What to Do When Your Windshield Cracks

What to Do When Your Windshield Cracks

Summer is the perfect time to jump in the car and travel to your favorite place for some time away and fun in the sun. However, you never know when something unexpected might happen, such as a broken windshield or cracked window. When you find yourself caught in a situation like this, don’t panic. Here are some tips on what to do next.  Summer tends to be very dry and hot, with lots of sand and rocks on the roads. Because of this, a rock hitting your windshield while driving is not unheard of and can happen. If this does occur, the best thing to do is get your vehicle into the experts here at Victory Auto Service & Glass so that we can help you fix the damage as soon as possible.  Cracks tend to get bigger, especially in the heat, so having the crack fixed as soon as possible will prevent the crack from getting and obscuring your vision while driving. In most states, driving with a cracked windshield is illegal, so this needs to be considered as well.  ... read more

I Smell Gas in My Car...Is this Normal?

I Smell Gas in My Car...Is this Normal?

The unmistakable scent of gasoline...definitely normal at the gas station, but is it normal to start smelling gas while your vehicle is in motion? Most drivers assume that if they start smelling gasoline, it's probably normal because their vehicle runs on gas. However, beyond refueling at the gas station, you shouldn't be smelling gas while your vehicle is running.  Our modern cars are designed so that our drive is as comfortable as possible. Nobody wants to be inhaling the scent of gasoline, which is why our vehicles are made to hide the smell of fuel even as our vehicles are using it do operate. So that begs the question, why am I smelling gas in my car?  The most sensible explanation for this is that there is a fuel leak somewhere in your vehicle. The fuel system is a complicated array of working components which help your vehicle perform its combustion process, which in turn runs your vehicle. Typically, a fuel system leak can occur with the fuel filter hose, fu ... read more

A Message from Victory Auto Service Regarding COVID-19

A Message from Victory Auto Service Regarding COVID-19

Victory Automotive Service wants you to know that we are open during the COVID-19 outbreak. We know how serious the rapid spread of this virus is, and it is our priority to continue serving our community while also protecting the safety of staff members and our customers.  We understand that our community still requires reliable transportation during these tough times. Those working in essential industries still need to travel to work and many of us still need to get to the store to get food and supplies for our families.  We will be here to help with any of your automotive needs, including maintenance, repairs, and service. To protect you and our employees, we will be taking certain precautions to meet CDC regulations and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Here are some of the measures we are taking to provide you with service during these uncertain times:  We are constantly cleaning and sanitizing our facility.    If any staff members are showing col ... read more

My Car Window Fell Inside My Door...What Do I Do?

You are rolling up your window like you normally do when all of a sudden, your window drops. You attempt you roll it back up, but it appears stuck. You may try to stick your hands in there to no avail, and we understand how frustrating this can be. We know that you may be tempted to continue driving your vehicle with your stuck window, as it doesn't necessarily affect the drivability of your car, but a stuck window should also be addressed as soon as possible. There are a number of reasons why you should have a broken window fixed quickly - 1) you can attract theft, even if you put a bag or sheet over the window. You may not believe that your vehicle has anything of value in it, but thieves are crafty 2) bugs and rodents galore can find their way into your vehicle (aka their new home) and 3) you never know when a rainstorm can strike, and dealing with a wet interior is not fun, especially when it does damage that is going to cost you money to repair. Also, have you ever tried ... read more

How to Keep Track of Vehicle Maintenance

We know you've probably been told many times as a vehicle owner that you need to stay on top of your vehicle's maintenance. However, it is always easier said than done. When it comes down to it, it's probably not that you don't want to take care of your car, but it can be difficult to remember to get into the shop with your busy schedule.  When it comes to understanding what your car needs and when, the best source is your car's manufacturer. You can check your car's owner's manual for more information on the recommended maintenance intervals. This will help guide you on what services you should be getting done to protect the overall integrity of your car and to save you money on repairs over time.  Now that you have the right guide for maintenance, how do you remember when to get them done? Here are our tips on how to keep track of vehicle maintenance: Create calendar reminders on your phone. If you're having trouble trying to figure out mi ... read more

Winter Safety Tips to Protect Against Crime and Theft

The holidays are always a special time of year when most of us will be spending time with friends and family. However, the holidays are also peak times when it comes to crime and theft which can take away the holiday magic and leave you stressed during the season.  In order to combat holiday theft and crime, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings and to take measures which can help protect you and your family both on the road and at home.  Here are some of our top holiday safety tips to combat seasonal crime and theft:  Always lock your home doors and windows while at home or when you leave. If you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, ask a neighbor or friend to watch over your home for you and be sure not to leave any valuables in the view of outsiders. Also, try not to spread the word that your house will be empty.  Ensure that your vehicle is ready for any type of drive or travel this season by having it inspected by the expe ... read more

Happy Thanksgiving from Victory Auto Service & Glass!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Victory Auto Service & Glass! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road.  Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at Victory Auto Service & Glass before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road.    Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter.    Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cel ... read more

How to Prepare for a Winter Road Trip

The winter season is the perfect time for road trips and getaways and fun activities such as snowboarding and skiing getaways, snow tubing, and sight-seeing. If you’re planning on visiting a colder place for fun winter activities or hitting the road to visit friends or family for the holidays, you may be wondering how to properly prepare for your winter vacation. Read our suggestions below on how to prepare yourself for winter trips: Get the right attire for where you are traveling. If you will be having fun in the snow, proper attire is going to be necessary to keep you safe and warm while traveling. In the freezing cold, a winter coat, hat, gloves, scarf, long pants, and water resistant boots will be needed. You may also need to dress in multiple layers depending on the temperature of your destination.  Check the weather forecast days in advance. The best way to prepare for a winter vacation is to check the weather forecast days in advance to be sure that you understand ... read more

How to Keep Your Headlights in Good Condition

Your vehicle's headlights are important to your safety on the road. When you drive at night or in certain weather conditions, your headlights help you see the road clearly and alert other cars that your vehicle is nearby. Over time, headlights can become foggy and cloudy, severely affecting your ability to see clearly and reducing their visibly.  Headlight restoration is a great option for headlights that aren't in good condition. This will basically restore your vehicle's headlights back to new and ensure that you can see the road clearly in the dark. There are also some things that you can do at home to help better maintain your headlight's condition:  Clean your headlights regularly with headlight cleaning solution that can be purchased at your local auto parts store Try not to park or leave your car in direct sunlight, because sunlight can cause yellowing and clouding of the headlights Check the actual illumination of your bulbs. The problem may b ... read more

Tips on Preventing Vehicle Theft

We know that dreaded feeling of walking back to your vehicle and seeing glass on the ground nearby. Vehicle theft and break-ins can happen at any time and any place, but luckily there are certain measures that you can take in order to help prevent these incidences from occurring.  Here are some tips that can help you avoid the attention of car thieves: Never leave your keys in your car Always lock your car doors Be sure that all windows are rolled up Try to park in a well-lit area or an area with other vehicles and/or people Purchase a alarm system for your vehicle Try putting an alarm system decal on your vehicle Never leave items in view inside your vehicle, such as wallets, purses, luggage, phone charges, etc.  The tips above will help you keep your vehicle safe and prevent car break-ins as best at you possible can. Sometimes the unexpected can happen, so being prepared is your best bet.  

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