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Can a Chipped Windshield Affect Your Car's Value?

If there is a chip in your automobile's windshield, you may have a decision to make. You can decide to repair the chip or have the windshield replaced. If the chip or crack is larger than the size of a dollar bill or impedes your vision while driving, you will need to have the windshield replaced. However, if the crack is relatively small and does not impede your vision, either option may work. If you are facing this dilemma and plan on selling your car in the near future, you may find yourself wondering if a chip or crack will affect the value of your car. Here is information you need to know.

How Damaged Glass is Putting Your Family at Risk

A broken or cracked windshield can make your car dangerous for your children. If your kids still sit in the back seat, they are vulnerable to impact or collision if your side auto glass or rear windshield is damaged. Only 1 Auto Glass can make your car safe again with an auto glass repair or a windshield replacement. To schedule a repair, contact our service center today.

Fixing Your Rear Windshield: Why It's Important

Driving around town for months with cracks and chips in your rear 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.

Common Falling Items That Can Damage Your Windshield

Where you park your car can have an impact on the windshield—literally. Many of the auto glass repair cases we see each year have to do with falling objects crashing into a car and blasting out the glass. If a falling object cracks or breaks your auto glass, contact Only 1 Auto Glass today. You can come to our service center, or we can send someone out to you with our remote service. In the meantime watch out for the following parking conditions.

Can You Window Tint a Damaged Windshield?

If you drive around the Twin Cities, you’ll notice vehicles with various levels of tint on the window. Tint is ideal for reducing UV rays and heat that can turn a car into an oven. However, if you place tint over a broken window, you’re wasting your time and money on the job. Before you tint your windows, bring your car to Only 1 Auto for a complete glass inspection and auto glass repair. We can restore any window in your car, truck, or SUV.

Your Auto Glass Is Chipped: Now What?

It might be such a hairline crack that you barely notice it or it could be quite obvious. Either way, it is safe to say that the realization that your auto glass is chipped will not be a welcome one. In fact, you will might not know the steps you need to take to get the chip repaired. By following the easy guide below, you can get the repairs completed and avoid the potential for larger problems.

Top Services Offered By Auto Glass Installers

Like many other industries, you probably have one type of service that pops up in your head when you hear their names. The same is probably true for auto glass installers. You likely think that these companies only install windshields that have been cracked beyond repair. In all actuality, though, an auto glass installer such as Only 1 Auto Glass offers much more than windshield replacement.

5 Tips for Protecting Your Windshield In Minnesota Weather

During the winter, your car has to suffer through the cold weather and various weather elements. Your windshield is one of the most exposed components of your car. You need to make sure your windshield is safe and sound throughout the winter here in Minnesota. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your windshield safe from harsh weather extremes:

How To Remove Scratches From Your Windshield

Over time, your windshield is prone to scratches. The scratches can occur in a number of different ways, including general road debris, animals scrawling over the glass or even from the ice scraper. In most cases, you can repair these scratches yourself as long as you have the proper tools.

How Is A Rock Chip Repair Made?

One of the worst things is driving down the highway and the car in front of your throwing a rock backward and into the windshield of your vehicle. You probably cuss up a storm at the tiny ding that it makes in your windshield. More than likely, you also let it continue to get worse and worse until you need a brand new windshield and a repair isn't even an option anymore. However, here at Only 1 Auto Glass, we do offer rock chip repair.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

If you have any questions regarding our vehicle’s repair needs? Would you like a free estimate? Please don’t hesitate to call us today at 651.789.1111 or Email Us and we will be happy to assist you.