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Everything You Need to Know About Keeping Dirt Out of Windshield Chips

When a rock flies up and hits your windshield, it is important to have the chip filled as quickly as possible. However, due to normal life, it may realistically take you a few days to get into a repair shop and have the chip filled. During this time, dirt can infiltrate the chip, causing additional problems. Here is everything you need to know about keeping dirt out of windshield cracks. 

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The Dangers of DIY Windshield Repair Kits

DIY windshield repair kits are largely intended as a temporary solution for drivers with cracked or otherwise damaged windshields. These kits are meant to bond the cracks within the windshield, thereby preventing further spreading. Some DIY repair kits are even intended to minimize the appearance of cracks or chips. Regardless, they can also be potentially dangerous. 

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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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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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Tips to Avoid Needing Auto Glass Repair

No one wants to get a crack on their windshield. However, it is something that happens frequently. While you can't avoid all windshield cracks, there are a few things you can do to help minimize the likelihood of a crack developing in your windshield. Here are a few of those tips.

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Descriptions of the Different Types of Damage That Can Occur to a Windshield

When a rock flies up and hits your windshield, there are different types of damage that can be done. Knowing what type of crack or chip you are working with can help you best describe the damage to a repair professional. This can help you and them determine if it is damage that can be repaired and, if so, how much it will cost. Here are the different types of damage that can occur to a windshield.

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Why a Windshield Chip or Crack is Still Slightly Visible After Being Filled

If you have a crack or chip in your windshield, you will want to get it repaired quickly. This can preserve the integrity of the windshield and prevent further damage. However, upon seeing the repair, you may be a bit concerned. Most of the time, you can still see the crack, chip or star where the windshield was damaged. This may leave you wondering why you needed a repair when the damage is still visible. Here are a few frequently asked questions you may have about this topic.

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A Rock Hit My Windshield and Left a Chip: Now What?

No one wants a rock to hit their windshield. Unfortunately, it is something that is fairly common. Rocks may fly out of trucks carrying gravel or rocks, debris on a roadway may be kicked up while cars drive over it, or a rock may be kicked up from a dirt roadway as you drive along it. Regardless of why or how it happened, you need to know what to do if a rock hits your windshield and leaves a chip behind. Here are the steps you should follow if you find yourself in this situation.

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Are There Different Ways Windshield Cracks Are Repaired?

If you have a crack in your windshield, you may have many questions about it. Do you really need to get it repaired and are there different ways of repairing it. Getting answers to the questions you have will help you to better understand how to proceed. Here is what you need to know if you have a windshield crack.

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Augmented Reality Windshields: The Future of Auto Glass?

Fans of racing video games are familiar with seeing a dotted line twisting on the road ahead of them as they race along the track in the game. Usually after you get the hang of the game, you turn the guiding lines off. But what if that same "augmented reality" technology could be used on real life auto glass?

Auto glass and technology experts have been exploring ideas related to augmented reality windshields for several years. Some of the initial ideas for the high-tech windshields include displaying important information such as speed, navigation directions, or information about nearby restaurants or hotels directly on the windshield.

At the moment, these high-tech windshields are more of a concept than a reality, but researchers say that augmented reality windshields could go into production as soon as 2020 with approval from manufacturers.

How do the windshields work?

The information displayed on the windshield would most likely be projected on the glass from a small projector mounted on the dashboard. This design would be the easiest way to project the information, although light-emitting film on the glass itself could be another option. A third augmented reality option is for the driver to wear a visor that displays information in front of them, similar to Google Glass. The augmented reality technology will incorporate eye-tracking technology to make sure that the information is displayed properly within the driver's field of vision. 

Driving Distraction

One of the biggest challenges that the designers of augmented reality windshields face is making sure that they project necessary information in a way that is not distracting to the driver. Researchers recognize that putting too much information on the screen could make drivers feel like they are actually in a video game, which would not have good consequences! Researchers hope to strike a balance by providing only necessary information and displaying it in an unobtrusive way.

Driver Training Tool

The possibilities of using augmented reality windshields for driver training are very exciting and promising, both for new drivers and for professionals on a race track. Augmented reality technology could map out a race track or a route to work and show where the best places to brake and accelerate are, just like in a video game! This technology could help drivers make better decisions on the road everyday.

We know that if your augmented reality windshield gets a chip in it, you'll want to contact us to get it repaired right away! For all of your windshield repair and auto glass replacement needs, contact Only 1 Auto Glass, your auto glass experts for the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

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