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What is a Windshield Chips & Cracks Checks service?

Lube Stop’s Windshield Chips & Cracks Checks service is the inspection of the windshield.  This inspection includes a visual examination of the windshield for all the chips and cracks.  If there are any signs of chips and cracks on your windshield, you should have it fixed or replaced to avoid critical damage to the overall strength of the vehicle.

Lube Stop provides this service as needed.  To determine if it is needed, we look for any size of chips and cracks on the glass.  So, a visual inspection to detect damage on the windshield is done.  Following that, Lube Stop also inspects for any dirt or debris inside the chips and cracks.  If they are present, we recommend replacing or fixing the windshield.  If the customer agrees, then we proceed with the Windshield Chips & Cracks Checks service.

So, always bring any indicators of trouble to the attention of our Lube Stop technicians.  These include large or small chips and cracks on your windshield.  From there, we will trouble shoot and determine if you need to replace or fix your windshield.

We do all this so you can enjoy the benefits of a reliable and safe ride.

What is a Windshield for?

Windshields serve as an important structural element that contributes to the overall strength of the vehicle.  This is why it is important to repair chips and cracks before they grow.

Windshield, also known as a windscreen, in vehicles is the front window.  This window typically consists of two curved sheets of glass with a plastic layer laminated between them for safety and bonded into the window frame.

For the best chip repair possible, in which the windshield is left very smooth and clear of dirt or debris, the repair should be done within a few days after the damage occurs.  If not, a chip can often burst into a pattern of tiny cracks, or even grow into one long or even wide crack.  If you did not repair a windshield chip, it can grow into a large problem.  This is especially important to remember when a chip occurs near the outside edge of the windshield.  Once the final crack gets too close to the outside edge, it may not be worth repairing it.  Sometimes a vehicle with a large crack or multiple chips in the windshield may not pass inspection.  Then the owner will not be able to register the vehicle, which can cause many additional legal problems.

Having a windshield that is in good condition allows you to have a safer ride and avoids any harm to the overall strength of the vehicle.

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And don’t forget!  All these services are designed for both individual and fleet customers!  So, if you are a business with fleet vehicles, please drop by so we can set you up with a fleet account.  To learn more about this, please check out our Fleet Lube & Maintenance Services.

Let’s Talk Safety

Lube Stop is 100% committed to ensuring your vehicle’s engine and the components it powers are all operating as they should.  We are also 100% committed to ensuring that your safety is taken care of, too.  This means checking that all the parts of your vehicle that keep you safe, are working as well.  These include the following list of items.

  • A/C and Heating System
  • Air Bags
  • Batteries
  • Electrical Charging System
  • Exhaust System
  • Ignition & Timing System
  • Spare Tires
  • Taillights
  • Headlights
  • Turn Signals
  • Vehicle Horn
  • Windshield
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Any Leaks, Squeaks, Rattles or Odours

These safety checks are included in Lube Stop’s Precision Based Recommendations process.  Specifically, they are included in their 37+ Point Inspections that are performed each time you drive into one of our shops.  There are 15 or more safety checks performed during this standard practice.  When an issue is detected, Lube Stop technicians bring those matters to your attention and make suggestions as to how to address them.  It is important to have a fully functioning car, truck, or SUV, but it’s also important to have a safe drive for you and your family.  So, when you come to Lube Stop, rest assured that we will be checking for both your vehicle’s health and your own personal safety while driving.

Why Do I Need a Windshield Chips & Cracks Checks service?

The Windshield Chips & Cracks Checks service is the inspection of your vehicle’s windshield.  A well-maintained windshield helps your vehicle’s safety deliver lots of benefits.  For example, it ensures the safety of the driver, passengers, and the overall strength of the vehicle.

We do these checks so that our customers can avoid problems with the visibility and the structural integrity of their car, truck, or SUV.  The windshield is an important maintenance item responsible for ensuring your vehicle is safe to drive with.  This is because when the windshield is clear of chips and cracks, it does its job better.  For example, it protects passengers from any sudden impacts on rocks on the road that can cause major damage.

So, it is fair to conclude that a chipped or cracked windshield is NOT something you want to ignore.

That’s why we check the windshield every visit.  We need to make sure that it is clear of any chips or cracks.  We understand that it costs a little in the short run to have the windshield maintained, but it saves a lot in the long run.

How Often Do I Need It?

The windshield should be checked each time you have service with Lube Stop.  And, of course, we should check it anytime you have observed issues.  Your owner’s manual will also advise you to do it at various intervals.  Please check your manual.

Also, lean on us at Lube Stop for advice.  We use a system of processes called Precision Based Recommendations to help investigate a vehicle’s overall condition.  This system of inspection and trouble shooting helps us get a clearer picture of your car, truck, or SUV as it stands, today.  That is because it removes the guess work.  Learn more about this system below.

Can Lube Stop do the Trouble Shooting?

Lube Stop employs the best technicians and mechanics in this service area.  These technicians are more than qualified to help inspect the issues and make recommendations to problem solve.

Which Towns and Cities are in our Fast Lube Service area?

Our lube shop & tire service area includes the following towns and cities listed below.

  • Blackfalds, Alberta
  • Clive, Alberta
  • Bentley, Alberta
  • Red Deer, Alberta
  • Ponoka, Alberta
  • Millet, Alberta
  • Rimbey, Alberta
  • Alix, Alberta
  • Penhold, Alberta
  • Benalto, Alberta
  • Hobbema, Alberta
  • Delburne, AB
  • Bluffton, Alberta
  • Innisfail, Alberta
  • Lousana, Alberta
  • Bashaw, Alberta
  • Leslieville, Alberta
  • Wetaskiwin, Alberta
  • Stettler, Alberta

Context for these Services

Your vehicle uses an internal combustion engine.  This engine uses the combustion of fuel to power almost everything.  This is done when fuel alongside an air oxidizer and spark plugs creates a working fluid flow circuit inside a combustion chamber.

In your internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high-temperature and high-pressure gases produced by combustion applies direct force to some component of the engine.  The force is applied typically to pistons, turbine blades, rotors and nozzles.  This force moves the component over a distance, transforming chemical energy into useful work.

Typically, your combustion engine is fed with fossil fuels like natural gas or petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel or fuel oil.  Your engine is the hub for many things, including those listed below.

  • combustion chamber
  • cylinder head
  • camshaft
  • set of spark plugs
  • valvetrain
  • valves
  • rocker arms
  • pushrods
  • lifters
  • fuel injectors
  • pistons
  • connecting rods
  • engine block
  • crankcase
  • crankshaft
  • timing system
  • timing chain

All these work in unison to power all the other systems within your vehicle.  Without a full functioning engine, everything else suffers.  So, let us at Lube Stop keep your engine functioning and everything else that relies on it.

Maintaining your Vehicle

To do this, you must TAKE CARE of your vehicle.  That means changing the oil regularly.  It also means changing your filters regularly.  And, it means changing your fluids, lubricants, coolants and greases.  These maintenance parts don’t remain the same.  They get dirty, dusty, polluted, corroded and worn as you drive your vehicle from day to day.  So, if you want to extend the life of your car, truck or SUV, then you must maintain it and take care of it.

So, drop by our lube shops and get your oil changed, your filters changed, your fluids checked or flushed, your belts replaced … and so on.  We’re standing by!

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