Categories for Auto Glass

A Brief History of Auto Glass

January 8, 2020

It’s easy to forget that the automobile has been around since the 1800s, with the first mass-produced car (Ford’s Model T) rolling off assembly lines in 1908. Even more astounding is realizing that something as integral as front windshield glass wasn’t actually a standard feature until sometime later, when the Oldsmobile company started to consider it a safety feature, rather than a convenience! The history of auto glass is fascinating. Windshield glass in particular has evolved from a thin pane of glass to our first and foremost source of protection against high winds and road debris. In fact, without it,... View Article

Top Reasons to Replace Your Auto Glass the Right Way

November 9, 2019

Your windshield is your first line of defense against a number of harmful things, so it’s natural that eventually it is bound to suffer some chips or even cracks. When your windshield suffers damage, it’s crucial to repair or replace it as soon as possible—getting into a serious accident with a cracked windshield could cause it to shatter or pop out, allowing the roof to cave in on you. It’s a frightening thought, but you can avoid it. If your windshield needs to be replaced, don’t wait—come to Tom’s Glass Co. for a new windshield installation in Vacaville, CA. What... View Article

How to Break Glass in a Heat-Related Auto Glass Emergency in Vacaville, CA

July 8, 2019

Most auto glass specialists focus on repairing auto glass, not breaking it. But when the weather gets hot, there are some potential emergencies that could result in your needing to break the glass of a vehicle to rescue a person or animal trapped inside. We hear these stories all too often every year—a person goes inside a store and leaves a child or dog inside the vehicle, apparently being unaware of just how hot it will get inside the vehicle on a summer’s day, and how quickly the temperature will heat up, even if the air conditioning was just on... View Article