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Repair or Replace? What You Need to Know About your Cracked or Chipped Windshield

We have all been there before. You are driving down a busy freeway when all of the sudden, WHACK! A rock from nowhere has put a large chip or crack in your front windshield. And that is just the beginning. The damage can quickly sprout new cracks that can obstruct your view and become a real hazard. But just because your window is chipped or cracked, does not mean it needs to be completely replaced.

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We Will Come to You! Why That's an Important Option

At Only 1 Auto Glass, we make getting your windshield repair, windshield replacement and other glass repair done quickly and easily. We have two main locations to serve you, in St. Paul and in Rochester, MN. Along with these two full-service facilities, we are pleased to offer 12 satellite location throughout the Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities Metro. Even with all of these options, is it possible access to our services isn't enough? The answer is yes, and that is why Only 1 Auto Glass offers our mobile “We come to you” service.

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What to Look for When Comparing Auto Glass and Window Quotes

It can be very confusing to get a quote for something like auto glass -- after all, how can you even know how much it's supposed to cost? The best way to get a firmer footing in this situation is to request multiple quotes from different auto glass companies, but then you also need to know how to compare them. Here are a few things that you should look for when comparing your quotes from at least a few companies.

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What You DON'T Know About the Only 1 Auto Glass Warranty

We understand you have choices when it comes to auto glass repair in the Minneapolis, St Paul, Twin Cities Metropolitan area. In spite of our name, Only 1 Auto Glass is not the only auto glass installer in the region. But when you look at how we conduct business, from free our estimates to our warranty, you can see why so many choose Only 1 Glass repair.

It starts with free in-shop or online estimates. Our service is performed by an experienced team with over 200 years of combined experience. We have 15 locations throughout the metro and even have mobile glass experts who can come to your location. In addition, we are an Accredited Business of the Better Business Bureau. We are members of the National Glass Association and are a registered company of the Auto Glass Safety Council. We are an employee-owned company with a commitment to your satisfaction. Perhaps one of the most critical reasons we continue to grow is our warranty.

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Coccoon: How Your Car's Cockpit Protects You

You get into your car almost everyday and probably never give it much thought. But as the years have gone by and design and technology advanced, your car's cockpit has become safer and safer. The statistics bear this out.

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10 FAQ's We Get About our Windshield Repair and Auto Glass Replacement Services

Everyday our phone rings and our inbox is filled with questions about our auto glass replacement and windshield repair services. Here is a list of ten of the more frequently asked questions we get about our auto chip repair and auto glass replacement services.

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Auto Glass As a Significant Style Element

You may not pay much attention to the automotive glass in your vehicle. It is, after all, easy to see through and easy to ignore. That is, of course, until you need an auto glass repair, auto glass replacement or rock chip repair. Glass has long been a valuable way to add style for manufacturers. Automakers have often tried to distinguish themselves from competitors by using glass as a more focal point of design. Here are some examples of where auto designers used glass to separate themselves from the pack.

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The 7 Steps in Making of a Modern Windshield

Modern windshields have developed through the years to provide excellent visibility and protection. Windshields are more complex than some give them credit for. They need to have the flexibility to absorb the shocks of a moving car while providing rigid support for the vehicle's roof. These characteristics are built into the manufacturing process. Here are the seven basic steps in making a modern windshield.

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Auto Safety Glass and 4 Other Car Safety Features You Probably Take For Granted

It is interesting to note that the laminated safety glass was invented by “accident”. Frenchman, Édouard Bénédictus, discovered the process initially when he broke a flask in his shop, but was stunned when it didn't shatter. He ultimately realized the flask had contained plastic cellulose nitrate at one time which worked as a “glue” keeping the shattered glass together. While this happy “accident' occurred in 1903, he didn't obtain a patent for his laminated glass until 1909, and it wasn't until almost 20 years later, in 1927, that laminated safety glass began being used in automobile windshields.

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The How, When, Why and Why Not of Auto Glass Chip Repair

Everyday, thousands of windshield auto chips occur across the country. While getting a windshield rock chip may be a negative, it can be good news. A windshield rock chip, for example, is proof that your auto glass successfully protected you and your occupants. Secondly, a rock chip repair is more affordable and easier to handle than a complete windshield replacement. It is important it get any rock chip repair taken care of quickly to minimize the damage.

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