There are many benefits to tinting your car in the summer, both fashionable and functional. The most obvious functional benefit is that the tints will help protect your eyes from the glaring sun on those sunny summer days. Pair a good set of tints with the right sunglasses and you are good to go. We suggest getting to know all of the reasons to tint your car in the summer so you know what you’re looking for.
Other great benefits include preventing overheating, protecting skin from sun exposure, preventing accidents on the road, enhancing durability of the interior accessories, and looking cool, of course. Let’s look through each benefit of summer tints one by one, starting with the prevention of over heating.
Whether you have air conditioning in your car or not, it is always possible for your car to overheat. The risk is especially high when you are stuck in traffic on a super hot and sunny day. The natural sunlight combined with the running engine are the perfect ingredients for an overheated car. Besides becoming uncomfortably hot, overheating can lead to your car turning off all together – which is the last thing you want while stuck in heavy traffic. Good, dark tints can help prevent this from happening. The dark tints will block over half of the sunlight coming through the windows of your vehicle.
Have you ever noticed that your hands and forearms tan while you drive around in the summer time? It is a great way to get a farmer’s tan. Unfortunately, consistent tanning like this can be very damaging to your skin over time. In the short term it could cause the skin to burn and in the long-term you might see side effects related to permanent skin damage. In the same way that dark tints will help prevent you and your car from overheating, they will restrict sunlight from shining directly onto your skin.
Did you know that window tinting have been proven to reduce car accidents? It’s not surprise considering how a good set of dark, summer tints can reduce the glare and shine of the sun. Imagine driving directly into the sun without tints. Not surprisingly, many car accidents happen this way. Squinting and hoping for the best is not a good option. Safety first – so, get yourself some dark summer tints instead.
If you have leather seats, you will love tints in the summer time. Overheating can damage the leather and other accessories in your car. Intense sunlight can even fade leather if it is a darker color. As a bonus, you won’t have to run your air conditioning constantly because the car will naturally be cooler.
There are many companies that offer summer tints such as Hamilton Glass Experts in Hamilton, Ontario. We offer the highest quality tints for any vehicle. If you are convinced you need a set for the summer time, give us a call at 289.806.1726 or drop-in our local Hamilton location today.
There are instances where cars experience a fissure or a deep scratch on the windshield. While this may not be much of a problem, there are instances where this simple scratch will deteriorate to the point where a windshield replacement becomes necessary.
While small fissures and deep scratches should not pose any threat, there are certain occurrences that will aggravate a broke windshield. Contained below are some of such occurrences.
Facors that will aggravate a broken windshield:
windshield replacement is the only option. Is your windshield threatened by a fissure or deep scratch?
For those in the Hamilton area that require a windshield replacement, you can trust Hamilton Glass Experts to offer an impressive job. With years of involvement in the business, we have seasoned experts that will evaluate the state of the windshield and determine whether a windshield repair or windshield replacement is the best line of action.
Do you want expert help that will restore your windshield? If yes, then contact us today for
expert windshield replacement and windshield repair in Hamilton. Do not hesitate to call this number 289-806-1726 for the best offers.
We love the area we live in and work in at Hamilton Glass Experts and that's why we're profiling some of the great attractions in our area!
You don’t have to travel very far to find fun things to do in Hamilton, there are some great places to visit right here Ontario. One of the best places there is to visit is the Royal Botanical Gardens to spend some quality time with your kids and family!
You can bring your family to view The International Sculpture Collection that is funded by the generous businessman Dan Lawrie, which is located in Hendrie Park. New sculptures from around the world are added yearly, so you will always find something new every time you visit. The actual gardens are spread over a generous 250 acres of land and feature 5 unique areas that visitors can peruse.
The gardens host a large selection of plants that encompass their living collection, and the Horticulture Department takes special care to build beautiful displays that submit the various plants and flowers while also bringing important issues to light such as climate change, suitability, and current landscaping trends. In keeping with these ideas, the gardens make sure that all displays have a minimal impact on the natural surroundings.
The gardens also feature a range of trails for visitors to explore. There are many varieties of local and exotic wildlife that can be seen, and you and your family can even see bald eagles set up a nest in the park. Woodpeckers are also a common sight and its always a delight to see them flying about to and fro during the mating seasons. There are several guided tours and programs for adults and for children, as well as weekly nature walks through the gardens for visitors of all ages.
The Royal Botanical Gardens opens early at 10 am and closes at 5 pm on weekdays, so make sure to get there early to enjoy as much of the gardens as possible. The Laking Garden portion of the location is closed for the season. Admission for adults is affordably priced at $16, and $13 for senior visitors and students, and children aged 4-9 are $9, infants and toddlers are admitted free with an accompanying adult. There is hourly parking is available in abundance at the gardens. Pets are allowed in the outdoor sections of the gardens but must remain on a leash at all times.
Aside from being a wonderful place to visit while you are on vacation, there are several areas across the grounds that can be rented for private use. The Royal Botanical Gardens make a lovely backdrop for wedding photos as well as the wedding itself. It’s also a great choice for fun birthday parties, a family get together, and school picnics. The rock gardens have become a favorite for those looking for unique scenic photo opportunities, and the nature sanctuaries are excellent if you want a closer look at nature. No matter what your reason for visiting Hamilton may be, the Royal Botanical Gardens are a treat for the whole family that you don’t want to miss.
Next Fun Place to Go in Hamilton - HMCS Haida
Here’s another blog in our series of showcasing great places in Hamilton, Ontario!
When you visit Canada, there are a lot of places you might want to check off your must-see list while you are in town. Toronto is one of the largest tourist sites mainly due to the scenic views of Niagra Falls. The falls are open year round and offer a range of views from the top, and the bottom as well as a range of eateries and other attractions. While that may be your main reason for coming to Canada, the country has so many more historic and breathtaking sites to discover.
Hamilton is located less than 75 kilometers from Ontario, so it makes a perfect choice if you want to get more out of your Canada vacation than just seeing the historic Falls. It takes about half a day to travel, but visiting the Bayfront in Hamilton is an experience you will never forget. The area has been revived and now features a bevy of culinary delights, decadent cafes, trails that you are your family can walk or bike, and one of the highlights of the bay, the legendary HMCS Haida.
Canada has one of the world’s top class naval installments, and along with it, a history of long-term naval service during wartime that would make any government proud. When you visit Hamilton to see the HMCS Haida, you are doing more than just viewing a ship exhibition. This ship is actually a Tribal class destroyer and was used in the WW2, the Cold war and the Korean conflict in defense of the nation and its allies. Your family will learn important history surrounding the Royal Canadian Navy and the various historic battles this famous ship had the pleasure of taking part in. Take yourself and your family away from reality and transport your imagination to the days of the war. Pretend that you are a crew member, or even the captain of this world classed naval ship as you discover all that history has to offer in Hamilton.
HMCS Haida National Historic Site opens at 10 am and closes at 5 pm Thursday through Sunday, and is closed the remaining days of the week. Do make sure to plan your trip accordingly. Admission for adults is affordably priced at $3.90, senior visitors $3.40, anyone aged 17 and under may visit HMCS Haida National Historic Site free of cost.
Your visit is sure to connect your family with the past and give them a better idea of the sacrifices involved in living and serving on a warship, as well as providing a bevy of factual information about the Canadian navy specifically. After spending a day on the deck at the HMCS Haida National Historic Site, take your family to enjoy a gourmet dinner along the bay. There are many restaurants located along this scenic route, and your family will delight in watching the waves and the historic ship along with their meal.
Next Place to Go in Hamilton - Canada Warplane Heritage Museum
We are proud Hamiltonians at Hamilton Glass Experts and beyond providing great auto glass services to our city, we love to give back by experiencing and promoting some of the great attractions in our cities. Here’s one of our favourites!
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a fun place for anyone who loves airplanes or is interested in aviation. In Hamilton, there are a lot of things that might strike your fancy, but the 50 displays of Canada’s military airplanes is an exhibit that shouldn’t be missed. There are planes that date back as far as WW2, and several of the craft on display is still able to fly.
There are things like this that can make someone really appreciates the true valor and worth of the heroism that lurks in the depths of our hearts. How important does an airplane have to be to get its very own museum filled with memorials and monuments? These are important questions that visitors will find the answers to when they view the wondrous displays at the museum.
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum opens early at 9 am, and closes at 5 pm every day of the week, so you can get your dose of aviation history with ease. Admission for adults is affordably priced at $15, senior visitors and students 13-17 are $13, youth aged 6- 12 are $10, children 5 and under may visit the museum free of cost with an accompanying adult. There is free parking at the museum, as well overflow parking at Hamilton airport.
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is jam-packed with memorabilia from war operations starting from WW2 until now. From equipment to badges, and from weapons to land and air vehicles, this museum can not only give you a great idea about how things were like for the Canadian Air Corps then but also picture the amount of courage and heroism needed to undertake the trials that they have successfully passed. Inside, you will find the gear, the parachutes, the uniforms and the weapons that were used throughout times, and various other memorabilia, including the P.O.W.-M.I.A.
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum does feature planes that still fly, as such, there will be times when certain models are not on display. These planes are used in various flight shows across the country and abroad, so if you would like to see a specific airplane, it's best to call in advance to be sure that it will be available during your scheduled visit.
For visitors that want to take a hands-on approach, you can climb into the cockpit of various planes or take a ride on the F-18 Hornet flight simulator. It’s nothing like a video game, and very much like an actual flight. There is no actual flight experience required, and pre-flight training will be provided during your visit to the simulator. The museum also has summer camps and education sleepovers for kids, schools, or families who are looking for a more in-depth approach to aviation and aero history.
This museum will remain a statement of the heroism and bravery that the human heart, mind, and soul is capable of for generations to come!
Next Place to Go in Hamilton - Royal Botanical Gardens
Getting your car to be an extension of your personality may come off to some as a type of sorcery. It could be of your favourite colour and its interior may be furnished to your liking. Unfortunately, that colour and interior may not be peculiar to you and going an extra mile will not come cheap. But how does your car stand out without breaking the bank and you sure as hell can't drive without your doors locked? The answer lies in vehicle wrapping.
What is a vehicle wrap?
Vehicle wrapping or car wrapping essentially involves the use of large vinyl materials to cover a part or the full length of a car. It could transform a car into a moving billboard if wrap advertising is intended or it could be a window to your personality and make your car stand out.
In the highly humid city of Hamilton, car wrapping is a smart financial move. One of the best car wrapping services in Hamilton, Hamilton Glass Experts offers standard wrapping services. Using only the best wrapping material available, the 3M 1080 film, you get your thoughts and features onto your car. Awesome right?
Benefits of a Car Wrap
This goes without saying that the car wrap is a medium of expression. You can mix colours, create a colour or draw abstract thoughts. It can also double as an unpaid advert space. Your business logo or contact card can be pasted on a door or on any part of your choice. As an added bonus, it has the potential to carry your business to the farthest parts or out of town.
Why should you wrap your vehicle? You should wrap your vehicle because it is cheaper than a paint job. The humid weather of Hamilton makes it imperative to use really expensive paints to get the best results. Weather, on the other hand, has no impact on the application of a vehicle wrap. It dries up faster than a paint job and is sure to leave behind a clean finish. Similarly, vinyl wrap lasts longer and wears off slower than the average paint job.
A vehicle wrap is versatile and options are unlimited. A vinyl wrap lets your imagination run wild, with designs and colours. What's more, it can be changed as much as you desire in the shortest time. Because changing a car paint takes a lot of time, a car wrap appointment can be set up in a short time. Coupled with the above, changing car wraps is relatively easy. You don't have to keep your car parked in a garage for a long time for its makeover.
As a plus, vehicle wrapping protects the original paint job of a car and increases the resale value. Because the manufacturer's original paint remains untouched, you can get more value for your car in an event of a resale or a recall.
The secret behind an amazing car wrap is the use of professionals and a company that knows it's stuff be it advertisement wrapping or just a personal vehicle wrap. Hamilton Glass Experts is all about getting the best results for your car wrapping or advertisement wrapping. Stand out with a meticulously done Hamilton car wrap - hamiltonglassexperts.com/vehicle-wraps
Today we're investigating the best ways to stop your car windows from fogging up and reducing your ability to see the road. We've seen many infomercials and stands at Canadian tire offering steam and fog solutions. As your local auto glass service, we felt it necessary to let you know about a few auto glass hacks for keeping your windshield and windows clear.
This video shows a test
1. Potato (Cut it in two and rub the inside of the raw potato directly onto your vehicles windows.)
2. Shaving Cream (Buff it on and wipe it clear leaving a thin film.)
3. Hand Sanitizer (Apply with paper fowl until you see know streaks.)
4. Baby Shampoo (Apply with cloth)
5. Rain-X Anti Fog (Store bought. Likely something you can find at Canadian Tire.
The two mose effective fog prevention methods were the store bought Rain-X and home solution: Shaving Scream!
Why do my cars windows get foggy in the first place?
The scientific reason for the condensation that forms on your windshield is due to a temperature change. Ever seen a movie where the windows steam up to imply romance? Well, the cold temperature outside and the warmth from body heat inside the vehicle have created a difference in temperature great enough to steam up the windows. This is why your windows will gather some condensation in the winter time. On the rather hand, the cool air is inside your vehicle in the summer. When we hit a high enough outdoor temperature this change will work in the opposite way. Cold air inside and warm air outside. Neat right? Not if your driving dow the Lincoln M. Alexander Pkwy in Hamilton, ON and you lose visibility! Also if visibility is an issue, you may want to consider booking an appointment for windshield tinting service here.
As pointed out on Reddit Hamilton and written about on the Hamilton Spectator website, Tesla recent filmed a commercial on a highway in the Hammer for its Model S vehicle
The commercial, "Revolutionize your Commute", shows the white luxury liftback cruising on Highway 403 in downtown Hamilton between the York Boulevard and Main Street West off-ramps. It passes several local landmarks, including the Hamilton Spectator.
The backdrop on Highway 403 in Hamilton is very nice, which is likely why Tesla decided to film here, along with there being more reasonable traffic than there would have been closer to Toronto.
There is a Tesla charging station in Hamilton at McMaster Innovation park, but the nearest dealership is in Toronto right beside Pearson International Airport (one of three GTA Tesla dealerships), so that is likely where the car came from.
It looks like the commercial may have been filmed very recently as the weather and scenery match what we have currently in Hamilton - there’s no leaves on the trees and also no snow on the ground. Of course, to be fair, it could have also been filmed last fall or a year ago around the same time.
The stretch of highway road is very curvy, allowing the film makers to show off the handling of the vehicle, which is a key theme of the commercial. Specifically, the video advertises that the Tesla S will “revolutionize your commute” because it:
• increases safety & convenience
• navigates the curves of the road
• follows the flow of traffic
• changes lanes with a single tap
• and parks on your command
This all sounds great. The only hurdle we see is the $101,900 - $146,000 Canadian price tag (depending on the battery you choose). That much for a battery, you say? Yes, in case you’ve been living under a rock, Tesla’s are all electric cars that need to be charged.
Fortunately, each new version is providing more KM’s per charge, with the latest Tesla S having a 460 km range. That’s about the distance from Toronto to Ottawa, in case you were wondering. Not quite enough if you’re travelling from the Hammer to Canada’s Capital, but there are charging stations along the way.
So, if you have $100,000+ to “revolutionize your commute”, the Tesla S may be for you. And if you do get a Tesla, you can trust Hamilton Glass Experts to reliably provide window tinting, paint protection, or any of our other professional services to the luxury vehicle.
It may come of a bit of surprise to some, but, we do in fact offer home window tinting. We get requests for this all the time as it is both economical and environmentally friendly. In some case we get request from people that live in an area where the house are close to each other. They find that they can easily be seen inside of their house and get films for privacy reasons. Some other benefits are: reduced UV and solar energy entering your home to increase how comfortable the temperature of your home is. This also protect rom broken glass as the window will not violently shatter. Whatever your reason, our Hamilton tinting of home windows is just a call away!
We've decided to start showcasing some of the vehicle that come through our tint shop in Hamilton. We will be creating a continuing gallery of some of the cars that come through over our busy summer season. Exciting thing ahead here at Hamilton Glass Experts. Take advantage of our Spring special by giving us a call to book your window tinting service today! This car was tinted with the popular 20% tint that many of our customers choose. If you're unsure which tint is best for you, give us a call.