Winter Car Windshield Care: Tips for Your Auto Glass


Winter is approaching, so it is important to maintain your vehicle. You must take care of your car’s engine, transmission, radiator and tires. Here are some glass care tips that only 1 Auto Glass can provide to help you maintain your windshield this winter.

Have your Windshield Inspected

One of our certified technicians will inspect your windshield and make sure it is strong enough to withstand the Minnesota winter. We can inspect your windshield for cracks or pits. We will let you know if we have to replace or repair your windshield.


Avoid ‘Shocking’ Your Windshield

Glass can withstand substantial impact from flying debris or ice on icy roads, but it might not be able to withstand sudden temperature changes. Shocking glass can cause cracks, pits, and sometimes even shatter. You can melt ice on your windows with regular tap water instead of heating water from the stove. Although hot water can speed up melting, it could cause damage to your windshield.

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Auto glass that has been damaged should be replaced

Frost can cause cracks in your windows. We can replace your windows before they freeze if they are damaged or cracked. Broken windshields can cause safety issues that could affect everyone in your car. You can check with your insurance company to find out if they will pay for a replacement glass. Most insurance companies won’t raise your rates to replace the windshield.

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De-Icers or Ice Scrapers are your best bet

Tap water from a hose may melt ice on your vehicle, but it is best to use an ice scraper to remove it manually. Rain-X Deicer is a good deicer that you can use as windshield washer fluids in winter. These products are fast and can be used to remove ice quickly.

Keep the glass clean around the car

Windshield wipers need to work twice as hard to clean dirty windshields. It is important to keep your windshield clean all year. Your windshield will stay clean and in good condition. Bring in stubborn stains to our service center. We can help you remove the stain. If your windshield wipers are damaged or worn, we can replace them.

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