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How Long Can I Drive With a Crack in My Windshield Before More Damage Occurs?

If you are driving down the road and a rock slams into your windshield, you may wind up with a chip or crack. When this occurs, you likely know that you need to get the crack repaired. If you fail to do so, the crack can grow. This can cause your windshield to go from needing a repair to a more costly replacement. However, you may be wondering how much time you have to get the repairs you need before more damage sets in. Here is some information you need to know.

Ways to De-Ice Your Windshield Without Damaging It

Do you use a metal scraper to remove ice from your windshield? Or do you pour hot water over the ice to get it to melt faster? If so, you are not alone. These are common ways that people go about de-icing the windshields on their car. However, these methods can seriously damage your windshield. The hot water can cause your windshield to crack and a metal scraper can scrape your windshield, making it hard to see, especially when the sun is glaring against the scraped area. While taking your time and thawing out your car is truly the best way to remove ice, there are other things you can do to get the ice removed faster. Here are a few ways to go about de-icing your car without damaging your windshield.

How to Protect a Broken Car Window Until it Can Be Repaired

After a window on your car is broken, outside elements can enter your car. This includes things like pests or rain and snow. It also makes it easier for a thief to steal something from your car or gain access to steal your car. In a perfect world, you could take your car to an auto glass repair shop and have the glass repaired right away. However, you may not have the money or your car may have glass that needs to be ordered or custom made, meaning it takes time to get the glass to make the repair. If your glass has been broken in your car, follow these steps to secure the car and keep outdoor elements out until the glass can be repaired.

What to Look For When Hiring Auto Glass Installers

Do you need your auto glass repaired or replaced? Learn what factors you should be looking for as you look to hire an auto glass repair shop.

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.

Roadway Animal Hazards

Oh Deer! Turtle Smashes Windshield and other Roadway Animal Hazards

For those of us who spend most of our time driving in and around the Minneapolis, St Paul, Twin Cities area of Minnesota it's not uncommon for us to have close calls on the roadways with animals. The mornings and evening hours are particularly dangerous as deer and other animals become more active, especially in the spring and fall.

While deer are responsible for about 75% of fatal accidents involving animals, other animals causing crashes include horses, moose, dogs, bears, squirrels, cats and opossums.

Your Car's Rear Windows

Most people have had to replace their car’s windshield at some point in time. You may have had an experience of having to replace a side window as well, but much less common is damage to the rear window. Road debris can’t typically strike your rear window while driving and cause the same type of damage as what can happen to your front windshield. However, the rear window is an integral part of the car’s design and is expected to maintain its purpose when you’re driving down the road.

Window Replacement Details

Unless you happen to be the most unlucky person on the planet, you probably don’t have much experience with replacing the windows on your car. It is, however, something that comes up on occasion and it never hurts to have an idea of what the project entails beforehand. Rather than listening to second hand reports about what other people have experienced, take it from the horse’s mouth from a professional specialist in auto window repair about what is involved should you need window replacement service.

Replacement Vs. Repair: How Do You Know Which is Needed?

If you have a crack or chip in your windshield, you may find yourself wondering whether the windshield can be repaired or whether it needs to be completely replaced. This can help you budget the necessary amount of money and find a windshield repair or auto glass replacement company to assist you. Here are a few guidelines that will help you determine whether repair or replacement is needed for your cracked windshield.

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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