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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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Should You Drive Your Car if Your Windshield is Smashed In?

It seems that the obvious answer to this question would be a resounding no. For many drivers, however, it still looks tempting to get inside a car with shattered glass if only to bring it to our auto glass repair center. There are several reasons why you should never operate a vehicle, however, with broken glass in Minnesota. We cover a few reasons below.

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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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Should You Replace a Windshield with Only a Few Chips?

You’re driving down the road, and a few small pebbles ding your windshield. Although there are no major cracks, you notice that there are a few chipped areas. The question is whether you should have the chips repaired or the entire windshield fully replaced. The only way to know for sure is to have an Only 1 Auto Glass technician assess the windshield to see which option is the best for your car.

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Chips Around Your Windshields Edges? Replace It.

If you have a small crack in your windshield, it may be able to be repaired by filling it in with resin. Unfortunately, not every crack can be repaired or should be. If the crack is splitting off in multiple directions, a repair may not hold. If the crack impairs your line of sight, it should not be repaired. And if the crack is along the edge of the windshield, you do not want to repair it; you should replace it. Here are a few reasons why Only 1 Auto Glass recommends replacing the windshield if you have a chip along the edge of the windshield:

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