Auto Glass Replacement


When Hail Damage Meets Windshield

While a hail storm can sometimes be harmless, other times, it can be quite destructive. It can leave in its wake shattered windshields and numerous auto glass insurance claims. Take, for example, the recent hailstorm that ravaged the Denver, Colo., metro area in early May 2017.

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How Mercedes is Using ADAS

With its new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it’s taking another step toward autonomous driving and the use of advance driver-assistance systems (ADAS). The company says its Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist will be even better at helping the driver keep a safe distance and steer the vehicle. Additionally,k speed can also be automatically […]

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Attacking the Glass: When Road Rage Leads to a Broken Windshield

Road rage is quite common and we’ve all heard terrible stories about drivers with road rage attacking other drivers and/or their vehicles. In quite a few of these instances, the vehicle’s windshield is often the first target. So, what qualifies as road rage? The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) defines road rage as “aggressive […]

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OEM vs. Aftermarket Windshield Glass: What You Need to Know

When your windshield cracks and you need a replacement, there are two types of auto glass available to you—OEM and aftermarket glass. Which of these options is best for you? Glass.com Operations Manager, Daniel Snow, talks with industry expert Bob Beranek OEM Auto Glass OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. OEM auto glass is fabricated […]

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Ways to Protect Your Windshield from Bad Weather

  Destructive storms with hail, wind gusts and perhaps even tornados, can wreak havoc to your vehicle. How can you protect your windshield from bad weather? And what should you do if your windshield is damaged? Austin, Texas The Insurance Council of Texas estimated the total damage cost from the 2016 hailstorms at nearly $1.4 […]

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Heat and Windshield Breakage

The nice weather of summer can be great for barbecues, pool parties and more, but it can be hard on your windshield. Your windshield is more likely to crack—and cracks are more likely to spread—when the temperature changes. Temperature changes cause glass to expand and contract, which can make your windshield a bit more fragile. […]

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Windshield Safety: How Safe is my Windshield?

Riding along the road on a normal day, drivers don’t typically worry about their windshield. But what happens if they are in a crash, the vehicle rolled over or even if the airbag deployed. Would that windshield stay in place? The answer is yes, it should. But there are many factors that affect windshield safety. […]

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I Thought My Car Only Had One Windshield?

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Your Car’s Rear Windshield The rear-facing glass on the back of your vehicle, what is it called? Like so many parts in the automotive industry, it actually has a few different names. Some of the more common ones are backlite, rear windshield, and back glass. All of these […]

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Hey, Sport: Here’s What to Do When Your Windshield Gets Hit By a Ball

Maybe you’ve considered the scenario of a wayward golf ball flying into the street and breaking your windshield as you drive by the local country club. Or you’ve thought about the rare possibility that the parking spot you chose at the baseball game just may end up being the inevitable target of a big home […]

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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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