What Windshield Damage and Halloween Have in Common.

It’s Fall in Arizona. 🍁 The weather is cooling down and Halloween is just over 2 weeks away! 🎃👻 For some, Halloween is a night they look forward to all year long. Costumes, candy, spooky decorations (some people even decorate their windshield and car for Halloween), scary movie marathons. I mean, what’s not to love?! But for others, Halloween may bring forth moans and groans of annoyance or dread. Endless barking from their dogs every single time the doorbell rings, spooky decorations that always seem to pop out and scare you (don’t worry, we won’t tell!) when you least expect it, scary movie marathons. Yup, that belongs in both lists. There are two types of people in this world: those that love scary movies and those that don’t. Which one are you?!

But Halloween is also known to be a night of mischief and chaos. People let the crazy inside of them come out on Halloween. Halloween pranks are being planned all over Phoenix right now, in preparation for the eve of October 31st. Some pranks are harmless. 🧻 Toilet paper companies love Halloween because their sales shoot through the roof as people TP anything and everything. Haunted houses pop up to give a little scare to those looking for it. 😱

But some pranks go a little too far, as anyone who has had their house or car “egged” on Halloween can attest to. 🥚 What seems like fun to some pranksters, egging a house or car can actually cause quite a bit of damage. The egg white and yolk can actually be corrosive to a vehicle’s exterior paint and if thrown hard enough, an egg (and its shell) can cause windshield damage on impact. Strange cause of windshield damage, right?! 

Maybe you can get over the “egging” pranks that are so common on Halloween night, but what many don’t realize is that Halloween is one of the worst days of the year for auto damage claims related to theft and vandalism. In fact, studies have shown that the number of auto insurance claims submitted for car and windshield damage that occurred on Halloween night is almost twice as high as the typical day. 🤯

So, what do we do about this? Well, for starters, try to park in a garage or a location that is away from the public if possible. Or maybe you’re a prankster yourself and you opt to booby-trap your car instead and scare the living daylights out of anyone who thinks they can get away with vandalizing your car. Either way, you gotta do what you gotta do.

But rest assured. If you wake up on November 1st and realize your car was one of the unlucky vehicles to get “egged” or vandalized, Auto Glass 2020 has your back. We will get any and all auto glass damage or windshield damage repaired or replaced as quickly as possible (and if you don’t want your neighbors knowing you got “egged”, we can be discreet too 🤫)! Call Auto Glass 2020 at (480) 283-7751 or get a quote here.