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Windshield Replacement for Older Vehicles

Whether you are driving a ‘66 Shelby 427 Cobra, a ‘64 Aston Martin DB5, or an ‘86 Pontiac Grand Prix, wherever you go, everyone stops what they’re doing to watch you drive by. While retro vehicles are all the rage, you may find it difficult (or costly) to locate replacement parts.

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Should You Purchase Used Auto Glass?

In the state of Minnesota, it is illegal for any entity (car dealership, salvage yard, auto glass repair center, etc.) to sell you a damaged windshield. A damaged windshield would be classified as any windshield with a crack, chip, or any other blemish.

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Potential Glass-Breaking Hazards to Avoid While Driving

As you are driving down the road, you may face potential hazards. Some of these hazards can cause damage to your windshield. If your windshield is chipped or cracked, bring your car to Only 1 Auto Glass for repairs.

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Auto Mirror Damage Prevention: How to Avoid the Crack

Have you ever approached your vehicle only to discover a cracked or broken side mirror? If so, then you know how frustrating it can be to observe. You might be tempted to drive without your mirror, but doing so can carry hefty fines in the event of a routine traffic stop. Not only can broken auto glass impact your wallet, but it can create a safety risk to you and other drivers around you.

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When Should You Repair or Replace Your Car’s Sunroof?

At Only 1 Auto Glass of the Twin Cities, Minnesota is the expert in automotive glass repair and replacement. It takes a professional to analyze if a crack, chip, or ding is minor enough to withstand repairs or if a full replacement is necessary. When to replace your car’s sunroof is a difficult question to answer requiring a trained pro to check the damage.

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Get A Pre-Purchase Auto Glass Inspection

Nothing stops your life easier than broken or cracked auto glass. When faced with this dilemma, most automobiles are not able to safely drive to an auto body shop or glass repair professional. With Only 1 Auto Glass, we come to you with twelve locations across the Twin Cities, Minnesota. Our experts provide free estimates for your auto glass replacement, windshield chip repair, or auto glass repair. Let's take a look at the benefits of a pre-purchase inspection.

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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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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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