Q&A with Anita Riddell, owner, Furby’s Auto Glass and Services

What made you decide to open up a business in Rycroft?
We started on September 1, 2021. That was after my husband was laid off from his job after working for the same company for more than 18 years.
Rycroft is our home, and it gave us the opportunity to offer many services to our community and surrounding areas.

Where in Rycroft are you located? And what are your hours?
We are located at 4539 – 48 Street, and we are open from Monday to Saturday, 9am-6pm

What are your services, and can you tell us a bit about each?

  • Spray-in Bed Liners: protects truck boxes from rusting
  • Rock Guard Protection: protects wheel wells from rusting and rock chips
  • Minor Autobody Repairs: small dents or rust repairs
  • Automotive Part Replacements: fenders, bumpers, etc.
Anita Riddell

We offer a one-on-one service. There is no waiting in line. We also provice free windshield washer refills with every windshield replacement. And, the best thing of all, we treat you like family.

It seems that having a damaged windshield is part of living in Alberta. Why would I want to have it fixed?
When a windshield starts to crack, it spiders out of control. That may, depending on the degree of the crack, impair visibility while driving. So, having your windshield replaced or fixed should be a top priority when it comes to driving safe.

Is driving with a cracked windshield illegal in Alberta?
No, unless it affects your driving view.

What are the possible dangers of driving with a cracked windshield?
The dangers depend on how bad the crack is – dangers like not being able to see where you are going.

What are the advantages of going to a professional auto glass service instead of purchasing a tube of glass repair and doing it yourself?
Going to a professional auto glass service is the best way to get your windshield replaced or fixed. Professionals have the experience, and they know what options you have in your windshield. Doing it yourself can cause your windshield to leak and spider out of control.

How soon after the repair can I drive my vehicle again?
Right after the install or repair.

You offer mobile services. What is the area you serve, and what services are mobile?
We offer mobile services to Rycroft and surrounding areas. Our mobile services include windshield and other automotive glass replacements.

Contact:

  • Location: 4539 – 48 Street, Rycroft
  • Phone: (780) 296-6696
  • E-mail: furbys@mail.com