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April 14, 2021
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FAQS ABOUT SIDE MIRROR REPLACEMENT

Your vehicle’s side mirror goes by many different names, including a wing mirror, fender mirror, door mirror, and outside rearview mirror. This type of mirror serves an important purpose while you are driving because it helps you to see blind spots behind and to the side of your car. If your mirror is damaged, you’ll be even more blind to your vehicle’s blind spots, which can increase the risk of a car accident. This is why it’s so important to have your external rear view mirror replaced if it’s damaged or missing. Here are a few questions you may have about side mirror replacement: WHY WOULD YOUR SIDE MIRROR NEED TO BE REPLACED? A side mirror can become cracked or damaged in a number of ways. If the mirror is chipped, cracked, or hanging from your door, it needs to be replaced. Accidents are one common reason why a side […]
April 3, 2021
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Methods Of Choosing The Best Windshield Replacement Company

Auto glass is one of your vehicle’s key safety features, so choosing the best windshield replacement company when you’re in need is no joke. First and foremost, a windshield protects you from the natural elements, like wind and rain. Moreover, the top of a windshield even makes sure that direct sunlight doesn’t interfere with your road visibility that much, and they even keep nasty flying pests outside of your car (where they belong). However, did you know that 45%-60% of your car’s structural integrity is actually up to your windshield? That’s right, it’s really a core component of your automobile. As such, as you can imagine, you should really avoid leaving pesky chips and cracks on it for long. This is because glass damage doesn’t just happen, and then that’s it. Because of the unobservable changes (with the naked eye) that happen to your car windows and your windshield when it’s colder […]
April 12, 2021
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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 SWP Auto Glass outline the four types of windshield damage no driver can afford to ignore. EDGE CRACKS WINDSHIELD An edge crack begins within two inches of the edge of your windshield or extends all the way to the edge. These cracks usually develop as a result of excessive pressure around the perimeter of your windshield and typically extend 10-12 inches. Due to their considerable length, edge cracks can easily spread even under minimal pressure, making prompt repairs critical. If you have a minor edge crack (less than six […]
April 24, 2021
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WILL YOUR AUTO INSURANCE POLICY COVER YOUR WINDSHIELD DAMAGE?

Auto INSURANCE policies can be a bit difficult to navigate. Beyond knowing that you’re covered in the event of a collision, it can be a challenge to determine whether certain items are covered under your policy — such as your windshield damage. Windshield damage needs to be fixed quickly; a small amount of damage can easily spiral out of control, spreading across the entire sheet of glass and creating a hazard. But there are a few complications when it comes to insurance. INSURANCE WAS YOUR WINDSHIELD DAMAGE THE RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT? One of the reasons it’s so important to get a good review of your vehicle after an accident is because there could be issues that you didn’t notice at first. A small crack or ding on your windshield can cause more visible, significant problems later on. If you get into an accident, inspect your windshield thoroughly, and immediately report any […]