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The Difference Between Windshield And Window Glass

The glass used for windshield is not the same as the glass used for other windows. All windows in a vehicle are made of safety glass required by the OEM, however the windshield goes through an additional process of lamination to protect passengers.

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Understanding The Damage Cold Weather Can Do To A Cracked Windshield

Your windshield is supposed to be there to help protect you, as it adds to the structural integrity of your car as a whole. In fact, 30 percent of the structural strength of your vehicle is provided by your windshield. Your windshield helps to ensure your airbag deploys correctly, protects you from ejection in an accident, helps to stabilize the roof in roll-over crashes and much more.

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Weatherproof Your Windshield And Improve Your Safety On Wintery Roads

To prepare for winter weather conditions, you need to start with your windshield. You need to make sure that the glass is safe when the weather begins to change outside. Any windshield replacement or rock chip repair company can provide assistance in weatherproofing windshields, but it is helpful to know why you should do this and how it can be done, as there are a few things that you can do on your own without consequence.

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My Windshield Has A Chip: Can It Be Repaired Or Does It Need To Be Replaced?

It’s important to understand that a chip (depending on the size) in a lot of cases can simply be repaired. An auto glass repair is a quick and inexpensive job. Unfortunately, if the chip is large or left unattended you’re looking at auto glass replacement, which is more time consuming and more expensive.

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How Dangerous Is It to Drive With A Cracked Windshield?

Most people know that cracked windshields are not aesthetically appealing. The crack, especially when severe, can act also as an obstruction causing you to be unable to see clearly while driving. This is a major safety risk that requires auto glass repair. There are also several other hidden dangers of cracked windshields, including:

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Frost On Your Windshields Means A Crack Just Got Larger

Waking up to a windshield covered in frost is never convenient. It means getting out a scraper and working in the cold, first thing in the morning just to have enough visibility to drive. If you knew the damage that frost was doing to any flaws in your auto glass, waking up to frost on the windshield would become even more agitating.

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Winter Snow Removal Can Chip And Crack Your Windshield

Sometimes it seems that all of the elements in winter are out to ruin the appearance of your car. From salt and sand wearing down a new paint job, to hail and ice outright denting and chipping metal and glass it can be difficult to keep a new car looking nice. There are many things you can do to protect your car from required snow removal. The main thing you should do if damage does occur is get it repaired quickly so the damage does not grow into a hazard.

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We Come To You When You Give The Gift Of A New Windshield

Procrastinating a necessary windshield replacement can be catastrophic. However the money for vehicle repairs is not always on hand. A windshield replacement is not very costly, and can make a great gift for a loved one with a tight budget. Many people put off a crack or a chip in a windshield longer than they would other vehicle flaws because they do not realize that the windshield is a part of the structural integrity of modern vehicle. A flaw in the structure of the windshield matters. In the extreme weather fluctuation cycles of freezing, warming, raining and then freezing again a small chip can turn into a big problem. We can fix your Minneapolis windshield quickly to insure a safe and secure winter. Now is the time for repairs, before the weather makes the issue worse and replacement is the only option.

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We Come To You When You Give The Gift Of A New Windshield

Procrastinating a necessary windshield replacement can be catastrophic. However the money for vehicle repairs is not always on hand. A windshield replacement is not very costly, and can make a great gift for a loved one with a tight budget. Many people put off a crack or a chip in a windshield longer than they would other vehicle flaws because they do not realize that the windshield is a part of the structural integrity of modern vehicle. A flaw in the structure of the windshield matters. In the extreme weather fluctuation cycles of freezing, warming, raining and then freezing again a small chip can turn into a big problem. We can fix your Minneapolis windshield quickly to insure a safe and secure winter. Now is the time for repairs, before the weather makes the issue worse and replacement is the only option.

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Repair Your Damaged Windshield Before Ice Cracks It!

Avoid the added cost of windshield replacement by having chips in your windshield repaired before the power of cold weather can turn them into cracks. Did you know that most cracks in windshields require that the windshield be replaced? You can avoid that problem by being proactive in taking care of any chips in your windshield. For all of your Minneapolis windshield replacement services contact Only 1 Auto Glass and let one of our Auto Glass Techs come repair or replace your windshield.

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