Does your windshield have a minor crack or chip that needs to be repaired? Are you apprehensive about getting the work done because you’ve heard some off-putting information about windshield repair services? If so, our team at Only 1 Auto Glass is here to help clear things up.


In this blog, we’re covering some of the most widespread myths about windshield repairs and separating the real facts from the fiction. Check it out, so you know what to expect when you’re ready to schedule your auto glass repairs.


Windshield Repairs Aren’t Really Necessary for Minor Chips and Cracks

Do you want to get a citation for driving around with a damaged windshield? Because in Minnesota, it’s illegal to drive with chips or cracks in your auto glass. And even if it were totally fine to operate your vehicle with damaged auto glass in our great state, the idea that minor chips and cracks don’t necessitate repair is still totally false.


The truth? Even a minor chip or crack can easily (and quickly) grow larger. Outdoor temperature fluctuations, driving over speed bumps, and other weather conditions can easily prompt glass damage to grow worse, and that can happen in a matter of seconds in a worst-case scenario.


If you don’t want to deal with getting a complete windshield replacement, it’s imperative that you have minor auto glass damage repaired as promptly as possible.


If you’re traveling and your windshield suddenly suffers a chip or crack, check out how to prevent the damage from spreading until you can get it repaired.


Getting Windshield Repairs Will Raise Your Insurance Premiums

Generally speaking, getting a few minor auto glass repairs will not affect your insurance rates in the slightest. Why not?


Because first of all, you probably won’t be filing an insurance claim for auto glass repairs. Minor windshield repairs are inexpensive — generally less than $100 — so unless you have a $0 deductible, filing a claim simply doesn’t make sense.


Secondly, if auto insurance companies were to raise premiums for every small claim, they’d lose a ton of business, and they know that. To keep their customers, insurers typically don’t raise premiums appreciably unless a driver files multiple claims over a relatively short period or files a claim that results in a payout of several thousand dollars.


Windshield Repairs Are a Time-Consuming Inconvenience

If you’re apprehensive about scheduling windshield repair service because you think it’ll take the whole day, we’ve got great news for you: Windshield repairs don’t have to be inconvenient! And they certainly don’t need to take away your entire day. However, that’s not necessarily true across the board. The validity of that statement really depends on the auto glass repair company you choose to work with.


At Only 1 Auto Glass, we’ve made it our mission to make auto glass repair and replacement services as quick, convenient, and high-quality as possible. That’s why we have multiple shop locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro and offer convenient mobile service as well. To give you, our customer, additional peace of mind, our installers are also certified by the National Glass Association, so you can trust in their experience, skill level, and work quality.


If you can’t make it to one of our many locations, simply schedule a mobile repair, and we’ll come straight to you, wherever your vehicle happens to be. Whether that’s at home, work, or somewhere else entirely, just let us know where to find your ride, and that’s where we’ll perform the work.


Get a Free Windshield Repair Estimate From Only 1 Auto Glass

Need a quick windshield repair? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Only 1 Auto Glass! To schedule service or learn more about how we can help you, give us a call today at 651-789-1111 or request an estimate online, and we’ll get back to you with additional information.