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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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Ways to De-Ice Your Windshield Without Damaging It

Do you use a metal scraper to remove ice from your windshield? Or do you pour hot water over the ice to get it to melt faster? If so, you are not alone. These are common ways that people go about de-icing the windshields on their car. However, these methods can seriously damage your windshield. The hot water can cause your windshield to crack and a metal scraper can scrape your windshield, making it hard to see, especially when the sun is glaring against the scraped area. While taking your time and thawing out your car is truly the best way to remove ice, there are other things you can do to get the ice removed faster. Here are a few ways to go about de-icing your car without damaging your windshield.

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Replace your Wipers and 5 other Important Winter Windshield Maintenance Tips

Winter is coming. And that means it's time to perform some routine maintenance on your windshield that will help you battle the often cold, wet and windy winter months.

The auto glass specialists at Only 1 Auto Glass want to make sure your windshield is in tip-top shape. For more information on proper windshield maintenance, or to repair any chips or cracks, call us at (651) 789 -1111. 

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Science Explains the Easiest Ways to Defrost your Windshield

One of the worst things about driving in the winter is having to wait for your windows to defrost before getting on the road -- especially when you're already running late. 

There are many urban legends surrounding the easiest ways in which to defrost your windshield. From using shaving cream to kitty litter, some have been given more credence than others. And while everyone (hopefully) knows you never add hot water to a frosted windshield, it’s sometimes hard to find the best solution. But there is one surefire way to determine the best, most efficient ways to defrost your windshield: science.

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Do Ice and Snow Windshield Covers Really Help?

If you live in an area that is prone to ice and snow, you may have come across an ice or snow windshield cover. If you have, you may be wondering what whether it is beneficial to your windshield and how. Here is some info you should know. 

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Five Unexpected Ways You're Damaging Your Vehicle's Windshield

Are you doing everything to protect your vehicle's glass? Find out why drivers are experiencing unexpected damages.

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Play Ball! It's Been a Tough Spring Training on Windshields

Spring is finally in the air. Baseball season is upon us and along with the crack of the bat, it is bringing some cracked, broken and damaged windshields along with it. It has been a tough pre-season for windshields owned by people who just may have picked the wrong parking spot while attending a spring baseball game. In one case, the damage was self inflicted.

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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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4 Ways to Tell if Your Windshield was Installed Incorrectly

Your car's windshield is one of the most important components in keeping you safe. A windshield that is cracked or needs repairs could become a safety hazard. For example, if you are in accident, the result could be that dangerous shards of glass fly everywhere. In fact, if the integrity of the windshield is compromised enough, an incident as benign as an animal resting on it, snowing piling up on it or hail hitting it just right could be the trigger that shatters it when you least expect it. When getting your windshield repaired, you expect it to be installed correctly. Sometimes that does not always happen, though. Here are a few ways to determine if your windshield has been installed incorrectly. 

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Car Window Care and Cleaning Tips

You probably don’t give your auto glass much thought. You may not consider that the tinting helps cool your vehicle in the summer. You may take for granted that your auto glass protects you from the elements and helps keep items inside of your vehicle safe. You probably never gave any thought to what it would be like driving without a windshield and how it protects you from insects in the air and debris on the roadway.

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