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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.

Why Do Some Windshield Replacements Cost More Than Others?

August 19, 2019

Join the Glass Detective as he takes on the case of the comparison pricing. Find out why quotes from two different glass shops on OEM glass can vary widely.

Heat and Windshield Breakage

June 15, 2017

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. […]

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

May 23, 2017

  Drive-Away Time, or Safe 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 […]

When Animals Attack Windshields

May 23, 2017

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 […]

Strange Objects Cause Windshield Damage in Many Cases

May 19, 2017

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 […]

How To Install Auto Glass: One- vs. Two-Person Installation

May 8, 2017

How many workers does it take to install a new windshield? It’s a question that most auto glass technicians must consider. It also brings up some points that you may want to question windshield replacement shops on before committing to replacement. Which is better: the labor-intensive, two-man installation or technology-driven machinery? The pros and cons of […]

WATCH: The Auto Glass Safety Council Explained

May 3, 2017

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 […]

When to Repair or Replace a Damaged Windshield

November 29, 2016

So you were driving down the highway and all of a sudden - Whack! - a rock slams into your windshield. Nothing shatters but you clearly have a large chip or crack now. Is it time to replace the windshield? Or will you be able to opt to simply have it repaired?

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