If the rear window on your sedan, SUV, or truck is cracked or broken, it will most likely need to be replaced. One of the top reasons why front windshields chip, crack, or break is due to road debris, such as flying rocks. However, this is not a common reason why windshields sustain damage. Read on to learn about some of the most common reasons why your rear automobile window becomes broken and needs to be repaired or replaced.

Auto Accidents

Rear-end accidents are some of the most common types of automobile accidents. When one vehicle hits the rear end of your car, the impact can not only damage your bumper, but it may damage your rear auto glass, as well. After an auto accident, if you notice your auto glass is chipped, cracked, shattered, or wiggles, one of our glass technicians can help you determine if a simple repair or a more complex replacement is necessary.

Incorrectly Removing Ice

Last winter, you may have incorrectly removed ice from the window. When ice is present on the rear window, you will be unable to see to back out of your driveway. As such, you may attempt to pour hot water over the ice to melt the ice quickly. This can cause your window to crack or shatter due to extreme temperature changes. Instead of pouring hot water on the ice, take the time to slowly thaw the ice to protect both your front and back windshields.

Damage From Trees

Do you park under a tree? Trees can be damaging to your auto glass in a number of ways. If branches regularly sway or move across your glass, it can become scratched. Small scratches may be able to be buffed out, but larger scratches may require a more in-depth repair. Additionally, branches or limbs may fall on your front or back windshield, causing damage. Avoid parking under trees to protect your auto glass from this type of damage.

If your auto glass is damaged, you will want to have it repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. Here at Only 1 Auto Glass, serving the St. Paul, Minneapolis area, we can help you with all of your automotive glass repair needs, including front windshield and rear window repair and replacement. Contact us to get a free estimate or schedule an appointment with one of our glass technicians.