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Why Your Side Window Won’t Close All the Way

Automotive side windows are fixed in the car’s door, and a motorized button is used to roll a side window up or down in modern cars. In older cars, a hand crank is used to raise and lower the window. Only 1 Auto Glass in Maplewood, Minnesota can replace or repair your side auto glass no matter kind of device your vehicle has. Below are some reasons your side auto window may not be closing all the way.

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How Do Opposite Inside/Outside Temperatures Affect Your Glass?

Having a shift in temperature can affect your auto glass in different ways. Inspect your windshield for any cracks and chips before a change in temperature occurs. If you have a chip or crack, Only 1 Auto Glass can repair your windshield. If a repair is not feasible, we will replace the glass for you. Here are some ways that opposite inside/outside temperatures can affect your auto glass.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning 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.

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The Road Noise You Hear Could be a Damaged Window

Road noise is irritating. There are several causes of road noise. For instance, a car’s design, the type of tires on the vehicle, or exterior conditions like road material and traffic congestion can also cause road noise. A loose windshield or side door window can allow inside the car at high speeds. The air will often seep through and cause a lot of noise as the car's velocity forces the air into the vehicle cabin. If you feel that your windows are the cause of the road noise, bring your vehicle to Only 1 Auto Glass for an inspection and auto glass repair. We may discover one of the three problems below.

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Why You Need an Expert to Reset Your Door Glass

When it comes to windshield repair and replacement, it’s always better to hire a certified technician to handle the job. If you or someone else does not correctly set the auto glass in the vehicle, it could create an enormous risk to drivers and passengers in the car. Therefore, if the window in your door is off track, you should contact an Only 1 Auto Glass specialist to reset it for you. Call us and set an appointment or you can come to our auto service center here in Minneapolis.

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How to Break Auto Glass in Case of an Emergency

We hope that you never have to think about shattering the windshield or side windows in your vehicle. Auto accidents do happen. When you find yourself in an emergency and need to escape your car, you’ll need to know how to break the glass. Below are some suggestions for how to break the glass in case of an emergency without bringing harm to yourself or others in the car. If you have any questions or would like some more tips, contact Only 1 Auto Glass. We care about your safety.

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What You Should Do If Your Car Window is Broken

No one wants to walk outside and see that one of the windows on their car has been broken. Regardless of how it happened, you need to get it cleaned up and repaired. Here are the steps you should follow after your car window has been broken.

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The Importance of Having Windshield Cracks Repaired Before Hot Weather Hits

Windshield cracks are not all that uncommon. They are typically caused when a rock or piece of gravel flies up from the roadway or off a truck and hits your car's windshield while you are driving. Having the crack filled is extremely important. It helps to prevent the crack from growing larger as your car vibrates due to rocky roads or potholes. However, life happens, and sometimes people do not get their cracks or chips filled quickly. But with temperatures increasing and summer almost upon us, it is important to have your crack repaired soon.

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What Happens to Used Auto Glass?

When your auto glass is badly cracked, chipped or damaged beyond repair, you need to visit an auto body shop for a replacement, but where does the damaged glass go? There’s more than one answer because the glass can be recycled, reused or end-up in a landfill depending on the circumstances. The variability lies in the composition of windshields along with auto body shop best practices.

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4 Ways to Tell if You Need a Windshield Replacement or a Repair

A crack or chip in your windshield doesn't necessarily mean that you'll need to replace the entire thing. It's possible that you'll be able to get by with only a repair. The following ways are tests that can help you decide if you'll need to spring for a whole new windshield or if you can get it repaired.

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