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How to Temporarily Cover a Broken Car Window

December 17, 2020

If you have ever broken a car window and needed to cover the hole temporarily, you probably don’t take glass for granted the same way other people do. It’s easy to see why glass is taken for granted. By design, glass is meant to be forgotten. Most often, the purpose of glass is to provide […]

Should You Leave Your Wiper Blades Up Before a Winter Storm?

November 30, 2020

We’ve all lived it— a snowstorm is in the forecast, and you’re driving home the evening it’s supposed to hit. Parked cars in lots, driveways, and on streets have their windshield wipers left up in the vertical position. Wipers on other vehicles have been left in the normal “down” position. Some driveways have cars with […]

Preparing Your Vehicle for a Successful Road Trip

June 10, 2020

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 […]

Can You Wash Your Car if Your Windshield is Cracked?

March 16, 2020

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 […]

How to Locate Your Car’s VIN

December 2, 2019

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.

New Windshield Breaks (Again) After Installation

June 5, 2019

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.

Exploding Prius Windshields Leads To Lawsuit

February 1, 2019

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.

Shattered Sunroofs Shed Light on Different Types of Glass Used

December 18, 2018

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.

What to Do If Your Shower Door Breaks

December 11, 2018

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.

How to Recycle Old Glass Windows

December 11, 2018

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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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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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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