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Avoid the Crack: 5 Simple Ways to Prevent Windshield Damage

Not all windshield cracks and chips are preventable. Sometimes, you randomly discover windshield damage that appears to have come from nowhere. But the truth is, most windshield damage is caused by simple neglect. That might mean neglecting to practice safe following distance while driving, neglecting to park safely, and the list goes on.

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De-Ice Your Vehicle Windows Safely: 3 Tips

Parking outdoors in the Twin Cities during winter means you’ll inevitably need to remove ice from your vehicle’s windshield and side windows. While there are a number of effective ice removal methods you can use, not all of them are safe for your auto glass.

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Winter Windshield Care: 3 Helpful Tips

Winter is on its way in the Twin Cities, and that means it’s time to begin preparing your vehicle to handle months of harsh weather conditions. Though you likely understand the importance of prepping your vehicle’s moving parts for winter weather, you may not know that your auto glass also requires special care during the cold season. Ready to learn how to take proper care of your windshield to prevent winter-related damage? The pros at Centennial Glass share some helpful tips below.

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4 Frequently Asked Questions About Driving With a Damaged Windshield

There’s no convenient time for auto glass damage to occur, and for many drivers, finding the time to tend to repairs can be challenging. At Centennial Auto Glass, we understand you’re busy, and oftentimes, making space in your schedule for auto glass repair or replacement simply isn’t feasible.

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Debunking 4 Common Myths About Windshield Replacement and Repair

Have you fallen for common auto glass myths? If you’re not getting your advice from NGA-certified glass installers, you can bet you’re operating under incorrect assumptions. And unfortunately, those assumptions could cost you dearly when it comes to repairing or replacing your windshield. To help you make the smartest auto glass repair decisions for your vehicle, the NGA-certified repair specialists at Centennial Glass debunk 4 of the most common auto glass myths below.

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4 Types of Windshield Damage You Cannot Afford to Ignore

Your windshield provides both structural support for your vehicle and critical protection for you and your passengers. But if the glass suffers chips or cracks, your safety may be at risk. Though many drivers see repairing minor auto glass damage as an optional pursuit, taking care of windshield chips and cracks really isn’t discretional—it’s essential. Below, the windshield repair experts at Centennial Auto Glass outline the four types of windshield damage no driver can afford to ignore.

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Got a Broken Side Mirror? 3 Reasons You Need to Replace It Immediately

A cracked, shattered, or missing side mirror may not seem like a big deal, but that assumption can put your safety at risk. At Centennial Glass, we always stress the importance of having fully intact auto glass, regardless of whether it’s a windshield, a rear window, passenger windows, or side mirrors. If you’ve got a broken side mirror, here are 3 important reasons you need to seek out immediate auto glass replacement.

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Tinted Auto Glass Repair: How the Process Works

What happens when your tinted auto glass suffers chips or cracks? Repairing the glass is certainly possible, but what about the tint? Will you need to have it redone after the repair? At Centennial Auto Glass, we know many tinted window owners question whether their glass can be repaired, and today, we’re here to clear up all confusion. Below, we’ve outlined how the auto glass repair process works with tinted glass, as well as what kind of results you should expect.

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Does Filing an Auto Glass Repair Claim Affect Your Insurance?

Would you believe it if we told you damaged auto glass generates more insurance claims than any other vehicle component? It’s true — according to Insurance Journal, each year, over 7.5 million vehicle owners file insurance claims for damaged vehicle windows! If you elected auto glass coverage as part of your insurance plan, you’ve made a smart decision, but what happens if you use it? Does filing an auto glass claim negatively affect your insurance? Will your insurance company cover the full cost of repairs or replacement? Our team at Centennial Glass delves into the details below.

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5 Auto Glass Repair Myths Busted

If you’re dealing with auto glass damage, you’ve probably turned to the good ol' Internet in search of advice. After all, you’re reading this, right? Unfortunately, though, there’s a solid chance you’ve run across plenty of information that might be more harmful than helpful in your search for auto glass repair answers.

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