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Auto Glass Replacement, Minneapolis

Glass Repairs and Insurance Companies: Who Pays for Your Broken Windshield?

Every day, at Centennial Glass, we restore windshields for car owners across Lino Lakes, Minnesota. A fresh new windshield makes your car safer to drive as well as helps to revitalize its look. The question that we get from customers all the time is who foots the bill for windshield repair - the car owner or their insurance company? Let’s take a look below.

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Broken Windshield? Head to Centennial Glass

After you've saved money and bought the perfect car you always wanted, kept it clean and in perfect shape, nothing is quite as frustrating as finding a cracked or dinged windshield from nothing more than ordinary road conditions. The good news is your insurance will likely cover the repair, and it's a fairly common problem which isn't difficult to solve. At Centennial Glass, we help you solve this inconvenience of a chipped, cracked, or broken windshield. Learn about when you should bring your windshield in for a repair or replacement!

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What to Expect When You Call a Windshield Repair Specialist

Unfortunately, every car eventually suffers a cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged windshield. It isn't safe to drive with such a distraction, and your car likely won't pass local inspection regulations while the damage is there. There is a solution which is relatively simple and pain-free, and likely covered by your insurance policy if you feel the need to make a claim according to the details of what your insurance covers and offers. At Centennial Glass we are able to come to you! Check out more below:

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The Downsides of Repairing a Windshield Crack Yourself

If you have a crack in your windshield, it is imperative that you have the crack filled in as quickly as possible. This helps to prevent the crack from growing larger and helps keep the structural integrity of the windshield in place. You have two options when it comes to repairing the windshield; you can repair it yourself or have a professional repair it. If money is tight or you like making automotive repairs yourself, you may quickly come to the conclusion that you can repair the crack yourself. But before you do, you should always take the time to learn the downsides of doing this. Here are a few of the disadvantages of repairing a windshield crack yourself.

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Your Windshield Is Broken: What's Next?

If you've been in a crash and suffered a broken window, your insurance company likely covered the repair, and you had no part in how it happened. However, not all broken windows are the result of a traffic accident. Unfortunately, there can be vandalism which results in a broken window, road debris can cause a chip or crack whether it expands or not, or in some cases, if the weather is just right a window can crack on a hot day. In each of these situations, it becomes a safety issue to have the windshield repaired. Even if your insurance does cover the repair, you may decide it's better to pay out of pocket rather than use the insurance company.

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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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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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How Long is the Warranty on Windshield Replacement and Auto Glass and what does it Cover?

How long is the warranty on windshield replacement and auto glass and what does it cover? When you have a broken car window, the glass and the installation should be covered by a written warranty. How long that warranty coverage lasts and what it covers is important and warranties can vary from one installer to another.

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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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