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Top Trends in 2016 for Auto Glass

Recently, AGRR Magazine -- a publication devoted to bringing its readers the best of the automotive glass repair and replacement industry -- went onsite to the nation's top show devoted exclusively to technology. While at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, their editors spoke with several industry leaders about the innovations that are slated to hit the industry at some point in 2016. 

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Rust and Your Windshield: Why They Don't Mix

Living in the Minneapolis area, you are used to the harsh winters. With its excessive amounts of ice and snow, salt and sand trucks abound and are a common sight. They leave salt particles all along the roads of the Twin Cities. Most residents know that they need to wash their vehicles frequently in order to remove the excess salt clinging to the metal. However, sometimes the adverse effects of St. Paul winters can still be seen even with the most diligent care. 

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Fact or Fiction? Common Myths About Windshield and Window Glass Safety

Windshields and windows can be a confusing part of car maintenance. After all, it's one area of the vehicle that even DIY car owners often can't fix on their own. Here are a few of the most common misunderstandings regarding windshields and window glass in general. 

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Windshield Replacement: What's the Difference between OEM and OEE?

Are you trying to get your windshield replaced without breaking the bank? One of the first choices you'll usually need to make is whether you want to get an OEM replacement or an OEE replacement. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) windshields are produced by the original manufacturer of your vehicle, while Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) parts are aftermarket parts sold by a third-party. Which is right for you will depend on how you want to balance cost and quality.

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The Do's & Dont's of Broken Auto Glass Repair

Almost everyone has had to deal with a windshield repair or windshield replacement. The majority of repairs are caused by rock chips that have either hit your windshield while driving and you have had to have a rock chip repair done, or your windshield crack and you may have ignored it until you needed to have a windshield replacement done.

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4 Ways to Tell if Your Windshield was Installed Incorrectly

Your car's windshield is one of the most important components in keeping you safe. A windshield that is cracked or needs repairs could become a safety hazard. For example, if you are in accident, the result could be that dangerous shards of glass fly everywhere. In fact, if the integrity of the windshield is compromised enough, an incident as benign as an animal resting on it, snowing piling up on it or hail hitting it just right could be the trigger that shatters it when you least expect it. When getting your windshield repaired, you expect it to be installed correctly. Sometimes that does not always happen, though. Here are a few ways to determine if your windshield has been installed incorrectly. 

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Auto Glass Replacement: Why You Should NOT Repair it Yourself

While a lot of people consider themselves as the Do-it—yourself type, there are some things that should be left to professionals and auto glass repair and/or auto glass replacement is one of those things.

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Understanding Auto Glass Insurance Coverage

Windshield repair and windshield replacement are one of the most common repairs. Whether the damage is caused by a rock hitting your windshield and creating the need for a rock chip repair, tree branches or even vandalism can result in the need for a windshield repair or a windshield replacement. There are several ways your car could end up needing auto glass repair or auto glass replacement.

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Need a New Windshield? Take These Steps to Address the Problem

Discovering that tiny chip or crack in your windshield is never a cause for celebration. It is also not the type of problem that you should just put off thinking about until another time. While it is easy to do so in today's fast-paced and busy world, the longer it is put off and not dealt with, the more serious -- and even unsafe -- it might become. Knowing the steps that you need to take can give you an action plan to follow and make it easier to get this task taken care of in a timely manner. 

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Auto Glass Safety - How Your Auto Glass Protects You

Your auto glass provides a myriad of near invisible ways to protect you and your family. You probably haven’t given many of them much thought, but when you realize all the protection your auto glass provides, you better understand the importance of getting any repairs done by a quality, experienced auto glass company.

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