Windshield Replacement & Auto Glass Repair – Alexandria, VA
With so many satisfied customers, it’s no surprise that 5 Star Auto Glass was voted as one of the top auto glass companies serving Alexandria, VA in 2018. Our mission has always been simple: quality work, get the details right, and do it at a competitive cost.
Whether you’re in need of our mobile service to your residence off Duke Street, or to your workplace in Old Town, we can have your replacement completed on-site at no additional charge!
A recent question from Samantha V. of Alexandria, VA:
Question: “I’ve never replaced my windshield before, but I have water leaking around the ceiling and driver side post area, next to the windshield. I think the windshield needs to be resealed?”
Answer: Typically when owners see water inside of their vehicle, their first reaction is to suspect the windshield. However, water intrusion can come from a number of sources. The location and characteristics of a leak will give us clues as to the possible source(s).
The scenario you’re describing is a telltale sign of a sunroof leak. If the openings to a sunroof’s drainage system become clogged, water will overflow and begin leaking into the cabin. Check out our article about water intrusion sources on our blog (coming soon).
Windshield Guide: Rain Sensor
Many vehicles come equipped with a rain sensor, as a standard feature, or as a part of a trim/package upgrade. When engaged, a rain sensor will activate the windshield’s wipers automatically. Many will even change the speed of the wipers to adjust for changes in rain intensity. While there are many different styles, most rain sensors, with the exception of Toyota/Lexus and others, will be located directly behind the rear view mirror, as shown in the example below.
Kathleen B. of Alexandria, Va:
“5 Star Auto Glass is a exactly what a small business should be. Brian was a pleasure to work with, provided excellent customer service to me, and clearly takes great pride in his high quality work.
I requested about 10 quotes on Yelp and on Safelite. 5 Star’s quote was the second lowest, and I chose 5 Star over the lowest based on the more thoughtful message Brian sent to me and the many 5 star yelp reviews. Brian was on time for our appointment. He came to my house to do the work for no additional charge, which was a great perk! Brian uses the highest quality glass and sealant. He was clearly very knowledgeable and pointed out (very respectfully) a couple of issues with the prior glass replacement I received from Safelite. I hope I will not need to use his services again, but if I need another windshield replaced, 5 Star Auto Glass will definitely have my business!”