tree limb or other random accidents is bad enough without having to worry about getting a ticket for not getting it repaired quickly enough.

According to state laws, driving your car while it’s damaged may result in a ticket or warning. Here is what you need to know about Georgia State Laws.

Mechanical Violations

According to most state laws, you are required to have certain equipment properly installed and working on your car. This includes brakes, mirrors, reflectors, safety belts, tires, and windshields to just name a few.

If your vehicle does not have the required equipment working properly, you can be pulled over by the police and given a warning or ticket.

Required equipment for personal vehicles in Georgia.

According to Georgia Code, personal transportation vehicles are required to be equipped with:

  • A braking system sufficient for the weight and passenger capacity of the vehicle, including a parking brake;
  • A reverse warning device functional at all times when the directional control is in the reverse position;
  • A main power switch. When the switch is in the “off” position, or the key or other device that activates the switch is removed, the motive power circuit shall be inoperative. If the switch uses a key, it shall be removable only in the “off” position;
  • Head lamps;
  • Reflex reflectors;
  • Tail lamps;
  • A horn;
  • A rearview mirror;
  • Safety warning labels; and
  • Hip restraints and hand holds or a combination thereof.

(Source: Georgia Code §sect; 40-8-7 to 40-8-90)

If my windshield is cracked, does it break the law to drive with it unrepaired?

The Georgia Code does not specifically say that your windshield must be undamaged. However, it is a safety risk to drive your vehicle with a crack in the windshield if the crack is longer than 12 inches or if there is a chip larger than a quarter. If the crack interferes with your field of view, it is a greater safety risk and could get your ticketed. Consult with a lawyer or a police officer to learn more.

Get your cracked windshield repaired quickly.

Whether you will get a ticket or not, repairing your windshield quickly will prevent further harm and potential safety risks. Finding a local auto glass replacement and repair service that has the right glass, good service, and can meet your schedule isn’t hard.broken windshield on a small car

Broken down on the side of the road – Would you be prepared?

Frustrating, nerve-racking, frightening – breaking down on the side of the road is not a fun experience. Being prepared for it can make it a lot easier. Here is a list of things we keep in our car in case we do end up on the side of the road.

Roadside Car Repair Kit

Roadside flares and warning triangles

Safety is your first concern. If you break down on the side of a highway, you want to be seen by the other motorist so they don’t accidentally hit you. Depending on the time of day and the road conditions, you will need different types.

At night, a roadside flare is ideal; you can get basic 15 minute emergency road side flares that are one-use or you could invest in an LED roadside emergency flare. During the day, warning triangles will work just as well.

Spare Tire and jack

Some cars come with a spare tire and jack. Check to see if your car does and if so, become familiar with how to get to it and how to change a tire. And check to see if it’s a spare or full tire – if it’s a spare tire, it’ll be smaller than a full and you’ll need to be more cautious on the road until you can change it out for a full tire.

Small Tool Kit

If something does go wrong with your car, you want to be able to do some quick fixes if you can. Keep a small tool kit in your car for these quick fixes. You can usually get a basic tool kit for $30-$70.

Antifreeze and Water and Two Quarts of Oil

Once your radiator is busted, there isn’t much you can do but if you catch it early – like if you’re driving and see the heat rising – you can fix it. Keep some anti freeze and some water in your car (keep them separate, don’t mix them quite yet… the water could also be used for drinking water if need be). Also keep some engine oil on hand. If your car isn’t acting right, pull over and check the oil. If it’s low, you can add some on the spot. Also, it makes it easier to keep track of which oil is for which vehicle if you have multiple vehicles.

Paper Towels / Rags

Needed for when you’re doing repairs or if you just spill your coffee.

Duct tape and WD-40

Is there really any need to explain this one? If something is moving and it shouldn’t, use duct tape. If something isn’t moving and it should, use WD-40.

These are just a couple of things you should keep in your car for emergencies. Check out our blog roll for “Be Prepared for Winter Weather” –  a post about what you should be carrying in case you are stuck out in the cold.

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Be Prepared for Winter Weather

While two-inches of snow may not seem like a big deal for anyone living up north, it was a big deal for Atlanta. Georgia’s weather is known for being random and sometimes unexpected. In 2013, a snow storm dropped 2 inches of snow on Atlanta in a matter of hours; the roads were overwhelmed by the number of people trying to get home; children were unable to get home from school – it was a mess. Some drivers spent more than 12-hours on the road trying to get home; many were unprepared.

And now, snow and ice again threatens north east Georgia. This time we were better prepared and stayed home. But what if you hadn’t? What if you were stuck out there in the snow-ice? Are you prepared?

Car Emergency Kit – Don’t leave home without one.

Whether it’s snow, ice, ‘oops, I left the lights on’, or running out of gas, you should always carry certain items in your car for emergencies.

First Aid Kit

Little cuts, bumps, and bruises are rather annoying when you don’t have a first aid kit. You should carry the basics plus any specialty equipment based on you and your families medical conditions – inhalers, EpiPens, insulin, etc. Keep a list of emergency contacts and a list of known health condition of your family members (like if you are a diabetic, that would be information that a paramedic would need to know should you be found unconscious).

Here is a basic list from the American Red Cross for a First Aid kit for a family of four:

  • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
  • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
  • 5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
  • 5 antiseptic wipe packets
  • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
  • 1 blanket (space blanket)
  • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
  • 1 instant cold compress
  • 2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)
  • 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
  • Scissors
  • 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
  • 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
  • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)
  • 2 triangular bandages
  • Tweezers
  • First aid instruction booklet

Flashlight with extra batteries

Carrying a couple of good flashlight and spare batteries is a fanatstic idea. If you break down on the side of the road at night, the flashlight will give you light to make repairs; or if you have to leave your car at night and walk to a safe location, flashlights will help you do so.


Hypothermia is not fun. You may think that you’re safe inside your vehicle but, unless you have house-grade insulation, you’re essentially sitting in a metal can that leaks heat. Get yourself a few good blankets and keep them in your car. They’ll come in handy when you’re stuck in the car in inclement weather or if you get to work early and just want to take a nap.

Water and Food

Carry a few bottles of drinking water and/or a gallon of water plus some granola bars or energy bars. Keeping hydrated is very important as is keeping up your energy levels. Also, the water can come in handy during the summer if your car is over heating and needs more fluid.

For more “must haves” for your car emergency kit, check out our next blog post.

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Dangerous Road Conditions Increase Risk of Accidents

Before you head out this morning, check the road conditions and weather forecast. You never know when it could save your life.

We all know that speed limits are posted for a reason – to give guidance to us about what the safest speed is for us to travel on that road. The speed limits take into account the road conditions (ie. the state of the pavement and how curvy the road is), the type of traffic seen on the road (ie. highway versus high pedestrian area), and various other factors. However, there are two things you need to really know about speed limits.

The speed limit assumes that the weather conditions are good (not raining or snowing, etc) and that it is fully lit outside. This is something everyone learned in the basic Drivers Safety courses. If the weather conditions are poor or if lighting is poor, it is your responsibility to adjust your speed accordingly. What happens when you don’t?

On September 29th, 2014, a 18 year old boy was killed when the car he was riding in crashed. Two other passengers were taken to local hospitals for treatment and the driver was arrested. The reason for the crash? The Georgia State Patrol officials say that the driver was going too fast for conditions, lost control of his vehicle, and the vehicle crashed [source].

So, before you head out on the road, whether it’s before work in the morning or after dinner with friends, check the weather and be mindful of the road conditions and speed limits. There are worse things than getting a ticket.

Auto Glass Replacement Company Expands Services into Atlanta

Man replacing auto glass in an antique carAtlanta, GA, April 16, 2014 – One of the highest rated auto glass companies in the Atlanta Metro Area, Jesse Torres and his team  at H&A Mobile Auto Glass are bringing their high-quality service into the heart of Atlanta, the “New York of the South”, by expanded their service range from Snellville, GA into Atlanta GA..

H&A Mobile Auto Glass has made it their goal to be your first choice for auto glass replacement in Atlanta. Understanding the importance of your time and the value of your car, they promise the quickest turnaround possible. They use state of the art installation techniques and the highest quality auto glass products; and their certified technicians are courteous and professional.

A cracked windshield or busted window is stressful enough without having to call around to find a company that can meet your schedule and do quality work. Stop worrying and contact H&A Mobile Auto Glass at 404-610-1366.