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The Importance of Having Windshield Cracks Repaired Before Hot Weather Hits

Windshield cracks are not all that uncommon. They are typically caused when a rock or piece of gravel flies up from the roadway or off a truck and hits your car's windshield while you are driving. Having the crack filled is extremely important. It helps to prevent the crack from growing larger as your car vibrates due to rocky roads or potholes. However, life happens, and sometimes people do not get their cracks or chips filled quickly. But with temperatures increasing and summer almost upon us, it is important to have your crack repaired soon.

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What Happens to Used Auto Glass?

When your auto glass is badly cracked, chipped or damaged beyond repair, you need to visit an auto body shop for a replacement, but where does the damaged glass go? There’s more than one answer because the glass can be recycled, reused or end-up in a landfill depending on the circumstances. The variability lies in the composition of windshields along with auto body shop best practices.

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4 Ways to Tell if You Need a Windshield Replacement or a Repair

A crack or chip in your windshield doesn't necessarily mean that you'll need to replace the entire thing. It's possible that you'll be able to get by with only a repair. The following ways are tests that can help you decide if you'll need to spring for a whole new windshield or if you can get it repaired.

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How Do You Recycle Old Auto Glass?

Windshields can be recycled. If you’re about to get a windshield repair job, or if you’re scrapping your glass after auto glass installers get to work, consider recycling it. In the last 20 years, technology has made windshield glass recycling possible. Not only is it possible, it’s pretty easy to do.

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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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