Auto Glass Replacement


Safe Drive-Away Time vs. Minimum Drive-Away Time

Drive-Away Time is a term that describes how long after your windshield is replaced that your car must sit before you will be able to drive the vehicle safely. When you have your windshield replaced, your technician might (and should) mention this. Driving your vehicle too soon after a replacement poses a risk to yourself, […]

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How Does Advancing Windshield Technology and Lighter Glass Impact You?

Windshields are getting thinner and lighter even as more technology is prevalent in vehicles. What does advancing windshield technology mean for you? Car manufacturer Ford and Pittsburgh Glass Work (PGW), a manufacturer of automotive glass, teamed up in the U.S. to introduce a Ford GT that features a Corning Gorilla Glass® hybrid windshield. “The new Gorilla […]

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When Animals Attack … Your Windshield, That Is

We all do our best to avoid animals on the road (or even flying around the roadways) but sometimes it happens. You don’t see the animal in time to avoid it, or you see it but know it would be dangerous to swerve, and your windshield ends up broken. We often see stories in the […]

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Strange Objects Cause Windshield Damage in Many Cases

Windshield Damage is Typical It’s unlikely you’ve gone your entire life without ever having a damaged windshield- a rock chip at the very least. Windshield breakage typically happens one every eight years on average, but we see or hear about thousands of cases every day—some of them a bit more bizarre than others. Rocks aren’t […]

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Causes of Sunroof Explosions

Broken sunroofs can be common, but the reasons for them vary. Have you ever heard of an exploding sunroof, or been in a car when one did? Though still rare, the number of exploding sunroofs reported has increased and with them has come lawsuits against car manufacturers. Allegedly exploding sunroofs have been seen in all […]

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How to Find a Windshield Leak

Ever noticed water or a whistling sound coming through your windshield? There could be several reasons for this, but first you have to pinpoint the problem. Your auto glass is held in place by the windshield moulding that keeps water, air and/or other debris from sneaking into your vehicle. This is the integral component that […]

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Why Did Mercedes Recommend Only its Own Glass for Windshield Replacement?

Recently, Mercedes Benz USA issued a statement in which it “strongly recommends” that drivers who need to get a windshield replaced only use Mercedes Benz products. Why is that? The automaker says glass made by other companies does not meet the exacting specifications of Mercedes Benz glass, adding that aftermarket glass often does not contain […]

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WATCH: The Auto Glass Safety Council Explained

What is the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC)? Good question. Let us show you. The AGSC, formerly the AGRSS Council, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. It was founded and is supported by companies in the industry that keep safe windshield installation as their primary goal. The Council is […]

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The 411 on Automotive Mirrors

Ever wondered why the phrase “objects may be closer than they appear” has been included on nearly all side view mirrors since the ‘70s? It may not happen as often as a crack or chip on your windshield does, but damage to side-view and rearview mirrors does happen—probably more frequently than we realize. Here’s the 411 on all things automotive mirrors.

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Repairing and Replacing Sunroofs and Sliders

For many drivers, sunroofs are the next best thing to a convertible. They allow you to enjoy a beautiful day, streaming fresh air and sunlight into the vehicle. But just like any other piece of glass, they can also break. What do you do when this happens? Here are a few tips from some industry experts.

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