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Mobile vs. In-House Auto Glass Repairs: Do You Get the Same Service?

It’s finally spring! With the warming weather and some trails finally becoming accessible in the Midwest and other parts of the country with snow, it’s tempting to simply load up your ATV or sport side by side and head off for an outdoor adventure. If you own a UTV, you might want to pull it out of storage and get right to work, or keep using it without a second thought as the days lengthen and the temperatures rise.

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Top 3 Causes of Auto Glass Damage & How to Avoid Them

Auto glass repairs can be a hassle, especially if you’re always on the go (who isn’t these days?). Even when you have the option of convenient mobile repair — like what we offer at Only 1 Auto Glass — you still must set aside a chunk of your day to wait for repairs. You also have the scheduling to deal with, your insurance company to talk to, and maybe even a rental car arrangement to set up if the damage is severe enough. It’s a lot to add to your never-ending to-do list, isn’t it? Below, we’re discussing a few simple things you can do to help make sure you avoid auto glass damage from these top three culprits:

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Are You Damaging Your Auto Glass? Stop Doing These 3 Things

If you own a vehicle, there’s a good chance you don’t often contemplate the integrity of your auto glass. After all, if the glass appears intact, what’s there to worry about, right? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know the majority of drivers do their best to take care of their vehicles. All too often, though, it’s the little things they don’t think about that make the biggest impact. If you’re guilty of any of the following three deeds, for the sake of your auto glass, think twice before you do them again.

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Windshield Pitting: What You Need to Know

So you’ve noticed a few tiny indentations in your windshield? What should you do? Should you be worried? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we’re here to answer your most pressing questions about auto glass replacement and repair. If you’ve recently noticed tiny dings in your windshield, your auto glass may be the victim of pitting. While windshield pitting is entirely normal, it can compromise the integrity of your auto glass and your safety. Today, we’re here to discuss what you need to know about auto glass pitting so you can keep yourself safe on the road.

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Is Your Windshield Leaking? Here’s Why (And What You Should Do)

Have you noticed moisture accumulation inside your vehicle? Or how about an unusual musty, damp odor? If these sound familiar, you’re vehicle has likely sprung a leak. Other signs of a leak include inexplicably wet carpet or floor mats, interior rust, and continually foggy windows. Sound familiar? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know there are many possible causes of vehicle leaks; we also know the problem typically stems from auto glass issues. If you think your vehicle has sprung a leak, and you believe your windshield is to blame, here’s how to find out, and what you should do about it.

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How to Properly Maintain Your Windshield

Many people mistakenly believe windshield maintenance only means keeping their wiper fluid reservoir full. While plenty of wiper fluid certainly helps keep your windshield clear, properly caring for your auto glass involves much more than a full fluid reservoir. At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know you and your passengers are only well-protected when your auto glass is well-maintained. To help you prolong the life of your auto glass and increase your safety while driving, make sure you’re practicing the following windshield maintenance tips:

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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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Why Auto Glass Repair is Never a DIY Job

When the windows in your vehicle incur damage, it can be tempting to attempt a do-it-yourself repair. After all, those infomercials online videos make it seem like a piece of cake, right? And if you’re living on a tight budget, DIY glass repair might sound particularly attractive. However, when it comes to automotive work (auto glass repair included), it’s safe to say you get what you pay for. DIY chip and crack repair might sound simple, but the procedure is much more delicate than most people realize. The experts at Only Auto Glass explain why you should leave those DIY kits on the shelf and opt for a professional auto glass repair.

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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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Following Too Close: How Driving Habits Put Your Windshield at Risk

Have a tendency to tailgate? Never heard of the three-second rule? If this sounds like you, your driving habits could be putting your windshield at risk. Following too closely is one bad driving habit you need to break if you hope to keep your vehicle (and yourself) intact. And not only does following too closely put you and your vehicle at risk, it puts other drivers in precarious positions, too. Here to discuss how your tailgating habits put your windshield at risk are the auto glass pros at Only 1 Auto Glass.

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