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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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Rear Windshield Damage: Repair or Replace?

Cracks or chips in your rear window may seem altogether inconsequential. After all, it’s not your front windshield, right? You don’t have to look out of your rear window nearly as often, and your passengers are protected by the seat behind them, right? Wrong. If you’re driving around with a damaged rear windshield, the reality is, you’re putting yourself in danger.

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Driving With Side Window Damage? How Your Safety is at Risk

What do an errant golf ball, an unscrupulous burglar, and a rowdy teen all have in common? Not much, unless you consider the fact that they all have the potential to damage your vehicle’s windows. If you find yourself the victim of accidental or purposeful auto glass damage, you may be asking yourself whether or not you should have the damage repaired. Certainly, a spare tarp or garbage bag offers comparable protection, right? Well, no. If your side windows are damaged, it’s imperative that you have them repaired immediately. Continuing to drive with damaged auto glass puts you and your passengers at risk. Only One Auto Glass explains how:

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Why Choose an ADAS Compliant Auto Glass Repair Shop?

Throughout the last decade, we’ve made rapid advancements in the technology available to road warriors everywhere. In today’s vehicles, back-up cameras, lane departure warnings, collision avoidance systems, adaptive cruise control, and many other features are becoming standard. But what isn’t standard, is Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) compliance. Among all auto glass repair shops, only a fraction are ADAS compliant. If you own a vehicle with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems like those mentioned above, you’ll require ADAS compliance should you ever need auto glass repair or replacement. Below, the pros at Only 1 Auto Glass discuss the importance of ADAS compliance and why you should choose a shop that carries this certification.

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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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How Outside Temperature Affects Your Auto Glass

In Minnesota, we have some pretty drastic temperature fluctuations. In the span of just one day, we can sometimes see a temperature change of over 50 degrees! And while our vehicles have heating and cooling systems designed to keep us perpetually comfortable, our auto glass may be suffering. So how do wild fluctuations in outside temperature affect the protective glass within our vehicles? The glass pros at Only 1 Auto Glass are here to discuss how temperatures can affect your auto glass, and what to do before winter arrives.

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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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When to Get Your Windshield Replaced

Your windshield is designed to handle some major pressure. It's there to protect you in the event of a major accident; therefore, it's to the car maker's benefit to make it as strong as possible for each of their loyal buyers. However, it's also not immune to wear and tear over time. If your windshield has already sustained more than a few damages along the way, you may want to consider the following to see if it should be replaced.

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The Importance of ADAS Recalibration

It is estimated that by 2020, almost 50% of cars on the road will have some sort of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) installed as a key safety feature. These necessary, but complicated, systems can require detailed recalibration if your windshield is replaced. This service is usually covered by most insurance companies, but finding an experienced auto glass provider to help with recalibration can be difficult. If you have your windshield repaired or replaced at Only 1 Auto Glass, our team of trained technicians can perform ADAS recalibration to get your vehicle back to new.

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