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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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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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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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Do You Have a Chipped Windshield? Do Not Try a DIY Windshield Repair

Your windshield goes through a lot in the line of duty. Drive your vehicle long enough, and there's a good chance you will eventually need rock and chip repair. This kind of damage isn't just unsightly. Cracked windshields are hard to see through, make the window less safe in an accident, and could develop bigger cracks over time.

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Windshield Ice Scraper: Friend or Foe?

When you’re driving down the road, and it starts raining, you may notice a slight squeaking on the windshield. Eventually, the squeaking gets louder, and then you may see that the wiper eventually vibrates as it swipes across the glass. The question you may be asking is why are my windshield wipers squeaking? You may be even more confused when there’s plenty of rain on the windshield, but the wipers squeak anyway. Although we’ll explain below why the noise occurs, the most important thing is that you bring your car to Only 1 Auto Glass to fix the problem.

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Auto Mirror Damage Prevention: How to Avoid the Crack

Have you ever approached your vehicle only to discover a cracked or broken side mirror? If so, then you know how frustrating it can be to observe. You might be tempted to drive without your mirror, but doing so can carry hefty fines in the event of a routine traffic stop. Not only can broken auto glass impact your wallet, but it can create a safety risk to you and other drivers around you.

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Is it Possible to Completely Remove Rock Chips from Your Windshield?

If you take care of rock chip repairs when they’re small, Only 1 Auto Glass can repair a rock chip in your windshield without having to replace the entire glass. If you don’t repair it immediately, the chip can lead to a crack, or worse. We’ll have no choice but to replace the windshield. This can cost more than a simple repair. We recommend that you do the following if you have rock chips in your glass:

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Construction Just Cracked Your Window. Now What?

When driving by a construction site, you may end up with construction damage. Once that damage occurs we can help you with your window repair or replacement. Look to us for what that next step is following when construction just cracked your window. We are there for that “now what” moment.

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Is a Crack in the Windshield a Big Deal?

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

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The Road Noise You Hear Could be a Damaged Window

Road noise is irritating. There are several causes of road noise. For instance, a car’s design, the type of tires on the vehicle, or exterior conditions like road material and traffic congestion can also cause road noise. A loose windshield or side door window can allow inside the car at high speeds. The air will often seep through and cause a lot of noise as the car's velocity forces the air into the vehicle cabin. If you feel that your windows are the cause of the road noise, bring your vehicle to Only 1 Auto Glass for an inspection and auto glass repair. We may discover one of the three problems below.

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