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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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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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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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Rain and Windshield Repairs: What You Need to Know

If you have a crack in your windshield, it is important that you get the crack filled in. This helps to prevent it from growing, which can eventually lead to you needing a new windshield. But if you have made an appointment for windshield repair and wake up to find that it is raining or dreary out, you may wonder if windshield repair can go on as planned or if it will need to be rescheduled. Here is some information you will need to know about rain and windshield repair.

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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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Does Car Insurance Cover Windshield Crack Repairs?

The most common way that your windshield winds up with a chip or crack is because of a flying rock or piece of gravel that slams into your windshield on the roadway. When this occurs, you will want to get the crack or chip filled in with resin to prevent it from expanding. A chip or crack that expands can impede your ability to see out the windshield and weaken the structural integrity of the glass. However. you may find yourself wondering if car insurance covers the windshield crack repair costs. Here is some information you will want to know.

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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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If a Rock Flies Off a Passing Truck, Can You Hold Them Accountable for Windshield Repair?

One of the most common ways for a windshield to be damaged is for a rock to fly up and smack right into the windshield, leaving a chip or crack behind. While sometimes these rocks are simply on the road or fly out of nowhere, other times, you can see exactly where they are coming from. Trucks carrying gravel or other rock material may have rocks flying directly out of the back of them. If this is what happened that caused the damage to your windshield, you may be wondering if you can hold the company accountable. Here is some information you should know.

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