Getting a windshield is something I hate doing. Having grown up in the Northwest Territories, specifically Yellowknife, I’m afraid that any bit of driving will get a crack in my windshield. In Yellowknife, in the winter, the gravel roads, all the roads. Everyone has a crack in the windshield, it doesn’t matter what type of vehicle you drive. That’s why I try to put off getting one as long as possible because you’re most likely going to get a crack right away.
The windshield and my Jeep when I bought it was Artie a roadmap of its own. There was cracks streaking up and around the passenger side. Luckily the driver side didn’t have any, so I was able to see out without any problem while driving. That was until I was driving back to Dawson Creek from Yellowknife.
As I was barreling towards the BC border from Alberta an oncoming truck and its trailer slightly swerved into a gravel area of the road. The result was this trailer picking up a fist size rock. And flinging it straight across the road. It bounced once twice and three times as I saw it coming towards me. I tried to swerve towards the other lane to avoid it from hitting the driver side, but I didn’t swerve enough and it hit the very edge on the passenger side resulting in a massive spiderweb. Glass shards sprayed everywhere on the passenger side seat.
I kept driving to Dawson Creek, and eventually Fort St. John that night. As it still wasn’t affecting the driver side, I wasn’t ultimately concerned about it. I knew I wouldn’t drive it much here in town but I knew it needed to be done. So finally on Thursday I called Peace Glass, a local glass store. They quoted me a good price and said they could do it the next day, so I said sure.
If you went up close to this hole in my windshield you’d find that the only thing holding it all together was the protection plastic. Now this was unsafe of me, yes. Many people would probably get mad at me, but nonetheless I only really drove it to work in my house, which if you know is only a block.
I left my Jeep with them while I was at work and when picked it up at around 3:30pm. The process of doing this was easy and the staff were very friendly. I’m sure this is the same in most places, so that didn’t really strike me as special. What struck me as special was when I sat into the vehicle. I was in shock, not only had they replaced the windshield they had cleaned my entire dashboard and center consul. That I was not expecting. Maybe other company’s do it as well, but I was certainly impressed with Peace Glass. It was spotless and smelt wonderful.
I would recommend Peace Glass to anyone. No they didn’t pay me to write this post, gosh they’re not even on twitter, I doubt that know about blogging. I chalk this up to me writing about great local businesses, like this coffee shop, that I come across. Although his great as I think they are maybe you had a different experience. Share with me your experiences below in the comments.