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How to Prevent Your Windshield Chip from Cracking

At long last, Arizona is cooling down again. Temperatures are dipping well below freezing at night and hardly reach into the 50s during the day. Of course, I speak of Northern Arizona, Phoenix never really gets cold, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. As for those of us in the mountains of AZ, there…

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Why Windshield Chips Spread in the Winter

As cold temperatures set in, we remind ourselves of the wonderful problem that plagues our windshields, the chip. If you’re a frequent reader of our blogs, you may be familiar with what a chip repair is and why it can turn into a crack. If not, buckle up and get ready to learn! A windshield…

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Which Window to Break When You Lock Your Key in Your Car

We have all been there. The keys are on the seat and the door is locked. How did this happen? How could I be so careless? How could I do this to my poor iced coffee still in the cupholder? A tragic story, but we are here to help you out. Every car owner has…

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The Four Types of ADAS

Many modern vehicles are equipped with some form of ADAS which includes a range of driver assistance features such as lane departure warnings or automatic emergency braking. What you might not know, is that there are four different types of ADAS, all of which require recalibration after a windshield replacement. Adaptive These systems change and…

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Exploding Car Windows??

Occasionally we have customers come to us with shattered windows, saying the glass either exploded while they were driving or that they came out to a shattered window. Their initial thoughts are usually that someone shot the glass (yes, with a gun) or that some pesky neighbor kid must have broken the glass with a…

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Can You Share Your VIN?

Is it safe to share your VIN – Vehicle Identification Number? As Americans, we hold a certain level of secrecy around personal identifying numbers. We shroud our Social Security number in secrecy, hold tight to our credit card numbers, and even blur out license plates in pictures. To what effect? In addition to the obvious…

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How to Remove Sap from Your Windshield

Forewarning!!! These recommendations are ONLY for removing tar from GLASS!! Some of these methods are safe for glass but could damage paint, so be careful! No matter where you are in the country, you’ve likely parked your vehicle under a tree for a little extra shade. Little did you know that tree decided to rain…

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Rainy Season

Monsoon Season had finally begun! Sure, the start “date” of the monsoon season has long since passed, but real rain didn’t start falling until the end of July. [Well…all of this applies if we ever get any more rain…*collective sigh*] With the monsoon season starting, there are important things that you need to be mindful…

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The Emergency Car Kit We Deserve

Sure, we all know of the things we’re meant to keep in our vehicles: duct tape, screwdriver, flashlight, knife, etc. But we’re here to tell you today that there are far more important things that you should always keep in the car. Don’t throw your tools away, but you should absolutely without uncertainty, add this…

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A Guide to the VIN

Likely having had your windshield replaced before, there are probably terms you’ve heard auto glass techs use. Perhaps you’ve even been asked for the VIN on your windshield or piece of glass. We’re guessing you have and that you have no idea where to find it or even what a VIN is. That’s perfectly fine.…