Author Archives: AGRR/glassBYTEs Editor
BMW Recalls Nearly 100,000 Mini Coopers for Possible Sunroof-Related Issue
BMW Mini Cooper has issued a recall of Mini Clubman models from 2008-2014 along with Mini hardtop two-door models from 2007-2013 comprising nearly 98,000 vehicles. The vehicle manufacturer says water coming into contact with electronics could result in a “thermal … Continue reading
Autel Returns as a Platinum Plus and Auto Glass Calibration Competition Sponsor at Auto Glass Week™ 2023
Autel will sponsor this year’s Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) Auto Glass Calibration Competition—the biggest one yet. The event, which takes place September 20-22 in Virginia Beach, Va., will feature a profit-focused educational track, busy exhibition and three worldwide competitions where … Continue reading
Caliber Signs Enterprise Agreement to License Mitchell Cloud Estimating
Mitchell International and Caliber Collision have entered into an agreement that will give the latter, and all of its current and future locations, access to Mitchell’s cloud estimating, integrated repair procedures and more. The companies announced in a joint news … Continue reading
Florida News That Impacts You
Governor DeSantis signed ten bills into law over the weekend including the Nursing Education Pathway for Military Combat Medics bill which allows for college credit for time served to fast-track nursing students; the Assault or Battery on Hospital Personnel bill, … Continue reading
Cat Miraculously Survives After Falling from Sixth Floor, Breaks Car’s Windshield
On May 27, Bangkok resident Apiwat Toyothaka shared a picture of his car’s broken rear side window and a mildly injured cat. He wrote that a cat crashed through his car after falling from the sixth floor. Click here to … Continue reading
Belron Reports Sales Increase for Q1 2023
D’Ieteren Group recently presented results for the first fiscal quarter of 2023, which include financial data from Belron, owner of Safelite AutoGlass. Belron’s total sales increased by 12% in the first quarter of the year to more than $1.5 billion. … Continue reading
GlasWeld Returns as a Platinum Plus and as the Repair Competition Sponsor at Auto Glass Week™
GlasWeld will return to Auto Glass Week™ 2023 as the exclusive sponsor of the annual auto glass repair competition. Technicians will compete and be judged on professional attire, greeting to the client, technical behavior, preparation of the vehicle, proper use … Continue reading
Loose Rock from a Semi’s Accidental Unload Goes Through Windshield, Kills Valley City Man
North Dakota Highway Patrol says a loose rock from a semi load went through a passing pickup’s windshield and killed a Valley City man. People shared these photos with Valley News Live showing the extent of the damage on the … Continue reading
Boy Embedded in Windshield Airlifted, Driver Charged in Seaside Heights Crash
An 11-year-old boy was flown to the hospital after he was struck by a 19-year-old Bergen County driver who authorities said tried to flee the Seaside Heights scene on foot. Click here to read more.
Warning to Drivers After Sunglasses Cause Car Fire Melting Gaping Hole in Windscreen
Drivers have been issued an urgent warning after a pair of sunglasses caused a horrific car fire. A picture of the vehicle shows a gaping hole where the windscreen has been melted by the intense heat. Click here to read … Continue reading
Cary Group to Acquire Belgian Companies Autoglass Clinic and Touring Glass Belgium
Cary Group has signed an agreement to acquire the Belgian companies Autoglass Clinic and Touring Glass Belgium, both of which are vehicle glass repair and replacement operations. The group says the acquisitions are part of its European consolidation and will … Continue reading
Inflation: Paying for Auto Insurance Stresses 40% of Americans
An Auto Insurance Affordability Survey from PolicyGenius, an insurance comparison and consumer advice platform, reports that 43% of insured drivers in the U.S. are paying more for their auto insurance now than they did last year. Click here to read … Continue reading
Piece of Debris Smashes Through Pickup Truck’s Windshield on I-95 in Waltham
A piece of debris smashed through a driver’s windshield on I-95 in Waltham Wednesday. The debris left a huge hole in the pickup truck’s window. State Police said it hit the windshield and made it all the way through the … Continue reading
Rock Allegedly Thrown from Utah Interstate Overpass Smashes Car Windshield
A rock smashed into a Salt Lake City man’s windshield while he was driving on the highway. Sam Fairbourn was heading home from work on I-215 near Parleys Way around noon on May 22. Click here to read more.
Holy Windshield Wipers! Did Fargo Police Really Once Impound Hollywood’s Batmobile?
The famous TV car was in Fargo in the fall of 1968 for a publicity tour that might have ended in an arrest and court appearance. Click here to read more.
Safelite Group Acquires New Angle Glass
Safelite Group, owner of Safelite AutoGlass, has acquired the auto glass assets of New Angle Glass in the Boston area. The transaction was completed on Friday, May 19, 2023. “As we continue to grow and reach even more customers, we’re … Continue reading
PMA/TOOLS AG Celebrates its 30th Anniversary
In the early 1990s, the procurement of spare parts was a great challenge for automotive glass fitters and manufacturers. Due to the poor availability of add-on components, windscreens could not be repaired or replaced promptly or with high quality. To … Continue reading
Sign Flies Out of Truck, Smashes into Car’s Windshield in Windham, NH
A New Hampshire man is lucky to be alive after debris flew into his windshield along 93 North last Wednesday. Click here to read more.
20 Cars Across Arlington County Broken into Over the Weekend
Windows are shattered and airbags were ripped out. Police are looking for the thieves. Click here to watch the video.
I-CAR Repairers Realm: Importance of OEM Glass Replacement
In April’s episode of I-CAR Repairers Realm, the I-CAR team was joined by glass experts from several vehicle makers. They shared their positions on glass replacement requirements and how glass replacement relates to the performance of vehicle systems, issues they … Continue reading
The Continued Rise of Electric Vehicles
Mitchell has released its latest publication of Plugged-In: EV Collision Insights, which shows the repairable claims frequency increased for electric vehicles in both the U.S. and Canada in the first quarter of 2023. As more of these vehicles take to … Continue reading
How an Ex-Autoglass Tycoon is Helping Keir Starmer Fund His No. 10 Bid
Gary Lubner, the outgoing boss of Autoglass owner Belron, has already put his money where his mouth is as a Labour donor. Click here to read more.
Metal Pipe Crashes Through Car Windshield on I-75, Killing Buford Woman in Passenger Seat
A woman died in a freak accident after she was impaled by a pipe that went through a windshield. The accident happened on Interstate 75 in Whitfield County around 1:57 p.m. Tuesday. Georgia State Patrol said a Toyota Highlander was … Continue reading
PD Makes Cars Safer from Auto Theft
Police offered free Vehicle Identification Number etching on all windows to help discourage thieves from stealing the vehicle and selling its parts to unsuspecting customers or chop shops. Click here to read more.
Porsche to Use Mobileye’s ‘SuperVision’ System in Future Cars
Future production Porsches will use an advanced sensor suite from Mobileye, the two companies announced on Tuesday. Called “SuperVision,” it uses a mix of cameras and radar sensors and will enable a range of advanced driver-assistance systems (better known as … Continue reading
Olympia Committee Reviews Safelite AutoGlass’ Possible Relocation to Capital Mall Drive SW
Safelite AutoGlass is eyeing the previous Mattress Firm location at 2415 Capital Mall Drive SW as the possible new site for an auto glass repair shop. At the Olympia Site Plan Review Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 10, Melissa Mayer, … Continue reading
Metal Pipe Breaks Through Passenger-Side Windshield, Kills Woman Traveling on I-75
A woman was killed when a metal pipe broke through her vehicle’s window and struck her while she was traveling on I-75 in Whitfield County Tuesday, Georgia State Patrol (GSP) said. Click here to read more.
Charlotte Woman Claims CMS Students Hit Her Car with Rock, Damaged Windshield
It’s clear where Candace Brazzle’s windshield was hit. What’s not clear is who is paying to fix it. Click here to read more.
The Emergence of Next-Generation ADAS Technologies to Establish Automotive AI
The advent of autonomous driving has picked up pace over the past few years, alongside other automobile trends such as the rise of electric vehicles (EVs). The concept has primarily gained momentum due to the growing emphasis of automotive companies … Continue reading
Local Hyundai Dealership Sees Increase in Repairs Because of Car Thefts
A local Hyundai dealership says it’s getting swamped with customers who have been targeted by thieves. “We could be seeing anywhere between two to five customers a day with broken windows out, busted ignitions,” said Shey Oda with South Charlotte … Continue reading
Uptown Residents Angered by Smashed Car Windows
Police are investigating after a group of people reportedly smashed multiple car windows in south Minneapolis overnight. WCCO photographer Nick Boeke checked out the area of the 3200 block of Garfield Avenue and found at least 20 vehicles with smashed … Continue reading
FAA Investigating Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Cracked Windshield Incident
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating Boeing 737 MAX 8, operated by Southwest Airlines, that suffered from a cracked windshield while in flight on Sunday. The aircraft, flying from Honolulu to San Diego, returned to Honolulu safely following the … Continue reading
USGlass Wins Two National ASBPE Awards
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) presented its National Azbee awards May 11 in Atlanta, including two for AGRR sister publication USGlass magazine. The December 2022 issue featuring the Women in the Glass Industry special section received the … Continue reading
Self-Tinting Windows? Ford’s Got ‘Em
Ford Global Technologies is seeking a patent for a system capable of automatic window tinting. According to the filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, published May 9, 2023, the “occupant light exposure detection system” would include processing and … Continue reading
This Plymouth Barracuda Has a Windscreen On Its Floor
The wheelie would make it very hard to see where you’re going, but Bob Riggle has thought of that with the floor windscreen. Click here to watch the video.
A Tour of CR’s New $1 Million ADAS Auto Test Loop
More than half of new cars today come with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that can automate certain driving functions. “When ADAS technology is done right, it can make driving safer and easier,” says Kelly Funkhouser, Consumer Reports’ manager of … Continue reading
Law Allows You to Break Window if You See a Child or Pet in a Hot Car
13 On Your Side’s Vanessa Gongora spoke with the Yuma Police Department about the actions you can take to save a life. It’s never safe to leave your child or pet in a vehicle, especially in a hot car, because … Continue reading
Ilford Lane Bus Windscreen Smashed by Man Throwing ‘Rocks’
The reason why the objects were thrown is unknown, but the man stood in front of the bus so it could not move as he smashed the glass. Click here to read more.
Boyd Group Services Reports Record Results for Q1 2023
Boyd Group Services, which operates a number of collision and glass locations, including Gerber Collision & Glass in the U.S., reports record sales for the first quarter of 2023 ending March 31. Timothy O’Day, president and CEO, says demand is … Continue reading
Driven Brands CFO Abruptly Exits
Driven Brands CFO Tiffany Mason exited the automotive services company last week, with the firm appointing Cardtronics alum Gary W. Ferrera to its top financial seat effective May 10, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Click … Continue reading
Local Family-Owned Auto Glass Repair Business Opens in Plano, Texas
Local mobile auto glass repair technician Spencer Swapp has opened Optic-Kleer Plano, a new auto glass repair business in Texas. According to a news release, Spencer and his wife started the business to pursue their passion for helping people, working … Continue reading
‘I Could Have Lost My Life.’ Woman Says Large Rock Thrown at Her Windshield
A Wake County restaurant owner is speaking out to warn commuters after she says someone threw a rock that shattered her windshield on the way home. Click here to read more.
‘It’s Just Not Fair’: Residents at South Charlotte Apartment Complex Fed Up with Break-ins
From broken windows to stolen property, and now at least one stolen car, residents at a south Charlotte apartment complex have reached their limit with car break-ins. The recent string of crime has left residents at The Fairways at Piper … Continue reading
InventHelp Inventor Develops Transitional Windshield for Vehicles
“I thought there should be a simple way for vehicle windows to self-adjust to the most appropriate tint level for eye protection and a full glare-free view of the roadway,” said an inventor from Woodbury, Tenn. “So I invented the … Continue reading
Ever Wonder Why So Many Windshields Need to be Replaced Every Year?
It’s important to note that even a small chip in a windshield can be dangerous, as it can compromise the structural integrity of the glass and make it more susceptible to cracking or shattering. Click here to read more.
Stunning But Impractical: Pros and Cons of Panoramic Roofs
There was a time when a regular sunroof was considered a luxury. But today in the U.S., this feature is becoming commonplace, and manufacturers install entire glass panels on many modern cars. But what is a panoramic roof? Is this … Continue reading
California Convict Kicks Out Police Car Window, Attempts Escape on Highway
Someone following the police cruiser caught it all on camera. Click here to watch the video.
Olympian Shaun White to Keynote Auto Glass Week™ 2023, Sponsored by XYG North America
Legendary Olympic gold medalist Shaun White will be the keynote speaker at Auto Glass Week™, held September 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va. White is a five-time Olympian (three of them gold), X-games superstar and … Continue reading
Driven Brands ‘Couldn’t be More Excited’ About US Glass Potential
Driven Brands, which owns Auto Glass Now, is reporting strong figures for its paint, collision and glass segment with the release of 2023 first-quarter highlights. According to the report, paint, collision and glass showed the most growth for the company … Continue reading
Smash-and-Grab Auto and Truck Break-ins on the Rise in NYC
Break-ins of cars and trucks on New York City streets are on the rise, a Daily News analysis of NYPD data shows. Police counted 39,138 thefts of items from automobiles and trucks in 2022, an increase of 37.8% from the … Continue reading
Shattered: The Risks of Ignoring Broken Auto Glass
Driving with a cracked windshield doesn’t seem dangerous, and many drivers believe that it’s not a big deal. However, even the smallest cracks and chips will worsen with time, posing serious legal consequences and safety risks. Here, we’ll explain why … Continue reading
NHTSA Investigates Dodge Journeys, Says Woman Died Trapped Inside Burning SUV
U.S. auto safety regulators announced Friday they are investigating older Dodge Journeys after a Wisconsin woman died when her SUV caught fire and she couldn’t get out. Click here to read more.
Clapham Common: Passengers Smash Tube Train Windows in Fire Alert
The northbound train was stopped at Clapham Common station at about 17:50 BST when people were seen breaking the train’s windows and climbing out. Click here to read more.
Your Car Insurance Should Cover Windshield Damage Up to $1,000
With spring and summer road trips approaching, drivers should check out AutoInsurance.org’s recent report on insurance for windshield replacements. Click here to read more.
Baby Falls Out of Car Window in Rochester, Mother Charged
A one-year-old child fell out the window of a moving vehicle late Monday afternoon, according to the Rochester Police Department. Click here to read more.
As ‘Ugly’ as It Is Cheap: This MG Electric Car is a Copy of the World’s Best-Selling Car
At the front, there are two large headlights (proportionate to the size of the car) positioned very low in height and a decorative band that crosses the entire width of an almost vertical bonnet at the top and joins the … Continue reading
Future Ford Vehicles May Get Heated Windshield Washer Bottle
Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a heated windshield washer bottle that may be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned. The system depicted in this patent would consist of a window washer bottle that utilizes … Continue reading
Driver Injured After Log Enters Windshield in Jarrettsville
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a crash that sent a man to the hospital after a log went through his windshield. Click here to read more.
Burglars Break into 132 Vehicles at Stockbridge Apartment Complexes
Police said the break-ins happened overnight Sunday at the Abbey at Eagles Landing Apartments and North Park at Eagles Landing Apartments. A total of 132 vehicles were involved according to Stockbridge Police Department with the burglars shattering windows to see … Continue reading
Tips to Keep Your Windshield Free of Hail Damage
AAA Texas says hail makes up about 9% of their claims every year. “Especially larger hail can cause significant damage to a vehicle. It can crack your windshield and usually hail doesn’t give much warning,” said spokesperson Daniel Armbruster, who … Continue reading
Raleigh Auto Shops Seeing Increases in Repairs
When it comes to repairs, Joe McConnell said his staff has been extra busy. McConnell said he has owned McConnell Auto Glass in Raleigh for eight years. In the last three weeks, he has noticed a large uptick in people … Continue reading
Central Texans Grapple with Shattered Windshields After Wednesday’s Hailstorm
It was a busy day at Affiliated Auto Glass in Waco as cars damaged by Wednesday’s storms lined the crowded parking lot. “At 6:30 this morning, we had all six lines lit up,” Henry Witt, the owner of Affiliated Auto … Continue reading
Dozens of Vehicles Vandalized in Break-In at Kelowna Condo Complex
Vandals have gone on a rampage in the underground parking garage of a Kelowna condominium complex. Mike, who lives at the Yaletown development on Glenmore Road near John Hindle Drive, told Castanet that he and his girlfriend were woken up … Continue reading
Argosy Private Equity Acquires Burco Inc.
Argosy Private Equity, a lower middle market private equity firm, has announced the acquisition of Burco Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of mirror glass for various automotive and consumer markets in the U.S. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Burco was … Continue reading
Massachusetts Safety Bills Assigned to Joint Committee
Massachusetts legislation that would adopt the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS Standard) into state law has been assigned to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation. The identical bills, HD 181 introduced by Rep. Josh Cutler and SD 1686 introduced … Continue reading
3 Arrested in Death of Colorado Woman Struck by Rock Thrown Through Her Car Windshield
Three 18-year-old suspects have been arrested in connection with rock-throwing attacks that killed a 20-year-old woman and injured others, the sheriff’s department announced Wednesday. Click here to read more.
FedEx Driver Knocked Unconscious in Decatur County after Rock Thrown Through Windshield
The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing video evidence and said it appears a rock was thrown through the windshield and hit the driver in the head. Click here to read more.
Freightliner Trucks Recalled Due to Windshield Wiper Defect
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 54,000 Freightliner trucks due to an issue with the windshield wipers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, certain 2021-22 Freightliner 108SD, 2021-22 114SD and 2020-22 M2 trucks are affected by … Continue reading
Cracked Windscreen Brings Down Drug Ring as Police Catch Men with Over £100k of Cannabis
Two men were caught with more than £100,000 worth of cannabis after police stopped them on the M6 with a cracked windscreen and subjected the driver and passenger to a drug test. Click here to read more.
Auto Windscreens Records Busiest Days on Record and Highest Volumes in April
Tuesday, April 11 and Monday, April 17 were the busiest days on record for the United Kingdom’s Auto Windscreens, the company announced in a news release. Additionally, between April 3-14, Auto Windscreens experienced its highest volume of jobs per day. … Continue reading
Flights to Auto Glass Week™ in Virginia Beach Can be a Breeze
Thanks to a growing metro, a fantastic airport, and new flight routes, it’s easier than ever to get to Virginia Beach for Auto Glass Week™ by plane. With the September 20-22 event approaching, it’s time to lock in your flight. … Continue reading
Small Decrease in 2022 Traffic Deaths Sustains Pandemic-Fueled Surge in Roadway Fatalities
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that an estimated 42,795 people died in traffic crashes in the United States in 2022, a 0.3% decrease from 2021. The administration notes that the minor decrease follows an “unprecedented pandemic-fueled surge … Continue reading
From Self-Driving Taxis to Supercars, See the 18 Coolest Cars at the Shanghai Auto Show
The Shanghai auto show kicked off this week in China. The expo is packed full of outlandish concept cars and cars you can actually buy. Click here to read more.
Three New Big Car Launches/Unveils: From MG Comet to C3 Aircross
The Indian automotive Industry witnessed multiple unveils and launches in the past three months. As we enter the new financial year, there are multiple cars and SUVs lined up. In this article, let’s take a look at three new cars … Continue reading
Race Car Driver Killed by Post Through Side Window
Craig Breen, 33, an Irish rally-car driver competing for Hyundai in the World Rally Championship, was killed during a test drive on April 13. A fence post smashed through his driver’s-side window during preparations for the 2023 Croatia Rally, with … Continue reading
US Demand for Bulletproof [sic] Cars Skyrockets, with Some Paying $85K for Protection
That unassuming Kia may actually be ready for combat. Shaken by crime spikes and a creeping sense of lawlessness, more Americans are having their vehicles bulletproofed than ever, insiders told The Post. Click here to read more.
Man Nabbed for Throwing Rocks at Windshields of Two Buses in Suffolk County, Police Say
The incidents took place in Suffolk County on Sunday, April 16 in Nesconset and the village of the Branch in the town of Smithtown. According to Suffolk County Police, a Regency Transportation bus was parked on Southern Boulevard in Nesconset … Continue reading
Truck Driver Uninjured after Utility Poles Crash Through Windshield on Florida Interstate
The driver of a semi-truck was miraculously uninjured after two utility poles flew through the cab of his truck in Florida Friday morning. The crash, which occurred on Interstate 275 in Tampa, took place at approximately 10:30 a.m. Click here … Continue reading
Windshield Wiper Inventor Mary Anderson Never Profited from Her Invention
We take windshield wipers for granted as a truly excellent invention. It is a standard piece of equipment on almost all cars, except for open-wheel race cars. It is so ingenious and universal that someone must be the heir to … Continue reading
Polestar 4 Electric Performance SUV Launched in Shanghai Without Rear Window
The rear hatch of the Polestar 4 is completely solid, devoid of a window. In addition to eliminating something that didn’t provide much actual utility, this also eliminates the need to install a rear wiper which improves aerodynamics, reduces weight … Continue reading
Chef Breaks Open Sinking Car’s Window with His Elbow to Save Trapped Motorist
Once in the water, sous chef Tom Walsh proved himself to be immensely strong, because he was able to break open the glass of the car with his elbow, an effort that saw him spend a short while in the … Continue reading
Woman Killed After Large Rock Thrown into Her Windshield
Authorities are searching for unknown suspects who were involved with a murder overnight in Jefferson County, Colorado. Click here to read more.
Video Shows People Jumping on Cars, Shattered Windshields During ‘Reckless’ Downtown Gatherings
People jumping on cars in the middle of the street, swarms of young people running and drivers performing burnouts were among the scenes that played out during large, “disruptive” gatherings of mainly teenagers in downtown Chicago this past weekend. Click … Continue reading
Payless Auto Glass Acquires Auto Glass Specialists
Payless Auto Glass and Calibrations has announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Auto Glass Specialists of Easthampton, Mass. The transaction closed April 15, 2023. “We are excited to have AGS join the Payless Auto Glass team,” Payless wrote … Continue reading
Hyundai and AAA Partner to Offer Insurance for Cars with High Theft Risk Due to TikTok Trend
Hyundai owners finding it difficult to get insurance policies after an increase in viral-video-influenced thefts now have a new option. The carmaker has partnered with independently operated AAA insurers in most states so affected Hyundai customers can be issued new … Continue reading
21-Year-Old Father Dies After Tire Comes Loose On Highway And Slams Into Windshield
Clayton Vaugh, 21, was sitting on the passenger seat of a KIA SUV traveling on the westbound side of the freeway in Houston when suddenly a tire flew through the windshield. Click here to read more.
Marble Mischief: Neighbors Find Car Windows Shattered by Glass Marbles Overnight
Madison Wellington, one of the neighbors whose truck was hit, said that his vehicle had been egged before things escalated. “Last Tuesday, I noticed that my truck had gotten egged overnight, which was super frustrating,” he said. “Sunday morning, I … Continue reading
Fastest Growing Retailers
Is your company one of the fastest growing auto glass retailers? The May/June 2023 issue of AGRR magazine will feature a special look at the industry’s Fastest Growing Retailers. To be considered, please fill in and submit the following form. … Continue reading
ROLAGS 002 Available for Purchase
The Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (ROLAGS) 002, courtesy of the Auto Glass Safety Council’s (AGSC) National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) and its ROLAGS Committee, is now available for purchase on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) website. The … Continue reading
AGRR Sister Publications USGlass and [DWM] Win Multiple ASBPE Awards
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) presented its Mid-Atlantic Azbee awards on April 13 in Washington, D.C. Auto Glass Repair and Replacement (AGRR) magazine sister publications USGlass and [DWM] magazine took home a combined four awards. The December … Continue reading
Lakeview Residents Wake Up to Dozens of Car Windows Broken
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating several car break-ins in Lakeview Tuesday morning. According to NOPD, the car break-ins happened on Louisville Street and in the 6000 block of Vicksburg Street. Residents in Lakeview woke up to find shattered … Continue reading
Lightning Cracks Windshield on Truck
A bolt of lightning hit the roof of a truck belonging to the Greene County Highway Department. Click here to watch the video.
Maserati Recalls MC20 Cielo Supercar Over Insufficient Windshield Frame Bonding
The trident-branded marque’s convertible supercar has been called back over a problem stemming from the automaker’s very own assembly plant workers. More specifically, a handful of MC20 Cielo vehicles were produced with insufficient windshield frame bonding, which may allow the … Continue reading
Berlin Police Warn Drivers About Rash of Truck Windows Being Smashed
The Berlin Police Department put out a stern warning on Facebook Monday after a rash of car windows were smashed in recent days, especially late model pickup trucks. Click here to read more.
Video Shows Woman Stomping Windshield in Road Rage Incident at Florida Traffic Light
Drivers sitting at a Florida traffic light watched in shock as a dispute escalated to include a woman jumping up and down on an idling car’s windshield, according to video shared by the Florida Highway Patrol. Click here to watch … Continue reading
Bill Scratching Auto Glass Repair Lawsuits Rolls to House Floor with Added Rule to Curb ‘Steering’
Championed by industry groups and CFO Jimmy Patronis, a bill curbing auto glass repair lawsuits sped through its last committee stop in the House and now awaits a full chamber vote. Click here to read more.
Calgary Mom and Children Showered with Broken Glass After Sunroof Explodes
A Calgary mom of two young children is speaking out after the sunroof on her new Mercedes exploded, spraying tempered glass everywhere. Click here to read more.
Caliber Kicks Off Annual Food Drive
The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Auto Glass, Caliber Collision and Caliber Auto Care, kicked off its 12th Annual Restoring You™ Food Drive on Monday, April 10, as part of the company’s Restoring You™ platform focusing on combatting childhood … Continue reading
Indianola Car Windshields Smashed During the Weekend
Several car windshields are busted and badly damaged in Indianola. Residents say someone went on a window-smashing spree just west of Simpson College sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning. Click here to read more.
Belron Successfully Allocates New Term Loan
Belron announced on April 3, 2023, that it launched a syndication in the institutional loan market for a new term loan on a best effort basis. The new USD loan of €800m equivalent has been successfully allocated and the transaction … Continue reading
Overheating Windshield Heater Prompts Japan Airlines Boeing 737 Diversion
On Sunday, March 26, a Japan Airlines Boeing 737-800 flying from Tokyo Haneda to Matsuyama had to divert to its origin airport after the crew began experiencing issues with the aircraft’s windshield heater shortly after takeoff. Click here to read … Continue reading
Stockbridge Residents Looking for Answers After Rash of Car Break-Ins
It’s the feeling of security, dozens of Stockbridge residents say was taken from them earlier this week. “I really do not feel safe,” said Jameel Muhammad. In the early hours of Sunday and Monday, Stockbridge police say thieves broke into … Continue reading
Competition and Attendee Registration for Auto Glass Week™ 2023 is Now Open
You’ve saved the dates, now save your spot. Registration is now open for Auto Glass Week™ 2023 for both attendees and competitors. The annual event will return to the Mid-Atlantic region, taking place September 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention … Continue reading
Moody’s Upgrades Belron’s CFR to Ba2; Outlook Stable
Moody’s Investors Service has announced that it upgraded the corporate family rating (CFR) of Belron, majority owner of Safelite AutoGlass, to Ba2 from Ba3 and the probability of default rating (PDR) to Ba2-PD from Ba3-PD. Click here to read more.
Windshield Pros Calibration Center Opens in Watson
Windshield Pros Calibration Center celebrated its newest location in Watson on March 22 with an official ribbon cutting with family, friends, and members and staff of Livingston Parish Chamber on hand. Click here to read more.
Honda Recalls 330K Vehicles for Improper Side-View Mirror Bonding
Honda has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is recalling 330,318 vehicles because the heating pads behind side-view mirrors may not be properly bonded. As a result, the mirror’s glass could fall out, increasing the risk … Continue reading
Firefighters Remove Windshield to Rescue Woman in Rolled-Over Truck on West Side
Police found a truck on its side with a woman trapped inside. Firefighters had to remove the windshield to rescue her. Click here to read more.
That Truck Busted My Windshield! Now What Do I Do?
D’Val Westphal tackles commuter issues for the metro Albuquerque area. In a recent column, she answers a reader’s question about the responsibility of truckers who drop gravel that causes damage to other vehicles and what recourse a driver has if … Continue reading
Thousands File Insurance Claims After Severe Weather
Nearly 3,000 State Farm policyholders filed insurance claims after hail, winds and tornadoes this past weekend. Viewers sent 25News photos and videos of cracked, shattered, and destroyed vehicle windshields. Click here to read more.
String of Car Windows Smashed, Handicap Cards Taken in Takoma Park, Police Say
Takoma Park police are investigating a string of stolen handicap placement cards that were taken on March 31. Officers were called to the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue just before 10:30 a.m. for the report of several thefts from … Continue reading
Jill Biden’s Plane Diverted After Windshield Cracks
First lady Jill Biden’s plane was diverted back to Denver, Colo., on Monday as she was on her way to Michigan because of a cracked windshield, a spokeswoman for the Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing said. Click here to read … Continue reading
Mediation Fails in ‘Defective’ Sunroof Lawsuit
Nissan’s challenge to class action certification with respect to a lawsuit alleging that a number of its vehicles contain a “defect” on their panoramic sunroofs could be headed for the next step in the appeals process. While the parties asked … Continue reading
SIKA Corporation Electrical Fire Quickly Contained, Lyndhurst Police Say
A machine fire at SIKA Chemical in Lyndhurst on Saturday morning was quickly contained, with no hazardous chemical release, injuries or structural damage, said assistant fire chief Paul Haggerty. Click here to read more.
Belron Launches a Syndication of New Loan for €800m Equivalent
Belron has announced that it is launching, “on a best effort basis,” a syndication in the institutional loan market for a new €800m equivalent USD six-year term loan. The loan issuance is expected to have an April 2029 maturity. Click … Continue reading
Watch Tesla Semi Windshield Wiper in Action: Is One Wiper Enough?
The Tesla Semi is a mammoth vehicle with a huge panoramic windshield for incredible visibility. The tall, tinted glass wraps all the way around the cabin with few obvious seams. However, there’s only a single windshield wiper, so people may … Continue reading
Officials Investigating After 12 Cars Broken Into at Mount Juliet Church
Several cars were broken into at a Catholic church in Mount Juliet on Sunday around 6:15 p.m. According to police, 12 cars had been burglarized at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. The suspects smashed the windows and quickly rummaged through the … Continue reading
Eagle is Nicknamed ‘Titanium’ After Surviving Crash into Moving Car in Whitmore
Several months ago a family was reportedly traveling on a road in Whitmore in a van when this eagle slammed into the windshield at such a high speed that it penetrated through the windshield and landed in the backseat, according … Continue reading
Miles Traveled Shows Continued Year-Over-Year Decline
December 2022 figures from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) show that vehicle miles traveled were trending downward for every region of the United States. The administration’s traffic trends for December 2022 show a -4.6 billion decrease in vehicle miles, or … Continue reading
What Do Past Attendees Think About Auto Glass Week™?
You may have never been to Auto Glass Week™ before, but thousands of others have and highly recommend attending. This year’s event will take place September 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va., and it’s one … Continue reading
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Opinion: DeSantis and GOP Supermajority Just Fixed Florida’s One Major Legal Flaw
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican Legislature last week harpooned the great white whale that conservatives have been hunting for decades: tort reform. The state is about to get richer and redder. Florida has long been awash in abusive … Continue reading
Gerber Collision & Glass Enters Strategic Partnership with NHRA YES Program
Gerber Collision & Glass has joined the team of partners for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Youth and Education Services (YES) Program for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Brian Kaner, executive vice president and COO … Continue reading
Honda Recalls 330,000 Vehicles Because Side Mirror Glass Could Fall Off
Honda is recalling over 330,000 vehicles, including some 2020-2021 Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline pickup trucks, as well as some 2020-2022 Passport SUVs and Odyssey minivans, because their side mirror glass may detach from the mirror assembly. Click here to read … Continue reading
AGSC, NWRD Talk ROLAGS2, ADAS at Spring Meetings
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) and its National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) are conducting their spring meetings in Charlottesville, Va., this week. Approximately 60 industry leaders will attend meetings over the five-day event. The week began with a meeting … Continue reading
House Panel Drives Bill Blocking Auto Glass Repair Lawsuits to Final Committee Stop
A bipartisan bill targeting auto glass repair lawsuits rolled closer to a House floor vote after clearing its penultimate committee stop on a party-line vote. Click here to read more.
Auto Glass Now Colonial Heights Opens in Virginia
Auto Glass Now has announced the opening of Auto Glass Now Colonial Heights at 1115 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Va. The 2,500-square-foot facility is supported by a team of technicians and customer service representatives with a collective 50 years of experience … Continue reading
Rockporter Creates Website to Help Homeowners Reach ‘Net Zero’
Bob Rosenfield likes to create things. But he’s not your average inventor. The self-described climate technology entrepreneur and innovator likes to create things with an eye toward protecting the Earth. Rosenfield, who graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and … Continue reading
Roseville Drivers Frustrated Over Cracked Windshields as Weather Makes Road Repairs Difficult
Several people in Roseville have reported cracked windshields after driving near Highway 65 and Interstate 80. For a woman living in Roseville, this stretch of road is all too familiar. Susan Williams-Woody was surprised when days after her husband’s windshield … Continue reading
BMW’s New ‘Panoramic Vision’ Will Put a Full-Width Display on EV Windscreens
For decades, car makers have positioned all of their instrumentation below the steering wheel, resulting in drivers needing to subtly take their eyes off the road to see their speed and associated gas levels. However, with its new ‘Panoramic Vision’ … Continue reading
Window of Police Vehicle Smashed in ‘Deliberate’ Act, Hartford Cops Say
Local police say they are investigating the destruction of department property Monday in what is believed to have been a “deliberate” act of vandalism. Click here to read more.
Person Rescued through Windscreen after Truck Rolls on Auckland’s Northwestern Motorway
A person has been dragged out through the smashed front window of his semitrailer on Auckland’s northwestern motorway after the vehicle rolled onto the median barrier, leaving soil strewn across the road. Click here to read more.
ADAS Explained – What the Technology Consists of and Why it’s Important
ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is an increasingly common terminology used with new vehicles such as the Mahindra XUV700, MG Astor, Tata Safari, and the upcoming Hyundai Verna. While most know ADAS as a safety feature, only a few … Continue reading
Hyundai Recalls 167,000 Palisade SUVs for Windshield Wiper Issue
Hyundai has announced the recall of more than 167,000 Palisade SUVs because of a problem with the driver-side windshield wiper. Snow and/or ice buildup on the windshield could obstruct the wiper arm and prevent the wiper from working. The resulting buildup … Continue reading
Proposed Legislation Would Move State Off Zero Deductible List
While a bill in Florida has been getting a lot of attention because it would do away with the Assignment of Benefits (AOB) many glass shops use to get paid, it’s an amendment to the proposed legislation that could have … Continue reading
Can’t Understand Why Your Car Insurance Went Up? That May Change
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says insurers owe customers a clear explanation for any hike in their auto and home insurance premiums. On Tuesday, he set out to require it. Click here to read more.
New Bill Would Allow Good Samaritans to Break Car Windows to Save Child or Pet in Distress
In Nevada, vehicles can heat up quicker than in other parts of the country, which raises concerns if a child or pet is left inside. Now a new bill is being discussed in the legislature that could give the power … Continue reading
2023 Ferrari Roma Spider Unveiled – 611bhp GT Goes Topless
The sill, A-pillar, windscreen and surround are entirely new, with all of these changes aimed at improving torsional rigidity. Click here to read more.
Car Windows Shattered in SE Portland Amid Rash of ‘Smash and Grab’ Burglaries
Multiple residents of Southeast Portland’s Laurelhurst neighborhood woke up to smashed windows on their cars Sunday morning. Portland police said the smash and grabs happened between Saturday evening and Sunday morning along Southeast 32nd Avenue between Ankeny and Pine streets. … Continue reading
Progressive Avoids Declaratory Judgment in Class Action Lawsuit
A Massachusetts federal judge told Progressive Direct Insurance on March 10 that is now free and clear of declaratory relief sought by the plaintiff. Progressive was previously named in a class action lawsuit alleging breach of contract and more with … Continue reading
Pros and Cons of Cars with Panoramic Sunroofs
Cars with a panoramic sunroof are becoming more common by the day. Whereas once a normal sunroof was considered a luxury, the feature has become mainstream and has now grown, quite literally, into one of the biggest trends and glass … Continue reading
Faulty Windshield Wiper Arms Trigger Recall of Over 200,000 Ford F-150 Trucks
A large-scale recall has just been issued for the 2021 Ford F-150 that involves no less than 222,454 examples of America’s best-selling pickup. A recall notice issued through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that impacted F-150 models … Continue reading
Budget Billed Me $250 for Calibrating a Windshield Camera. Is that Legit?
Budget sends Tony Parise a $250 bill for recalibrating a camera on the windshield of his rental car. But he says nothing happened to it. Does he still have to pay? Click here to read more.
Priced out – Poor People Giving up Insurance Due to ‘Poverty Premium’
Over half (55%) of people in poverty are finding it difficult to pay for their insurance amidst the cost-of-living crisis – leading some to give up insurance as they prioritize food and energy bills, a new report warns today. Click … Continue reading
How Practical are Cars with a Narrow Front Windscreen?
For some of us, a narrow front windscreen feels like a barrier that restricts the overall view and makes one feel confined. This is especially true when driving on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Click here to read more.
Woman Smashes Car Window with Rock after Crash: Naugatuck Police
“The suspect exited her vehicle and picked up a rock and began smashing the windshield of the other vehicle,” police said. Click here to read more.
Is It Illegal to Drive with a Cracked Windshield in Massachusetts?
When it comes to motor vehicles and driving, Massachusetts has some of the most rigorous laws in the country, behind only Alaska and Oregon. Massachusetts’ rules of the road seem especially strict when in comparison to some states like say … Continue reading
AGRR Sister Publications Named Finalists for Prestigious Awards
Several AGRR magazine/glassBYTEs.com sister publications were named finalists in two major editorial competitions, including the 69th Jesse H. Neal awards, considered the “Pulitzer Prize of B2B journalism.” The Neals are presented by the Software & Information Industry Association. The December … Continue reading
Are NASCAR Windshields Bulletproof [sic]?
Other safety measures aren’t as clear even if the parts themselves – namely, windshields – are. A snarky comment that showed up on Twitter on Friday got us wondering whether those NASCAR windshields, which we so rarely think about, are … Continue reading
Man Faces Charges after Smashing Bus Window
The man punched the window after the bus driver honked at his car which was illegally blocking the entrance to the Broadway station. Click here to read more.
XYG North America to Return to Auto Glass Week™ as Platinum Plus, and Sponsor of the Auto Glass Technician Competition
Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is excited to welcome back XYG North America as the named Sponsor of the XYG Auto Glass Technician Competition. Returning at the Platinum Plus level, the Toronto-based glass manufacturer will bring its latest innovations in the … Continue reading
Ford’s ‘Men’s Only Edition’ Explorer is Missing Some Key Components. That’s the Point.
Ford’s “Men’s Only Edition” Explorer is missing a few key components. It lacks windshield wipers, heaters, turn signals, brake lights, a rearview mirror and a GPS. Still want it? The automotive manufacturer released a cheeky commercial narrated by actor Bryan … Continue reading
Woman Recounts Near-Death Experience after Rocks Thrown onto Car
Be careful, drivers! Several cars on Interstate 64 have been hit by rocks thrown from the Hampton Avenue overpass. The latest victim speaks out after the near-death experience that shattered her safety. Click here to read more.
Dozens Wake Up to Smashed Car Windows in SE Portland
Dozens of people woke up to find their car windows shattered in the Southeast Portland Foster-Powell neighborhood Friday morning. It happened on several streets surrounding SE 62nd Avenue and Foster Road. Click here to read more.
Glaston Receives First Order for the New Matrix EVO from Saint-Gobain Sekurit
Glaston has received its first order from Saint-Gobain Sekurit for the new Matrix EVO line. Introduced in 2022, Glaston says the fully-automated bending furnace allows the industry to meet the needs that come with increasingly-complex windshield designs. Glaston says that … Continue reading
Renault Espace Shows Massive Glass Roof Ahead Of March 28 Debut
For its upcoming sixth iteration, the Renault Espace is transitioning to an SUV body style since minivans have largely fallen out of favor. Essentially, the new model will be a stretched Austral with a choice between five or seven seats. … Continue reading
Picture of Tesla Cybertruck Appears to Show its Lone Windshield Wiper Leaves Much of the Window Dirty
Tesla’s head of design, Franz von Holzhausen, recently shared a picture of a Cybertruck prototype that appears to show its ginormous windshield wiper leaves a lot to be desired. Click here to read more.
Does a Recall Affect My Car Insurance?
Automotive recalls are surprisingly common. Indeed, millions of vehicles can have a recall in any given year, for everything from buggy software to leaky hoses. In one of the busiest years, 2014, around 62 million vehicles were recalled. Click here to read … Continue reading
Grove City Driver Dies after Deer Crashes through Truck Windshield
The deer went through the truck’s windshield, before striking the driver in the head, then crashed through the rear window. Click here to read more.
GM Releases Fix For 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Windshield Moulding Retainer Bracket Issue
The problem: affected vehicles may have a windshield moulding retainer bracket that is too wide, making it out of Cadillac’s specifications. Click here to read more.
Measure Would Ban Assigning Insurance Benefits to Auto Glass Repair Companies
A Central Florida lawmaker has filed a “tort reform” measure that would prohibit motorists from assigning their insurance benefits to auto glass repair companies. Click here to read more.
San Francisco Car Window Repair Shop Gets 25 Calls a Day for Break-Ins
Window repair shop owner Morena Mendez can barely keep up with demand for new car windows—thanks to window-smashing thieves. Click here to read more.
Car Goes Over Bridge; Occupant Escapes Through Glass
The State Patrol confirms the driver of a vehicle being pursued by a trooper lost control, smashing through a guardrail and onto the shoulder of I-94 below. Click here to watch the video.
Actual Mustang Takes Out Toyota Windshield in Attempt to Jump It
First posted over on the ThereWasAnAttempt subreddit, the 13-second video clip shows two horses approach what looks to be a Toyota Camry. One strides by the side of the car while the second horse seems to get confused about how … Continue reading
Audi Shows Just How Many Car Parts Can be Recycled through Its ‘Close the Loop’ Project
Through its joint project, MaterialLoop, Audi is proving you can turn old cars into new ones. The project aims to “close the loop” on materials, such as steel, aluminum, plastic, and glass, recycling them to build new cars and significantly … Continue reading
Hawaii Car Insurance Would Cost More Under Legislation Pushed by Trial Lawyers
State lawmakers are seriously considering bills this year to require Hawaii motorists to buy more car insurance, a step the insurance industry warns will be “regressive” because it would impose additional costs on low-income residents. Click here to read more.
Graves Co. Sheriff’s Office: Tree Limb Goes Through Truck Windshield, Impales Driver
A western Kentucky driver was impaled by a tree branch while driving. According to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, a truck was going southbound on Highway 97 south of Highway 94, when the wind blew a large tree branch from … Continue reading
Multiple Car Windows Smashed at Wiley Post Airport
Wiley Post Airport customers and employees are calling their insurance agents after a suspect, or suspects, smashed several car windows. “I don’t think they know what they’re doing to people and how they affect people when they do things like … Continue reading
Local Body Shops Flooded by Calls for Windshields Shattered by Falling Ice
One auto glass shop said by noon Monday, it had received more than 100 calls from people hoping to get their windshield fixed after ice crashed onto it. Click here to read more.
Dozens of Drivers with Busted Windshields after Ice Flies from Cars in Front of Them
Since last week’s ice storm, dozens of windshields have been busted by loose ice falling from vehicles on the highway and smashing into cars behind them. Travel officials say that’s why it’s so important to remove all ice and snow … Continue reading
Mercedes Tells a Single S580 Owner that One of Their Glass Roof Panels May Fly Away
Recalls are usually about thousands of vehicles, but sometimes issues in the production line can affect much fewer units. This is the case with the latest recall by Mercedes-Benz in the U.S., which is about a single example of the … Continue reading
Rash of Crimes Reported Outside Senior Living Community in Suitland
During a single night this week, 18 cars outside a Prince George’s County senior living community were vandalized or broken into. P.G. County police confirm they are looking for the suspects responsible for bashing windows and stealing items out of … Continue reading
Brothers Continue Dad’s Clear Legacy at Freddy’s Glass
Almost 45 years ago, Freddy Duron, along with his wife, Dolores, started Freddy’s Glass. Three of Duron’s sons — Freddy Jr., Russell and Rodney Duron — operate the fixture Waco business today, owing their success to their father’s legacy. Click … Continue reading
Watch: Hail of AK-47 Shots Fired at Mercedes Windscreen While CEO Sits in Front Seat for Test
The breathtaking video shows the CEO of an armored vehicle company calmly sitting in the front seat of a Mercedes Benz car as AK-47 assault rifle shots are fired in quick succession at the windscreen from close range. The CEO … Continue reading
Watch: Woman Takes on Insurance Company After Car Stolen Three Times
One car theft victim had her vehicle stolen not once, not twice, but three times and now she’s taking on her insurance company. Click here to watch the video.
Tesla Cybertruck Prototype Shows Off its Glass Roof, Sturdy Tonneau
Thanks in part to the overhead view of this spied Cybertruck, we get a better look at its glass roof and black tonneau cover. Click here to read more.
Mercedes-Benz to Recall Over 20,000 Cars in China Over Sunroof Glass Hazard
Mercedes-Benz Group will recall 20,740 cars in China because of a potential risk from the sunroof glass panel, according to the State Administration of Market Regulation. Click here to read more.
Close Call: Driver in Tustin Manages to Avoid Long Metal Bolt Smashing Through Windshield
A driver survived a scary close call in Tustin when a large metal bolt smashed through her windshield and nearly struck her. Tustin police shared a photo of what appears to be a metal bolt on a long wooden pole … Continue reading
Should You Give Up Your Privacy to Save on Auto Insurance?
Many auto insurers offer to reduce customers’ premiums by as much as 30 or 40% if they agree to allow companies to monitor how, when and where they drive. Click here to read more.
Drivers Return to Smashed Windows in Abandoned Cars After Portland Snowstorm
The deepest snowfall in Portland history since 1943 came as a surprise on Wednesday to many and forced hundreds of drivers to abandon vehicles on the roadway. Several days later, some are returning to broken windows. Click here to read … Continue reading
Driven Brands Reports ‘Record Results’ for 2022
Driven Brands, which owns Auto Glass Now, recently announced its 2022 fiscal data, claiming “record results” for the year alongside the company’s seventh consecutive quarter of double-digit, same-store sales growth. The company says same-store sales and net-store growth were the … Continue reading
The Real Cost to Replace Your New Subaru Windshield with EyeSight Will Shock You
How much will it cost to replace the windshield in your newer Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, Ascent, or another model equipped with EyeSight safety technology? A report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says it will cost more … Continue reading
Driver Injured After Road Sign Hit by Another Motorist Goes Through Windshield
Oakland County Sheriff’s officials are seeking tips to find a vehicle and driver involved in a crash Tuesday morning in Orion Township that left another motorist hospitalized when a road sign dislodged in the crash went through his windshield. Click … Continue reading
Battered Range Rover with Smashed Windscreen and Missing Engine Expected to Sell for £130k
The car has a special value because it was owned by the Jamaican singer Bob Marley. Click here to read more.
Mexican Workers Are Rejecting Company Unions
Mexican autoworkers in the city of Emiliano Zapata’s burial just voted to join a new independent union, breaking from the company-friendly unions that dominate the country. Click here to read more.
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Milwaukee Police Confirm Vehicle Break-Ins at Columbia St. Mary’s Parking Lot
In addition to the vehicle damage reported to police, several nurses contacted the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sunday and Monday, sharing photos of broken glass next to busted-out car windows. The nurses said several of the vehicles, including the Hospice car, … Continue reading
Monster Bull Moose Crashes Through Windshield Of a Car, Driver Walks Away Without a Scratch
The bull’s antlers almost seem to be lodged into the door and sunroof, meanwhile, the folks on scene are attaching a tow rope to the moose to pull him out. Click here to read more.
A Few Highlights about our Auto Glass Week™ 2023 Host City!
Why Virginia Beach? This year’s Auto Glass Week™ is coming in less than eight short months and, as always, show planners put painstaking effort into selecting the best city for the industry’s premier, worldwide event. Scale and Growth For starters, … Continue reading
Sheriff’s Vehicles to Get Bulletproof Windshields
Within the next few months, the vehicles used by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department will be equipped with bulletproof [sic] windshields. Click here to read more.
Burglars Take Time Breaking Into Cars at Cordova Restaurant
The thieves, who arrived in two separate vehicles, could be responsible for dozens of car burglaries at several other businesses in Cordova and East Memphis over the weekend. SkyCop video from outside TJ Mulligans on Trinity Road shows a dark … Continue reading
Man Causes Thousands of Pounds Worth of Damage after Jumping on McLaren
A man in west London has been branded ‘vile’ after he was spotted jumping on the bonnet and windscreen of a £225,000 supercar. Click here to read more.
2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid Review
All versions of the 2023 model grow 2.7 inches in overall length and 0.4 inches in width. One of the more radical changes to the crossover’s design sees the base of the windshield moved 4.7 inches rearward, 2.8 inches outward, … Continue reading
The Truth About Insurance Requirements for Autonomous Vehicles in America
Autonomous vehicles are becoming an ever-increasing reality, but without human drivers, the question of insuring these cars is complex. Click here to read more.
Deer Goes Through School Bus Windshield, Hurts Driver
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a school bus hit a deer, causing it to go through the windshield of the bus Friday. Click here to read more.
At Least 18 Employee Vehicles Broken Into at Baptist East
The recent string of vandalisms has put a strain on local auto window repair shops. According to the owner of Eden Auto Glass and Tint, he’s having a tough time keeping up with the increased demand. Click here to read … Continue reading
Caliber President and CEO Mark Sanders Retiring
The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, recently announced that president and CEO Mark Sanders will retire and move into a special advisory role for the next 18 months, effective March 6, … Continue reading
Virginia Doesn’t Require Car Insurance, but That Might be Changing Soon
The current system in Virginia allows someone to register and drive an uninsured vehicle as long as they pay a $500 fee. Paying the fee does not provide the driver with any insurance coverage whatsoever, meaning the uninsured driver would … Continue reading
State Lawmaker Wants Mandatory Jail for Car Burglaries
Rep. Laurie Schlegel’s bill would carry a one to 12-year prison sentence for anyone who commits the crime within one square mile of any event, such as a festival. Click here to read more.
Driver Takes Off with Parking Services Device on Windshield, Crashes Car
Police said the woman drove away with the device — known as a barnacle — over the windshield at about 12:10 p.m. from the Chipotle restaurant on campus. Click here to read more.
At Least 12 Cars Broken Into in SF’s Russian Hill
Several people in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood who had their cars parked along the same stretch of a street woke up Wednesday morning to discover their cars had been broken into overnight. Click here to read more.
Auto Windscreens’ Tech First in England to Complete Level 3 Apprenticeship
Ashley Atkins, a mobile technician from Auto Windscreens’ Grimsby Service Centre, is the first in England to complete the new Level 3 Automotive Glazing Technician apprenticeship, the company announced. “My dad used to do this job when I was younger … Continue reading
Car Prices May Fall This Year, but Auto Insurance Will Cost More. Here’s Why.
Rates will keep rising this year as auto insurers continue to catch up with exploding costs of repair parts, labor and claims, experts say. Click here to read more.
Walla Walla Police Replace Windshield of Victim of Attempted Extortion
The Walla Walla Police Foundation and an area glass shop teamed up recently to replace a vehicle windshield for a man who had just been the victim of an alleged extortion attempt, according to the Walla Walla Police Department. Click … Continue reading
Thieves Burglarizing Vehicles by the Dozen in Houston Apartment Parking Areas
Houston police are investigating a new crime trend in Houston involving car break-ins. So far this week, HPD has responded to four apartment complexes where thieves smashed windows to dozens of cars. Click here to read more.
Woman Taken to Hospital After Tree Branch Smashes Bus Windshield in Freetown
A woman was taken to the hospital Friday after a tree branch fell, smashing the windshield of a bus in Freetown. The incident happened near Exit 13 on Route 24 just before 5 p.m. Click here to read more.
What are the Little Black Dots on Your Car Windows?
You may have noticed a lot of car windshields have these random black dots along the top edges, but you probably haven’t given much thought to them. Sure, they look cool — but those black dots and the black rims … Continue reading
2023 Hyundai Palisade: Detailed in Pics
The new Hyundai SUV houses a dual-power sunroof that lets passengers bask in natural light and fresh air during the journey. The sunroof can be controlled with the help of a switch and comes with tilting and sliding safety features … Continue reading
Auto Repair Shops Busy After Recent Winter Storm
It’s no surprise that they have seen an increase in customers after this winter storm. James Auto Body and Glass say they have more than seven cars getting repaired or waiting to be worked on. Click here to read more.
Driver with Iced-Over Windshield Causes 4-Car Pileup
A four-car crash stalled traffic on the ramp from 56th St. to northbound I-5 in Tacoma, because a driver failed to scrape the ice off of their windshield. Click here to watch the video.
Loose Cow in California Breaks Windshield, Poops on Tesla
Police in California wrangled a loose bovine that managed to shatter a windshield and leave an unsavory mess in a “cow-llision” with a Tesla. Click here to read more.
Stolen Vehicles Have Multiple Impacts, Including Car Insurance Rates
Faye Roberts’ Kia vehicle was stolen from her home in Keisertown in January. Now the car is in the shop, and Roberts is driving a rental car covered by insurance. The only issue is – she will be losing that … Continue reading
ND Lawmaker Upset Over Cracked Windshields
Dump trucks hauling aggregate material on a North Dakota highway would be required to tarp the material to prevent spillage. Representative Lawrence Klemin says far too often the rock, sand, stone and slate fall out of the trucks damaging roads … Continue reading
Tips for Defrosting Your Windshield, Preparing Car for Freeze in Texas
You know the drill, San Antonio. A cold front moves in (and by cold front we mean freezing temperatures) along with some pesky precipitation, but you still have to saddle up and head to work or around town. Click here … Continue reading
Photos: Giant Tumbleweed Hits Car, Damages Windshield
New Mexico’s tumbleweed problem is going viral on places like TikTok, but it’s not just homes and buildings dealing with this tumbleweed invasion. One driver is now a self-proclaimed “tumbleweed hater” and for a pretty good reason. Click here to … Continue reading
Firefighters Smashed the Window of a Driverless Cruise Taxi to Stop It Running Over Their Hoses
“Firefighters on the scene made efforts to prevent the Cruise AV from driving over their hoses and were not able to do so until they shattered a front window of the Cruise AV,” the letter says. Click here to read … Continue reading
Rock Goes Through Windshield of Bus Carrying MH Girls’ Wrestling Team
The Mountain Home High School girls’ wrestling team dealt with a little bit of a scare Saturday morning. The Lady Bombers were traveling to Sherwood for the Class 5A State Duals at Sylvan Hills High School when a giant rock … Continue reading
Automatic Wipers Don’t Work Since RAV4 Windshield Was Replaced
John Paul, the AAA Northeast Car Doctor, advises a reader whose automatic windshield wipers have malfunctioned after a windshield replacement. Click here to read more.
Curious Cracks: When 14 Planes Suffered Windshield Damage in One Afternoon at Denver Airport
On the day of the windshield cracking incidents, strong winds had been blowing through the Colorado foothills. The weather was also freezing cold, with parts of Colorado’s Interstate 70 highway having to be shut down due to whiteouts caused by … Continue reading
Driven Brands Appoints Danny Rivera to Chief Operating Officer Role
Driven Brands Holdings Inc., recently announced the appointment of Danny Rivera to the newly-created role of chief operating officer effective February 20, 2023, reporting to CEO Jonathan Fitzpatrick. “Danny has been a trusted and invaluable partner over the past decade … Continue reading
Vehicles Burglarized at LH Park
Kerrville Police Department officers are investigating what appears to be an isolated, targeted motor vehicle burglary spree that occurred in Louise Hays Park Saturday afternoon within a 45-minute period. Click here to read more.
Wooden Board Impales Windshield on I-90
A wood board went through the windshield of a truck driving on Interstate 90 in Avon after it fell out of a truck. Click here to read more.
Electric Porsche 911 Concept Looks Pretty in Panoramic Glass Windshield
The level of detail follows down to the wheel arches adopted from the 930 and a glass cabin inspired by military aircraft fighters. That front section is an aggressive nod to the Porsche 356 and the tube-shaped headlights (ditching the … Continue reading
Major Insurance Companies Halt New Policies for Kias, Hyundais Amid St. Louis-Area Theft Surge
Two major insurance companies have refused to issue new policies on some Kias and Hyundais in the St. Louis region as theft rates of those vehicles remain high following last year’s surge. Click here to read more.
5 Signs Your Car Needs A Windshield Replacement
The windshield is one of the most indispensable parts of a vehicle. It protects the driver, passengers, and the interior from dust, debris, rain, snow, wind, etc. Most importantly, the windshield makes it easier for drivers to navigate the road, … Continue reading
Man Escapes Overturned Truck Through Windshield To Avoid Live Wires
Police and a bystander on Monday, January 16, freed a 20-year-old Barnstable man from his overturned truck by breaking the windshield after the truck flipped and knocked over a utility pole that draped live wires across the scene. Click here … Continue reading
House and Car Hit by Golf Balls
When you buy a house, you like to feel safe, but that’s not the case for one couple. They have to worry about their windows being busted and their roof getting hit by golf balls. Click here to read more.
Carmakers Have Another Screen in Their Sights: Your Windshield
Augmented reality in vehicles is nothing new. In fact, it’s currently installed in millions of vehicles equipped with Head Up Display (HUD). But major car and tech companies think projection technology is about to become the next big thing as … Continue reading
Got Insurance? State Law Allows for Free Auto Glass Replacement
“Kentucky has a unique law that if you have full coverage insurance, or comprehensive insurance, all your auto glass replacements are free. You don’t have to pay a deductible,” Josh Patrick of Central Kentucky Auto Glass explained. Click here to … Continue reading
Broken Wheel from Crash in Davis County Bounces, Gashes Roof of Car on Other Side of I-15
Photos shared by UHP from the scene show the damage the errant wheel caused, smashing the windshield and tearing a hole through the roof. Luckily, for the woman behind the wheel, though, the tire landed on the apparently empty passenger’s … Continue reading
‘You Feel Unsafe in Some Way’: Police Investigating Car Break-Ins in DeKalb County Neighborhood
Neighbors in one DeKalb County neighborhood have spent the past week replacing their car windows. Seemingly dozens of cars were broken into in Decatur, during a rash of recent break-ins. Click here to read more.
Major Car Insurance Companies Getting Out of California
Geico has closed all of its California offices and Progressive stopped advertising in the state. “State Farm, you can no longer get quotes by calling them. You have to go to an agent’s office,” said Karl Susman from Susman Insurance. … Continue reading
Auto Windscreens Achieves High Score in Benchmarking
Auto Windscreens has achieved a Customer Satisfaction Business Benchmarking score of 93.1 (out of 100) in an independent survey of its customers by The Institute of Customer Service. Click here to read more.
Wyoming Driver Gored After Elk Crashes Through Windshield, Missed His Throat By An Inch
“The antler came through the windshield and managed to gore me in the chin. It was a very close call,” said driver Mike Sepos after a collision with a bull elk in Summit County, Utah. Click here to read more.
Rare McLaren Elva Spotted for Sale – and You Can Drive This One on the Road
While the McLaren Elva is most notable for its lack of a windshield, unfortunately, this means it can’t be street-legal. That’s why McLaren introduced an optional DOT-legal windshield, enabling owners to be able to take their pride and joy out … Continue reading
Caliber Announces David Dart as Chief People Officer
The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Auto Glass, Caliber Collision and Caliber Auto Care, recently announced the appointment of David Dart as chief people officer. Dart will lead all facets of teammate services, including career and leadership development, recruiting … Continue reading
Auto Shops Backed Up as Stolen Car Trend Skyrockets in Greater Cleveland
At Knapp’s Madison Auto and Towing in Lakewood, owner Jerry Knapp, Jr., is trying to keep up with the demand to repair recently recovered stolen cars, which has proven to be a challenge. “We’re seeing they knock out the passenger … Continue reading
Loose Metal Pipe Flies Off Lorry, Penetrates Perodua Ativa Windscreen
The scene depicted here could have been from a horror movie, except that it took place in reality, and therefore presented a very real risk to life and wellbeing. According to a video posted by Cass Cheng Sook Leng to … Continue reading
Here’s How to Break a Window if You’re Trapped in Your Car
Last month, 73-year-old Mary Frahm died when her vehicle caught fire. She reported just before the fire that her vehicle doors wouldn’t unlock and the windows wouldn’t roll down. A study by AAA in 2019 showed that vehicle escape tools … Continue reading
Automotive Glass Europe Rebrands to Automotive Glass Experts
Automotive Glass Europe will retain its logo, mission and values while rebranding to Automotive Glass Experts (AGE). Marco Moreno, executive chairperson and CEO of AGE, says the new identity “represents the next chapter in our group’s history.” AGE specializes in … Continue reading
Sweety Hit-and-Run: Driver Tried to Change Car’s Windshield after Accident, Arrested
Police said that after the accident, Gulab Singh went to a car mechanic and asked them to change the windshield of his car. Click here to read more.
Kansas City Woman Injured by Rock that Crashed Through her Windshield Speaks Out
A Kansas City, Missouri, woman is out of the hospital and speaking out for the first time after she was hit in the head with a rock that crashed through her windshield. Click here to read more.
Man Uses Pillowcase Signs to Deter Criminals from Smashing his Truck Windows
A New Orleans man tired of having his vehicle broken into over and over again came up with a low-budget solution. Martin Schott is hoping the new handmade sign on his truck will stop thieves from breaking its windows again. … Continue reading
NOVUS Glass Welcomes New Mobile Franchise in Montana
Bozeman, Mont., is now home to the newest NOVUS Glass location, providing mobile auto glass services to the city’s greater communities. Services include windshield repair, auto glass replacement, Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) services and more. Robert Rinta, owner and … Continue reading
Councilman Wants Bulletproof [sic] Windshields on Sheriff Patrol Cars
Madison County Councilman Mikeal Vaughn has suggested that the county install bulletproof windshields in all the county’s patrol cars. Click here to read more.
SF Firefighters Save Mother, Daughter from Vehicle Electrified by Live Wire from Downed Tree
“The glass completely shattered and caved in,” said Jiyu Park. “The lines fell on both sides of the car so it was sparking when it first initially fell but we just had to stay inside because of the electrocution.” Click … Continue reading
Windshield Smashed by Dead Bobcat Hung from I-88 Overpass
A driver’s windshield was shattered when his vehicle hit a dead bobcat strung up from an Interstate 88 overpass on Monday night. “You think you had a bad day?” Andrew Noble wrote on Facebook. “Bet you didn’t have a hit … Continue reading
Consumer Reports Offers Ideas to Make Driving Tech Safer and More Enjoyable
Consumer Reports today is providing detailed guidelines to car manufacturers to help them design the controls and displays of advanced driver assist systems to promote consumer use, understanding, and satisfaction. Click here to read more.
PA Insurance Department Announces Increase in Auto Insurance Accident Threshold Cap
Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys announced the Pennsylvania Insurance Department has increased the automobile accident surcharge threshold cap to $2,100. Click here to read more.
If You Have Your Car Window Smashed, It Could Take a While to Replace
Premier Glass in Elmwood is about a 10-minute drive from where 62 cars were broken into early Wednesday morning in River Ridge. The owner, Dylan Muscutt, said they get calls about broken car windows every day. Click here to read … Continue reading
Cardboard Car Goes Simple
Oli vaguely resembles a car built of LEGO bricks. It sports a completely vertical windshield—no slant here—designed to reduce the amount of glass needed and save weight. The windscreen also cuts the impact of solar heat inside the vehicle, reducing … Continue reading
Do Canadians Want to Buy Insurance from Their Car Manufacturers?
Just over a quarter (27%) of Canadian consumers are very or somewhat interested in purchasing car insurance directly from their manufacturers, a recent Deloitte survey found. Click here to read more.
Tesla to Remove Window Auto-Close Features Due to New Regulations
An updated Federal regulation from the NHTSA no longer allows for auto-close windows via the car or an app, among other features. Tesla owners took to social media to share their frustration of their vehicles missing the set-it-and-forget-it auto-close window … Continue reading
Local Nonprofit Working to Shield Law Enforcement Vehicles
As the number of shootings of on-duty Texas law enforcement officers increases, a local College Station nonprofit is working to install bullet-resistant glass in patrol vehicles throughout the Brazos Valley. Click here to read more.
Donation Has Personal Resonance for Local Business Owner
A decision to support Hope’s Home via a donation to a local mountain climber’s fundraiser has a very personal connection for Shelly Gordon of 6th Avenue Car Wash & Auto Glass. Gordon’s niece lived at Hope’s Home for part of … Continue reading
Why Using Advanced Tech Gadgets Improves Your Road Safety
In the modern world, technology is advancing at a rapid pace, especially in the way we communicate and navigate the roads. With these advancements come benefits that can improve road safety for everyone. From navigation devices to video cameras and … Continue reading
California Bans Tesla, and Others, from Implying ‘Full Self-Driving’ Capability
As Tesla readies its ‘Full Self-Driving’ system for launch, the state of California has passed a new law that forbids manufacturers from leaving customers with any impression that their vehicle can drive itself without significant driver attention. Click here to … Continue reading
BMW Has a Car That Talks Like KITT and Changes Color to Match Your Outfit
This AI-powered concept car with attitude showcases a vivid, color-changing E Ink wrap and an AR display that fills the entire windshield. Click here to read more.
Duluth Expert Opens Ashland Glass-Repair Shop
Richard Lien worked for his uncle for five years until he was ready to purchase Arrowhead Auto Glass in Duluth a couple of years ago. He since has expanded his business, first adding mobile services and recently opening a store … Continue reading
Crack in Cockpit Window Diverts Avelo Plane From Tweed to DC
An Avelo flight that took off from Tweed New Haven Airport on Saturday was diverted after a crack was found in the windshield of the cockpit. Click here to read more.
This Supercar has Separate Passenger Seat and Glass Floor
The vehicle features floating seats and a transparent glass footrest. Click here to read more.
Air Bags Stolen From Dozens of Cars at Maryland Apartment Complex
Residents of a Maryland apartment complex found their car windows smashed and their air bags missing – a too familiar sight for some. It appears thieves mostly targeted Hondas parked at the complex in the 3600 block of Powder Mill … Continue reading
Opinion: This Bill Will Drive Auto Insurance Costs Off a Cliff for Some NJ Motorists
Christine O’Brien, president of the Insurance Council of New Jersey, opines that the state legislature are “inexplicably pushing for legislation that will cause auto insurance coverage costs to rise yet again.” Senate Bill 357, she says, is likely to increase … Continue reading
Patsco Windshield Repair Presents a New Way to Fix Windshields
Patsco Windshield Repair, a Houston, Texas-based provider of windshield repair kits and services, has announced that its DIY repair patches are now available on Amazon.com. The company describes its flagship product, the Patsco Windshield Repair Patch, as “a unique and … Continue reading
Why the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq’s Intelligent Glass Roof is a Game Changer
When the word hand-built is thrown around in the automotive realm, it commands one’s attention and inspires the imagination. In the case of Cadillac’s new ultra-luxury sedan Celestiq slated for 2024, it ticks all the right boxes and introduces a … Continue reading
Terrifying Moment Man Attacks Cars with Metal Pole at Busy Junction
The footage taken by a family in a car showed the armed man dressed in black and wearing sunnies running onto the road with a metal pole and smashing a silver car’s window. Shards of glass are seen falling on … Continue reading
PGW Auto Glass Acquires American Glass Distributors
PGW Auto Glass LLC announced that it has acquired American Glass Distributors, one of the largest independent wholesale distributors of automotive aftermarket glass and supplies in the southern United States. Family-owned and operated since 1972, American Glass is headquartered in … Continue reading
California Auto Insurance Companies in Crisis Mode
Insurers are struggling in California as vehicle accidents increase but rates haven’t risen in two years. Click here to watch the video.
Driving for Christmas? Pack a Vehicle Winter Emergency Kit
The kit should include items such as water, food, ice scrapers and warm clothing. Click here to read more.
CR Delivers Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Guidelines to Automakers
In an effort to decrease confusion about advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and increase their use, Consumer Reports provided detailed guidelines to automakers to help them design more user-friendly controls and displays. Click here to read more.
‘Grinch’ LOL Windscreen Vandal Damages 50 Cars in Early-Morning Wrecking Spree
Police are on the hunt for a Christmas vandal after up to 50 cars were damaged in an early-morning wrecking spree. CCTV footage shows a suspect repeatedly scratching the phrase “LOL” onto windscreens in the village of Dordon, near Birmingham, … Continue reading
5 Winter Driving Mistakes That Are Worse Than Shoveling Snow
We’ve all seen it before. You’re driving down the road after a snow storm and then you see that one car that only has the snow and ice cleared from the driver’s side of the windshield. Not only is it … Continue reading
Kansas City Woman Recovering from Head Injury in ICU after Rock Flies Through Windshield
A Kansas City woman is recovering in the Intensive Care Unit after a rock flew through her front windshield and injured her head. Click here to read more.
Vandals Target 28 Cars in Window-Smashing Spree
Guests at the Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront location in Glendale, Wis., woke up to smashed car windows on the morning of December 11. Police say vandals smashed windows on 28 cars, though most of the vehicles did not have any … Continue reading
How the Volkswagen Type 2 Bus Revolutionized the Hipster Era
The Volkswagen Type 2 “Camper” or as the people called it, the “Splitty” due to its split-windshield design. Click here to read more.
An Updated Version of the AGRSS Standard is Now in Place
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) announced the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved a major safety update to the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS Standard). The revised standard, officially designated as ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 005-2022, is the fourth update … Continue reading
NHTSA Evaluating Cruise Automated Driving System
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has opened a preliminary investigation into Automated Driving System (ADS) equipped vehicles operated by Cruise LLC. According to the administration, those vehicles may engage in “inappropriately hard braking” … Continue reading
You Can Buy a Brand New Electric Car with Digital Screens and a Glass Roof for Less than $5,000 – but There’s a Catch
The catch is you’ll need to pay to import it yourself if you really want one – it’s only being sold in China for now. Click here to read more.
Auto Repair Chain Gets Variance Approval
Board member James DiCastro said the proposed auto repair shop, which would employ 10-15, would be a “good investment” for that business area. Click here to read more.
Florida Men Ejected from Tumbling Tanker Truck Carrying Cooking Oil
Two Florida men were lucky to escape serious injury Thursday when they were ejected through the front windshield of a tanker truck carrying more than 1,300 gallons of cooking oil, KTLA sister station WFLA reports. Click here to watch the … Continue reading
Car ADAS Announces New Licensee in Ohio, Calibration Connection
Car ADAS Solutions, a leading provider of ADAS calibration technology and services, announced the addition of its first licensee in Ohio, Calibration Connection. Click here to read more.
Not Vaccinated Against COVID? It Could Raise Your Auto Insurance Rates
The study, published in The American Journal of Medicine earlier in December, evaluated the accident reports and vaccination status of the more than 11 million drivers in Ontario, Canada, from 2021. During the period studied, 6,682 people were hospitalized following … Continue reading
Eastman, Ceres to Demonstrate Holographic Auto Windshield at CES 2023
Eastman and Ceres Holographics are collaborating to introduce the world’s first holographic-enabled transparent display system for automotive windshields at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 from Jan. 5–8, 2023, in Las Vegas. Click here to read more.
Driver Narrowly Misses Being Hit by Beams
The tow truck ran through two cinder block basement walls of the house near where they meet to form a corner, causing wooden beams in the house to crash through the front windshield of the tow truck. Click here to … Continue reading
Man Uses Fire to De-Ice Frozen Windscreen Before Driving Off
A man in Winchester used a very interesting method to clear his frozen windscreen with fire before driving off. Click here to watch the video.
Saint-Gobain Launches Glass Circular Economy Program in California, Recycles Windshield Glass for Insulation Production
Saint-Gobain North America, through its automotive glass subsidiary Saint-Gobain Sekurit and its building products subsidiary CertainTeed Insulation, has begun a recycling program at two locations in California, where windshield glass scraps are recycled and reused in the production of insulation. … Continue reading
How to Avoid Shattering Your Windshield and Playing Bumper Cars on the Road During the Winter Months
Walking in a winter wonderland can be as lovely as the classic 1934 Richard Himber song indicates, with majestic imagery of soft snowflakes falling atop knitted caps and children making imprints of angels on white-blanketed hilltops. Click here to read … Continue reading
Scientists Develop Transparent, Sun-Activated Coating That Prevents Glass Fogging
Because the coating is transparent, it could be used on vehicular and residential windows, eyeglasses, and glass displays. The scientists note that the coating won’t heat up vehicles or glasses, either, since the gold layer only absorbs a small portion … Continue reading
Safelite Group Acquires Premium Auto Glass
Safelite Group has acquired the assets of Premium Auto Glass, headquartered in Denver. The deal closed Friday, Dec. 9. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. “We’re pleased to welcome the Premium Auto Glass team to Safelite,” says Renee Cacchillo, … Continue reading
Nicole Rubio Receives Award for Extraordinary Service to Key Media & Research
Nicole Rubio, marketing coordinator for Key Media & Research (KMR), the parent company of AGRR magazine and the glassBYTEs newsletter, received the company’s 2022 Award for Extraordinary Service. The honor is presented annually and was named after vice president Holly … Continue reading
Auto Insurance Rates to Increase in 2023
Experts are forecasting an average increase of 7% in the cost of car insurance next year, so right now is the time to shop for the best rates. Click here to read more.
How to Clear Ice from Inside Your Car’s Windscreen
Unless your car has a heated windscreen, using an ice scraper is a familiar routine on frosty winter mornings. However, what if you find ice on the inside of the windscreen? Click here to read more.
GM Windshield Wiper Recall Closes Federal Investigation
NHTSA says Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain wiper recall and customer program should fix things. Click here to read more.
Fuyao to Build Large New Moraine Facility, Add 500 Jobs in 2025-27
Manufacturer Fuyao Glass America plans to build a 600,000-square-foot facility immediately north of its current operations at 800 Fuyao Ave. along Springboro Pike, according to Moraine city officials. Click here to read more.
AA Warns Do Not Use Kettles of Water to Clear Windscreen
The frost is officially here, and while the sparkling weather phenomenon is beautiful to look at, it is also inconvenient and dangerous for drivers. The first issue many of us came across this morning was a frozen solid car, with … Continue reading
College Student Accused of Smashing Train Car Window
The student said he “lost it” after missing his train at Braintree station, according to MBTA Transit Police. Click here to read more.
French Bulldog Stolen from Car Broken into at Target Parking Lot in Hesperia
It happened Sunday, December 11, 2022, prompting San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies to respond to the High Desert Gateway shopping center located at 12795 Main Street, for a report of two vehicle break-ins, sheriff’s logs confirmed. Click here to read … Continue reading
Single Policy Limit for Both Uninsured and Underinsured Coverage, Va. Supreme Rules
An auto insurance policy that includes coverage for both uninsured and underinsured motorists does not require the insurer to pay the policy limits twice, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled. Click here to read more.
A Brief History of the Heated Windscreen
A heated windscreen is the kind of feature you didn’t know you needed until Jack Frost pays a visit. Rather than arming yourself with an ice scraper or a can of de-icer, you’re able to sit in the comfort of … Continue reading
Moonroof vs. Sunroof: What’s the Difference?
A glass roof in a vehicle can brighten an otherwise dark interior. It’s a welcome add-on in an age where high belt lines and thick pillars have made large expanses of side glass uncommon. Click here to read more.
Volkswagen Jetta Recorded Cruising Down Interstate 15 in San Diego with Hood Blocking Windshield
A person was recorded on video driving with their hood unlatched and blocking their front windshield view on Thursday morning. Click here to read more.
Fuyao Recommended to Receive $750K in Development Funds for Plant Expansion
A Montgomery County committee Wednesday voted to recommend that auto glass producer Fuyao Glass America receive the maximum $750,000 in county development funds to assist a $300 million expansion in Moraine. Click here to read more.
NJ Lawmakers Tout Bill to Combat ‘Discriminatory’ Car Insurance Policies
During a press conference Monday, New Jersey Senate majority leader Teresa Ruiz told a joke about her parents to underscore why she thinks car insurance companies shouldn’t be allowed to determine someone’s premium rate based on their education level. Click … Continue reading
Apple’s First Car Effort Might Not Be Self-Driving After All
Apple sought to build the first completely autonomous vehicle, without the need for a steering wheel or pedals. But according to the report, engineers working on the project (known internally as Titan) no longer think that vision is possible with … Continue reading
Light Pole Goes Through Truck’s Windshield after Crash in Dickinson, Police Said
Three people were hospitalized but are expected to be OK after a crash in Dickinson, Texas, ended with a light pole going through a vehicle’s windshield. Click here to read more.
AAA Takes Aim at Underperforming ADAS
The American Automobile Association (AAA) isn’t thrilled with the current state of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), with particular criticism of the names of these systems. AAA says names like Autopilot, ProPILOT, or Pilot Assist mislead drivers into expecting that … Continue reading
What’s Causing Car Insurance Costs to Rise and Why You’re Probably Not Getting the Best Deal
Experts say companies are paying out more to repair even if you got into the same accident as you did two years ago. It costs 15% more to repair now, experts say. To cut down on car insurance costs, you … Continue reading
Tow Truck Driver Injured After Bullet Strikes Windshield on I-37, San Antonio Police Says
A tow truck driver was injured after a bullet struck his windshield on the highway, according to San Antonio police. Police said the driver was on his way to help at a crash when a bullet hit his windshield. He … Continue reading
Forget Something? Driver Busted with $553 Ticket for Driving with Snow-Covered Windshield
A driver was headed along Highway 16 in Kitsap County, Washington, west of Seattle, when they were pulled over Sunday by a trooper who noticed the vehicle – including the windshield – nearly completely covered in snow. Click here to … Continue reading
Officials ID Driver Killed in Fiery 5-Vehicle Crash on I-75 Friday
According to initial reports, the semi that caught fire was possibly hauling cardboard, and the second semi was carrying auto glass. Click here to read more.
Continental’s HUD Across Entire Windshield Wins CES 2023 Innovation Award
Technology company Continental has won a CES 2023 Innovation Award in the Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility category for its leading-edge screen technology, Scenic View Head-up Display (HUD). Click here to read more.
Lawsuit Blaming City of Penticton for Cracked Windshield Rejected
B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal has dismissed a dispute filed against the City of Penticton for a damaged windshield, where the driver claimed the municipality failed to adequately clean a city road and was responsible for the repairs. Click here to … Continue reading
Texas Man Arrested for Allegedly Banging on Windshield with Knife After Crash
Austin Police Department officers were called out to the 3400 block of Ed Bluestein Boulevard on Nov. 28 for reports of a person with a knife on the hood of another car, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by KTBC. … Continue reading
NSG Forecasts ‘Positive’ Outlook for Automotive Sector
Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG) reports that vehicle production constraints continued to affect automotive markets in the first half of fiscal year 2023, though there are signs of lessening toward the end of the quarter concluding September 30. Despite an impairment … Continue reading
ADAS and Glass: A New Twist
The auto glass industry finds itself in an interesting predicament when it comes to OEM vs. aftermarket glass. When you have to install new glass, what’s the right choice? With new ADAS features using forward-facing cameras mounted to the glass, … Continue reading
Uniglass Opens New Shop on Rymal Road East on Hamilton Mountain
UniglassPlus Rymal recently opened a new auto glass/windshield repair service location on Rymal Road East between Upper Ottawa Street and Nebo Road. Click here to read more.
Autoglass Appoints New Commercial Director
Ian Rowlands has joined Autoglass as its new commercial director to enhance its offer to customers and help accelerate UK growth. Click here to read more.
Gillette Man Charged with First-Degree Arson
Employees of J.B. Auto Glass told police that a man had walked into their store with a small dog in hand asking to use the bathroom. The man, later identified as Boyer, eventually walked out of the bathroom covered in … Continue reading
ADAS Too Overwhelming?
When do advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) become too overwhelming, too all-encompassing for the safety of the driver, occupants or others in the vicinity of such a vehicle? The Brake Academy posted the following look at this side of modern technology … Continue reading
Air Force Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Salt Lake After Cracked Windshield in Cockpit
Emergency crews were called to the runway at Salt Lake City International Airport after reports of a military plane coming in with some kind of technical issue. Click here to read more.
Violent Bicyclist Smashes Teen’s Windshield in Carlsbad
A frightening case of violent road rage involved two teens and a bicyclist in Carlsbad this week. The teens said the cyclist chased them down the street, tried to pull them out of the car and punched their windshield leaving … Continue reading
Car with Rear Window Covered in Tape Pulled Over by Cops Before Driver Makes Bizarre Claim
The black BMW, which had no license plate and was uninsured, was being driven along a highway in Ontario, Canada, when it was spotted by police. Click here to read more.
Tesla Reports Two New Fatal Crashes Involving Driver Assistance Systems
Tesla Inc. told U.S. auto safety regulators it has reports of two new crash fatalities in Model 3 cars tied to advanced driver assistance systems in the month ending October 15, data released Tuesday by the government shows. The National … Continue reading
Auto Windscreens Sees Body Glass Claims Halve in 11 Years
Auto Windscreens, a windshield repair and replacement company in the UK, reports that it has seen body glass claims halve since 2011. “Body glass claims now make up a small percentage of our work,” says James Reynolds, Auto Windscreens’ commercial … Continue reading
Insurance Commissioner Lara’s Inaction is Causing an Auto Insurance Coverage Crisis
Who wants to pay more for car insurance? I don’t. And neither do any of the customers I serve as an independent insurance agent. But a potential auto coverage crisis is brewing in California that could hurt consumers —all because … Continue reading
Woman Ejected after Vehicle Slams into Yarmouth Home
There was a gaping hole in the heavily damaged SUV’s windshield. It is believed the woman may have been ejected through the windshield, according to sources. Click here to watch the video.
New Auto Glass is More than a Windshield
A pane of auto glass can now do more than keep out wind and rain. Glass produced by Fuyao Glass Industry Group in Fuzhou, Fujian province, can be used as a display screen, similar to a computer. Click here to … Continue reading
Add Auto Insurance to the Increasing Costs of Living in Florida
Another factor in driving up rates that hasn’t been addressed by state lawmakers is glass replacement fraud, which observers say has gone unchecked for years. This is where contractors literally will go after motorists in parking lots, gas stations or … Continue reading
Car Repair Shops Often Skip a Vital Safety Step
If your car has been in a fender-bender, it may be in worse shape than you think. The radars in the car’s bumpers might need re-aiming to ensure they’re pointed in the right direction. The front-facing camera might have to … Continue reading
Mudflap Tossed by One Big Rig Shatters Dash Cammer’s Semi Windshield
A trucker shared a short but terrifying dash cam clip captured when road debris suddenly demolished her windshield. Click here to watch the video.
PPI: Auto-Related Pricing Holds Steady
Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in October 2022, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI for glass, which includes auto glass*, … Continue reading
Woman Expected to Recover After Deer Crashes Through Windshield of Her SUV in Rehoboth
A study by AAA released last week found Rehoboth had the seventh-highest deer accidents in the state. From October through December in 2021, there were 16 crashes in the town, according to the AAA study. Click here to read more.
Ford F-150 Windshield Wiper Recall a Problem for Automaker Plagued with Safety Issues
Ford Motor Co. has notified federal regulators that an estimated 550,000 Ford F-150 pickup trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada may have nonworking front windshield wipers because a wiper motor may cease to function. Click here to read more.
Western Power Sports Launches New UTV Windshields
Western Power Sports (WPS) announced that it is introducing a new line of UTV windshields that will be available to dealers and consumers. Click here to read more.
Spokane Car Break-ins: Growing Pains of a Growing City | Boomtown
Keeping your car from being stolen or broken into in Spokane is a growing problem. Just ask Chef Michael Owens at the People’s Waffle downtown. “I’ve had a couple times actually, a couple different occasions, where my back window has … Continue reading
Shirt Shack Prints T-shirts Out of Home Garage
Troy Schweigert had already been operating an automotive glass installation and tinting business, Troy’s Auto Glass-n-Tint Shop, for over 20 years when he got the opportunity to go into the screen-printing business. Now he’s been able to supplement his income … Continue reading
$290,000 Drako Dragon EV SUV Packs 2,000 Horsepower, Gullwing Doors
The gullwing doors are eye-catching but also allow Drako to remove the B-pillar, easing ingress and egress from the rear seats … The Dragon also uses cameras in lieu of mirrors, displaying the view on small screens integrated into the … Continue reading
Man Driving Through Caribou Hospitalized After Ice Smashes Through Windshield
A driver was injured after ice flew off another vehicle and smashed their windshield in northern Maine on Friday. A piece of ice flew off a vehicle that was traveling in Caribou on the connector between Van Buren Road and … Continue reading
Memphis Couple has Both Cars Stolen in Less than 24 hours
Drivers finding shattered glass where their car once sat is at an all-time high. According to the Memphis data hub, more than 7,500 cars have been stolen this year. Click here to read more.
NOVUS Highlights Top Performing Franchises
NOVUS Glass has announced winners and inductees of the Top Franchise, President’s Circle and NOVUS Glass Hall of Fame as part of the second annual conference titled “Full Speed Ahead” alongside ProColor Collision. Held from October 19-21 in Texas, the … Continue reading
Introducing the Fix Network Apprenticeship Program
Fix Network World announced during the eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week, Nov. 14-20, the launch of its Fix Network Apprenticeship Program (FNAP) for automotive glass technicians in Washington State. The Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council voted unanimously in October … Continue reading
Caliber Highlights Technician Apprentice Program for High School Students
The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, is partnering with two national workforce development nonprofits, TechForce Foundation® and Learning Undefeated, for the Technician Apprentice Program (TAP). Caliber wrote in a news release … Continue reading
High Desert Businesses Showcased at Spirit of Entrepreneurship Gala
Ambar Martinez with Cali Auto Glass in Victorville has been named a finalist in the 20th annual Spirit of Entrepreneurship. Click here to read more.
Downtown Birmingham Residents Seeing String of Car Break-Ins, Smashed Windows
Downtown Birmingham residents said their parking lot is being targeted by thieves, sending WBRC multiple pictures of proof. Residents tell WBRC that seven different cars, from the same lot, were smashed into in the last week. But, residents say the … Continue reading
New Effort Launches to ‘Fix the Cracks’ in Florida’s Windshield Laws
An initiative called “Fix the Cracks” is working to protect consumers from predatory auto glass claims and litigation, ensure passenger safety and draw attention to the need for legislative changes. Many Floridians are unknowingly signing their rights away to vendors … Continue reading
Jerry’s ABRA Auto Body Donates to Alzheimer’s Association
Jerry’s ABRA Auto Body of Mankato, Minnesota, has donated $4,800 to the Alzheimer’s Association, according to a press release. Click here to read more.
Can This Viral TikTok Hack Destroy Your Windshield on Cold Boise Mornings?
Not all of us are lucky enough to live somewhere with a garage big enough for all the vehicles that the family needs to get to and from work, school or childcare. And not all of us are lucky enough … Continue reading
The Lucid Gravity Is Super EV SUV Flagship with A Huge Glass Roof
Details of the interior haven’t been fully released, except the full-length, glass roof dubbed the “next generation glass canopy.” It appears to take the Lucid Air’s huge glass roof to the next level; skinny pillars paired with an impressive glass … Continue reading
Lubner Leaving Belron; Brito New CEO
The board of Belron Group has announced the appointment of Carlos Brito as its new CEO. Brito will join the company in January and take over as CEO in March 2023, following a handover period. He will replace Gary Lubner, … Continue reading
Company Aims to Make Support Pillars Transparent
CassBeth, a company that engages in research and development for areas where “critical needs are not being met,” is seeking a manufacturing and distribution license for a Vehicle Windscreen (windshield) Pillar Blind Spot Removal Display and Alert System. According to … Continue reading
Allstate Welcomes asTech as a Preferred Diagnostic Scanning Provider for its Good Hands Repair Network
Repairify™, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”), today announced that Allstate has added asTech as a preferred diagnostic scanning provider for collision centers participating in its Good Hands Repair Network (GHRN). Click here to read more.
Chinese Firms in US Seek to Optimize Localization
Fuyao Glass America is another success story achieved through localization of the supply chain and employees, according to its Vice-President Amy Lei. Click here to read more.
Young Girl Taken to Hospital After Being Hit by Car in Alachua County
She rolled onto the Toyota Corolla and broke the windshield, getting scraped up from the glass. Click here to read more.
Dangerous Debris: Contact 6 Helps Driver Get Money for Repairs
On July 6, Grant Lykins was driving on I-94 when gravel flew off a truck and hit his car. His vehicle’s dash camera captured the debris striking his vehicle. “I started hearing the plinking of gravel hitting my windshield,” Lykins … Continue reading
Retirement Reception for Longtime Big Spring Businessman, Former City Councilman, Scheduled Nov. 18
Marvin Boyd is retiring this month after 51 years in the auto glass industry in Big Spring, including owning and operating his own shop, Boyd’s Auto Glass. Click here to read more.
$1.8 Million DLA Solicitation for Armored Windshields
DLA Land and Maritime has issued a solicitation which will result in a five year contract for supply of armored windshields for the HMMWV. This transparent armored glass has a national stock number of 2541-01-188-7381. Click here to read more.
Madera Driver Dodges Death, Unsecured Wood Flies Through Windshield on Hwy 145
A Madera driver had a close call while driving to work as a large piece of plywood flew through her windshield inches away from her Saturday evening. Click here to read more.
Can You Legally Break A Car Window To Save An Endangered Child in Iowa?
Now that November is underway and temperatures will start to drop, hopefully, this is something you don’t have to hear about for a long time. Everyone knows they shouldn’t do it but it seems like every year we see and … Continue reading
Auto Glass Now Adds Three New Locations
Auto Glass Now has added three new locations in Kentucky, Texas and Ohio, all of which boast “state-of-the-art equipment,” according to a company news release. With a focus on providing quality service with speed and efficiency, Auto Glass Now says … Continue reading
It’s Peak Season for Deer/Vehicle Collisions
With fall comes cool weather and shorter days. It also means drivers are more likely to encounter deer the roadway. The number of deer-vehicle collisions increases in October and peaks in November and December. Click here to read more.
Aehra SUV Debuts In Italy With Supercar Doors, Motorcycle Mirrors
The mirrors are inspired by racing motorcycles, and the steeply raked windshield blends into the roof which then sweeps rearward for a fastback vibe. Click here to read more.
Thurston County Man Accused of Breaking Car Windows, Threatening Driver With Gun on I-5
In an interview, the victim told police the man approached their car, grabbed their partially opened window with his bare hands and shattered the glass. They said they were surprised by how easily the “window crumbled” in the man’s hands. … Continue reading
West Edge Partners Acquires Dakotaland Autoglass
Private equity firm West Edge Partners (WEP) has acquired Dakotaland Autoglass (DAG), a regional distributor and service provider to the aftermarket automotive replacement glass, paint, body and equipment industries. Dakotaland Autoglass distributes aftermarket automotive glass in the Midwest and performs … Continue reading
Lawmakers May Give Auto Insurance Minimums Another Look
New Jersey lawmakers may take a second look at raising some car insurance coverage minimums after most bills in a reform package championed by Senate President Nicholas Scutari failed to advance this summer. Last week, Sen. Joe Lagana (D-Bergen) introduced … Continue reading
Volvo EX90 Exterior Teased Further, Goes Heavy on Glass and Aero
A large, tinted panoramic glass roof lets in just enough light without superheating the cabin and without robbing headroom. Click here to read more.
The Right Way to Break a Car Window in an Emergency
Breaking a window is harder than you think, especially in a panic-inducing situation. Click here to read more.
Woman Killed by Deer that Crashed Through Windshield of Her Car, Police Say
A Gloucester County, N.J., woman died Sunday evening when a deer traveled clear through her car, smashing through the front windshield and exiting through the rear. Click here to read more.
Cary Group Acquires Autoglas Luxemburg
Cary Group has acquired Autoglas Luxemburg, a vehicle glass repair and replacement company in Luxemburg. Click here to read more.
Henderson Police Looking for Gold SUV with ‘Heavy Windshield Damage’ Involved in Hit-and-Run Crash
According to police, the vehicle is described as an older model gold SUV, possibly a Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban, with no license plate. The SUV is suspected to have damage to the right front bumper, “heavy windshield damage” and will … Continue reading
‘Be Aware!’ Motorists Could Face Fines for Simply Defrosting their Car Windscreens
Drivers could be fined for leaving their car engine on to melt the ice and frost from their windscreen, according to experts. Click here to read more.
Man Returns to His Car to Find a Sofa had Fallen from the Sky and Crushed It
A sofa had seemingly fallen from the sky and obliterated the windscreen and half the passenger side of the Toyota Yaris. Click here to read more.
Thermal Cameras Gain Acceptance For ADAS And Autonomous Cars
Several car companies pioneered the deployment of passive thermal cameras in the early 2000s (General Motors, BMW, Honda, etc.), primarily to provide safety in nighttime driving due to animal collisions or injury to pedestrians in areas with poor lighting or … Continue reading
Citroën’s Weird-Looking Oli EV is Partly Made of Cardboard
Leclercq’s so-called Vertical Design Language introduces a flat and upright windscreen. This is something not seen in a new car for decades because, although low cost and simple, it produces too much aerodynamic drag. Click here to read more.
200 ft. of Guardrail Goes Through Car During Deadly Crash on Ohio Interstate
Bouchelle collided with the end of the guardrail, which pierced through the engine compartment of the car all the way through the back window, officials with the Cleveland Police Department said. Click here to read more.
Watch Guys Shatter A Ferrari 458 Windshield
It’s not every day that you get to shatter a Ferrari’s windshield without any negative repercussions. The guys from the Normal Guy Supercar YouTube channel got this rare opportunity and recorded the damage on video. Click here to watch the … Continue reading
Kia and Hyundai Thefts Contribute to Auto Parts Shortage in St. Louis
Dallas Roberts said parts for Kia and Hyundai vehicles are on backorder and can take months to arrive. He’s turned to finding parts through a network of salvage yards in the Midwest. Especially for hard-to-find car windows. Click here to … Continue reading
VIDEO: People Are Relying on ADAS to Do Things It Can’t Do
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are not “self driving,” but drivers are all too happy to hand over responsibility to the software. Click here to watch the video.
Experts Warn Against Viral TikTok Trend that Could Land You with a $5,000 Fine
“Driving in extreme weather conditions can be very dangerous, so extra care is needed at all times. Whilst the water-repellent solution appears to work to some degree in the TikTok video, we would argue that visibility is still impaired from … Continue reading
Park City Police Blotter: Person Attaches Phone to Windshield, Watches Videos While Driving, Agency Says
The traffic stop was reported on Main Street in Park City, Utah, on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 9:41 p.m. A police officer pulled over the driver after observing that the person’s phone was attached to the vehicle’s windshield. The person … Continue reading
Consumers Say It’s Getting Harder to Settle a Car Insurance Claim
Auto insurance premiums are rising for a number of reasons linked to inflation, but that’s not the only aspect of the industry that is wearing on customers. Consumers say the real trouble starts when they file a claim. Click here … Continue reading
Asked to Leave Business, Man Returns Minutes Later Throwing Rocks and Damaging Vehicles
A California man was arrested after he returned to a business he had been trespassed from and then reportedly proceeded to throw rocks at several vehicles parked in the company lot, causing thousands in damage, police say. Click here to … Continue reading
Scary Moment Hammer Smashes into Drivers Windshield
A motorist in Thailand experienced a huge shock when a hammer suddenly crashed into his windshield. Fortunately, the man will not have to pay for the repairs. Click here to watch the video.
‘I Saw an Orange Blur’ – Pumpkin Shatters Moving Vehicle’s Windshield in Hauppauge
“I saw an orange blur, glass shattered, I closed my eyes, flashed back, they opened and I realized what it was,” says Nick Costi of Hauppauge. The impact caused Costi to briefly black out, but fortunately no one was hurt. … Continue reading
Car Insurance Rates Going up, COVID-19 to Blame
“You may remember that back during COVID-19 in 2020, auto insurers lowered rates and returned around 14 billion dollars nationwide to their policy holders because fewer people were driving,” said Scott Holeman, spokesperson for the Insurance Information Institute, which is … Continue reading
Jet Lands with Smashed Windshield and Broken Nose after Extreme Weather that Left Passengers in Terror
A passenger plane was forced into an emergency landing late on Wednesday after its nose cone and windscreen were shattered mid-flight, according to multiple reports. Click here to read more.
Call Kurtis: Damaged Windshield? Send A Letter Of Demand
Staci Mann says a passing gravel truck pelted her windshield while she was driving, chipping and cracking the glass. She snapped a picture of the truck and sent photos of the damage to the business, which refused to cover the … Continue reading
Windows Busted Out of Multiple Parked Cars During JSU Football Game
Multiple vehicles had their windows busted while parked for the Jackson State versus Southern football game Saturday. Click here to read more.
PPI: Auto Glass-Related Prices Mostly Steady or Rising
Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in September 2022, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI for glass, which includes auto glass*, … Continue reading
Opus IVS Acquires Auto Techcelerators
Opus IVS, the Intelligent Vehicle Support division of Opus Group, announced Friday, October 28 that it has completed the acquisition of Auto Techcelerators. Popular products from Auto Techcelerators include the ADAS CoPilot, Calibration CoPilot and Test Drive CoPilot products. According … Continue reading
Speedy Auto Glass in Williams Lake Donates to Support Hough Memorial
Staff from Speedy Auto Glass in Williams Lake, B.C., donated $1,000 to Hough Memorial which will go toward the purchase of a colposcope for Cariboo Memorial Hospital. Click here to read more.
Dozens of Vehicles Damaged Yet Again as Police Search for Serial Window Smasher
More Arlington residents woke up this morning to find their car windows shattered by an unknown vandal or group of vandals who had previously damaged nearly three dozen vehicles in a week-long smashing spree. Click here to read more.
Angry Elephant Smashes Pickup Truck Windscreen in Northeast Thailand
An angry elephant who escaped from Khao Yai National Park smashed a pickup truck’s windscreen with its tusks in northeast Thailand. The Khao Yai National Park chief, Chaiya Huayhongthong, reported … that a well-known, badly behaved, male elephant repeatedly rammed … Continue reading
New Study Examines Impact of Inflation on Auto Insurance
The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) released a white paper this week examining how auto insurance is impacted by inflation. The paper, entitled “The New Normal? Auto Insurers Continue to Struggle with Inflation,” finds that insurance claim costs have … Continue reading
Drivers Warned of $1,000 Fine for Breaking One Simple Rule this Winter
After the Met Office released predictions of snow and ice across the country this winter, road users have been warned to follow one rule, or face fines of up to $1,000. If your car is coated in snow and ice … Continue reading
Child in Hospital after Large Stone Smashes Through BMW’s Windscreen in ‘Serious’ Incident on M5
A four-year-old girl was taken to hospital after a large stone smashed through a car’s windscreen and hit her in the face. It happened while she was traveling in a BMW on the M5 on Sunday (23 October). Click here … Continue reading
‘Aggressive Panhandler’ Accused of Smashing Woman’s Windshield Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Spring Branch: HPD
An investigation is underway after a suspect accused of smashing a woman’s windshield was killed in an officer-involved shooting in northwest Houston Tuesday, according to the Houston Police Department. Click here to read more.
Warranty Solutions Group Has Announced a New Partnership with Autoglass
Warranty Solutions Group has announced a new partnership with Autoglass to save drivers money on windscreen repairs or replacements. Bookings must be made through the new co-branded portal on the Autoglass website, and discounts are automatically applied at checkout. Click … Continue reading
With Current Car Insurance Rate Increases, It May be Time to Double-Check Your Coverage
The most recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows motor vehicle insurance rates have risen 10.3% over the last year. Click here to read more.
The $250,000 Rezvani Vengeance Is A Cadillac Escalade Gone Ballistic
With the car’s need to have bullet-poof certification the car has smaller windows with bulletproof glass. Bolstering the car’s survivability, the rear windows are long gone. Effectively the boot of this car becomes a rear-loading area, for all that apocalypse … Continue reading
Driver Killed When Roof Rack Falls off Passing Car, Crashes Through Windshield
A driver in Michigan was killed Sunday afternoon when a kayak and roof rack fell off a passing vehicle. Click here to read more.
Pilkington NSG to Initiate $15 Transport Service Cost
Pilkington NSG is telling its wholesale customers that a new transport service cost will be initiated effective on or after Tuesday, October 25 with respect to shipments from Columbus and Phoenix distribution centers. Pilkington NSG began contacting its customers last … Continue reading
Now is Not the Time for Collision Repairers to Give Up on OEM Certifications
I’ve recently started to get a lot of phone calls and questions from shops when I’m doing seminars asking, “Mike, should I renew my shop’s OEM certifications?” I say the answer is absolutely yes. Here’s why. Click here to read … Continue reading
Property Insurance Market Set for Tough Renewals
While many of the losses from Ian, which various modelers say could result in more than $50 billion in insured losses, will hit auto and homeowners insurers hard, commercial insurers operating in Florida are also expected to pay significant amounts … Continue reading
22 Car Windows Smashed Out on Isthmus; Police Searching for Suspect
Nearly two dozen vehicles in the area of the isthmus had their windows smashed early Sunday morning, the Madison Police Department said. Officers are combing through evidence, including blood and shattered windows, to find whoever is responsible. Click here to … Continue reading
On the Road Again: Miles Driven Numbers Change in August 2022
After July 2022 declines in all five regions in the U.S. from 2021, new figures from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) show that vehicle miles traveled are on an upswing from August 2021. The North Central region, with a 0.7% … Continue reading
Glaston Receives Several Orders For Automotive Pre-Processing Champ Evo Lines
Glaston Group has received four orders for new Automotive pre-processing Champ Evo lines from a customer in China. The orders total approximately $2.95 million and are booked in the company’s Q3/2022 and Q4/2022 order books. In June, Glaston announced its … Continue reading
Here’s The Car Insurance You Need For Windshield Repair
You don’t want to mess around with a cracked, broken or pitted windshield. It’s an underrated component of your car that has a multifunctional use. Not only does a windshield keep wind, water and road debris out of your face, … Continue reading
IBEW Members Cars Burglarized On The Hill
Staff at the electrical union hall on The Hill in St. Louis sifted through security footage on Thursday after more than a dozen cars were burglarized in their parking lot. On Thursday, officers patrolled the union’s lot, which was still … Continue reading
Thieves Using Stolen Truck To Break Into Other Cars In Downtown New Orleans
After the Saints fell to the Cincinnati Bengals, the couple made the rainy walk to their truck that they paid $30 to park in a lot at the intersection of Gravier and Rampart Streets, but they quickly realized their gray … Continue reading
Why It Will Be Hard To Replace Cars Destroyed By Hurricane Ian
Final numbers won’t be available for months, but one thing is certain: An overwhelming number of drivers in Hurricane Ian’s path will be replacing a vehicle at a time when inventories are already tight. “We’re anticipating more than 300,000 destroyed … Continue reading
CATA Driver Sustains Minor Injuries After Debris Flies Through Windshield
A Capital Area Transportation Authority bus driver suffered “minor injuries” Monday night after a projectile went through the windshield of the bus, Ingham County Sheriff’s Capt. Andrew Daenzer said. Click here to read more.
Almost 2 Dozen Vehicles In Kirksville Had Windows Shot Out With BB Gun
Nearly two dozen cars and trucks in Kirksville had a window shot out with a BB gun this week. Kirksville Deputy Police Chief Justin Jones said the crimes happened in the overnight hours of Monday into Tuesday and Tuesday into … Continue reading
Hyundai and Kia Owners Across Chicago Latest Victims of ‘Trendy’ Theft Wave
A crime wave targeting unsuspecting drivers across the country has now hit many communities across Chicago in a big way. Records released to NBC 5 Responds by the Chicago Police Department show these thefts have skyrocketed since May, amounting to … Continue reading
Key Media & Research Podcast with Guest Mike Rowe
Key Media & Research (KMR) Columnist Lyle Hill interviewed Mike Rowe, longtime host of Dirty Jobs, during Auto Glass Week™/International Window Film Conference & Tint-Off™. KMR publishes USGlass, Window Film, Paint Protection Film, AGRR and Door & Window Market magazines. … Continue reading
What Happens When ADAS Won’t Calibrate?
If you have invested in the fixtures and scan tools to perform advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) calibrations, you know most systems will walk you through the entire process. But what happens when you follow the directions and the process still … Continue reading
11 Car Windows Smashed While Parents Watch Kids’ Softball Game
Police in two counties are looking for two persons of interest after around a dozen car windows were smashed and a number of checks were stolen. Most of the car break-ins happened Sunday at Clearcreek Park in Springboro, where parents … Continue reading
Person Kicks Out Windshield, Runs Away After Car Crash in East Tulsa
Tulsa police are searching for the driver of a truck that caused a rollover crash in east Tulsa Tuesday morning. Police said a truck hit a parked car just after 3:30 a.m. near East 31st Street and South Mingo Road. … Continue reading
Ford Details Repair Considerations for BlueCruise Technology
Ford’s newest “On Target” newsletter continues the series focusing on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), with the most recent edition devoting attention to the company’s BlueCruise technology. The hands-free highway driver-assist technology has approximately 67,000 customers and Ford wants to … Continue reading
Man Injured After ‘Flying Forward’ and ‘Cracking Glass Window’ on Glasgow Bus
The number 46 service was traveling along Shettleston Road on Tuesday afternoon when the driver was forced to hit the brakes, which caused some passengers to fall forward. Click here to read more.
Passengers on NJ Transit trains might soon be able to enjoy the scenery once again. After many complaints, the agency is replacing the infamous cloudy, smokey-looking windows on its newer train cars as part of an $8 million program. Click … Continue reading
One Vehicle Stolen, Four Others Suffer Broken Windows on Far East Side, Madison Police Say
One vehicle was stolen and four others had windows broken on the Far East Side in a spree reported Friday, Madison police reported. Officers were sent about 8 a.m. Friday to the 2500 and 2700 blocks of Crossroads Drive, police … Continue reading
Gainsborough Driver Injured After Microwave Thrown at Windscreen
A driver was injured when a microwave oven thrown from a moped smashed into his car’s windscreen. The motorist, a man in his 20s, saw the moped coming towards him without lights on in Heapham Road, Gainsborough at about 23:00 … Continue reading
Latest ‘On Target’ from Ford Highlights OEM Glass
Ford’s newest “On Target” newsletter shows the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM) emphasis on –you guessed it –OEM glass. Ford says use of OE glass is vital, especially with the emergence and continuing development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Ford … Continue reading
Here’s Why Your Car Insurance Rates Are Rising
It turns out that the year-long rise in the price of just about everything has finally reached the insurance industry. Jimmy Spears, head of Automotive at Tractable, a company that supports insurance carriers, says insurance companies’ costs are rising even … Continue reading
‘Incredibly Blessed That I’m Here’: B.C. Woman Says She Was Nearly Killed When Metal Beam Smashed Through Windshield
A B.C. woman says she was nearly killed when a metal beam that flew off a transport truck on Highway 1 smashed through her windshield, recalling that she barely had time to blink – and when she opened her eyes … Continue reading
Airplane with Cracked Windshield Lands at NCWV Airport
An airplane with a cracked windshield landed at North Central West Virginia Airport on Friday. The plane reported an “Alert 2″ to authorities due to a cracked windshield around 11:38 a.m. Friday, according to the Harrison County 911 Center. Click … Continue reading
Car Burglars Strike Another Nashville Neighborhood
Another round of car break-ins happened on Sunday, this time in the Salemtown area where Metro Police said over a dozen cars were burglarized. Police said the break-ins happened along Fifth Avenue North from Hume Street to Coffee Street. For … Continue reading
Trust, Respect on the Rise for Individual Repair Shops, Technicians
A recent survey of approximately 1,500 vehicle owners in the U.S. finds that there’s a new level of trust between motorists and the individual repair shops and technicians, manufacturers and dealerships with whom they do business. For Auto Glass Repair … Continue reading
How to Keep Your Car Windows Clean, Clear and Safe
Keeping your car windscreen and windows clean isn’t just smarter and more hygienic, it’s essential from a safety point of view. Dirt, streaks and smears can reduce visibility, especially at night or in adverse weather conditions when the lights of … Continue reading
Woman Dies in Crash on I-64, Police Say Piece of Metal Went Through Windshield Before Crash
A woman died Tuesday afternoon after police said a piece of metal went through her windshield while she was driving on the highway. St. Louis police said the crash happened at around 1 p.m. on westbound Interstate 64 near Grand … Continue reading
What Caused Macomb County Crash that Killed Corvette Driver, Caused Transformer to Fall on Box Truck
The driver of a box truck and another witness told police that Daniel Evola, 34, of Macomb Township, had tried to pass the box truck on Romeo Plank Road, just north of 26 Mile Road. Evola appeared to lose control … Continue reading
Minnesota Man’s Rare Classic Car Expected to Fetch $1M at Auction
Although the original windshield was long gone, the previous owner knew people in the auto industry who created a clay model of the swept-back piece of glass, which was then used to produce a plaster mold that Maruska inherited when … Continue reading
Safelite Group Acquires Genuine Auto Glass in Seattle
Safelite Group, a vehicle glass services and recalibration company and owner of Safelite AutoGlass, acquired the assets of Seattle’s Genuine Auto Glass in a transaction that closed Friday, Oct. 7. This marks Safelite’s fifth major acquisition in 2022 alone. “We’re … Continue reading
Satisfaction Issues with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Leads to New J.D. Power Study
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) account for 13% of total industry problems with 23.1 PP100 (problems per 100 vehicles), according to the inaugural J.D. Power 2022 ADAS Quality and Satisfaction Study. Specifically, lane departure warning/lane keeping assistance and forward collision … Continue reading
Own a Kia or Hyundai? Here’s Why Your Insurance Rates Could Go Up
Thieves inspired by social media are stealing certain models of Kias and Hyundais with little more than a phone-charging cable. The trend started in Milwaukee before spreading to cities nationwide. It has led to multiple lawsuits filed against the carmakers. … Continue reading
Woman Issues Plea to Drivers After Rock Flies Through Windshield and Smashes Her Face
Even though it has been nearly three years, it’s still difficult for Brandy Jo Furniss to talk about what happened. The young mother, working as a hospice nurse, was on her way to see a patient on an afternoon in … Continue reading
‘I Just Don’t Understand Why’: Car Windshields Busted in Germantown-Schnitzelburg Neighborhoods
Several neighbors in the Germantown and Schnitzelburg neighborhoods spent the latter part of their weekends sweeping up after their rear car windshields were busted out in an alleged overnight vandalism spree. Neighbors told WAVE News the crimes happened late Saturday … Continue reading
Derby Teen Shaken After Board Slams Through Windshield
An 18-year-old in Derby had a close call Tuesday afternoon when a board somehow fell off of a truck and impaled her Jeep’s windshield. The teen said she was driving home from school on K-15 when a small car in … Continue reading
Drivers Should Watch Out During Deer Breeding Season
With fall deer breeding season now underway, police in Fairfax County, Virginia, are giving drivers tips on how to safely navigate the roads. Police say there are hundreds of reported accidents involving deer in Fairfax County. More than half of … Continue reading
Saints Fans Report Car Break-Ins Following Sunday Game in New Orleans
Despite the New Orleans Saints’ big win on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, not all fans left celebrating. Several say they had their cars broken into downtown. Fans told WDSU the breaking happened at the Premium Paid parking lot on … Continue reading
Springboro Police Investigating After 13 Cars Broken Into, Items Stolen at Parks
Police are investigating after a total of 13 cars were broken into at area parks over the weekend. On Oct. 2 between the hours of 3:30-5 p.m. police said that 11 cars were broken into at Clearcreek Park. Two more … Continue reading
Tesla Confirms Authorized Collision Centers in Phoenix Service Geico-Insured Vehicles
Tesla reached out to Teslarati to confirm that it does service Geico-insured customers in Phoenix, Arizona and that reports that Tesla authorized collision centers in Phoenix would not service GEICO-insured vehicles were false. Click here to read more.
Hurricane Ian Aftermath: Car, Truck Carnage Litters SWFL Landscape
These are some of the “Cars of Hurricane Ian.” Upside down cars. Sideways cars. Pricey paint-scratched sports cars parked in Naples. Cars with broken glass and cars rendered useless because they were submerged in storm surge water that Ian brought … Continue reading
Crumbling Pavement on I-17 Causing Damage to Cars, ADOT Says They’re On It
Michael Waldman drives the I-17 South between Pinnacle Peak and Loop 101 nearly every day for work. “When you’re driving, what you hear is a lot of that tic, tic, tic, tic, which is the gravel and the rocks spewing … Continue reading
Multiple Cars Stolen, Damaged During Early-Morning Break-In at Moraine Dealership
Two cars were stolen and others were damaged during a break-in at a Moraine used car dealership discovered Friday morning, according to the business owner and initial reports. A man who identified himself as the business owner said two cars … Continue reading
Vehicle Scanning and Calibration: Knowledge is Key
Whether you’re a body shop, auto glass shop or even subletting to a company performing services for your shop, when you’re repairing any vehicle, you need to know what, how and why to complete the repairs correctly and efficiently. Knowledge … Continue reading
Falling Rock Smashes SUV’s Windshield in Pilar
A rockslide in Pilar damaged a car early Monday (Oct. 3) as it traveled north, according to a post on social media. The entire front windshield of an SUV was damaged, and a broken arm was reported, but “both driver … Continue reading
‘It Makes Me Feel Very Scared’: Dozens of Cars Vandalized at Luxury High-Rise Apartment Complex in Rice Village
A brazen act of vandalism in an apartment complex in Rice Village where dozens of vehicles were broken into, and oddly, nothing was stolen. As you walk through the parking lot’s second and third floor, you could see smashed windows, … Continue reading
Glass Company in Downtown Amarillo Catches Fire
The Amarillo Fire Department responded to a structure fire at a glass company. The fire at Binswanger Glass, located at 1009 SE 5th Avenue, started around 9:45 a.m. Click here to read more.
Safelite Expanding into Frisco with New Location
Safelite, the vehicle glass services company, is expecting to open its first Frisco location in late spring 2023 at 6065 Sports Village Road, according to a news release. Click here to read more.
Fully Automated, Self-Driving Vehicles: Is Auto Industry Getting Ahead of Itself?
As the automotive industry methodically advances toward greater vehicle automation, consumer readiness for higher levels of automation remains low—even declining slightly from 2021—making it challenging to bring vehicle buyers into the modern mobility movement. According to the J.D. Power 2022 … Continue reading
Does Car Insurance Cover Hurricane Damage?
As the carnage from Hurricane Ian subsides, many drivers in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas are wondering if their auto insurer will pay to repair damages on their car. The answer: It depends on your coverage. Some policies will leave … Continue reading
Nearly 100 Vehicle Break-Ins Being Investigated in Overland Park
Police are asking for the public’s help after a rash of car burglaries in southern Johnson County over the weekend. Dozens of Overland Park residents woke up to find their car window shattered and items inside – gone. Police said … Continue reading
Safelite Group Acquires Auto Glass Assets of Binswanger Auto Glass Division
Safelite Group, a vehicle glass services and recalibration company and owner of Safelite AutoGlass, has acquired the auto glass assets of Binswanger Glass headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., with operations throughout the Midwest and Southeastern U.S. The transaction was completed on … Continue reading
Water-Damaged Cars: What to Know and Insurance Claims
Many vehicles have been impacted by the high waters Hurricane Ian brought in as a Category 4 hurricane. Floods were seen across the state from Fort Myers to Kissimmee. Florida is one of the states with the most flood-damaged vehicles … Continue reading
Massive Hail Falls on Southern & Eastern Utah
Residents in some parts of southwestern and central-eastern Utah were pelted with massive hailstones Sunday afternoon. One resident even had the rear windshield of their car shattered by the hail. Click here to read more.
Multiple Morehouse Students’ Cars Broken-Into Near Atlanta University Center
Several Morehouse College students woke up to find their car windows smashed and their belongings stolen Friday morning. The bulk of the break-ins happened in a parking lot along Parsons Street, just a few feet from the Atlanta University Center. … Continue reading
Milk Mystery: Half Gallon of Milk Breaks Couple’s Windshield While They Were Driving
A half gallon of milk almost cost one couple their lives. Now, Clearcreek Township Police are investigating whether this was done on purpose or someone who forgot to put all their groceries away. Click here to read more.
Vehicle Miles Traveled Fall by Nearly 10M from July 2021
New figures from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) show that all five U.S. regions experienced declines in vehicle miles traveled for July 2022 compared to July 2021, with the reduction totaling nearly 10 million miles. The administration’s traffic trends for … Continue reading
New Subaru Outback and Impreza Recall – Windshields Could Detach in a Crash
Subaru of America is recalling specific new 2022 Outback midsize SUV and 2022 Impreza compact models for improper windshield attachment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says they may have applied the wrong clear coat to the windshield during … Continue reading
NHTSA Is Taking a Look Into the Tesla Code That Recognizes ADAS Testing
When the white-hat hacker GreenTheOnly revealed Tesla’s Autopilot code could recognize tests, Tesla investors were more concerned about giving a reasonable explanation than the EV maker. In fact, Tesla has publicly ignored what the hacker revealed. The National Highway Traffic … Continue reading
Glaston Oyj: Are You Gearing Up for Processing the Automotive Glass of the Future?
You may have seen Tesla’s much talked about Semi electric truck. What fascinates us most about it as glass industry professionals are the complex wrap-around windshields of this beast. We immediately start to think of all the challenges related to … Continue reading
Arkansas Family Waiting for Answers After Accident in Automatic Car Wash
On Monday, Sept. 26, a Rogers teen was going through an automatic car wash when a brush fell in her car. Click here to read more.
Tesla-Certified Repair Shop Turns Away Cars Thanks To Geico
A Tesla owner has reportedly struggled to get his car fixed after a recent accident. Fortunately, the owner is okay, and the accident wasn’t his fault, at least according to the various stories about the matter. However, it seems Geico … Continue reading
Who’s Responsible for Cracked Windshields on the Freeway?
Mike Spradlin of Norco said he recently saw two large trucks (a dump truck and a truck with a trailer carrying gravel) with signs posted on the back saying something like, “Warning: Keep back 200 feet – not responsible for … Continue reading
5 Things to Know About Owning a Car in This Economy
The supply chain is still on the struggle bus. The market’s unpredictable. And inflation is getting scary (we see you, gas prices and insurance premiums). Your wallet is probably feeling the pain at every turn, and we have a feeling … Continue reading
Man Arrested After Firing Shotgun Through St. Johns County Deputy’s Windshield, Sheriff Says
In the middle of dealing with storm response for Ian, one St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office deputy found himself in a life-threatening situation for a completely different reason. Early Thursday morning a road rage incident led to a deputy being … Continue reading
Bill Introduced to Fund Bulletproof Windows, Doors on State Police Cruisers
A West Michigan representative introduced a bill Sept. 22 to fund the purchase and installation of bulletproof windows and doors for Michigan State Police cruisers. House Bill 6407, introduced by State Rep. Christine Morse (D-Texas Township), would appropriate almost $25 … Continue reading
State Farm and Allstate Hiking Rates – and They’re Big
Allstate and State Farm – two of America’s biggest P&C insurance companies – are looking to increase their auto insurance rates significantly, citing inflationary pressures and increases in the severity of auto accidents as reasons for the hikes. Click here … Continue reading
Driving with a Cracked Windshield? Wisconsin State Patrol Reminds Drivers of What’s Legal
Ever driven past a vehicle with an excessively cracked windshield and wonder if that was illegal? Well, the Wisconsin State Patrol wants to remind motorists of the law following an incident on I-43. The Wisconsin State Patrol posted on its … Continue reading
Car Windows Shot Out With BB Gun In Hazel Dell
The windows of several cars in Hazel Dell were shattered either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Click here to read more.
Dangerous Intersection Leaves Glass From Many Accidents
There is no doubt that the intersection is busy throughout the day. Click here to watch the video.
Passenger Says BA Flight Made Emergency Landing After Windshield ‘Broke’
A British Airways flight made an emergency diversion after its windshield shattered mid-flight, according to a passenger. Caroline Edmunds tweeted that she was on BA0624 from London to Rhodes, Greece, on Saturday afternoon when it was forced to land in … Continue reading
Police Warning Drivers of Glass Jars Being Thrown Through Windshields in Seneca County
A story regarding an accident caused by a glass jar of spaghetti sauce smashing through the windshield of a pickup truck on Route 96 in Ovid last Friday was certainly unique when we first reported it but now it has … Continue reading
Man Arraigned in Court After Allegedly Throwing Himself Through Car Windshield
A man was charged with misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor injury to property after reportedly throwing himself through a car windshield to stop a woman from leaving. Idaho Falls Police were called to a home for a disturbance on June 1. … Continue reading
PPI: Commercial Auto Insurance Continues Year-Over-Year Decline
Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed mostly increases in August 2022, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The monthly PPI, which includes auto glass*, increased by … Continue reading
PGW Announces Relationship with Winner’s Edge
PGW has secured a relationship with Paul Anaya and Winner’s Edge Consulting. “Having known Paul for many more years than either of us want to admit, I am thrilled to be working with him and learning how to better serve … Continue reading
Free Windshield Replacement in Florida Requires Full Insurance
Vehicle owners have great incentive from the Florida Legislature to carry full coverage insurance when it comes to damaged windshields. Same Day Windshields works with insurance companies to ensure our customers have zero costs out of pocket, resulting in free … Continue reading
Windshield Tech: Clay Bar Your Windshield! You, Your Wipers, And Your Passengers Will Thank You.
I know this seems like a bit of weird content coming from us, but why is it that we get so excited when our windshield is super clean, but we tend to wash it less when it really matters? It’s … Continue reading
Falling Tree Smashes Uber Driver’s Windshield in Downtown San Francisco
An Uber driver and his passenger had a close call in San Francisco Thursday morning when a tree came crashing down on the driver’s car. Uber driver Obed Kusman and his fare were near the intersection of 8th and Market … Continue reading
NOVUS Glass Now Serving Richmond
NOVUS Glass of Richmond, Virginia, the newest addition to the NOVUS national network of auto glass service centers, is up and running offering both in-store and mobile auto glass services. NOVUS wrote in a news release that owners Avery and … Continue reading
Volvo EX90 EV Coming Nov. 9 With Standard Lidar Safety Tech
We don’t yet have any concrete details regarding the EX90’s electric powertrain, but in a video published Thursday, Volvo Cars CEO Jim Rowan said the company’s new SUV will have a level of safety equipment “beyond any Volvo car before.” … Continue reading
Renton Residents Concerned Over Escalation of Rock-Thrower at SR 900
A community is feeling frustrated as residents say they are being threatened day after day by a man throwing rocks at vehicles along SR 900 in Renton. Eilleen Demetrio, who has lived in the area for 18 years, is one … Continue reading
Cracked windshield Forces Sunwing Airlines to Divert to Bucharest
On 17 September, a Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800 (registered C-FFPH) operated TUI Airlines Netherlands flight OR3042 between Antalya, Turkey and Rotterdam, The Netherlands. A cracked windshield, however, forced the pilots to divert to Bucharest, Romania. Click here to read more.
Trade-Off in Safety Norms: EV Makers Say Oct 1 Deadline Impossible to Meet
Let’s say a thief entered your premises by breaking a glass window. To prevent such occurrences, you can protect the windows with cheap iron bars, install costlier toughened glass or fortify your residence by ordering expensive security glass. All three … Continue reading
Lincoln’s Model L100 Concept Electric Car Looks Futuristic with Glass Roof – but Comes with Two Very Awkward Features
Lincoln released a video on Wednesday demonstrating its fully-electric Model L100 Concept. The video’s initial shot of the Model L100 Concept reveals a Lincoln that looks like it just stepped out of a time machine. The Model L100 Concept’s sweeping … Continue reading
Germantown Apartment Complex Sees Over 50 Car Break-Ins Overnight
A slew of Germantown car break-ins has people on edge. People in one of the apartment complexes said more than 50 cars were broken into in their building alone. Monday morning, Metro Nashville Police officers met with dozens of people … Continue reading
18 ‘Smash and Grab’ Burglaries Reported in Southington: Police
It can happen anywhere and it can happen in seconds, thieves breaking the glass to your car to get to the valuables you have sitting inside. “My pops always used to say, when you lock your car you’re only keeping … Continue reading
Data Accelerating Autonomous Driving Development
Drivers are enjoying the advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) features that have been rolled out in the past few years. Some of those features include adaptive cruise control, blindspot detection, lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking and much more. Click here to … Continue reading
XPeng Rolls Out City NGP Pilot Program
XPeng (NYSE:XPEV) has rolled out a City Navigation Guided Pilot program, becoming the first Chinese auto company to introduce high-level Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) functions for complex urban driving scenarios. Click here to read more.
Man Arrested After 25-Pound Piece of Railroad Tie Thrown Through Police SUV Windshield
Bellingham Police Department (BPD) Lieutenant Claudia Murphy told Whatcom News via email that 2 patrol officers riding in the same BPD SUV were driving down Lincoln Street approaching Fraser Street on Saturday, September 17th, about 4:45am. The officer driving noticed … Continue reading
Starbucks Sign Falls on Man in Drive-Thru in Horrifying Video
A Canadian man is going viral after documenting a Starbucks sign falling off the building and shattering his windshield. Employees working at drive-thrus have undoubtedly seen it all — from men ordering on horseback, to customers climbing in through the … Continue reading
Champions League: Interviewing Auto Glass Week Competition Winners
More than $6,000 in cash and rewards were added for Auto Glass Week 2022, making the total purse for all competitions larger than ever. Meet the professionals at the podium.
2022 Auto Glass Week Competition Winners Announced
The winners of the Windshield Repair Competition (WRO), Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO), Calibration Competition and the Customer Service (CSR) Competition were announced Friday night at Auto Glass Week™ 2022 in San Antonio. Congratulations to all winners! Windshield Repair Competition … Continue reading
Car Break-ins Keep Body Shops Busy Despite Glass Shortage
Body shops in Memphis are remaining busy as a rash of car break-ins plague residents. Don Gentry with Gentry Glass told News Channel 3 that he receives nearly a dozen calls a day from victims who need repairs done to … Continue reading
Get Gephardt: A Rock Smacks Your Windshield. Who Pays for the Damaged Glass?
Any Utah driver has likely experienced the frustration of rock smacking your windshield and leaving a nasty crack. But what hit Diane Van Nosdol’s windshield was not just a pebble or small piece of gravel from the roadbed. It was … Continue reading
Man Shares Aftermath of Metal Bar Crashing into Car Windshield in TikTok Video
It’s the stuff of nightmares. What do you do when a four-foot metal bar is coming straight at you, while you’re driving 65 mph? Fernando Sosa Garcia found out the hard way and miraculously lived to tell the tale. Click … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week 2022 Competition Finalists Announced
The finalists for the 11th Annual Auto Glass Week have been announced. Stay tuned for a full list of the winners on Friday. Windshield Repair Competition (WRO) Finalists Alfredo Calva, Alfredo’s Auto Glass, Corona, Calif. Macenzie Curbow, Novus Glass of … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week Continues with Keynote Speaker Mike Rowe, Seminars and Exhibits
Auto Glass Week’s second day of action on Thursday, Sept. 15 saw continued educational seminars, more visits to exhibitor booths on the show floor, and, of course, a presentation from XYG North America-sponsored keynote speaker Mike Rowe. Rowe, a television … Continue reading
NOVUS Glass Adds New Location in Plano, Texas
NOVUS Glass has announced the opening of a new store serving North Dallas, Plano and Frisco communities. The company wrote in a news release that NOVUS Glass of Plano offers reliable and convenient in-store and mobile auto glass services. Those … Continue reading
The Road to Autonomous — the Numerous Pitstops and Configurations Along the Way
How can automakers keep up with consumer demand for unique features and new use cases in connected vehicles? Innovative manufacturers are redesigning their electronics and digital architecture to favor the continuously evolving, software-defined vehicle. It gives them almost unlimited opportunities … Continue reading
‘It was a violent attack’: Multiple People in SE Portland Neighborhood Targeted by Man Smashing Windshields
A SE Portland neighborhood says they’ve been targeted by a man on a bike who has been smashing their windshields as they’re driving. After two people shared their own stories online, other neighbors came forward to them to say they’ve … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week 2022: A San Antonio Showcase
Day one of Auto Glass Week is in the books, and industry suppliers are spotlighting their latest and greatest product and services.
Welcome to 2022’s Auto Glass Week™
Auto Glass Week is here and professionals are traveling far and wide for education, networking and competition.