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5 Safe Alternatives to Using an Ice Scraper on Your Windshield

If you’ve lived in Minnesota long enough, you’ve no doubt experienced it: you rush out the door with barely enough time to commute to work, see a layer of ice on the windshield, reach for your ice scraper, but it’s nowhere to be found! What do you do next? How on earth will you make it work on time? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know this scenario happens to just about everyone at some point. So, to help you safely get that ice off your windshield and make it to work on time, we’ve detailed five safe ice scraper alternatives for when you’re in a pinch.

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Is Your Ice Scraper Damaging Your Windshield?

If you park your vehicle outdoors, chances are you rely on an ice scraper to remove ice and snow from the windows. While ice scrapers aren’t inherently hazardous for your auto glass, the manner in which you use them can certainly damage your windshield.

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Do You Park Outside? How to Protect Your Auto Glass

When you have no option but to park outside, how do you protect your auto glass from environmental damage? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we realize not everyone has the luxury of parking their vehicle in a garage or even in a covered parking space. But we also know that even if you must park outside, you can still take steps to protect your ride. If you’re parking outside this winter, check out these helpful tips that can help you avoid an auto glass repair or replacement:

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3 Reasons Your Side Windows Aren’t Working Properly

Only 1 Auto Glass explains why your vehicle’s side windows aren’t operating properly and what you can do to resolve the issue.

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Traits to Look For in an Auto Glass Repair Company

Do you have a windshield or a window that needs repairing? Finding the right auto glass repair company can be a challenge. With a number of sketchy shops and even sketchier so-called mobile repair companies, it can be difficult to find a company you trust. At Only 1 Auto Glass, we pride ourselves on delivering industry-leading service, so we know a thing or two about what to look for in a repair company. When you’re looking for a reputable team you can trust, here’s what to keep in mind.

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How to Properly Maintain Your Windshield

Many people mistakenly believe windshield maintenance only means keeping their wiper fluid reservoir full. While plenty of wiper fluid certainly helps keep your windshield clear, properly caring for your auto glass involves much more than a full fluid reservoir. At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know you and your passengers are only well-protected when your auto glass is well-maintained. To help you prolong the life of your auto glass and increase your safety while driving, make sure you’re practicing the following windshield maintenance tips:

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Why Auto Glass Repair is Never a DIY Job

When the windows in your vehicle incur damage, it can be tempting to attempt a do-it-yourself repair. After all, those infomercials online videos make it seem like a piece of cake, right? And if you’re living on a tight budget, DIY glass repair might sound particularly attractive. However, when it comes to automotive work (auto glass repair included), it’s safe to say you get what you pay for. DIY chip and crack repair might sound simple, but the procedure is much more delicate than most people realize. The experts at Only Auto Glass explain why you should leave those DIY kits on the shelf and opt for a professional auto glass repair.

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Driving With Side Window Damage? How Your Safety is at Risk

What do an errant golf ball, an unscrupulous burglar, and a rowdy teen all have in common? Not much, unless you consider the fact that they all have the potential to damage your vehicle’s windows. If you find yourself the victim of accidental or purposeful auto glass damage, you may be asking yourself whether or not you should have the damage repaired. Certainly, a spare tarp or garbage bag offers comparable protection, right? Well, no. If your side windows are damaged, it’s imperative that you have them repaired immediately. Continuing to drive with damaged auto glass puts you and your passengers at risk. Only One Auto Glass explains how:

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Minor Auto Glass Damage: Is it Really That Dangerous?

Most of us have done it—we notice a chip in our auto glass and just keep on driving, hoping it won’t turn into a bigger problem. But is this practice really safe? Or could harm befall us as a result of our negligent ways? While it may not seem that a small rock chip or tiny crack might endanger our safety, the fact is, it very well could. Driving with damaged auto glass not only puts your vehicle at greater risk for serious damage, but it puts you and your passengers’ safety on the line. Below, our experts at Only 1 Auto Glass discuss the various ways your chipped and cracked windows are endangering you.

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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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