Posted on 1/6/2020 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
If you’ve lived in Minnesota long enough, you’ve no doubt experienced it: you rush out the door with barely enough time to commute to work, see a layer of ice on the windshield, reach for your ice scraper, but it’s nowhere to be found! What do you do next? How on earth will you make it work on time? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know this scenario happens to just about everyone at some point. So, to help you safely get that ice off your windshield and make it to work on time, we’ve detailed five safe ice scraper alternatives for when you’re in a pinch.
Posted on 12/16/2019 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
If you park your vehicle outdoors, chances are you rely on an ice scraper to remove ice and snow from the windows. While ice scrapers aren’t inherently hazardous for your auto glass, the manner in which you use them can certainly damage your windshield.
Posted on 11/4/2019 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
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:
Posted on 9/23/2019 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
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.
Posted on 8/5/2019 8:15 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
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.
Posted on 7/22/2019 8:43 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
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.
Posted on 7/15/2019 8:27 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
The sight of a tiny rock chip in your windshield or other car window may not seem alarming, but it actually requires immediate action. This is because little chips and dings will, under the wrong circumstances, quickly spread into long cracks. Once a crack is too long, it can no longer be repaired. At that point, the only choice is to replace the glass. As you can imagine, replacement is far more expensive than repair.
Posted on 6/24/2019 6:30 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
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.
Posted on 6/10/2019 8:23 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
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:
Posted on 5/13/2019 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
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.