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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.

Keep Your Windshield from Freezing

With the winter months coming quickly, we’ll all have to deal with freezing windshields, windows, and door handles. This is annoying to scrape off and wastes time in your busy schedule. There are multiple methods of dealing with a frozen windshield, but some can cause damage to the glass. Here are some examples of things NOT to do:

  1. Pouring hot water over the ice: the rapid change in temperature can cause the auto glass to crack or shatter.
  2. Tapping the ice to break it up: you need to be extra careful otherwise you could create a hole into your windshield.
  3. Using a metal scraper: using anything metal to scrape off the ice can make scratches into your glass.

The best methods are preventative rather than treatment. If you prepare your vehicle the night before the ice comes, you’ll save yourself a headache. Here are some preventative examples:

  1. Vinegar/Water mixture: use a mixture of 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water and spray your windshield, windows, and door handles. Some would say that this causes pits in the glass, but there is no definitive evidence of this. Vinegar is even stored in glass bottles!
  2. Rubbing onion on windshield: this might sound strange, but take a half of an onion and rub it against the windshield of your vehicle.
  3. Parking inside: the easiest method is simply keep your vehicle from the elements. Park your vehicle inside your garage and close any windows that lead to the outside.

If you are unable to prevent any ice from forming on your windshields and forced to remove it, here are some examples of things that won’t cause damage to your vehicle:

  1. Pouring cold water over the ice: the cold water is still above 32°F/0°C and will melt away the ice, but isn’t so extreme that it will crack your windshield.
  2. Using a plastic scraper: the plastic will not make scratches into your auto glass. Also a plastic bristle brush helps out.
  3. Defroster: simply turn on your car a few minutes earlier than you normally do to get your car warmed up. It only takes about 5-10 minutes.

If you ever have a crack or damage to your windshield or windows, give H-A Mobile Auto Glass a call and we’ll come to you and repair or replace what is needed. Our service teams are professional and quick! Call 404-610-1366 today! H-A Mobile Auto Glass services the Atlanta area including Lawrenceville, Norcross, Lilburn, and Snellville.



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.

When Are Teen Drivers Most At Risk?

Teen drivers are more accident prone than other age demographics. They are at the most risk for accidents April through July with prom, graduation and summer celebrations. While the most obvious reason is their lack of driving experience, underage drinking is a major player.

AAA did a survey of young drivers and the results were disturbing…

84 percent of young drivers admitted, they would rather drive drunk, or get in the car with a friend who’s been drinking, rather than call mom or dad. It’s a sobering stat, which has AAA “promising” to step in. [source]

This study is sobering when you think about the numbers. No one wants to bury their child, their friend, their student because of a DUI. Thankfully, organizations like AAA are teaming up with local schools to encourage young drivers to sign the “AAA PROMise.”

I promise not to drink alcohol, or to do drugs.

I promise not to drive intoxicated.

I promise not to let my friends drive intoxicated.

I promise my parents I will get home safely on Prom Night.

What can you do to help? Talk about it. If a teen goes into a situation with a game plan as to how to deal with a scenario – like needing to get home but being intoxicated – they are more likely to have a better outcome.

Auto Glass Question: What are the different types of auto glass?

Could you explain the different types of auto glass? Yesterday, I found that a tree branch had smashed the back window of my car and cracked the side window. When I called an Auto Glass Replacement Company to see what it would cost to fix it, they asked if the window that was broken on the side of my car was the back window, vent or quarter glass. – Jessica, Atlanta, GA

It’s important to know the different types of auto glass so you can give more detailed information to the auto glass technicians prior to their arrival.

6 types of auto glass on a typical vehicle: the front Windshield, front and rear door auto glass, vent glass, quarter glass, and back glass. 

Illustration uses: Toyota 4Runner (more)

Illustration uses: Toyota 4Runner (more)

Windshield Auto Glass

The most important type of auto glass is, of course, the windshield. It not only shields you from the wind as you are traveling. It provides up to 30% of the roof support. The passenger side airbags often bounce off the windshield before expanding to protect the passenger. It is often tinted to improve the driver’s visibility.

Front Door Auto Glass & Rear Door Auto Glass

The front door auto glass and rear door glass can be different because of how they are tinted. In the state of Georgia, the windows to the right and left of the driver can not have tinting that reduces the light transmitted to less that 32% or light reflectance increased more than 20%.

Back Glass / Back Window Auto Glass

Back Glass has the same restrictions concerning window tinting as the windshield, front and rear door auto glass.

Vent Glass & Quarter Glass

Vent and Quarter glass can be tricky just because they can be different sizes depending on the make and model of the vehicle.

If you need auto glass replacement or repair services in Atlanta or the surrounding area, give us a call at 404-610-1366 or visit this page for more information.

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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.