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Windshield Pitting: What Causes it and How to Get it Fixed

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.

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Are Your Windshield Wipers Scratching Your Windshield?

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.

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How Does Only 1 Auto Glass Determine the Cost of a Windshield Replacement?

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.

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Banning the Bugs: Protecting Your Windshield from Bug Splatters

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.

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Ways to De-Ice Your Windshield Without Damaging It

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.

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Replace your Wipers and 5 other Important Winter Windshield Maintenance Tips

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. 

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Science Explains the Easiest Ways to Defrost your Windshield

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.

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Do Ice and Snow Windshield Covers Really Help?

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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Five Unexpected Ways You're Damaging Your Vehicle's Windshield

Are you doing everything to protect your vehicle's glass? Find out why drivers are experiencing unexpected damages.

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Play Ball! It's Been a Tough Spring Training on Windshields

Spring is finally in the air. Baseball season is upon us and along with the crack of the bat, it is bringing some cracked, broken and damaged windshields along with it. It has been a tough pre-season for windshields owned by people who just may have picked the wrong parking spot while attending a spring baseball game. In one case, the damage was self inflicted.

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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.