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Winter Windshield Care: 4 Tips to Maintain your Auto Glass

Minnesota winters can be tough on your auto glass, especially if you park outdoors. While many vehicle owners tend to focus on engine and battery maintenance during winter, your auto glass deserves the same level of attention. At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know a driver is only safe when his or her auto glass is completely intact. So, to help you maintain your auto glass—and your safety on the road—this winter, we’ve put together the following helpful tips on winter windshield maintenance.

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Is Your Ice Scraper Damaging Your Windshield?

If you park your vehicle outdoors, chances are you rely on an ice scraper to remove ice and snow from the windows. While ice scrapers aren’t inherently hazardous for your auto glass, the manner in which you use them can certainly damage your windshield.

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Do You Park Outside? How to Protect Your Auto Glass

When you have no option but to park outside, how do you protect your auto glass from environmental damage? At Only 1 Auto Glass, we realize not everyone has the luxury of parking their vehicle in a garage or even in a covered parking space. But we also know that even if you must park outside, you can still take steps to protect your ride. If you’re parking outside this winter, check out these helpful tips that can help you avoid an auto glass repair or replacement:

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3 Reasons Your Side Windows Aren’t Working Properly

Only 1 Auto Glass explains why your vehicle’s side windows aren’t operating properly and what you can do to resolve the issue.

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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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Traits to Look For in an Auto Glass Repair Company

Do you have a windshield or a window that needs repairing? Finding the right auto glass repair company can be a challenge. With a number of sketchy shops and even sketchier so-called mobile repair companies, it can be difficult to find a company you trust. At Only 1 Auto Glass, we pride ourselves on delivering industry-leading service, so we know a thing or two about what to look for in a repair company. When you’re looking for a reputable team you can trust, here’s what to keep in mind.

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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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