Tinting your car windows

Tinting your car windows is not just a cool look for your car. There are many benefits to tinting your windows. The summer sun is here. The sun causes uncomfortable heat inside your car. Car window tinting blocks up to 71% of solar energy. Tinting will allow you to stay comfortable and prevent overuse of the AC.

If you are in the car for a long time, tint protects you from UV rays. Car window tinting blocks up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. UV protection comes in many grades, and you don’t need to have windows considerably darkened to block UV.

A tinted car window that breaks is safer than a non-tinted window. Tint covers the entire window; therefore, broken glass stays in one piece. This reduces the chance for injury. Cleanup is much easier after a broken window.

Car window tinting can prevent car theft. Security tint makes car windows stronger. A thief that breaks a window still has to deal with a solid panel of glass because the broken glass is held together.

Gerber Collision and Glass advise car owners to have their windows analyzed by a professional. Getting the proper tint for your particular vehicle is essential for look and safety.


Gerber Collision and Glass is highly wreck-ommended

Gerber Collision and Glass is highly wreck-ommended 

Gerber Collision and Glass would like to take this opportunity to say Happy 4th of July to everyone.  We hope everyone is staying cool in this smoldering heat.  Can you believe we are over half way through the year already?  We would especially like to thank our clients for your loyalty and support this year.  We strive to be the best auto and collision specialists in the business.  We are happy to serve you with the finest quality work and dedication.

  Customer satisfaction still remains our number one goal.  We offer many services, including auto window repair and collision damage repair.  We use the most state of the art products to get you back up and rolling.  We even offer a mobile glass repair for your convenience.  Our technicians are the best in the industry.  They will evaluate your vehicle and get it in pre collision condition.      

We have many locations throughout the United States to serve your automotive needs.  You can find us in Florida, Maryland, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, and Colorado.  We are also available in four locations in Canada.  Check us out in Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.  We look forward to serving you for the second half of the year.  Check us out online at Gerber Collision.com to see all the quality work we offer.

Got a chip in your windshield

Got a chip in your windshield

Got a chip in your winshield? Gerber Collision and Glass can help. Whether you have a small crack or a large split in your glass, our experienced technicians can evaluate your situation and have you back on the road in no time. We use only the highest quality materials found in the automotive glass industry. We also offer a free mobile service for your convenience.

With over 70 years of experience, Gerber Collision and Glass are proud to be approved by all major insurance companies. So whether it’s one vehicle or an entire fleet you need evaluated, our experts are here for you. We have many locations throughout the United States and Canada to serve you. Windshield cracks can impair your ability to drive safely. Don’t let that broken glass go untreated. Let Gerber collision and Glass solve the problem.

Winshield Wiper Fluid – What to do before a snowstorm

Car owners can go through a lot of windshield wiper fluid in a single snowstorm, hail, or rain storm so be prepared with the following tips from Gerber Collision.

–       Fill your vehicle’s windshield wiper fluid before the first snowflake hits

–       Use high-quality, “no-freeze” fluid.

–       Consider buying an extra bottle and leaving it in your trunk.

–       Inspect your windshield wipers and defroster in both the front and rear windshield.

–       Replace worn-out blades.

Safe driving during a snowstorm, rainstorm, or hail depends on maintaining the best visibility possible

Car Windshield Glass Repair – Does it Matter if I have Broken Glass?

You might have a lot of questions about automotive windshield glass repair that we can help you with.

  • Does it matter if I have broken glass or a chipped windshield? Yes, absolutely it does. Damaged or chipped glass can break when you hit a bump in the road, but more importantly your glass serves as an important structural purpose during an auto accident.
  • Do I have to replace my windshield? Many small rock chips and cracks can be repaired without needing to replace your windshield, saving you time and money. If your rock chip is smaller than a quarter in diameter, it may be repairable. If your windshield crack is less than 6” long (the size of a dollar bill), it may be repairable.
  • Is there a difference between my windshield and the other glass in the car? Yes there is. Windshield glass is laminated safety glass, designed to react differently in an auto accident, where the sides and rear are often tempered glass.
  • Do I have to take my car somewhere for the repair? Gerber Collision and Glass glass has locations throughout the United States or our mobile service can come to you at your home or office at no additional charge.
  • How long will the repair take?Most repairs at Gerber can be completed in 30 minutes or less. Actual time may vary depending upon climate conditions and the extent of the damag
  • How long before I can drive my car again after the repair? Generally our OEM adhesives cure within an hour. However, safe drive away times do vary depending upon climate conditions. Your Gerber technician will be able to provide you with the safe drive away time for your windshield replacement.
  • How soon can I wash my car? You want to wait at least 24 hours prior to washing your car after a windshield repair.

View more FAQ’s for Windshield Glass Auto Repair >

Car Windshield wiper care – How to take care of windshield wipers

It’s easy to forget that windshield wipers are a safety feature—until you end up driving in heavy rain or snow. Dirt, debris, and mother nature abrade wipers, while  sunlight breaks down the rubber edges. Most windshield wipers need replacement every six to nine months. To check this, lift each wiper off the windshield glass and run your finger along the edge.  If the rubber is chipped or a little rigid, you need new wipers.

Here are two tips from Gerber Collision and Glass to take care of your windshield wipers.

Keep them clean – Put windshield washer fluid on a damp sponge or rag and wipe debris off the rubber and your car windshield where the wiper rests.

Keep them free – If wipers are frozen to the glass, use the defroster and hand-clear snow and ice from around them before turning them on. Use windshield washer fluid with antifreeze.

What do you do if you notice a windshield crack in need of repair?

One repair that many car owners often overlooked until too late is auto glass repair.  Even the smallest windshield chip or windshield crack does not seem like it can cause harm, but debris and changing temperatures can cause auto glass chips to grow larger over time.

If you notice a crack in your windshield glass, first inspect the damage. You can do this yourself or even take your car to Gerber Collision and Glass for inspection.  Windshield damage that is limited to a minor chip, crack, or knick should be repairable. Many small rock chips and cracks can be repaired by Gerber without needing to replace your windshield, saving you time and money.Some larger or “spider-like” windshield cracks may not repairable and require windshield replacement.

While a chip in your windshield may seem insignificant, it’s important to take care of as soon as possible before they grow or in worst cases, cause a driving hazard.

If you have any questions regarding auto glass repair or auto glass replacement service, our helpful customer service representatives are available to answer your questions at 877-7gerber (877-743-7237) or online through our Contact form.

How does the cold weather cause windsheild glass cracks

Cold Weather and Windshield Cracks

With weather chill in the air, not only are we having to bundle up a bit more but we also need to be on the lookout for changes in the windshields of our car. Because changes in temperature can expand and contract your vehicles windshield, it’s important to look for small cracks that can travel the length of your auto glass.

For instance, if the inside of your car is around 60 degrees but the outside is in the 20s, the inside layor of the class will expland while the outside will contract, causing distortion and often cracked auto glass that is in need of windshield repair.  Even a small difference in degrees can stress your auto windshield.

If you’ve had a small windshield crack after about a month or so you will notice it begins to get dirty.  How do windshield cracks become dirty?  Typically the windshield wipers push dirt into the crack over time or when it rains dirt can be carried into the auto glass crack. It’s important to have your vehicle looked at by an auto glass service company because preventative measures will take care of the crack before it spreads.

Many Options (voice to text, hands-free features) make texting while driving unnecessary

Many Options (voice to text, hands-free features) make texting while driving unnecessary…

Texting while driving is a huge NO-NO!  Some interesting information about texting while driving is listed below.  Please remember that these statistics are only estimates.  We at Gerber Collision and Glass continue to encourage you to please stop texting while driving.  Please make the pledge and be dedicated to driving without texting…. there are many options, like voice to text, and hands-free features that making using your thumbs and physically texting while driving completely unnecessary….

Texting while driving info:

  • An accident can happen within seconds of texting
  • Texting is a youth’s sport, as more of the youngsters are the ones that are keen to this technology.  It is said that about 40 percent of texting while driving drivers are ages 18 to 27.  Then the age group of 28 to 44 years old is about 15 percent, and then only 2 percent of 45 to 60 years old text while driving.
  • Texting while driving causes lane weaving, speeding up and down, and increases the chances of running into pedestrians, other vehicles, or other objects.
  • 95 percent of people think texting while driving is a big NO-NO, but at least approximately 25 percent admit that they do it anyways.
  • Legally drunk drivers need about 4 additional feet to begin braking… and a person that is texting while driving needs about 70 feet to begin braking.  This is extremely scary folks.
  • And finally, texting while driving your automobile increases your risk of an accident about 25 times a person operating a vehicle that is not impaired in some way.

What can you do?

Experts say one of easiest things to do is to just simply turn off your phone when you get into your vehicle.  It’s that easy!  This way you will resist the urge to send a message, or to reply to a message received.  There are even many states that have passed laws that make texting while driving illegal.  Bottom line:  it is about saving your life, and saving the lives of others…. Please do not text and drive…

Gerber Website Goes Online!!!


Gerber Collision and Glass website is officially online now.  Please come and visit us at http://www.gerbercollision.com/Home.asp… Automobile owners have trusted us with their cars for over seventy years!  There are endless automotive tools on our website for you to utilize! 

  • Book your auto glass appointments online…
  • Book your collision appointments online… 
  • Read why we are highly wreck-ommended with customer reviews… 
  • Get an online auto glass quote…
  • Obtain a collision repair estimate… 
  • Obtain information about financing your repair… 
  • Find Gerber Collision and Glass Locations…
  • FAQ’s – Frequently asked questions…
  • Learn about our Lifetime Guarantee…
  • See our testimonies and our excellent customer service…
  • And sooo much more!

 Please come and visit us at http://www.gerbercollision.com/Home.asp.  We will NOT disappoint!

It’s raining, it’s pouring…. Gerber fixes ALL auto glass needs!

Picture this: It’s been raining for the last 4 days and the sun is FINALLY out, and it’s warm and humid. You get into your car and “sniff, sniff. Where is that mildew smell coming from? My windows are all up.” Well, even the slightest gap in your window, or cracked windshield, can cause water to seep in and cause mold and mildew to grow. That can make your car stink and look unattractive from the inside. If you suspect your car’s window has a leak, or if your windows or windshields have a crack in them, make sure to bring it over to us, Gerber Collision and Glass! We can take a look and fix ya right up!

Our customer service records speak for themselves:

Gerald had some work done recently on his car, and said “I had some front end damage to my car, took it in and I was impressed with the staff and facility. The staff was knowledgeable and the shop was very neat and clean, very professional operation. They called twice a week as promised and gave me updates on my cars progress. When I picked it up, it look just like it did the day I picked it up from the showroom. I was very impressed and will use Gerber Collision again, when I need body work done to any of my vehicles.”

We also make auto glass replacement and windshield repair services easy with our mobile auto glass services. If something happens while you’re at work and you can’t leave the office, don’t worry we’ll take care of it while you keep working!

Gerber Collision and Glass can repair HAIL damage on your car…


Little rain pellots, they call “HAIL”

Gerber Collision and Glass can certainly bail,

you out without fail,

if your car suffers damage from hail….


Hail is definitely not good for your car…

To get it fixed you won’t need to go far,


Gerber collision and glass will come to you,

to fix hail damage in a few

minutes and get you back on the road,

And then you’re off to where you need to go!


So call on us and we will fix,

any needs and we’ll do it quick!


We care about you and your ride,

and we’ll make the repairs with great pride!


Stop on by

and say hi!!!