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posted by Maaco Saskatoon    |   February 7, 2014 15:48

Robin “Steve” Wakelin is our “go-to” guy here at Maaco Collision in Saskatoon. He really enjoys doing glass work and wants to continue with that. He’s our glass technician, putting in all the windows of the vehicles that we do here down at the shop.

Steve has done glass for two years now at Maaco, in addition to a few other jobs, detailing and automotive refinishing, sanding, polishing, and teardowns of vehicles that come through the shop. Steve took shop class in high school and through that, learned a lot about automotive finishing and wanted to continue that as a career.

Originally from North Battleford, he relocated to Saskatoon for work opportunities for himself and his family. Some of Steve’s hobbies are snowboarding, skateboarding, fishing, being outdoors, and a variety of country music.

If you want to get your windshield fixed by Steve, give us a call at 306-653-5655 at Maaco Collision and Auto Repair and we’ll schedule you an appointment.

Windshield Repair and Your Safety.

posted by Maaco Saskatoon    |   May 28, 2013 16:00

 Cracks and chips in your windshield are dangerous.

Your windshield and other automotive glass are made of safety glass, which is specially formulated to break into tiny little pieces when it shatters so that any cuts sustained from the broken glass are very small.

Windshields also prevent people from being thrown from the vehicle in the event of an accident, support the roof and prevent a cave-in in a roll-over accident, and serve as a backboard for the deployment of passenger side air bags.

If left unrepaired, a crack or chip can severely compromise the glass. In fact, safety test results showed that a cracked or chipped windshield left unrepaired and exposed to the elements for just four months experiences total failure in impact testing.

That means in the event of an accident, a cracked or chipped windshield could break into large, jagged pieces, increasing the possibility that you could be cut badly and thrown from the vehicle. If you get into a roll-over accident with a compromised windshield, the roof could collapse and crush anyone inside. And an airbag deployment could shatter a damaged windshield and increase the likelihood that anyone sitting in the front passenger seat is partially ejected from the vehicle.

However, even after months of exposure, when a chip or crack is repaired with our repair resin, the safety performance of the glass is restored to 100%. In most cases, the repaired glass is even stronger and the repair is barely visible.

Maaco Collision Repair always explores the repair option first to save you time and money, preserve the factory seal on your windshield, and keep this hard-to-recycle glass out of landfills. Request a windshield repair quote today, contact Maaco Collision Repair.

Your auto glass repair or replacement may be covered by your insurance policy. Please contact your insurance provider for details. If your repair or replacement will be covered either totally or in part by your insurance company, please let us know when you call to make an appointment.

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