Driving around town for months with cracks and chips in your windshield may not seem like a big deal. But trust us when we tell you, it is. In fact, it’s downright dangerous and possibly illegal (depending on the condition of the glass) for you to be operating a vehicle with a damaged windshield or side window. Now is the time for a complete windshield replacement from Only 1 Auto Glass. We can restore your glass and make it safe for you to drive on the road.
Windshield chips and cracks are common in personal and commercial vehicles. The good news is we can help you file a claim with your insurance when there is damage to your windshield. In most cases, the insurance will pay for the auto glass repair without raising your insurance rates. It's good news if you have a sandblasted windshield that contains several blemishes. Below we explain what a sandblasted windshield is and what you should do if you have a damaged glass.
It seems that the obvious answer to this question would be a resounding no. For many drivers, however, it still looks tempting to get inside a car with shattered glass if only to bring it to our auto glass repair center. There are several reasons why you should never operate a vehicle, however, with broken glass in Minnesota. We cover a few reasons below.
Just like any other type of glass, a windshield can develop scratches in it. Animals may have been walking across your car, a rock may have slid across the windshield or branches from a low lying tree may have rubbed across the windshield. Scratches may seem like a minor flaw until you begin to drive and realize that they may be impeding your sight line while driving. Fortunately, many scratches in glass can be corrected. Here is some information you will need to know about scratches and your windshield.
When your windshield has a crack or chip in it, you will want to have the chip or cracked filled to stop it from growing larger. If it grows larger, you may need to have your entire windshield replaced. Unfortunately, not every glass repair works. Sometimes there is no explanation as to why it didn't work. It is just one of those things that occasionally happens. Other times, there is a reason why the repair failed. Here are some of the common reasons why an auto glass repair may fail to prevent the crack or chip from spreading.
A crack or chip in your windshield doesn't necessarily mean that you'll need to replace the entire thing. It's possible that you'll be able to get by with only a repair. The following ways are tests that can help you decide if you'll need to spring for a whole new windshield or if you can get it repaired.
If you have a crack in your windshield, it is important that you get the crack filled in. This helps to prevent it from growing, which can eventually lead to you needing a new windshield. But if you have made an appointment for windshield repair and wake up to find that it is raining or dreary out, you may wonder if windshield repair can go on as planned or if it will need to be rescheduled. Here is some information you will need to know about rain and windshield repair.
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.
Are you doing everything to protect your vehicle's glass? Find out why drivers are experiencing unexpected damages.
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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