This happened over the Chinese New Year holidays last week:
We were having lunch at a restaurant opposite Kelana Jaya LRT station. It was a regular work day, though many businesses around that area were still closed for CNY.
Anyway, when we got back to the car, Zachary said someone dropped a bag next to our car. We took a look and noticed it seemed similar to the one we have. Then we looked up and saw — broken window.
The rest of the day was wasted making police report and trying to look for a place that can help get the window replaced.
We found Dr Cermin in Kelana Jaya but they had closed for the day. So window can only be replaced the next day. In the meantime, this is what we did:
Cleaning up was not that difficult. I guess we have Llumar to thank for that. We had installed the security film on our car windows. When the window was broken, the whole piece that fell off was still “intact”.
You must be wondering: Why did the window break in the first place if we had security tint?
I believe this is more to do with Proton Exora‘s design. The back window that was broken is one huge piece of glass that covers some part of the car body as well — see first image above. As the tint is applied from inside the car, that portion that covered the body was not applied with the security film. It was that part that actually gave way. IMHO, the only way to get the whole piece of glass protected is during assembly of the vehicle. I guess that is something Proton can and should look into.
In case you would like to get your car (or even house) protected with a security film, I strongly suggest you check out Llumar. Locally, it is distributed by: Tint Auto (M) Sdn Bhd.
I hope the scumbag thieves like the two bags of kids clothing they took from our car…