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Rain and Windshield Repairs: What You Need to Know

If you have a crack in your windshield, it is important that you get the crack filled in. This helps to prevent it from growing, which can eventually lead to you needing a new windshield. But if you have made an appointment for windshield repair and wake up to find that it is raining or dreary out, you may wonder if windshield repair can go on as planned or if it will need to be rescheduled. Here is some information you will need to know about rain and windshield repair.

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What Kind of Auto Glass Training Should an Auto Glass Repair Technician Undergo?

Auto glass technicians need to be trained in order to correctly repair and install auto glass. This may leave you wondering what types of training they undergo and how they learn to do their job. Here is some information on the training and certification programs auto glass repair technicians undergo before they begin to work on your car.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Using a Company That Manufactures Their Own Auto Glass

When you are looking for an auto glass repair shop to repair your auto glass, you will find that companies use a variety of techniques to obtain the glass. Some companies buy the auto glass directly from the manufacturer. Some companies buy auto glass from third parties who manufacture it and other companies manufacture their own auto glass. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method of obtaining the glass. Taking the time to learn about some of these pros and cons and getting answers to the questions you have will help you decide which is right for your auto glass needs. Here are a few of the questions you may have about using a company that manufacturers their own auto glass and the answers.

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How to Protect a Broken Car Window Until it Can Be Repaired

After a window on your car is broken, outside elements can enter your car. This includes things like pests or rain and snow. It also makes it easier for a thief to steal something from your car or gain access to steal your car. In a perfect world, you could take your car to an auto glass repair shop and have the glass repaired right away. However, you may not have the money or your car may have glass that needs to be ordered or custom made, meaning it takes time to get the glass to make the repair. If your glass has been broken in your car, follow these steps to secure the car and keep outdoor elements out until the glass can be repaired.

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The Dangers of DIY Windshield Repair Kits

DIY windshield repair kits are largely intended as a temporary solution for drivers with cracked or otherwise damaged windshields. These kits are meant to bond the cracks within the windshield, thereby preventing further spreading. Some DIY repair kits are even intended to minimize the appearance of cracks or chips. Regardless, they can also be potentially dangerous. 

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Top 4 Reasons You Need Rock Chip Repair

Imagine this scenario. You're driving along behind a dump truck, making sure to stay far back as cautioned by the signage on its tailgate. In spite of your carefulness, when you arrive at your destination, you notice a couple of rock chips on your windshield. Or you are driving slowly down an unpaved gravel road to make sure the gravel doesn't damage your windshield or the paint job on your car only to discover a few rock chips in both later. 

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Tips to Avoid Needing Auto Glass Repair

No one wants to get a crack on their windshield. However, it is something that happens frequently. While you can't avoid all windshield cracks, there are a few things you can do to help minimize the likelihood of a crack developing in your windshield. Here are a few of those tips.

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Your Car's Rear Windows

Most people have had to replace their car’s windshield at some point in time. You may have had an experience of having to replace a side window as well, but much less common is damage to the rear window. Road debris can’t typically strike your rear window while driving and cause the same type of damage as what can happen to your front windshield. However, the rear window is an integral part of the car’s design and is expected to maintain its purpose when you’re driving down the road.

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The Importance of Repairing a Cracked Windshield Quickly

Imagine this: You are driving along, when suddenly, you hear a thud against your windshield. You look over and see a chip or crack left behind by the rock that seems to have smacked right into your windshield. When this happens, you know that you need to get your windshield repaired, but you may not realize just how quickly it should be done and why. Here are some of the reasons why auto glass repair should be done in a timely manner.

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Repair or Replace? What You Need to Know About your Cracked or Chipped Windshield

We have all been there before. You are driving down a busy freeway when all of the sudden, WHACK! A rock from nowhere has put a large chip or crack in your front windshield. And that is just the beginning. The damage can quickly sprout new cracks that can obstruct your view and become a real hazard. But just because your window is chipped or cracked, does not mean it needs to be completely replaced.

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