Choosing an Insurer, The Shop’s Point of View

Auto Insurance is big business, and now more than ever consumers are doing some serious shopping around when it comes to choosing an insurance company.  One thing that everyone is looking for is polite and courteous treatment by the company’s agents.   All companies are at their best when you’re calling around to shop for rates, but what will happen when you have a problem?  The best place to ask this question is at your local auto repair shop, since no other group of  people spend more time dealing with insurance companies and filing claims. Continue reading


Ray Sands Glass is the People’s Choice – For the 7th Year

Our local Rochester newspaper, the Democrat and Chronicle, runs a poll every year to get reader’s opinions on their favorite local businesses.  And we are proud to announce that Ray Sands Glass has won the People’s Choice Award for the 7th consecutive year.

It is really an honor for our shop to be chosen by our community as the favorite glass shop, year after year.  Even more so, because it isn’t a ballot style poll, businesses are written in by the readers – a true people’s choice.

The Democrat and Chronicle goes to great lengths to ensure the integrity of the contest.  Since the first year, when they were overwhelmed with ballots, they have hired a independent specialty company to handle the balloting process and monitor for dishonest practices for which businesses can be disqualified.

With over 30,000 ballots turned in this year, it’s great to know that Rochester appreciates Ray Sands Glass, as much as we appreciate all the loyal and friendly customers in our community.

Thank You Rochester!

Greater Rochester Home Show

 Ray Sands Glass is excited to announce that we will also be participating in the Greater Rochester Home Show at the end of this month.  This is always a huge event, with dozens of local businesses exhibiting all their home related products and services.  There are displays for everything from interior design to outdoor recreation, and every type of home improvement.

  We will have an exhibit set up featuring all the products and services we have available for homeowners.  One of the services that always generates a lot of interest at the home shows is our residential window tinting.  Our top of the line Madico films can lower energy bills by blocking 100% of UV light, and help keep heat from escaping through windows in the winter.  It also helps protect your valuable personal belongings from the harmful effects of the sun, preventing UV damage to your rugs, fabrics, art and furniture.  The other added benefit of the energy savings is a 10% tax rebate from the federal government. Continue reading

Aquapel Windshield Rain Repellent Treatment gets rave reviews. . .

For several years now we have carried Aquapel, a windshield rain repellent treatment. We have applied it to hundreds of cars, trucks and vans and sold thousands of the single applications to happy customers around the world.

Many of our customers have tried other products, most often they have used RainX, and hands down we repeatedly get positive feedback on how much better Aquapel works, and how much longer it lasts. In the Rochester NY area we all know that now is the time to prepare our vehicles for the coming months of snow, and snow… and usually some more snow. New windshield wipers combined with an application of Aquapel can make your winter time commutes to and from work much easier.

Recently one of our internet customers writes:

From the sheriff’s department in Dayton Ohio. . . “The County’s mechanics started applying Aquapel on our cruiser windshields last year. Prior to that, they didn’t use anything on the glass. I’ve used Rain-X for years on my personal vehicles and cruisers’ windshields. I couldn’t believe how well Aquapel performed and how long Aquapel lasted compared with Rain-X.Good-bye, Rain-X….. Hello, Aquapel.”

For more information about the benefits of Aquapel visit

Ray Sands Glass Employment Opportunity

We’re excited to have our very own blog where we can share good information with our customers, friends, and readers about what’s going on at Ray Sands Glass. We plan to keep you informed about changes in our hours, weekly and monthly internet specials, local press coverage, customer feedback and more.

Career Opportunity at Ray Sands Glass

We are actively interviewing for an auto glass tinting specialist. Prior experience is not a requirement, but is preferred. We are willing to train the right person.

Responsbilities include applying window tinting films to all makes and models of vehicles. Most work done in-house.

For consideration, please contact Dave Burns, president of Ray Sands Glass, or stop by our auto glass shop and fill out an appplication.