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Windshield Pitting: What You Need to Know

So you’ve noticed a few tiny indentations in your windshield? What should you do? Should you be worried? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we’re here to answer your most pressing questions about auto glass replacement and repair. If you’ve recently noticed tiny dings in your windshield, your auto glass may be the victim of pitting. While windshield pitting is entirely normal, it can compromise the integrity of your auto glass and your safety. Today, we’re here to discuss what you need to know about auto glass pitting so you can keep yourself safe on the road.

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Is Your Windshield Leaking? Here’s Why (And What You Should Do)

Have you noticed moisture accumulation inside your vehicle? Or how about an unusual musty, damp odor? If these sound familiar, you’re vehicle has likely sprung a leak. Other signs of a leak include inexplicably wet carpet or floor mats, interior rust, and continually foggy windows. Sound familiar? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know there are many possible causes of vehicle leaks; we also know the problem typically stems from auto glass issues. If you think your vehicle has sprung a leak, and you believe your windshield is to blame, here’s how to find out, and what you should do about it.

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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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Windshield Chip Repair Didn’t Work? 3 Reasons Why

Somehow, your windshield developed a crack or chip, and because you’re a responsible vehicle owner, you took it in to have it repaired. One more task checked off your to-do list, right? Except when you got your vehicle back, it didn’t look any better than when you took it in! What happened? Was it you? Did you do something wrong? Perhaps, but it’s likely not your fault.

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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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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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Is it Illegal to Drive a Vehicle with a Cracked Windshield in Minnesota?

Do you know the laws in Minnesota about windshields? Some are common sense, while others have specific requirements. If you are driving in Minnesota with a cracked windshield, you should get it repaired by Only 1 Auto Glass, because the crack may get worse, and you may face a traffic ticket and a fine.

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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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Signs Your Auto Glass Should Be Repaired After an Auto Accident

An auto accident can damage your windshield or the seal that holds the windshield firmly in place. Even minor accidents can cause substantial damage to the windshield. This is why it’s important to know the signs that your auto glass was damaged in the accident and is in need of repair or replacement. Here are a few signs your auto glass needs to be inspected by an auto glass professional:

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