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Many businesses in our city are presently closed due to the mandatory shelter in place ordinance and it has recently been extended. Auto repair services like Thom's are classified as an Essential Business thus allowing us to to be open and available to perform the needed services on our clients vehicles . We are taking the necessary precautions to ensure proper sanitation practices in our work area and the office, as well as disinfecting the interior of your vehicles upon arrival and completion of work. We have created a No Contact drop area outside of the waiting room; payment can be accomplished via credit card over the phone. We understand that finances are being stretched at this time, but reliable vehicles are a necessity, if funding is an issue we have various option available upon request.For those sheltering in place and would prefer vehicle pick up and delivery, we are able to accommodate you within a five mile range of the shop. These are trying and uncertain times for everyone and we want all of our clients to remain healthy and safe and know you can call on us for support during you times of need.

Avoid Cracked Windshields in the Winter Season

Many motorists take the time to brush up on the best driving practices before inclement weather arrives. Although snow may already have fallen in your neck of the words, that doesn't mean there aren't some steps you can take to ensure your vehicle is staying safe in all types of weather. For example, the freezing conditions present during the cold-weather months may lead to damage to a windshield, but drivers can benefit from vehicle maintenance when caring for an automobile. 

Cold weather and quick temperature changes can result in cracks in a windshield. That makes it extremely important to allow a vehicle time to warm up, particularly with its HVAC system and defroster, as that gradual heating can prevent cracks from appearing in a windshield. 

"In cold weather and snow, we forget about the upkeep of our windshields," said Cindy Rowe, the president of an auto glass company. "Often times it's the last thing we maintain on our vehicles, when it should be one of the first, especially in the winter months." 

Rowe recommended that drivers pay extra attention to their windshields when the temperature drops. Even smaller cracks can expand and spread in cold conditions, so it is important to get that car repair taken care of as soon as possible - before it becomes a more expensive, dangerous problem. 

"Avoid Cracked Windshields in the Winter Season" (2014, January) Precision Tune Auto Care. Retrieved from http://www.precisiontune.com/car-care-tips/avoid-cracked-windshields-in-the-winter-season

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