Posted on 4/19/2021 4:15 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
When you get a windshield replacement, the way you treat the glass immediately after installation plays a major role in the longevity of the window. During the first 24-48 hours after you leave the auto glass repair shop, your new windshield is most vulnerable to damage. To ensure the glass settles and bonds properly to the frame of your vehicle, there are a handful of things you must do.
Posted on 4/5/2021 4:07 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
Spontaneously shattering auto glass isn’t something most vehicle owners really think about, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. While the phenomenon isn’t super common, it’s definitely possible, and since that’s the case, as a conscientious vehicle owner, you should know whether your ride is at risk and what to expect.
Posted on 1/25/2021 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
When you live in the Twin Cities, preparing your vehicle to withstand months of operation in snow and ice just comes with the territory. While most drivers understand the need for antifreeze, routine oil changes, and specialty tires, not many think about preparing their windshields. But winter windshield prep is a necessary vehicle maintenance step, not only to help prevent auto glass damage but also to protect your safety on the road.
Posted on 11/23/2020 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
Proper aftercare is essential for maintaining the integrity of your auto glass after a windshield replacement. Click to learn post-replacement windshield care tips from the experts at Only 1 Auto Glass.
Posted on 1/20/2020 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
Have you just had your windshield replaced? Not quite sure how to care for it and make it last? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we’ve got you—and your windshield—covered. Immediately after your windshield replacement, there are several things you must avoid if you hope to make your new auto glass last. And, in the following weeks, months, and years, you’ll need to pay special attention to your windshield if you hope to avoid another replacement. Curious what exactly you should do to take proper care of your auto glass after a replacement? Let’s get into it.
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 4/9/2018 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
Keeping your windshield and auto glass clean is important for your safety when you drive. Having a clear view of the road is important. Only 1 Auto Glass knows you want to keep your auto glass clean. Here is a guide to common mistakes to avoid when cleaning auto glass.
Posted on 12/26/2017 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
When you’re driving down the road, and it starts raining, you may notice a slight squeaking on the windshield. Eventually, the squeaking gets louder, and then you may see that the wiper eventually vibrates as it swipes across the glass. The question you may be asking is why are my windshield wipers squeaking? You may be even more confused when there’s plenty of rain on the windshield, but the wipers squeak anyway. Although we’ll explain below why the noise occurs, the most important thing is that you bring your car to Only 1 Auto Glass to fix the problem.
Posted on 4/24/2017 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
If you’ve driven on Minneapolis, St. Paul or Twin Cities roads, you know about the bug splatter problem. While extreme weather can degrade your car’s paint, blur your windshield and cause window damage, bugs can greatly impact your ride. As soon as spring hits, your car’s hood, grille and windshield might be covered in bug remains. Even if you’re not driving through a woodland area, your car’s exterior is at risk. Below, we’re covering the best bug splatter prevention and removal tips around.