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The Dangers of DIY Windshield Repair Kits

DIY windshield repair kits are largely intended as a temporary solution for drivers with cracked or otherwise damaged windshields. These kits are meant to bond the cracks within the windshield, thereby preventing further spreading. Some DIY repair kits are even intended to minimize the appearance of cracks or chips. Regardless, they can also be potentially dangerous. 

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Top 4 Reasons You Need Rock Chip Repair

Imagine this scenario. You're driving along behind a dump truck, making sure to stay far back as cautioned by the signage on its tailgate. In spite of your carefulness, when you arrive at your destination, you notice a couple of rock chips on your windshield. Or you are driving slowly down an unpaved gravel road to make sure the gravel doesn't damage your windshield or the paint job on your car only to discover a few rock chips in both later. 

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Side and Rear Window Replacement

The need for side and rear window replacement isn't as typical as windshield repair or replacement as they simply don't receive the same abuse as the front windshield when driving down the highway. Accidents do happen, however, both on and off the road. Side and rear windows can in some instances be repaired, but you should be aware the nature of most damage to those windows requires a full replacement.

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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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Tips to Avoid Needing Auto Glass Repair

No one wants to get a crack on their windshield. However, it is something that happens frequently. While you can't avoid all windshield cracks, there are a few things you can do to help minimize the likelihood of a crack developing in your windshield. Here are a few of those tips.

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Descriptions of the Different Types of Damage That Can Occur to a Windshield

When a rock flies up and hits your windshield, there are different types of damage that can be done. Knowing what type of crack or chip you are working with can help you best describe the damage to a repair professional. This can help you and them determine if it is damage that can be repaired and, if so, how much it will cost. Here are the different types of damage that can occur to a windshield.

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Reasons Auto Glass Replacement Estimates Range Greatly in Price

If you need to get an auto glass estimate for a windshield replacement, you may find that the estimate is significantly higher or lower than a quote a friend or family member received for their car. This may leave you wondering why auto glass estimates vary so much in price. Here are a few of the reasons why auto glass replacement can vary greatly in price.

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Why a Windshield Chip or Crack is Still Slightly Visible After Being Filled

If you have a crack or chip in your windshield, you will want to get it repaired quickly. This can preserve the integrity of the windshield and prevent further damage. However, upon seeing the repair, you may be a bit concerned. Most of the time, you can still see the crack, chip or star where the windshield was damaged. This may leave you wondering why you needed a repair when the damage is still visible. Here are a few frequently asked questions you may have about this topic.

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What to Do if Your Windshield is Shattered By a Rock

Imagine this -- you are driving down the road when suddenly a large rock comes crashing into your windshield. If this occurs, your windshield may shatter. If this has never happened to you before, you may wonder what you need to do next. Here are the steps you should follow if your windshield was shattered by a rock while you were driving.

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