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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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How to Protect Your Windshield From Damage

The glass on your windshield can become damaged in a number of ways. An auto accident, road debris, or the way you remove ice from your windshield can all cause damage. While you cannot protect your windshield from all types of damage, there are actions you can take to reduce the odds of your windshield becoming damaged. Here are a few of the actions you can take to protect your automobile's windshield from damage:

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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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Broken Windshield While Away From Home? Here’s What You Can Do

When your windshield breaks, the initial shock can make it difficult to know what to do next. If you're in the middle of enjoying a vacation or road trip, the confusion is compounded. How can you find the right services for your windshield and auto body damage when you're away from home?

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Common Reasons Why Your Windshield May Need to Be Replaced

The windshield on your car may last as long as your car does. However, this is not always the case. There are issues that may pop up that can cause your windshield to need to be replaced. If your windshield develops any of these issues, an auto glass repair shop should examine your windshield to determine whether it needs to be repaired or replaced. Here are three common problems that can occur with your windshield that may cause your windshield to need to be replaced.

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Can a Chipped Windshield Affect Your Car's Value?

If there is a chip in your automobile's windshield, you may have a decision to make. You can decide to repair the chip or have the windshield replaced. If the chip or crack is larger than the size of a dollar bill or impedes your vision while driving, you will need to have the windshield replaced. However, if the crack is relatively small and does not impede your vision, either option may work. If you are facing this dilemma and plan on selling your car in the near future, you may find yourself wondering if a chip or crack will affect the value of your car. Here is information you need to know.

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