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Can You Have a Chip in Your Driver’s Side Window Repaired?

Iff you notice you have a chip in your windshield, you probably already know what to do: take your vehicle to an auto glass repair shop for a quick windshield repair. But what happens when you discover a chip in your driver’s side window? Is it possible to fix the damage, or will you need a complete window replacement?

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Do-It-Yourself Auto Glass Repair Kits: Are They a Waste of Money?

DIY auto glass repair products are widely available, but that doesn’t mean they’re a good option for auto glass repair. Click to learn what you need to know about the risks of DIY auto glass repair. 

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Rock Chips in Your Windshield: Repair Vs. Replacement

No matter where you drive, there are rocks on the road, and all it takes to find yourself with a damaged windshield is one errant pebble. While most small rocks cause only minor windshield damage, when ignored, that damage can put you and your passengers’ safety at risk.

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Windshield Chip Repair Didn’t Work? 3 Reasons Why

Somehow, your windshield developed a crack or chip, and because you’re a responsible vehicle owner, you took it in to have it repaired. One more task checked off your to-do list, right? Except when you got your vehicle back, it didn’t look any better than when you took it in! What happened? Was it you? Did you do something wrong? Perhaps, but it’s likely not your fault.

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Minor Auto Glass Damage: Is it Really That Dangerous?

Most of us have done it—we notice a chip in our auto glass and just keep on driving, hoping it won’t turn into a bigger problem. But is this practice really safe? Or could harm befall us as a result of our negligent ways? While it may not seem that a small rock chip or tiny crack might endanger our safety, the fact is, it very well could. Driving with damaged auto glass not only puts your vehicle at greater risk for serious damage, but it puts you and your passengers’ safety on the line. Below, our experts at Only 1 Auto Glass discuss the various ways your chipped and cracked windows are endangering you.

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Get Rock Chips Fixed Before They Spread

The sight of a tiny rock chip in your windshield or other car window may not seem alarming, but it actually requires immediate action. This is because little chips and dings will, under the wrong circumstances, quickly spread into long cracks. Once a crack is too long, it can no longer be repaired. At that point, the only choice is to replace the glass. As you can imagine, replacement is far more expensive than repair.

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Summer Heat and Auto Glass Chips: How to Protect a Chip Until You Can Get it Filled

When you have a chip or crack on your windshield, it’s important to get it repaired as quickly as possible. A chip or crack can worsen if you hit a bump while driving or even with the hot, summer sun beating down on your windshield. To avoid more costly repairs down the road, read through our list of tips to help you protect your cracked or chipped windshield until you can get the problem repaired.

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Do You Have a Chipped Windshield? Do Not Try a DIY Windshield Repair

Your windshield goes through a lot in the line of duty. Drive your vehicle long enough, and there's a good chance you will eventually need rock and chip repair. This kind of damage isn't just unsightly. Cracked windshields are hard to see through, make the window less safe in an accident, and could develop bigger cracks over time.

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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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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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