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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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A Rock Hit My Windshield and Left a Chip: Now What?

No one wants a rock to hit their windshield. Unfortunately, it is something that is fairly common. Rocks may fly out of trucks carrying gravel or rocks, debris on a roadway may be kicked up while cars drive over it, or a rock may be kicked up from a dirt roadway as you drive along it. Regardless of why or how it happened, you need to know what to do if a rock hits your windshield and leaves a chip behind. Here are the steps you should follow if you find yourself in this situation.

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What Does it Mean if a Windshield Repair Shop States They Will Waive Your Deductible?

Envision this. You are driving down the road when a large rock smashes right into your windshield. When this occurs, you will likely need to have your windshield replaced. However, as you look to get it done, you may notice some repair shops state that they will waive your insurance deductible if you use them. This may leave you wondering what this means and if it is beneficial to you. Here is some information you need to know.

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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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Rain Sensors on Windshields: Signs They Need Repair

If you have a newer car with modern technology, your windshield may have rain sensors embedded in it. When the car is in motion and the sensors detect moisture, your windshield wipers will automatically come on and wipe away the rain for you. However, these sensors can malfunction and may need repair. Here are three signs that your rain sensors are in need of repairs.

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