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Banning the Bugs: Protecting Your Windshield from Bug Splatters

If you’ve driven on Minneapolis, St. Paul or Twin Cities roads, you know about the bug splatter problem. While extreme weather can degrade your car’s paint, blur your windshield and cause window damage, bugs can greatly impact your ride. As soon as spring hits, your car’s hood, grille and windshield might be covered in bug remains. Even if you’re not driving through a woodland area, your car’s exterior is at risk. Below, we’re covering the best bug splatter prevention and removal tips around.

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What to Look for In An Auto Glass Repair Company

An  auto glass repair company can perform a lot of services. They can perform rock chip repair, fixing the cracks and chips left in your windshield after a rock slams into it. They can perform windshield repair, repairing windshields that may have cracked in an auto accident. They can perform auto glass replacement, replacing windows that may been smashed out by vandals. Or they can do windshield replacement, replacing your auto glass that is beyond repair. When you need the service of an auto glass repair company, it is important that you know what to look for to find the best company. Here are a few things that you want to look for in an auto glass repair and replacement company.

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How to Protect Your Windshield Crack Against Heat Extremes Until You Can Get It Repaired

A flying rock can chip or crack your windshield. After being struck, you should make an appointment to have the chip or crack filled in to prevent it from growing. However, when you call to make an appointment, it may be several days until your appointment, depending on how busy the auto glass repair shop is. During this time, you will want to protect your windshield from the sun and heat extremes. The sun and heat can both cause your glass to heat up and expand, which can cause the crack or chip to rapidly spread. If this happens, the crack or chip can become too large to repair and your entire windshield will need to be replaced. Here are a few tips for protecting your windshield against heat extremes until it can be repaired.

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Everything You Need to Know About Keeping Dirt Out of Windshield Chips

When a rock flies up and hits your windshield, it is important to have the chip filled as quickly as possible. However, due to normal life, it may realistically take you a few days to get into a repair shop and have the chip filled. During this time, dirt can infiltrate the chip, causing additional problems. Here is everything you need to know about keeping dirt out of windshield cracks. 

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What to Look For When Hiring Auto Glass Installers

Do you need your auto glass repaired or replaced? Learn what factors you should be looking for as you look to hire an auto glass repair shop.

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Does a Mobile Auto Glass Installer Offer the Same Services as a Non-Mobile Glass Installer?

If you need your windshield repaired or replaced, you may be thinking about using a mobile glass installer. But do they offer the same services as a non-mobile one? Find out here.

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Should Windshields Be Replaced in the Winter?

If your windshield is cracked, you may be wondering if winter is the best time to replace it. Here is some information you should know.

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How do I Know what Quality Glass my Repair Shop is Using?

You just had your windshield replaced but somebody told you that all Auto Glass is not the same. How do you know that your repair shop is using the right glass and that it meets safety standards?

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The Role of Dangerous Road Debris in Auto Accidents

You may have encountered them in your travels in and around the Minneapolis, St Paul, Twin Cities area. The occasional torn up tire, pieces of busted up wood, or even a ladder or mattress. It is road debris; mainly from people who have not properly attached items to a vehicle as it travels down the road. It's particular challenging to avoid on the freeways where it can come out of seemingly nowhere. Dangerous road debris can be the cause of a windshield repair or windshield replacement, auto accidents, or even fatalities. It's a much bigger problem than many realize.

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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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