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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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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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Post-Replacement Auto Glass Issues: 4 Common Problems

Having an auto glass replacement is kind of a big deal, so if you’ve recently replaced your vehicle’s windshield or windows, you want the installation to last, right? Unfortunately, far too many unscrupulous auto glass shops perform imprecise work using low-quality products, which results in a substandard, potentially hazardous auto glass installation. If your vehicle has recently undergone auto glass replacement, our Centennial Glass team urges you to watch for the following common issues:

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Is Sunroof Repair Necessary?

Sunroofs and moonroofs are luxury features added to many cars and SUVs. The benefits of having an open window above you as you drive adds extra ventilation and natural sunlight, which is hard to beat. But if your sunroof is not functioning correctly, is a repair really necessary for such an extraneous feature? If your sunroof has a broken track, leaks, or has chips in the glass, repairs should be made quickly to avoid a larger problem.

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The Steps a Glass Repair Shop Takes When Completing a Sunroof Repair

While it is not very common, the glass on your sunroof can shatter when you are involved in an automobile accident or if a piece of road debris, such as a rock, hits your sunroof. If your sunroof has a crack or has shattered, Centennial Glass can replace the sunroof. Here are the steps that are followed by an auto glass shop when completing a sunroof repair.

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What is a Sandblasted Windshield?

Sandblasted windshields are a hazard to drivers in both personal and commercial vehicles. Fortunately, Centennial Glass can remove the dust and debris from your windshield and restore back to 100% condition. We can also file a claim with your insurance company so that you don’t have to do it. Although most sandblasted windshields can be repaired, there are some extreme cases - particularly in commercial vehicles - where we may need to perform a windshield replacement. Below we explain what a sandblasted windshield is and what you should do if you have a damaged glass.

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Why Insurance Companies in Minnesota May Pay for Auto Glass Repairs

If you are looking for auto glass repair in Minnesota, your insurance company may cover a windshield repair or replacement. Contact Centennial Glass today for auto glass service.

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5 Crazy Ways That Car Owners Destroy Their Windshields

Driver’s can be hard on their vehicles. Centennial Glass discusses the five crazy ways that car owners destroy their windshields.

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How Air Temperature Can Affect Your Windshield

Air temperature can be brutal on your windshield, no matter if it is hot or cold. In the Twin Cities Area, Centennial Glass can help you protect your windshield.

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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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