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Rear Windshield Damage: Repair or Replace?

Cracks or chips in your rear window may seem altogether inconsequential. After all, it’s not your front windshield, right? You don’t have to look out of your rear window nearly as often, and your passengers are protected by the seat behind them, right? Wrong. If you’re driving around with a damaged rear windshield, the reality is, you’re putting yourself in danger.

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How Outside Temperature Affects Your Auto Glass

In Minnesota, we have some pretty drastic temperature fluctuations. In the span of just one day, we can sometimes see a temperature change of over 50 degrees! And while our vehicles have heating and cooling systems designed to keep us perpetually comfortable, our auto glass may be suffering. So how do wild fluctuations in outside temperature affect the protective glass within our vehicles? The glass pros at Only 1 Auto Glass are here to discuss how temperatures can affect your auto glass, and what to do before winter arrives.

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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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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.

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Are Your Windshield Wipers Scratching Your Windshield?

Bad windshield wipers are damaging your windshield's surface and creating a hazardous driving experience for you and the passengers in your car. Below, we take a closer look at how worn out wipers are damaging the glass on your windshield and why you should change the wipers, as well as bring your car in for a windshield assessment.

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Rock Chip Windshield Damage: Replace vs. Repair

Tiny pebbles, construction debris, and other small rocky items can penetrate the windshield of your car, truck, or SUV. The penetrations, however, are often tiny and do not cause extensive damage to the glass.

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Vandalism: What to do if Someone Smashes Your Windshield

When your vehicle is found vandalized, and your windshield was broken, the automobile is not safe to drive. You firstly want to remove any large pieces of glass and call the police first and foremost. Only 1 Auto Glass in St. Paul, Minnesota can help you navigate the process of securing your vehicle, filing a claim with your insurance agency, and temporarily fixing the glass, so the car is drivable while they work on a quick windshield replacement or repair.

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Winter Windshield Care: Tips for Your Auto Glass

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.

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What Kind of Auto Glass Training Should an Auto Glass Repair Technician Undergo?

Auto glass technicians need to be trained in order to correctly repair and install auto glass. This may leave you wondering what types of training they undergo and how they learn to do their job. Here is some information on the training and certification programs auto glass repair technicians undergo before they begin to work on your car.

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Top 4 Reasons You Need Rock Chip Repair

Imagine this scenario. You're driving along behind a dump truck, making sure to stay far back as cautioned by the signage on its tailgate. In spite of your carefulness, when you arrive at your destination, you notice a couple of rock chips on your windshield. Or you are driving slowly down an unpaved gravel road to make sure the gravel doesn't damage your windshield or the paint job on your car only to discover a few rock chips in both later. 

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