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Following Too Close: How Driving Habits Put Your Windshield at Risk

Have a tendency to tailgate? Never heard of the three-second rule? If this sounds like you, your driving habits could be putting your windshield at risk. Following too closely is one bad driving habit you need to break if you hope to keep your vehicle (and yourself) intact. And not only does following too closely put you and your vehicle at risk, it puts other drivers in precarious positions, too. Here to discuss how your tailgating habits put your windshield at risk are the auto glass pros at Only 1 Auto Glass.

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When to Get Your Windshield Replaced

Your windshield is designed to handle some major pressure. It's there to protect you in the event of a major accident; therefore, it's to the car maker's benefit to make it as strong as possible for each of their loyal buyers. However, it's also not immune to wear and tear over time. If your windshield has already sustained more than a few damages along the way, you may want to consider the following to see if it should be replaced.

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The Importance of ADAS Recalibration

It is estimated that by 2020, almost 50% of cars on the road will have some sort of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) installed as a key safety feature. These necessary, but complicated, systems can require detailed recalibration if your windshield is replaced. This service is usually covered by most insurance companies, but finding an experienced auto glass provider to help with recalibration can be difficult. If you have your windshield repaired or replaced at Only 1 Auto Glass, our team of trained technicians can perform ADAS recalibration to get your vehicle back to new.

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Auto Glass?

Most insurance companies prefer you have both cracked or chipped windshields replaced. If a person has comprehensive coverage as part of their auto insurance, the cost (which is less any appropriate deductible) is usually covered for a full windshield replacement.

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Is it Illegal to Drive a Vehicle with a Cracked Windshield in Minnesota?

Do you know the laws in Minnesota about windshields? Some are common sense, while others have specific requirements. If you are driving in Minnesota with a cracked windshield, you should get it repaired by Only 1 Auto Glass, because the crack may get worse, and you may face a traffic ticket and a fine.

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Will You Have to Pay for Windshield Repair?

The potential cost of windshield repair holds many people back from having this service performed. Not only does that give the windshield damage a chance to worsen, the delay may be unnecessary altogether. Car insurance may cover all of the costs of repairs or replacements of windshields and even other auto glass repair services.

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3 Common Reasons Why Rear Automobile Windows Need to Be Replaced

If the rear window on your sedan, SUV, or truck is cracked or broken, it will most likely need to be replaced. One of the top reasons why front windshields chip, crack, or break is due to road debris, such as flying rocks. However, this is not a common reason why windshields sustain damage. Read on to learn about some of the most common reasons why your rear automobile window becomes broken and needs to be repaired or replaced.

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Get Rock Chips Fixed Before They Spread

The sight of a tiny rock chip in your windshield or other car window may not seem alarming, but it actually requires immediate action. This is because little chips and dings will, under the wrong circumstances, quickly spread into long cracks. Once a crack is too long, it can no longer be repaired. At that point, the only choice is to replace the glass. As you can imagine, replacement is far more expensive than repair.

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Enjoy Convenient Auto Glass Repair or Replacement

Getting any kind of car repairs can give you pause, not only because of the potential costs, but because of the time involved. However, if you've been putting off auto glass repair for these reasons, you don't have to wait any longer. Our affordable and convenient mobile service comes to you, so you don't have to take time out of your busy day to get your chipped or cracked auto glass replaced.

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Summer Heat and Auto Glass Chips: How to Protect a Chip Until You Can Get it Filled

When you have a chip or crack on your windshield, it’s important to get it repaired as quickly as possible. A chip or crack can worsen if you hit a bump while driving or even with the hot, summer sun beating down on your windshield. To avoid more costly repairs down the road, read through our list of tips to help you protect your cracked or chipped windshield until you can get the problem repaired.

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