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Quick, Reliable, Mobile W&W is the Bowie Area's Best Auto Glass Repair Company
Whether you need a crack repaired or a full windshield replaced, we are the company to trust!
Do you have a vehicle with broken or damaged auto glass? Wizards & Waterfowl, LLC can help! Don't let broken auto glass compromise your safety and the structural integrity of your vehicle any longer.
Wizards & Waterfowl, LLC, is a Pasadena-based auto glass repair business that is constantly on the move! With a fully-mobile 13-foot workshop, W&W can come to your home or place of business to service your auto glass needs. Their workshop is outfitted with everything necessary to repair dings, cracks and other types of damage to your car windows – even entire windshield replacements! W&W serves a 25-mile "as the crow flies" radius of territory around the Pasadena area.
You’re probably wondering what wizards and waterfowl have to do with auto glass repair! We won’t keep you in suspense:
Chris Donaldson and Mike Meredith, the two main W&W business partners, each garnered a nickname in former occupations. Chris served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a helicopter repair technician and an aerial door gunner. Chris' nickname among his fellow Marines was "Duck." Mike served the automotive and motorcycle industry for years. Mike is a wizard with all things mechanical. Mike's nickname is "Merlin" – hence the name, "Wizards & Waterfowl".
While the name "Wizards & Waterfowl" might not immediately make you think of auto glass repair, it’s a name that will stick in your mind – and that’s good to know when you need top quality auto glass services. In fact, Chris has been in the business for eight years and was recognized as one of the top 15 auto glass repair technicians in the country with his previous company before striking out on his own with W&W in November 2006.
Wizards & Waterfowl services residential customers, businesses with fleet vehicles and everything in between. The majority of their business comes from word-of-mouth referrals or the accounts that they already have in place. They have also established solid relationships with glass shops that don’t handle auto glass and refer, as well as receive, business from these relationships.
"We stand behind our work with a lifetime warranty", says Chris. W&W can repair or attempt to repair windshield damage up to the size of a dollar bill. If the repair is unsuccessful (or successful but cracks again in the future from the original point of repair), W&W credits the money paid for the original repair toward the purchase of a new windshield.
Repairs are $59.95 for the first "hit" and $10 for each additional hit or damage point on the windshield. The average windshield chip repair takes about ½ hour to complete, while a full windshield replacement can take up to two hours. W&W is approved to handle claims for most major auto insurance carriers, including State Farm, Allstate, Geico, and Erie.
Give W & W, LLC a call – they’ll work magic with your auto glass needs!
We deduct $10 off all auto glass replacements for verified military personnel and veterans.
We offer windshield chip repairs for the low cost of $59.95 for the first strike and $10 for any additional strikes on the same windshield.
At Wizards & Waterfowl Auto Glass Services, we offer the best in Pasadena auto glass services. We take pride in providing exceptional customer service and will ensure that your new glass is installed properly.
We tend to take for granted how much a windshield protects us from wind, rain and debris but other than making the drive more comfortable the windshield also protects the driver and passengers in some fairly unique ways. The windshield gives added strength to your vehicle and just like seatbelts and airbags, is an integral part of your vehicle's safety system. With a cracked or stone bruised windshield you compromise the structural safety of your vehicle in the event of an accident. If you have a chip, crack or other damage to your windshield you need to see a professional Bowie auto glass dealer right away.
The proper repair or replacement of a damaged windshield is important to the safety of you and your family. To ensure the job is done right the Bowie auto glass shop works with a team of trained technicians. If your car windshield has a small crack or stone bruise they may be able to repair it rather than replace the entire windshield but if you have a large crack you'll need to get the windshield replaced.
Depending on the cost, you may want to pay the expense out of pocket to avoid making a claim on your insurance policy. No matter what you do, talk to an auto glass specialist first. Just be aware that if you do need to use your insurance coverage, you have the right by law to choose the Bowie auto glass shop you feel the most comfortable doing business with.
If you’ve never had to have your vehicle windshield replaced you may not know what to expect. Thought the process is pretty straight forward, it should only be done by a qualified Bowie auto glass technician. Don't let your cousin or a friend of a friend tell you they can do it for you and save you some money. While it may look like it's just a matter of taking one windshield out, adding some silicon and popping in a new windshield, there are a few fine details that can affect the safely of your vehicle. A Bowie auto glass technician knows what windshields and adhesives to use and will adhere to federal vehicle safety standards.
Plan to be without your vehicle for at least a couple of hours when you go to have your windshield repaired or replaced. You can confirm how long the Bowie auto glass shop will need to do the job when you call them to make an appointment. Keep in mind that some added time may be needed for the adhesive to set up. The curing time can vary depending on the specific product used and weather conditions. Ask the Bowie auto glass shop how long you should wait before you can resume normal driving.
The Bowie auto glass shop technician will begin by checking your vehicle and then covering the interior upholstery and flooring to protect them from the adhesive or other potential damage. He will then remove the wiper blades and arms along with the windshield trim before removing the old windshield. He will scrape away the old adhesive and re-apply new adhesive to the frame. The Bowie auto glass technician will clean and prime the edge of windshield before installation to make certain it bonds completely to the vehicle body. Once the new windshield is put in place, the wiper arms, blades and trim will be replaced and the windshield will be cleaned and inspected.
Maybe you have a very small crack or stone bruise on your windshield and it seems a shame go to the expense of replacing the entire glass. Actually it’s possible that you can have it repaired instead of replaced. Windshield repair is intended to prevent the spread of damage with the use of a special clear resin. Windshield repair has greatly improved in the last few years and if done correctly is almost invisible. It’s also possible that your insurance company will cover the cost of the repair. There are times when the damage may be beyond a repair but check with a qualified Bowie auto glass repair shop to discuss your options.
You can often find do-it-yourself windshield repair kits at your local auto parts store but keep in mind that this is not a job you should try to tackle yourself. These windshield repair kits are not the same method used by the professionals and may only cause a delay in getting your windshield repaired properly. It doesn’t take much for a small crack to work its way over the whole windshield. You’ll have no other choice but to have the windshield replaced because once the damage spreads it is impossible to repair. So don’t waste time with trying to fix the damage yourself. Contact the Bowie auto glass shop right away.
Of course the Bowie auto glass shop handles more than windshield repairs or replacements. It’s all about auto glass, just like the name says. The other glass in your car or truck is not invulnerable to breakage. Rear windows and side glass might not be as prone as the windshield but a baseball hit out of the park, excessive heat or unfortunately vandalism and theft can leave you with some broken glass. But no matter the cause, if you need a rear or side window replaced, you know where to go. A qualified Bowie auto glass shop can take care of it.
Keep in mind that a damaged windshield can make your car or truck unsafe to drive. If the damage is minor you may be able to get it repaired, but time is of the essence to get it taken care of before the crack or chip begins to spread across the window. Once that happens you will need to have the windshield replaced. But whatever the case you can count on the Bowie auto glass shop to be there to help.
"W&W was able to repair my windshield in no time at all. They met me at my office and took care of business quick! They gave me a great price (better than a regular windshield shop) and I didn't have to take anytime off work to get the repair done because they came to me! If you need the job done right and on your terms, call W&W."
Tom - Annapolis