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5 Windshield Myths...Busted!

Don’t listen to the myths. Professional auto glass technicians at Centennial Glass can identify all windshield problems and give you the right solutions.

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Are Your Windshield Wipers Scratching Your Windshield?

Bad windshield wipers are more than an inconvenience. They can also create hazardous driving conditions. This is especially true while driving in the rain or at night. Streaks across the glass can block your view and make it difficult to see turns, road signs, or oncoming traffic. If you think that your windshield is scratched, then below are some simple steps that you can take to have the windshield repaired or replaced.

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Should You Replace a Chipped Windshield?

Chipped windshields often-times turn into more than just eyesores, which is why you shouldn’t waste time replacing your auto glass. The structural integrity of your windshield may become compromised, creating a myriad of risks for you and your passengers. Below are some reasons to either repair or replace chipped glass.

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Can You Have a Filled Auto Glass Crack Refilled If It Continues to Grow?

When a rock hits your windshield, a crack or chip gets left behind. It is recommended that you get this crack or chip filled in as soon as possible to help prevent your windshield from cracking further. Resin is injected into the crack or chip, strengthening the area. However, depending on the size of the crack and the conditions your car is exposed to, this crack or chip may occasionally still spread, even when filled. This may leave you with many questions. Here are a few of the questions you may have about your windshield chip that has been filled, yet is continuing to grow.

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Signs Your Car's Windshield is Not Correctly Installed

If you have just had a new windshield installed, or you have been in a car accident that may have shook the windshield up, you will want to pay close attention to your windshield. If this windshield shifted in an accident or was not properly installed, it will give you signs that are indicative of a problem. If you notice any of these signs, you will want to take your car to a windshield repair or auto glass company to have it looked at. A windshield that is loose will not protect you in the event of an accident. Here are a few of the signs that your windshield glass is not correctly installed at this time.

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Can Tinted Windows Be Repaired When They Are Chipped By a Rock?

Anytime a crack occurs in your windshield, you will want to have the crack repaired as quickly as possible. Temperature extremes and vibrations from your car can cause the crack to grow. If this occurs, your entire windshield may need to be replaced. But, if a crack occurs on your tinted windshield, you may be wondering if the crack can be filled due to the tinting film. Here is some information you need to know if you need a windshield crack filled on a tinted windshield.

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Heat and Windshield Cracks: What You Need to Know

There is never a good time to get a crack or chip in your windshield. But summer can be an especially bad time due to the warm weather. When you hear this, you may find yourself wondering why warm weather is bad for a crack. Here are a few questions you may have and the answers to these questions.

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Dings, Chips, Cracks, and Holes: Does My Windshield Need Repair or Replacement?

When your car’s windshield has chips and dings, or cracks, or more extensive damage, you’ve likely wondered how to tell if the repair potentials you’ve seen advertised might apply or if you need a full windshield replacement. The reason the concept seems so befuddling is there really is no clear and easy answer. Whether or not a crack can be repaired depends on the size and how soon the issue is addressed. Chips and dings can typically be repaired, unless there are enough to make it more economical to conduct a full replacement. Modern technology embedded in the window adds a new element to the repair process and changes what traditionally determined whether a repair or replacement was necessary.

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In-Shop vs. Mobile Auto Glass Servicing

Mobile auto glass servicing is a convenient and easy option, but it isn't ideal for every scenario. In general, mobile installations can become necessary if a vehicle owner simply cannot get their car to the shop otherwise. However, though in-shop servicing may be less convenient, it's usually better for the vehicle.

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How Can Tinted Windows Save You Money?

Your vehicle is exposed to harmful UV rays that can damage everything from your dashboard to your upholstery, making it important limit UV exposure. Fortunately, tinted windows can blunt the sun’s rays saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repairs, not to mention helping you avoid costly accidents by keeping the sun out of your eyes. These are just a few of the benefits of tinted windows.

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