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Got a Teen Driver? Auto Glass Safety 101

Is your teenager getting ready to learn how to drive? While drivers ed accomplishes the task of teaching road rules and safe driving techniques, it doesn’t offer a great deal of information regarding vehicle maintenance. At Only 1 Auto Glass, we frequently perform auto glass repairs on vehicles operated by new drivers. One thing we’ve noticed is that many of those repairs could have been prevented with proper auto glass safety education. So, to help you educate your teen driver, below, we’re breaking down a few basic auto glass rules that can help keep those vehicle windows intact.

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New Windshield? 9 Tips for Proper Care and Maintenance

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.

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Winter Windshield Care: 4 Tips to Maintain your Auto Glass

Minnesota winters can be tough on your auto glass, especially if you park outdoors. While many vehicle owners tend to focus on engine and battery maintenance during winter, your auto glass deserves the same level of attention. At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know a driver is only safe when his or her auto glass is completely intact. So, to help you maintain your auto glass—and your safety on the road—this winter, we’ve put together the following helpful tips on winter windshield maintenance.

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Is Your Ice Scraper Damaging Your Windshield?

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.

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Is Your Windshield Leaking? Here’s Why (And What You Should Do)

Have you noticed moisture accumulation inside your vehicle? Or how about an unusual musty, damp odor? If these sound familiar, you’re vehicle has likely sprung a leak. Other signs of a leak include inexplicably wet carpet or floor mats, interior rust, and continually foggy windows. Sound familiar? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know there are many possible causes of vehicle leaks; we also know the problem typically stems from auto glass issues. If you think your vehicle has sprung a leak, and you believe your windshield is to blame, here’s how to find out, and what you should do about it.

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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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Common Falling Items That Can Damage Your Windshield

Where you park your car can have an impact on the windshield—literally. Many of the auto glass repair cases we see each year have to do with falling objects crashing into a car and blasting out the glass. If a falling object cracks or breaks your auto glass, contact Only 1 Auto Glass today. You can come to our service center, or we can send someone out to you with our remote service. In the meantime watch out for the following parking conditions.

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Can You Window Tint a Damaged Windshield?

If you drive around the Twin Cities, you’ll notice vehicles with various levels of tint on the window. Tint is ideal for reducing UV rays and heat that can turn a car into an oven. However, if you place tint over a broken window, you’re wasting your time and money on the job. Before you tint your windows, bring your car to Only 1 Auto for a complete glass inspection and auto glass repair. We can restore any window in your car, truck, or SUV.

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Safe Driving Guidelines for Teenagers

We’ll be honest. We pity any car that is in the hands of a teenager. While it’s true that teenagers need to time to improve their driving skills, the growing pains can be costly and critical at times. Most teens do not understand how correctly operating a vehicle keeps it in condition. Like everything else, making the connection between the two takes a little time.

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Windshield Ice Scraper: Friend or Foe?

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.

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