Chips, Cracks, & Breaks


Preparing Your Vehicle for a Successful Road Trip

Whether it’s a summer excursion or family vacation—it pays to perform a basic vehicle check to ensure it’s ready for a road trip. Ideally a fresh oil change and a quick trip to the mechanic is your best bet, but if that doesn’t fit with time constraints or the budget, here’s how to self-inspect from […]

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Can You Wash Your Car if Your Windshield is Cracked?

Washing your car with a cracked windshield … although it seems like an initial “no” there are a few things to consider. Yes, technically you can physically wash your vehicle with a crack or chip in your windshield, but it might not be in your best interest. Why? – It’s simple, if too much pressure […]

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How to Locate Your Car’s VIN

Your vehicle identification number, or VIN, is an important tool that auto glass shops use when replacing windshields, side windows, and more. Find out how to locate it.

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New Windshield Breaks (Again) After Installation

Have you had two windshields break in a row right after a new installation? You’re not alone. The Glass Detective discusses what might cause this and the next steps you should take to address the issue.

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Exploding Prius Windshields Leads To Lawsuit

We uncover details about the exploding windshields that led to a lawsuit for select Toyota Prius models and inform you on where the case currently stands. Find out more here.

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Shattered Sunroofs Shed Light on Different Types of Glass Used

This blog goes over how shattered panoramic sunroofs shed light on the different types of glass used in vehicles by different auto manufacturers from Ford to Ferrari. Find out more.

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What to Do If Your Shower Door Breaks

The last thing anyone wants to deal with is a broken shower door. If it breaks, what do you do? Here’s a comprehensive guide on why it breaks and what to do. Find out more.

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How to Recycle Old Glass Windows

When you’ve decided to buy new windows for your home, what do you do with your old ones? There are many options for recycling, repurposing, and reusing your old windows. Find out more here.

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Why Your Sideview Mirror is Important (And Why You Should Fix It)

Damage to your vehicle can happen in many ways, and no part of your car is immune. Your sideview mirrors are critical in ensuring your safety and your effectiveness in driving. If one is broken, you should fix it as soon as possible. Read more here.

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The Case of the Spontaneous Windshield Breakage

Have you been the victim of spontaneous windshield breakage? Then this blog is for you! The Glass Detective explores the possibilities of what might actually cause these chips and cracks that seem to appear out of nowhere. Spoiler alert: There is always an underlying cause. Find out more!

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