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Is it Possible to Completely Remove Rock Chips from Your Windshield?

If you take care of rock chip repairs when they’re small, Only 1 Auto Glass can repair a rock chip in your windshield without having to replace the entire glass. If you don’t repair it immediately, the chip can lead to a crack, or worse. We’ll have no choice but to replace the windshield. This can cost more than a simple repair. We recommend that you do the following if you have rock chips in your glass:

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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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3 Common Problems with Rear Windshields

The rear windshield is located opposite of the front windshield. Like the front glass, the rear glass helps the automobile hold its frame. It seals off the inside of the automobile from the outside, protecting the occupants of the vehicle. There can be three common problems that occur with your rear auto glass. First, if repair is not possible, a professional windshield replacement may be necessary. Second, the time needed for replacing the rear windshield is longer than replacing the front windshield. Last, your rear window can leak. Only 1 Auto Glass can replace your rear windshield for you.

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Construction Just Cracked Your Window. Now What?

When driving by a construction site, you may end up with construction damage. Once that damage occurs we can help you with your window repair or replacement. Look to us for what that next step is following when construction just cracked your window. We are there for that “now what” moment.

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Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard: What You Need to Know

Your auto glass protects you when you operate your vehicle from the road and its hazards. We adhere to standards of safety when we replace and repair auto glass. It is important to stay informed about safety standards in auto glass repair and replacement. By following safety standards when we repair and replace your auto glass, your safety is our priority.

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Repair Your Auto Glass Before Tinting the Windows

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. If you place tint over a broken window, however, 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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Be Careful Where You Park Your Car

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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How to Protect Your Auto Glass From Your Teenager

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. In the meantime, we repair a lot of windshields in cars driven by teenagers. Thankfully, our certified team of auto glass repair technicians can perform a windshield repair or windshield replacement when something happens to your vehicle.

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How Rear Windshield Replacement is Different

The rear windshield is located opposite of the front windshield in the back of the vehicle, protecting the rear passengers from the outside. The rear windshield helps your car maintain its rigid frame, as well as protecting occupants of the vehicle from objects and weather conditions outside. How manufacturers make rear windshield glass, how it functions, and what features they add to it is what sets it apart from the front windshield. All of these features determine how we repair a rear windshield when you bring it to our auto glass repair center.

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Why You Shouldn’t Cover Your Window Up with Plastic

It is not uncommon to find broken car windows covered in plastic in Minneapolis. Motorists will often do this if they do not have either the time or the money to get auto glass repair. There are several problems involved with using plastic to protect your car. Some of the risks can be dangerous. We discuss a few of these risks below.

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