Posted on 6/30/2022 4:08 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
Oh Deer! Turtle Smashes Windshield and other Roadway Animal Hazards
For those of us who spend most of our time driving in and around the
Minneapolis, St Paul, Twin Cities area of Minnesota it's not uncommon
for us to have close calls on the roadways with animals. The mornings
and evening hours are particularly dangerous as deer and other animals
become more active, especially in the spring and fall.
While deer are responsible for about 75% of fatal accidents involving animals, other animals causing crashes include horses, moose, dogs, bears, squirrels, cats and opossums.
Posted on 4/15/2022 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
No one wants a rock to hit their windshield. Unfortunately, it is something that is fairly common. Rocks may fly out of trucks carrying gravel or rocks, debris on a roadway may be kicked up while cars drive over it, or a rock may be kicked up from a dirt roadway as you drive along it. Regardless of why or how it happened, you need to know what to do if a rock hits your windshield and leaves a chip behind. Here are the steps you should follow if you find yourself in this situation.
Posted on 3/20/2017 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
One of the most common ways for a windshield to be damaged is for a rock to fly up and smack right into the windshield, leaving a chip or crack behind. While sometimes these rocks are simply on the road or fly out of nowhere, other times, you can see exactly where they are coming from. Trucks carrying gravel or other rock material may have rocks flying directly out of the back of them. If this is what happened that caused the damage to your windshield, you may be wondering if you can hold the company accountable. Here is some information you should know.
Posted on 3/13/2017 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
If you are driving down the road and a rock slams into your windshield, you may wind up with a chip or crack. When this occurs, you likely know that you need to get the crack repaired. If you fail to do so, the crack can grow. This can cause your windshield to go from needing a repair to a more costly replacement. However, you may be wondering how much time you have to get the repairs you need before more damage sets in. Here is some information you need to know.
Posted on 3/6/2017 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
When a rock flies up and hits your windshield, it is important to have the chip filled as quickly as possible. However, due to normal life, it may realistically take you a few days to get into a repair shop and have the chip filled. During this time, dirt can infiltrate the chip, causing additional problems. Here is everything you need to know about keeping dirt out of windshield cracks.
Posted on 2/6/2017 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
When you are looking for an auto glass repair shop to repair your auto glass, you will find that companies use a variety of techniques to obtain the glass. Some companies buy the auto glass directly from the manufacturer. Some companies buy auto glass from third parties who manufacture it and other companies manufacture their own auto glass. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method of obtaining the glass. Taking the time to learn about some of these pros and cons and getting answers to the questions you have will help you decide which is right for your auto glass needs. Here are a few of the questions you may have about using a company that manufacturers their own auto glass and the answers.
Posted on 1/30/2017 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
After a window on your car is broken, outside elements can enter your car. This includes things like pests or rain and snow. It also makes it easier for a thief to steal something from your car or gain access to steal your car. In a perfect world, you could take your car to an auto glass repair shop and have the glass repaired right away. However, you may not have the money or your car may have glass that needs to be ordered or custom made, meaning it takes time to get the glass to make the repair. If your glass has been broken in your car, follow these steps to secure the car and keep outdoor elements out until the glass can be repaired.
Posted on 1/23/2017 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
Do you need your auto glass repaired or replaced? Learn what factors you should be looking for as you look to hire an auto glass repair shop.
Posted on 11/28/2016 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
DIY windshield repair kits are largely intended as a temporary solution for drivers with cracked or otherwise damaged windshields. These kits are meant to bond the cracks within the windshield, thereby preventing further spreading. Some DIY repair kits are even intended to minimize the appearance of cracks or chips. Regardless, they can also be potentially dangerous.
Posted on 11/21/2016 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
Imagine this scenario. You're driving along behind a dump truck, making sure to stay far back as cautioned by the signage on its tailgate. In spite of your carefulness, when you arrive at your destination, you notice a couple of rock chips on your windshield. Or you are driving slowly down an unpaved gravel road to make sure the gravel doesn't damage your windshield or the paint job on your car only to discover a few rock chips in both later.
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