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Windshield Repair

Is a Crack in the Windshield a Big Deal?

Driving around town for months with cracks and chips in your windshield may not seem like a big deal. But trust us when we tell you, it is. In fact, it’s downright dangerous and possibly illegal (depending on the condition of the glass) for you to be operating a vehicle with a damaged windshield or side window. Now is the time for a complete windshield replacement from Only 1 Auto Glass. We can restore your glass and make it safe for you to drive on the road.

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Be Careful Where You Park Your Car

Where you park your car can have an impact on the windshield—literally. Many of the auto glass repair cases we see each year have to do with falling objects crashing into a car and blasting out the glass. If a falling object cracks or breaks your auto glass, contact Only 1 Auto Glass today. You can come to our service center, or we can send someone out to you with our remote service. In the meantime watch out for the following parking conditions.

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Sandblasted Windshield: What is It and Does It Make a Difference?

Windshield chips and cracks are common in personal and commercial vehicles. The good news is we can help you file a claim with your insurance when there is damage to your windshield. In most cases, the insurance will pay for the auto glass repair without raising your insurance rates. It's good news if you have a sandblasted windshield that contains several blemishes. Below we explain what a sandblasted windshield is and what you should do if you have a damaged glass.

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We Offer Glass Repair for Luxury Vehicles

Only 1 Auto Glass service offers auto glass repair for luxury vehicles that are out of the ordinary. Our certified technicians have the skill and training necessary to work on high-end and luxury class automobiles from foreign and domestic manufacturers. No matter how expensive your vehicle is, our team can find an OEM or OEE replacement windshield or side window to replace the broken one. Contact us today to schedule a repair at our service center or for a mobile repair on site.

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Should You Drive Your Car if Your Windshield is Smashed In?

It seems that the obvious answer to this question would be a resounding no. For many drivers, however, it still looks tempting to get inside a car with shattered glass if only to bring it to our auto glass repair center. There are several reasons why you should never operate a vehicle, however, with broken glass in Minnesota. We cover a few reasons below.

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Is a Cracked or Chipped Windshield Endangering Your Employees?

Driving with a cracked or chipped windshield is never a good idea. It’s even worse, however, when your employees are driving commercial vehicles with damaged auto glass. When you allow your drivers to operate a car that has chips or cracks along the windshield, you put both them and other drivers at risk on the highway. Below, we explore different ways that cracked or chipped auto glass could be endangering your employees.

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Why Your Windshield Wipers Squeak

When you’re driving down the road, and it starts raining, you may notice a slight squeaking on the windshield. Eventually, the squeaking gets louder, and then you may see that the wiper eventually vibrates as it swipes across the glass. The question you may be asking is why are my windshield wipers squeaking? You may be even more confused when there’s plenty of rain on the windshield, but the wipers squeak anyway. Although we’ll explain below why the noise occurs, the most important thing is that you bring your car to Only 1 Auto Glass to fix the problem.

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Winter Windshield Care: Tips for Your Auto Glass

As winter approaches, it’s important to take care of your vehicle. In addition to maintaining your engine, transmission, radiator, tires, and heater, you also need to take care of the auto glass on the front, sides, and rear of the car. Only 1 Auto Glass can help you take care of your windshield this winter, by offering a few glass care tips.

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Windshield Pitting: What Causes it and How to Get it Fixed

If you’re driving down the road and bright light from the sun or a vehicle blinds you, it could be due to pitting in your windshield. Pits can cause the light to shine in your eyes for a few seconds. The bright flashes can distract you and cause to run off the road or have a collide with another driver. If you carefully look at the glass on your front window, you may discover that there are glares, specks, or tiny dents. These are all symptoms of windshield pitting.

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Are Your Windshield Wipers Scratching Your Windshield?

Poor windshield wipers are both a hassle and dangerous to drivers when it’s raining. They can also create poor driving conditions by scratching your windshield. Etching across the glass can inhibit your ability to see out the windshield, thus making you miss turns, road signs, and not notice oncoming traffic. If you think that the wipers are scratching the windshield on your vehicle, then bring it to Only 1 Auto Glass. We can inspect your windshield and make the necessary repairs.

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