Before You Start Your Summer Travels, Take a Closer Look at Your Windshield
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Before You Start Your Summer Travels, Take a Closer Look at Your Windshield

June 03, 2011 // // Minneapolis, MN - As drivers across the country prepare for their Memorial Day travels, NOVUS® Glass, the windshield repair experts, share the importance of inspecting a vehicle's windshield before getting on the road.

A windshield is a vital part of the car and its safety system. Jay Bickford, Director of Training and Development of NOVUS Glass states that the windshield does more than just keep out bugs, road debris and weather conditions from hitting our face, it is also critical to the safety of the vehicle's passengers. Many drivers assume that a crack or ding only affects the vehicle's aesthetics, but in actuality windshield breaks can compromise the windshield's ability to support the roof and structure of the vehicle.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 40,000 Americans are killed and over five million injured every year in highway crashes. In effort to promote safe travels this summer, NOVUS Glass is providing windshield safety tips.

Prevent scratching by replacing wiper blades. Worn wipers can damage the glass and impair vision.

If you hear something hit your windshield, look over it carefully. Often a small crack will go undetected and if left unrepaired, will grow and make replacement necessary.

Make sure your windshield washer fluid is full. A dirty windshield can impair the driver's vision. NOVUS also advises cleaning the headlights as well.

Repair any windshield damage right away. Besides the fact that it can obscure vision, it is a safety hazard.

"We can't stress enough the importance of windshield safety," Bickford said. "The windshield not only cushions a passenger's impact in an accident, but it prevents the roof's collapse during a roll-over and allows the airbag to work properly."

About NOVUS Glass

NOVUS Glass, also known as the "Repair First, Replace When Necessary®" company, is best known as the inventor of windshield repair. For over 38 years, NOVUS has been and remains the industry's research & development pioneer. NOVUS has been awarded more U.S. Patents for windshield repair than the rest of the windshield repair industry combined

When replacement is necessary NOVUS' highly trained technicians are able to provide consumers the highest quality replacement service, keeping consumers' safety in mind as their top priority. All NOVUS technicians are extensively inspected and graded as they learn to do glass replacement at each of the Auto Glass Replacement Training Centers. In addition, NOVUS Glass holds high standards when it comes to customer satisfaction. All NOVUS employees provide friendly professional customer service and schedule appointments to meet their customers' schedules.

For more information visit us at or call 800-77NOVUS (800-776-6887) for a NOVUS location near you. For franchise development information, contact Jim Olson at 800-944-6811 or



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