As winter approaches, it’s important to take care of your vehicle. In addition to maintaining your engine, transmission, radiator, tires, and heater, you also need to take care of the auto glass on the front, sides, and rear of the car. Only 1 Auto Glass can help you take care of your windshield this winter, by offering a few glass care tips.
If you’re driving down the road and bright light from the sun or a vehicle blinds you, it could be due to pitting in your windshield. Pits can cause the light to shine in your eyes for a few seconds. The bright flashes can distract you and cause to run off the road or have a collide with another driver. If you carefully look at the glass on your front window, you may discover that there are glares, specks, or tiny dents. These are all symptoms of windshield pitting.
Poor windshield wipers are both a hassle and dangerous to drivers when it’s raining. They can also create poor driving conditions by scratching your windshield. Etching across the glass can inhibit your ability to see out the windshield, thus making you miss turns, road signs, and not notice oncoming traffic. If you think that the wipers are scratching the windshield on your vehicle, then bring it to Only 1 Auto Glass. We can inspect your windshield and make the necessary repairs.
If you need a windshield, you may have noticed that different auto glass repair shops quote you a different price for the replacement. This is because the cost of auto glass replacement varies based on several factors. Learning what factors your cost will be based on will help you select a company to hire to fix or replace your windshield. Here are a few of the factors Only 1 Auto Glass looks at when quoting you a price.
If you’ve driven on Minneapolis, St. Paul or Twin Cities roads, you know about the bug splatter problem. While extreme weather can degrade your car’s paint, blur your windshield and cause window damage, bugs can greatly impact your ride. As soon as spring hits, your car’s hood, grille and windshield might be covered in bug remains. Even if you’re not driving through a woodland area, your car’s exterior is at risk. Below, we’re covering the best bug splatter prevention and removal tips around.
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.
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.
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.
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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