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Can An Auto Glass Repair Shop Fix Scratched Windshield Glass?

Just like any other type of glass, a windshield can develop scratches in it. Animals may have been walking across your car, a rock may have slid across the windshield or branches from a low lying tree may have rubbed across the windshield. Scratches may seem like a minor flaw until you begin to drive and realize that they may be impeding your sight line while driving. Fortunately, many scratches in glass can be corrected. Here is some information you will need to know about scratches and your windshield.

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Why Replacing the Rear Glass on Your Car is Different Than Replacing the Windshield

The rear window on your car may shatter if you are involved in a car accident or if a piece of road debris hits it. When this happens, you will want to replace the window as quickly as possible to prevent outdoor elements, such as rain, dirt, dust and pests, from entering your car. Replacing the glass also helps to prevent thieves from having easy access to your car. But when you go to a glass repair shop and obtain a quote for rear windshield replacement, you may be surprised that it is priced differently than front windshield replacement. This may leave you wondering why. Here are a few of the reasons why replacing the rear glass on your car is different than replacing the windshield and how this affects the price.

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Need Auto Glass Installed? What to Look for in Auto Glass Installers.

You may need to have new auto glass installed after a car accident, after road debris hits your windshield or after someone tries to break in to your car. While there are many reasons you may need auto glass, there is one common thread. When you need auto glass replaced, you need to have it done in a timely manner. This helps to keep water, bugs and dirt out of your car. But if you have never had to replace glass in on your vehicle before, you may be unsure what you need to look for when hiring an auto glass installer. Here at Only 1 Auto Glass, we want to help you with your auto glass repairs. But we also want you to know you are working with a reputable company who is knowledgeable in the industry. Here are a few of the factors you should look for when you are looking to hire an auto glass installer and how Only 1 Auto Glass meets those factors.

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How is Windshield Replacement Done?

If you have a large crack or chip in your windshield, or your windshield is becoming foggy between the panes of glass, you may have an appointment to have your windshield replaced. This is a relatively straight forward process that takes a couple of hours to complete. However, if you have never had it done before, you may find yourself wondering what steps a professional follows when removing the old one and installing a new one. Here are the steps that are followed when replacing a windshield.

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Can a Star Chip on a Windshield Be Repaired?

A rock hitting your windshield can lead to a variety of cracks, breaks, chips and more. The impact of the rock can also be in the shape of a star or asterisk impression, a spider web or a bull's eye or target mark. If you have a mark on your windshield that is in the shape of a star, you may find yourself wondering if this type of mark can be repaired or if your entire windshield needs to be replaced. Here is some information you will want to know:

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Reasons Why an Auto Glass Repair May Not Work

When your windshield has a crack or chip in it, you will want to have the chip or cracked filled to stop it from growing larger. If it grows larger, you may need to have your entire windshield replaced. Unfortunately, not every glass repair works. Sometimes there is no explanation as to why it didn't work. It is just one of those things that occasionally happens. Other times, there is a reason why the repair failed. Here are some of the common reasons why an auto glass repair may fail to prevent the crack or chip from spreading.

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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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Do You Have a Damaged Windshield but Don't Want to Use Insurance?

In the Deep South, there's a colloquialism which says, “Feed a goat or eat a chicken,” which means, sometimes you have to make a choice without knowing what the best outcome may be of either decision. At no time is such a concept more true than when dealing with an insurance company.

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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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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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