Owner/Technician Dave replacing windshield

What does my insurance cover? We often get questions about what auto insurance covers in a glass repair or replacement? Does it just cover the glass or the parts too? Is labor covered? What about other glass on the car besides the windshield? While I would LOVE to be able to answer these questions for…

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2020

Happy New Year! 2020 is off and rolling with so much going on, good and bad. However, we are not going to focus on what’s already wrong. Instead, let us focus on what is going well and perhaps how to solve what we would like to change. Essentially, this is our top 5 New Year’s…

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If you’re a car junkie and into modifying your car, you probably know which car mods are legal and which are less than legal; you might not care either. As for the rest of us, it might be nice to know what basic car mods could end in a ticket. Tinting Beginning with our area…

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We’ve all pondered what the future will be like. Whether it’s flying cars or instant pizza machines, asking about the future is not uncommon. However, I can confidently say that not many people think about the future of their windshield. In general, people just don’t think about their windshield until it’s broken. Why? It’s just…

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After talking with some fellow auto glass shops from around the country and a few overseas, we began to wonder what the craziest, strangest things customers have accused or said to us after a job. We asked around and this is what came back, enjoy! All names and locations have been omitted for the sake…

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Dealer Glass vs OEM Glass – that is the question. A frequent request, “OEM” please.  We often ask our customers if they understand the difference between “OEM” and “Dealer” glass because a lot of the time, customers believe “OEM” to be dealer glass.  And although they are the “same”, they are not.  Here is an…

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  Nobody wants to do it yet we all literally run into that rock – especially in Arizona it seems.  Are you aware that Arizona is the number one state in the nation for windshield replacements? Arizona received more dings to the windshield than any other state. Start with your insurance agent: So what is…

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It’s been a long, relaxing summer but school is starting up again soon. Whether that means college or high school, your vehicle deserves some extra attention before getting back into that routine. What to Check Tires For the sake of space, checking your tires includes but is not limited to your tread, pressure, and brakes.…

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As I mentioned in Calibration Calamity Part 1, camera calibration is a relatively new process. While it is, unfortunately, an additional maintenance aspect of your vehicle to consider, it is important to have these cameras recalibrated after a windshield replacement. Two Types of Recalibration Dynamic – this process has the vehicle drive at a set…

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More and more driver assist technology is being introduced into new vehicles. From surround view cameras to auto breaking, these features introduce new opportunities and problems to face. When it comes to auto glass and windshield replacements, these present an additional obstacle to work around. For this tech to work, cameras and motion sensors are…

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