My Car Does What?

So you did your research and you bought the car of your dreams. It had the features you wanted and feel you needed from the latest in safety development from vehicle manufacturers. But have you ever looked into the feature beyond the name? For example cars in 2017 are now offering Automatic Parallel Parking which…

Repair or Replace?

When is the right time to repair the chip or crack in your windshield? Well, the correct answer would be yesterday. The sooner you can repair the damage, the better. The longer you leave it, the greater chance that the small chip will soon become a crack that stretches the whole length of your windshield.…

Driving in the Dark

Have you ever suffered on the road from what you would refer to as night blindness? This is one of the most common complaints from adult drivers. After the sun has set, the windshield suddenly becomes your worst enemy. Car’s headlights seem to blind you, reflections in the glass become distracting, and road signs may seem near…

Windshield Wipers

Wipe Out Even before Henry Ford manufactured automobile production, there was a handy dandy little contraption invented that would revolutionize the way we see the world outside of a vehicle. That invention was the windshield wiper. Developed in 1903, an inventor named J.H. Apiohn came up the first wiper idea. It was a device that…

Summer Ready

It’s finally here… Summer! The days of jump starting your frozen car and scraping an inch of ice off your windshield are behind you. After those harsh months, it’s important to take some steps to ensure your car is summer-ready. Tires If you just made it through a cold Canadian winter, then you probably have…

How to Clean your Windshield

There’s nothing quite so irritating as trying to see through streaks all over your windshield. The sun hits it and suddenly it’s like you’re looking through frosted glass. The streaks may be on the outside, inside, or, most annoyingly, both sides! You may try to take your sleeve to the glass and wipe away the…

Defrost With Science

It’s a freezing winter morning. You’re running late for work. The traffic report lists problems across all your routes. You make it into your car and look out to see, well, nothing. Your windshield is completely iced over. It may be tempting to start squirting that windshield wiper fluid and dragging your blades across the caked-on ice, but don’t do it! Not only does this damage your windshield wipers, but it can also scratch your windshield itself

The Weirdest Windshields Ever Made

Here are Crackmasters, we replace all sorts of windshields and repair all sorts of cracks. Auto manufacturers seem to really enjoy designing and building different shapes and sizes of windshields for their vehicles. Almost as if they are trying to make some kind of point to the consumers and other manufacturers.

Funding Samaritan’s Purse Water Projects

Samaritan’s Purse Water Projects are helping to save lives and improve quality of living for some of the more than 780 million people around the world who do not have access to clean water. When Samaritan’s Purse installs the Samaritan Water Filters in Schools, students and families also receive health and hygiene training to better…

The Life of a Crackmaster

What’s it like to own your own business as a Crackmasters franchisee? We sat down with Richard, owner of Crackmasters Lloydminster/1st Choice Auto Detailing to get his take. How long did you think about opening your own business before you bought into the Crackmasters franchise?My partner and I talked about it for about 6 months…