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Windshield Repair

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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Why Your Auto Window Repair Company Needs to be Certified

At Centennial Glass, each of our auto repair technicians are fully licensed and certified to work on your car. We make sure that all of our staff undergoes proper training and education to ensure that the windshield and other windows in your car are properly repaired according to industry standards and state codes. There are several reasons why you should only take your car to a certified technician. Let’s explore some of them below.

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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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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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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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