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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Vitro Opening Distribution Center in Suburban Chicago

Vitro Automotive Glass will hold an open house for its warehouse facility and distribution center in Franklin Park, Illinois, its second such location in the United States, on Friday, Sept. 23. Jim Ricci, business development manager at Vitro, says the … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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Auto Glass Week™ ’22 Opens Tomorrow

San Antonio is the place to be this week for those working in the automotive glass and glazing industry. Auto Glass Week (AGW) is returning to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Sept. 14-16. AGW is a prominent industry event … Continue reading

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2023 Lincoln Corsair SUV Offers Advanced ADAS Features

Lincoln ActiveGlide, which was first introduced on the 2022 Lincoln Navigator, adds more capability to the best-selling vehicle in the Lincoln lineup. As Lincoln’s top selling SUV, more than 50 percent of Corsair sales come from conquests (new customers to … Continue reading

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Extremely Large Hail Breaks Windshield in Texas

Overnight storms dropped damaging hail and caused some power outages. FOX 4 viewers shared video of some of the worst of it. Click here to watch the video. 

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Car Break-Ins & Insurance: What’s Covered & What Isn’t

Broken glass was everywhere at a Greensboro apartment complex this week. Thieves broke into at least 10 cars. They smashed the windows of four cars, the other six cars had been left unlocked. This kind of thing happens in every … Continue reading

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Car Windows Shattered, Multiple Guns Stolen Across String of Albany Car Break-Ins

In Albany, several people are seeing one of the most common crimes: car break-ins. Since Tuesday, the Albany Police Department is investigating over 40 car break-ins. In a number of car break-ins, a running theme is shattered vehicle windows. Guns … Continue reading

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This Midwestern Factory was Dead. Electric Vehicles Revived It.

When Mitsubishi closed its auto factory here in 2016, residents worried it would become another symbol of American manufacturing decline. Six years later, the plant is back in business with a radical Silicon Valley makeover. Click here to read more.

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Interference Conditions Impact Forward Collision Warnings

A recent example from a dealership was a damaged front license plate with bent corners that was affecting system operation and resulting in a collision warning without anything in front of the vehicle. Exterior conditions or objects, even a small … Continue reading

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Does Car Insurance Cover Windshield Replacement?

A chipped or cracked windshield can be a quick and inexpensive fix, but a full windshield replacement can be costly. If you have car insurance with comprehensive coverage, your insurer may pay for repair or replacement and may even cover … Continue reading

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How Badly Can Falling Acorns Damage a Car?

From personal experience, I can attest that falling acorns can damage cars. They can cause dings, dents, scratches, and even crack a windshield. There are a couple of newer cars that are parked in my garage, but I have an … Continue reading

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2023 Mustang Mach-E Gaining Hands-Free Lane Changes with Ford’s BlueCruise 1.2 Update

Beginning this fall when its next-generation BlueCruise 1.2 active driver assist rolls out, Ford is introducing three new features, including hands-free lane changes. The American automaker says it has bolstered its Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) team to improve BlueCruise … Continue reading

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Vehicles Pelted with Rocks, Debris Thrown from Train Overpass onto Philadelphia Highway

A driver who asked to remain anonymous told FOX 29 that he was driving on I-76 eastbound near the Passyunk and Oregon Avenue exit around 7 p.m. when his car was struck by a large rock. He described the sound … Continue reading

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Safelite Announces Two New Executive Team Members

Safelite has announced the appointment of Scott Koenigs to executive vice president/chief people officer, as well as Gannon Jones to executive vice president/chief commercial and customer experience officer. “We are pleased to welcome two seasoned and professional leaders with deep … Continue reading

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Driven Brands Acquires Auto Glass Fitters

Driven Brands Holdings Inc. has announced the acquisition of Auto Glass Fitters, writing in a news release that the development makes it the “second largest player in the U.S. auto glass repair, replacement, and calibration category.” Driven Brands entered the … Continue reading

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Glass Doctor Adds AirPro Diagnostics

AirPro Diagnostics, offering ADAS calibration solutions, has announced that is now a preferred vendor of glass repair and replacement company Glass Doctor. Several Glass Doctor locations were involved in successful field testing of AirPro devices, specifically the Auggie calibration device, … Continue reading

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See How the Most Iconic Cars are Going Electric for the Future

For many Americans, the image of an electric vehicle is largely confined to a futuristic sedan or boxy hatchback. But legacy automakers are racing to offer electrified versions of their classic brands, holding on to the design and sensory elements … Continue reading

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Why Are Car Windshields Color-Tinted at the Top?

At MotorBiscuit, we’re here to unravel the mysteries of car windshields. In an earlier article, we covered why there are small black dots on a windshield. In another one, we showed the secret apple trick on a windshield. Now, for … Continue reading

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BidClips Attending the 11th Annual Auto Glass Week

Auto Glass Week has been one of the most widely acclaimed business educational events for over a decade. With throngs of business leaders, innovators, and brilliant minds flocking under one roof, AGW events are helping hundreds of brands, firms, and … Continue reading

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Improper Emergency Exits of School Buses Turn Death Traps

An LKG student of a private school sustaining injuries after falling out of a moving school bus through its emergency door at Edathala on Thursday evening has sent shock waves among parents. A similar incident had been reported from Pallikkara, … Continue reading

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Man Claims his Wife was Killed by Pipe Coming Through Car Windshield

Todd Kendhammer said his wife Barbara was killed in a freak accident when a pipe smashed into the windshield of their car in 2016. A Wisconsin jury didn’t believe him, and he was sentenced to life in prison. Their children … Continue reading

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Safelite Autoglass Sued for Sex Discrimination

Safelite AutoGlass, the largest auto glass repair and replacement business in the United States, violated federal law by refusing to hire a qualified applicant because she is a woman, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit … Continue reading

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First Look at Safelite Field Logos on Ohio Stadium Turf

Ohio State announced last week that Safelite AutoGlass, a Columbus-based vehicle glass services and recalibration company, will be the first-ever sponsor of the field at Ohio Stadium. With that, BuckeyesNow has received an exclusive first look at the Safelite Field … Continue reading

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Hot Shot Auto Glass & Calibration Now Open in Georgetown

Hot Shot Auto Glass & Calibration, a minority, woman-owned auto glass business, opened at 3883 E. University Ave., Ste. 1177, Georgetown, on July 30. Click here to read more. 

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Construction on Hwy 165 Causing Windshield Damage to Vehicles

“There’s a lot of loose gravel out there, so it’s inevitable, it’s going to happen,” says Ahman Davis, owner of ASAP Autoglass in Columbus. There are signs throughout Highway 165 in Fort Mitchell warning drivers about the condition of the … Continue reading

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Car Window Shattered by Barrage of Projectiles While Driving on Goulds Bypass

A woman driving on the Edward E. Howlett Memorial Highway last night suddenly found herself under a barrage of what seemed like rocks or BBs, leaving her vehicle heavily damaged with a shattered rear window and numerous dings and dents. … Continue reading

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Father-Son Duo Equip Law Enforcement Patrol Cars with Ballistic Glass

After 17 years along the train tracks outside of historic Downtown Bryan, the folks at George’s Auto Glass don’t see many firsts. “This is the first one, this is the start,” Konner Garrett, the general manager of the shop explained … Continue reading

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Labor Day Travel Expected to Return to near Pre-Pandemic Levels Despite High Gas Prices

AAA expects the Labor Day holiday weekend travel volume to return to near pre-pandemic levels, as it did for the Memorial Day and Independence Day holiday weekends earlier this summer. “AAA reminds all holiday weekend travelers, especially those planning a … Continue reading

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Two Injured After Loose Tire Smashes into Windshield on I-80 near Gretna

One loose tire on Interstate 80 sent two people to a local hospital after it smashed into a vehicle’s windshield near Gretna. Around 12:11 p.m., an eastbound Dodge Avenger lost a tire near the Gretna exit. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Volkswagen is Stockpiling Windshields and Brewers are Bulk-Buying Beer Bottles Amid a Looming European Glass Shortage

The Wall Street Journal reported how companies in Europe are likely to be affected by a glass shortage being sparked by soaring energy costs. Volkswagen, which Bloomberg Intelligence expects to overtake Tesla as the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles … Continue reading

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This Tesla Model 3 Was Totaled By a Massive Hailstorm, Shattering the Glass Roof

Hail is one of the worst fears of petrolheads, as even if you keep your car in an enclosed parking space, there is always the chance it can catch you on the road. A driver in Canada learned it the … Continue reading

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Tri-State Repair Shop Lends Helping Hand to Corryville Church after Vans Damaged

A Tri-State auto repair shop is stepping up to help a Corryville church repair its damaged vans. An estimated $5,000 in damage was done to two Peoples Church vans when an unidentified suspect stole fuel and batteries from the vehicles, … Continue reading

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Vandals Target Cars, Community Park in Saratoga County

At least half a dozen people in Schuylerville and neighboring Victory Mills woke up to their car windows and windshields being smashed in; some completely broken. The cause? Paving stones which police say were tossed at several parked cars. The … Continue reading

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Safelite Autoglass Buys Naming Rights to Playing Field at Ohio Stadium

They say the only thing constant in the world is change and like it or not, a significant change has just been announced in Columbus. Safelite Autoglass, a company based in the capital city has purchased the naming rights to … Continue reading

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Car Window?

One of the worst feelings when owning a car is walking out to it in a parking lot and seeing one of its windows broken. There’s glass everywhere, and you’re not sure whether your car has been vandalized or broken … Continue reading

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California Gas Car Ban Will Apply to Virginia, too, due to 2021 Law

Despite having a Republican governor, Virginia is on track to adopt the new Californian restrictions on the sale of gas-powered vehicles. The California Air Resources Board issued the rule and held a final hearing this week requiring all new cars … Continue reading

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Goodyear Police Looking for Woman Accused of Stealing Purses by Smashing Car Windows

Goodyear police are looking for a woman who allegedly smashed car windows and stole purses to commit credit card fraud. Officers say it happened at least three times between April and June at two separate parking lots in the city. … Continue reading

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I-CAR® Celebrates Grand Opening of Chicago Technical Center

I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, marked the official opening of its new Chicago Technical Center (CTC) on Aug. 24, the most recent symbol of I-CAR’s neutral, mission-centric work and purpose, and its commitment to technical leadership on … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies Arrive in WDM to Handle Hail Damage

Insurance companies opened drive-up claims centers in West Des Moines Wednesday to handle hundreds of auto damage claims from the hail storm last Friday. Nationwide opened a center at Home Depot, while State Farm opened at Lowes. “We’re seeing vehicles … Continue reading

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Vehicle Break-Ins on the Rise at Griffith Park, NorCal Crime Group Possibly to Blame

“I just heard shattered glass, so I turned around and looked in and realized something was missing,” Choi said. “I realized my book bag that had my laptop, my bible and a lot of my precious notes that I had … Continue reading

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Incredible Barn Find: Vintage Split-Window Corvette Race Car Discovered in Local Newspaper Ad

I feel like every time we find a new incredible barn find story, most of us have a moment of despair, thinking that must have been the last of them. However, more just keep coming. While the internet has certainly … Continue reading

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Parts, Labor Shortages Have Americans Delaying Car Repairs

Today’s cars last longer than ever. The average car on America’s roads is now 12.2 years old, but they’re also more complex and more expensive to repair. Windshield replacement, for example, is a reasonably affordable repair when windshields are simple … Continue reading

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SEMA Garage Opens in Plymouth Township, Test Center for Auto Aftermarket Manufacturers

SEMA Garage, a new 45,000-square-foot facility for the automotive aftermarket industry and the first-ever research facility dedicated to testing and understanding how the aftermarket is impacted and can successfully work with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), has opened in Plymouth … Continue reading

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Operation Safe Shield Providing Bullet Resistant Windshields for Brazos Valley Law Enforcement

In an effort to add an extra layer of protection for area law enforcement, Operation Safe Shield will be providing bullet-resistant windshields for some patrol vehicles in the area. So far College Station Police Department, Caldwell Police Department, Brazos County … Continue reading

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Crime Tracking Map: Where and Why Car Burglaries are Happening in Memphis

Calum Tuttle said he walked outside of his Mud Island apartment on Monday morning to find his car window bashed in. More than 20 cars had been hit. “The glass was shattered. Glass everywhere,” Tuttle said. “Everything had been gone … Continue reading

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Audi Debuts Grandsphere

German automaker Audi showed off its Grandsphere concept car, which features a retractable steering wheel and lounge-like seating. Click here to watch the video.

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Cleaning up After the Storm: From Yard Debris, to Car Windows and Windshields

Local car windshield and window repair shops say they are trying to make as many repairs and replacements each day that they can. But they say supply chain issues are still a problem. So the speed at which they can … Continue reading

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Bullet Cracks Semi Truck’s Windshield, Nearly Hits Driver on Interstate near St. Louis

Truck driver Kenneth Campbell was on his way home from a week on the road when his tractor trailer’s windshield cracked and his passenger window shattered, spraying him with glass, KMOV reported. Campbell soon realized it was caused by a … Continue reading

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Viral TikTok Video Warns About Dozens of Car Break-Ins After Attending Concert Downtown

Dozens came back to their cars after a concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to find their windows broken and their stuff stolen. With football games about to start and more concerts, one victim posted a warning on TikTok that has been … Continue reading

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The Importance of Glass Quality and Reliability on Board

In order to create dramatic panoramas and deeper connections with the external marine environment, superyacht owners and designers are specifying bigger and more complex windows on board. As these glass surfaces become a more prominent feature on board, however, the … Continue reading

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Lincoln Model L100 Concept: Are 14-Foot Doors the Future of Luxury?

Brace yourself. The Lincoln concept debuting at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a massive take on a future luxury electric car with a giant 14-foot reverse-hinged door—longer than some entire vehicles—and even features its own red carpet for a … Continue reading

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Does Insurance Cover Hitting a Deer?

If you’re one of those unfortunate drivers who has a run-in with a deer, your auto insurance should cover your expenses if you have a comprehensive policy. Here’s what to expect from your insurance carrier and what to do if … Continue reading

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Golf Ball-Sized Hail and Heavy Rain Batters Des Moines Metro, Causing Damage, Road Closures

Golf ball-sized hail and heavy rains fell throughout the Des Moines metro late Friday afternoon, causing metro residents and attendees of the Iowa State Fair to seek shelter indoors. Afternoon damage reports from the weather service showed broken windshields and … Continue reading

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Webasto Acquires Luxembourg Glass Specialist Carlex

Car roofs specialist Webasto has acquired Carlex Glass Luxembourg SA in Grevenmacher (Luxembourg). Carlex manufactures glass elements for passenger cars and has many international carmakers among its customers and was previously part of Carlex Glass America LLC, based in Nashville, … Continue reading

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Drivers Urged to Check Vital car Part in hot Weather or Risk facing £100s in Repair Costs

Drivers have been urged to check their windscreens during heatwaves as any chips or breaks could lead to a major repair bill. The UK is facing some of its hottest weather in years and drivers have been facing increased costs. … Continue reading

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Lappi Frightened by ‘Crazy’ Lack of Vision Caused by Windscreen Crack

Toyota World Rally Championship driver Esapekka Lappi says he was frightened at times by a “crazy” lack of visibility over Rally Finland’s jumps and crests caused by a damaged windscreen. Lappi’s hopes of reeling in rally leader Ott Tanak began … Continue reading

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No Arrests yet in ‘Unusual’ String of Springfield car Break-Ins over the Weekend, Police say

Many residents in the Springfield neighborhood of Liberty Heights woke up Sunday morning to find the windows of their cars smashed and items stolen from them, police reported. The Springfield Police detective’s unit is investigating the incident where 20 cars … Continue reading

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City Buying Tougher Windshields After Cop Killed in Cruiser

A central Indiana city where a police officer was killed by gunshots fired into his cruiser is investing in bullet-resistant windshields for its 19 police vehicles. The Elwood Board of Public Works and Public Safety voted unanimously Monday night to … Continue reading

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Osprey hit-and-run Driver Busted After Fleeing to Repair Shop in Tampa: FHP

A Sarasota County man was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a 13-year-old girl in critical condition. The Florida Highway Patrol said the girl was riding her bike in a crosswalk near a school on East Bay … Continue reading

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Property Crimes Up at The Domain, Car Burglaries Spiked in June

The Austin Police Department received 44 car burglary reports at The Domain in June, according to Senior Officer Frank Creasey. That number spiked from just nine in May. There were 18 in July. One interviewee says it was the windows … Continue reading

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Lyons Glass Takes Home Small Business Award for Outstanding Community Efforts

Lyons Glass Company, a glass retail and installation company in Alton, Ill., was selected as the August 2022 RiverBend Growth Association Small Business of the Month award recipient. The award recognizes a different business each month for its community efforts … Continue reading

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Ask Dave: My RV’s Windshield has a Leak. Where can I get it Fixed?

If you have a Class C that has a windshield leak, I would contact an authorized chassis repair facility such as Ford or Dodge and ask if they work on RV chassis. You can also contact your local Winnebago or … Continue reading

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Alberta Man Blames VW for Having to Drive ‘Unsafe’ Vehicle

An Alberta driver has told Global News he’s being forced to drive an “unsafe” vehicle due to Volkswagen Canada not having sufficient supplies. Brandon Cruze bought a brand new 2022 VW Tiguan back in November 2021. A few months ago, … Continue reading

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Flock of Birds Hits Woman’s Windshield Amid Purple Martin Migration

“Oh, my God! I just hit four of them!” A Louisiana woman screamed in terror as she drove through a swarm of birds smashing against her windshield. Each year, thousands of purple martins roost under The Causeway Bridge as they … Continue reading

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New Owner Buys Rockford Auto Glass to Keep it Local

Rockford Auto Glass and More, which has been in Rockford for more than 70 years, is under new ownership. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday at the location on 5401 E State Street to mark the grand re-opening after Rick … Continue reading

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Tesla Allowed Advertising of Autopilot and FSD in Germany Following Appeals Court Ruling

Tesla is no stranger to lawsuits, and recently Elon Musk announced the company would significantly strengthen its legal department. “Tesla policy is never to give in to false claims, even if we would lose, and never to fight true claims, … Continue reading

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Transportation Department is Losing Top Auto Safety Regulator After a few Months on the Job

The Department of Transportation said on Friday that Steven Cliff, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, plans to leave the agency in September after three months in the top job. Ann Carlson, the chief counsel of NHTSA, … Continue reading

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National Science Week 2022: How Tiny Fragments of Glass Assisted AFP to Solve Murder

As National Science Week highlights the role of glass in everyday life, the AFP is able to reveal how tiny fragments of glass assisted the AFP to solve a murder on Norfolk Island 20 years ago, the first reported murder … Continue reading

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Vehicle Miles Traveled Continue to Increase from 2021

New figures from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) show that while vehicle miles traveled continue to increase for Americans as compared to 2021, the rate of that increase has slowed compared to February and March. While year-over-year increases for February … Continue reading

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Johnny’s Garage Has a Wrench in the Plans

Work done at the shop includes oil changes, tires, front ends, engines, rebuilding transmissions, exhaust work, “you name it.” It was obvious by looking at the parking lot that size and style of vehicle really doesn’t matter. Johnny’s Garage can … Continue reading

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ADAS: Recalibration Vital in Windshield Replacement

The days of simply replacing a windshield are quickly coming to an end. With the advent of ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) technology, windshield replacement often requires perfectly precise recalibration to ensure that cameras are positioned correctly and functioning as … Continue reading

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Tesla Full Self-Driving Effort Faces Mounting Pressure from Many Fronts

Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving programs are facing mounting pressure from many fronts as regulators and politicians are getting involved. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has famously launched 38 special investigations of crashes involving Tesla vehicles where it … Continue reading

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‘I’m Scared to Park Here Now’: Car Theft Victim Says Thieves Target Garage Repeatedly

A woman is out a $500 deductible and has lost her sense of security after thieves stole her car out of a parking garage three weeks ago. Jennifer Crewz said she parks in the garage off N. 9th Street and … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Now Opens Two Stores in California

Auto Glass Now has now opened four new locations in 2022 with the recent announcement of two new facilities in Pinedale and Sacramento, Calif. The company says the locations will “look to provide Californians a new level of service.” Auto … Continue reading

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The OE vs. Aftermarket Glass Debate: A New Twist

Original equipment (OE) vs. aftermarket parts for the repair of vehicles has been a subject of debate for the collision repair industry for as long as I can remember. I’m not saying anything that’s not already known to all of … Continue reading

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Columbia Man Arrested After Damaging Over 700 Car Windows

An 18-year-old was arrested Tuesday for causing $350,000 in damages to car windows at A1 Auto Recyclers. Cody Boehmer, 18, is charged with two felonies for property damage and two misdemeanors for trespassing. The owner of A1 Auto estimated the … Continue reading

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Woman Smashes Windows of 15 Parked Cars with Golf Club, San Diego Police Say

San Diego police are on the lookout for a woman who used a golf club to smash the windows of at least 15 cars in the middle of the night in Encanto. Neighbors near the Encanto trolley stop at 62nd … Continue reading

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VW Recalls the 2022 Golf R and GTI Because Their Sunroof Button is Too Sensitive

It’s unlikely to surprise any of the enthusiasts who prefer a good old-fashioned button, but Volkswagen has gotten into trouble because of its touch-capacitive buttons. One, in particular, is leading to the recall of 2,238 Golfs. The cars, 2022 Golf … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Drivers Feel Financial Impact of Inflation with Car Insurance

Oklahoma drivers are feeling the negative financial impacts of inflation with car insurance. One local agency said this is due to shortage issues. They explained since there is already a shortage of supplies and car inventory, inflation has caused a … Continue reading

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Car Owners to Pay Hundreds of Dollars After Davis Smash-and-Grab Spree Damage

Dozens of drivers must pay hundreds of dollars to get their car windows fixed after they were all damaged or broken in an Aug. 5 smash-and-grab spree in Davis. According to Davis police, on Friday, around 6 a.m., reports started … Continue reading

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Second Hotel Becomes Car Burglary Site Within 4 Days

Many hotel guests in southeast Memphis received a wakeup call after dozens of cars were vandalized overnight at Extended Stay America. Car windows and windshields were smashed which left many people angry and frustrated. This incident comes four days after … Continue reading

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Team-Ups and Sensors—ADAS Ramps Up Sensing Solutions

ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) are digital electronic systems developed to help drivers navigate the roads more safely and with fewer accidents, crashes, and losses of life. These systems employ advanced sensors and processors that can give drivers assistive information … Continue reading

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Moon Roof Shatters in Car Wash in San Tan Valley

It was just a quick drive through the car wash. Denise DeMarco had taken her car to the same Cobblestone Auto Spa location several times, but this time was different. “When I got to the dryer section, I heard what … Continue reading

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25 Car Windows Smashed by Bricks in East Meadow

Neighbors on East Meadow Avenue and Cambridge Street in East Meadow woke up this morning on August 4 to their car windshields and windows smashed. According to Nassau County police, Tejinder Singh was arrested for this incident around 8:20 a.m. … Continue reading

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Crash Leaves Motorcycle Embedded in Car Windshield

A teen is fighting for his life, after a driver slammed into his motorcycle, throwing him into the air. It happened just before 4 p.m. on Route 16 in Barton Friday afternoon. Click here to read more. 

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Hutchinson Automotive and Glass Expands its Services

Hutchinson Automotive and Glass has expanded its services. Mark Hutchinson, owner of Hutchinson Automotive and Glass, says since mid-July he and his wife Pam have added to the services they provide. Hutchinson Automotive and Glass recently bought Reinhardt Autoglass from … Continue reading

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Is Record Inflation Leaving You Underinsured in 2022?

Inflation has soared to a 40-year-high, and like nearly everything else, auto insurance rates are increasing. Bankrate expects more insurance rate hikes as the year continues, with millions of dollars more in premium increases going into effect later this month. … Continue reading

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Can the Cold Cause Your Windshield to Spontaneously Break?

You lurch through a pothole, slam the car door, or bump another car’s fender, and suddenly your windshield cracks or even shatters right before your eyes. It may seem like your car’s window just imploded for no reason, but there … Continue reading

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If You Find Cash on Your Windshield, Call the Police Immediately

Many car thieves choose to commit their crimes late at night, when no one is around to see them, but some are far more brazen and have a different tactic to steal vehicles, and it happens in broad daylight. The … Continue reading

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Ford Certified Glass Network Calls for Auto Glass Safety Council Accreditation

Ford Motor Company’s new Ford Certified Glass Network (FCGN) requires that all companies installing glass be accredited members of the Auto Glass Safety Council. The company designed the initiative to ensure that glass installation and calibration on Ford and Lincoln … Continue reading

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Want Geico Insurance in California? You Have to Get it Online or on an App Now

Geico is going all digital with its insurance policies in California. The American insurance giant is no longer offering in-person locations to purchase car and homeowners insurance in the state, the company’s website shows. A member of the company’s service … Continue reading

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‘Every Window is Gone’: Watch as Record Grapefruit-Size Hail Pummels Car While 3 Huddle Inside

Three in Alberta had to huddle for safety inside their car Monday as it suffered an onslaught of grapefruit-sized hail during a thunderstorm that would go on to set a Canadian national record. Click here to read more.

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Malliotakis, McMahon Request Help from US Attorneys to Stop Auto Thefts

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) and Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon requested that the U.S. Attorneys for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, and the District of New Jersey establish a task force to assist … Continue reading

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MasterTech Autoglass Opens in Crystal City

Customers have begun to take notice of MasterTech Autoglass, said Amanda Kerley, who along with her husband, Steve, owns the new business in Crystal City. MasterTech Autoglass, 104 Twin City Mall, opened June 22. Click here to read more.

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Longtime Local Business Jack Morris Auto Glass Acquired by Charlotte-Based, Publicly Traded Driven Brands

As a child, Paul Morris would get up in the middle of the night and go with his father, Jack, to change the family business’ analog clocks, in preparation for daylight saving time. “He always said, ‘If it’s worth doing, … Continue reading

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AirPro Diagnostics Integrates with CCC Network

CCC Intelligent Solutions (CCC) has announced that AirPro Diagnostics (AirPro) is joining the CCC Diagnostics network. The company says in a news release that through an integration with AirPro, collision repairers using CCC Diagnostics will be able to capture and … Continue reading

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Car Theft on the Rise in Colorado Springs

A combination of less accountability and more knowledge has led to a rise in car theft in Colorado Springs over the past few years, according to Sgt. Michael Inazu of the city’s police department’s motor vehicle theft division. Click here … Continue reading

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How to Check if Your Vehicle is One of Millions on a Recall List

A whopping 50 million vehicles on the road have open recalls. Thousands of Fords, Nissans, Hyundais and Hondas were recently added to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s list. Click here to read more.

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Autonomous and ADAS Testing Areas at BMW’s New US$304M Czech Facility Open Early

A milestone achievement has been reached in the construction of BMW Group’s US$304m (€300m) new test facility with two test sections going into operation ahead of schedule. Situated in Sokolov, about two-and-a-half hours’ drive from BMW’s FIZ facility in Munich, … Continue reading

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Vandals Shoot Out More Than 40 Car Windows with BB Gun Across Belleville, Police Say

While dealing with record rainfall, police in one Metro East community received dozens of calls after someone shot up more than 40 cars with a BB gun. Like many neighborhoods in Belleville, Lincolnshire is typically quiet, but for many people … Continue reading

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Arnold Police Investigate Multiple Vehicle Break-Ins at Three Arnold Businesses

Police reported that investigators believe a group of men who shattered windows on more than 40 vehicles at Mercy Hospital South in south St. Louis County also broke into at least 18 vehicles in Arnold. The Arnold break-ins occurred at … Continue reading

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Guardian Glass Sells Plants in Russia

Guardian Glass has sold its business in Russia, which included two glass plants employing approximately 600 people. The purchaser is a private enterprise in the construction industry. Dave Robertson, president and COO of Koch Industries, parent company of Guardian Glass, … Continue reading

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Coalition Says Industry Should Adopt Common Naming For ADAS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is currently working on revising a number of its testing standards related to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) including automatic emergency braking and partially autonomous vehicle systems like Ford’s BlueCruise as those features … Continue reading

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Agitated Man Destroys Tesla Windshield & Sunroof

An agitated man destroyed a Tesla windshield and sunroof in Chicago. Fortunately for the owner of the Model S, Tesla’s strong glass which can withstand up to four times the weight of the car protected them. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Driven Brands Acquires Tennessee’s Jack Morris Auto Glass

Driven Brands, a North American automotive services company, announced the expansion of its auto glass offering in the U.S. with the acquisition of Tennessee-based Jack Morris Auto Glass. Family-owned and operated since 1951, Jack Morris Auto Glass grew from one … Continue reading

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Apple Hires Lamborghini Exec to Help Lead Design of its Self-Driving EV

Apple Inc. has enlisted one of Lamborghini’s top car-development managers in a sign that it’s stepping up work on a self-driving electric vehicle, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Click here to read more.

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Tesla Finally Puts an End to its Unlimited ‘Standard Connectivity’ With Now 8-Year Limit

Tesla has finally put an end to its unlimited “Standard Connectivity” internet connection included in all Tesla vehicles with now a new generous eight-year time limit. Click here to read more.

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The New Ford Mustang Will Debut at the Detroit Auto Show in September

There’s an all-new Ford Mustang coming, and we can expect to get our first look at it — where else? — in Detroit. Specifically, at the 2022 North American International Detroit Auto Show, which takes place in September. Click here … Continue reading

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Virginia Beach Police Department Concerned About Influx of Armed Car Break-Ins

Virginia Beach Police tell 10 On Your Side a rash of recent car break-ins is alarming. Melissa Johnston, a public information officer with VBPD, said as of Tuesday, more than 20 car break-in reports have come to the police department. … Continue reading

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Hobbled by Chip, Other Shortages, GM Profit Slides 40% in Q2

General Motors’ second-quarter net income fell 40% from a year ago as computer chip and parts shortages hobbled factory output and drove the company’s U.S. sales down more than 15%. The Detroit automaker earned $1.67 billion from April through June, … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Prevent Your Windshield From Spontaneously Breaking

Have you ever gotten into your car and suddenly noticed a large crack in the windshield? You don’t know exactly how it got there, but now it looks like your windshield is ready to shatter right before your eyes. That’s … Continue reading

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Video Shows Man Axing Cars at Dealership

Car dealerships have faced a number of challenges over the years with inventory shortages. Now an act of vandalism could further be challenged for a dealership in Sioux Falls. It happened last night at Graham Automotive on 41st street, a … Continue reading

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‘I am Extremely Frustrated with Kia,’ North Columbus Man Latest Victim in Car Theft Trend

Manuel Salguero said his frustrations began in May when his new, 2022 Kia Sportage was stolen from the parking lot of his north Columbus apartment complex. Click here to read more.

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Do Car Windows Block Dangerous UV Rays?

Did you know that riding in cars puts you at risk for skin cancer? That’s right, there’s enough harmful UV radiation passing through the average vehicle’s windows to damage your skin. Fortunately, you can take steps, such as tinting your … Continue reading

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Woman Drives Car into N.J. Canal, Uses Window-Break Tool to Escape, Cops Say

A 23-year-old woman used a window-break tool to escape her vehicle after she accidentally drove it into the Delaware and Raritan Canal in Somerset County on Thursday night, authorities said. Click here to read more.

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Driver Killed After Debris Flies Through Windshield in Tennessee

A 27-year-old man is dead after debris flew through the windshield of his vehicle during a crash on Interstate 840 late Saturday night. The crash happened Saturday night at mile marker 58 on Interstate 840. According to THP, a 1994 … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week™ Pre-Registration Discounts End Soon

Auto Glass Week™ opens in 50 days! Take your industry knowledge to the next level by attending. Pre-registration discounts end soon. Skip the LINES, Pre-register ONLINE.

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Cormark Equities Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Boyd Group Services Inc.

Boyd Group Services Inc. (TSE:BYD – Get Rating) – Investment analysts at Cormark boosted their Q2 2022 earnings per share estimates for shares of Boyd Group Services in a research note issued on Tuesday, July 19th. Cormark analyst J. Fenwick … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Crime Rates Impacting Auto Insurance Premiums, Experts Say

Americans are paying a lot more these days, and now you might want to add car insurance to the list. Turns out, living in an area with a higher crime could increase your car insurance premium, even if you’re not … Continue reading

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Does a ‘Not Responsible for Broken Windshields’ Sign Work in La?

So you’re driving down the road in Louisiana and you see a truck ahead of you. There’s one of two options, slow way down and stay away from them, or try to get by them as fast as possible. Because … Continue reading

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MPD Reports Car Break-Ins Up From Last Year

Memphis Police are investigating a string of break-ins, and the problem is not only affecting vehicle owners, but also auto glass repair shops. Midtown resident Kent Suslavich said after having his car broken into once last month at Madison at … Continue reading

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Platinum Auto Glass Owner Focuses on Family, Community, Service

Being in the car industry for 22 years, Federico Quezada made a decision that he wanted to work for himself by the time he was 40. Federico saw his dream of being his own boss come to fruition four years … Continue reading

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Breaking a Car Window to Save an Animal from Extreme Heat is OK, Massachusetts Police Say, but Do This First

With a heat advisory issued for most of Massachusetts — and temperatures that could feel as hot as 100 degrees in the coming days — it’s critical to know the best way to take care of and protect animals during … Continue reading

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Ricocheting Bullet Grazes Idaho Woman, Man Through Vehicle Windshield

At first, the Blattner family thought it was a rock that had launched through their vehicle’s windshield, grazing two adults in the vehicle. They later learned it was a bullet. Click here to read more.

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Safelite Group Acquires Henderson Glass

Safelite Group, a vehicle glass services and recalibration company and owner of Safelite AutoGlass, announced today an agreement to acquire Henderson Glass in Michigan. The transaction closed on Friday, July 15, 2022. “Founded in 1915, Henderson Glass has a long-standing … Continue reading

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Subaru Enhances Standard ADAS for 2023 Outback, Legacy

An enhanced EyeSight Driver Assist Technology system (ADAS) will be a standard feature in the 2023 Subaru Outback sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and Legacy Sedan. The latest generation of the ADAS operates more smoothly and under a greater range of conditions. … Continue reading

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3 Things That Could Cause Your Windshield Glass to Spontaneously Break

Windshield glass is often taken for granted in cars. Windshields give us an unobstructed view of the road and an added layer of protection from flying objects so we can stay safe. But what happens when your windshield is no … Continue reading

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Arizona Workers Taking Precautions While Outside in 115-Degree Heat

Window repair tech Nathan Gonzales did his best in the 115-degree weather Monday, but it wasn’t easy. “It’s pretty difficult,” said Gonzales, who works for Safelite Auto Glass. “You’re getting sweat constantly in your eyes, getting sweat constantly everywhere, but … Continue reading

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Trial Ordered for Man Charged in Hit-and-Run Death of Jogger Near Oregon

A Brooklyn man charged last week with the vehicular hit-and-run death of an Oregon man who was jogging along a rural road was ordered to stand trial Thursday after a preliminary hearing. Click here to read more.

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US Moves Toward Self Repair

The message is clear: Americans want the right to repair. Whether it’s their mobile phones, their printers, their computers or their vehicles, Americans have watched product manufacturers raise the prices of new products and close off avenues to consumers who … Continue reading

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Audi Driver Left Dog to Bake in Hot Car While They Went Shopping

By now if you don’t know that you shouldn’t leave your dog alone in your car then you don’t deserve to have one. But that didn’t stop the driver of this Audi in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, from doing just that over … Continue reading

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‘A Piece of the Bridge Fell on Us,’ Driver Says Debris Shattered Her Windshield on I-70

It was a shocking sight for Kenwanna and Jonathan Washington on Friday night. “A piece of the bridge fell on us, at first initially we didn’t know what was going on if someone threw something if someone was shooting,” Kenwanna … Continue reading

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Residents Note Jump in Car Break-Ins in South STL Neighborhood

The owners of nearly a dozen cars were left cleaning up broken glass because of a series of car break-ins near Hampton and Fyler. Sayed Ahmed feels lucky because his car hasn’t been broken into yet, but he worries it’s … Continue reading

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Auto Techcelerators Receives Patent for Test Drive Co-Pilot™

Auto Techcelerators has announced that it has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its Test Drive Co-Pilot™ platform. The tool aims to help glass repair businesses perform and document post-repair and post-calibration test drives. … Continue reading

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All Jacked Up: Car Thefts, Break-Ins on the Rise in Memphis

Lock it before you leave it. This is the message from Memphis Police after a string of carjackings, break-ins, and thefts across the city. There are new details on this troubling trend. Across the city of Memphis, you will find … Continue reading

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WESH 2 Investigates: Sunroofs Suddenly Exploding, Terrifying Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has found no “safety-related defect trend” leading to thousands of vehicle sunroofs suddenly shattering, or “exploding” in the words of Florida drivers who spoke with WESH 2 Investigates and showed us the … Continue reading

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Brazen Car Break-Ins Shatter Glass, Rattle Nerves in West Chester

Police in West Chester are warning drivers that criminals have been causing plenty of headaches — by quickly breaking into cars and stealing whatever they can get their hands on. In a video released by the police department, a thief … Continue reading

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Utah Driver Avoids Serious Injury After Metal Object Flies Through Windshield: ‘Like a Giant Ninja Star’

A Utah driver described a terrifying moment that happened on her way to work Wednesday when a piece of metal debris crashed through her windshield. The close call took place near 2300 North on I-215 in Salt Lake City, the … Continue reading

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CR-V Updates ADAS, Safety in New Version

The introduction of the sixth-generation of the Honda CR-V, the top-selling sport-utility/crossover vehicle (SUV/CUV) in the United States, brings an upgraded set of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and safety features along with numerous other changes and enhancements. A new Honda … Continue reading

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Fact Finders: Are Trucks Not Liable for Broken or Cracked Windshields?

Most of us have had the experience on the road of a rock flying into the windshield and leaving a nasty crack. One of our viewers wants to know; A dump truck is dropping gravel and has a sign saying … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Near Vanderbilt Reports Rash of Smashed Car Windows

Several car windows were smashed on and near Convent Place near Hillsboro Village and a glass repair shop said it is fixing more cars from incidents like that. Click here to read more.

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Wireless Sensor Technology Can Simplify Automotive ADAS Deployment

The wiring harness in modern vehicles can stretch more than two miles and weigh as much as 125 lbs., so any technology that can help reduce this increasingly heavy and complex component in new vehicles will be welcome. Powermat Technologies, … Continue reading

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18 Vehicles Broken Into on Midtown Street in 1 Night, Police Say

Neighbors in one Midtown neighborhood woke up to find several cars on their street had shattered windows. Atlanta Police responded to Vedado Way on Sunday morning where 18 vehicles “sustained damaged windows,” police said. Click here to read more.

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Video: Rob Refsnyder Smashes Car Window with Homer Over Green Monster

Boston Red Sox outfielder Rob Refsnyder has been hitting practically everything in sight so far during Boston’s series with the New York Yankees this weekend. That even includes objects outside of Fenway Park. Click here to read more.

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Jose Tomás Elected to Driven Brands’ Board of Directors

Driven Brands Holdings has announced the election of Jose Tomás of TelevisaUnivision to its board of directors effective Monday, July 11. Driven Brands wrote in a news release that Tomás currently serves as the chief administrative officer for TelevisaUnivision, a … Continue reading

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Ask a Mechanic: New Windshield Had Eye-Popping Price Tag

Thankfully, this reader supplied a copy of his paperwork, which explained some of the factors that went into the cost of the windshield replacement. The reader’s 2021 Nissan Rogue has the Platinum trim options, including noise-reducing acoustic laminated glass used … Continue reading

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NHTSA Investigators Looking at Fatal Florida Tesla Crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has assigned a Special Crash Investigations unit to collect information on a fatal crash involving a Tesla that occurred near Gainesville, Florida, the afternoon of July 6. Click here to read more.

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Commercial Burglaries Continue in Ithaca

According to Ithaca Police, at 6:37 a.m. they received a report that a burglary had taken place at Safelite Auto Glass at 150 Cecil A. Malone Drive. Police responded to learn that money had been taken from a safe on … Continue reading

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Launch Celebrates 30 Years

Launch Tech Co., founded in China in 1992, is celebrating three decades of global service to the automotive diagnostics tools and equipment sector. The company wrote in a news release that the anniversary marks a “milestone of accomplishment” in its … Continue reading

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Tim Clark Memorial Scholarships Awarded to Two Worthy Students Through Driven Brands and the Collision Repair Education Foundation

Driven Brands continued its partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) to again award Tim Clark Memorial Scholarships to two deserving collision repair students. Selected from a pool of high school seniors and post-secondary students who have demonstrated their … Continue reading

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Chip Shortage Leaves 95K GM Vehicles Unfinished in Storage

The global shortage of computer chips and other parts forced General Motors to build 95,000 vehicles without certain components during the second quarter. The Detroit automaker said in a regulatory filing Friday that most of the incomplete vehicles were built … Continue reading

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Blount County Sheriff’s Office: Truck with Timber Through Windshield Leaves Crash

Surveillance footage shared by the Blount County Sheriff’s Office shows a tan Ford F-350 driving away from a crash with a piece of lumber sticking out of the front windshield. Click here to read more.

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Could UK See Automatic Emergency Braking Requirements?

As of Wednesday, July 6, all new cars in the European Union (EU) will include automatic emergency braking (AEB). Tim Camm, Autoglass technical training manager, says it’s only a matter of time before the United Kingdom (UK) takes similar action. … Continue reading

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Automobile Safety Rating System Is Failing Consumers

The 5-Star Safety Rating Program that Americans use when shopping for new passenger vehicles “fails consumers” by not including collision-avoidance and other technology in the ratings and is approaching “near irrelevance,” National Transportation Safety Board Chair Jennifer Homendy said. Click … Continue reading

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Fireworks Thrown at Police Squad Cars in Scenes Captured on Video

Fireworks were thrown at Chicago police SUVs in at least three separate incidents over the Fourth of July weekend, injuring four officers as they responded to calls of service, police said. Click here to read more.

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Police Investigating Rocks Through Car Windows

A series of car windows and one home window were smashed across the Niagara region last week in a destruction spree that has no reported motive. Niagara Regional Police Services have launched multiple damage investigations as of June 30 after … Continue reading

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Patsco is Winning Hearts by Offering Windshield Repair in San Antonio, TX for Free

In 1995, Patsco Windshield Repair was established to provide customers with the highest caliber windshield crack repair, headlight restoration, and auto glass repair services. The professionals at Patsco take about 15 to 20 minutes to repair the crack. Click here … Continue reading

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What is Traffic-Sign Recognition?

As carmakers identify new ways to keep vehicle occupants safe, the list of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) continues to expand. One of the more recent innovations on the ADAS front is called traffic-sign recognition (TSR). Traffic-sign recognition essentially serves … Continue reading

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Residents Furious After Half a Dozen Car Windows Smashed in East Springfield

On a day that should have been full of bbq, fireworks, and celebration is now full of anger, frustration, and questions for half a dozen residents in east Springfield. They woke up on this Independence Day to find that their … Continue reading

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Vandal Smashes Car Windows Along Block in San Francisco

Residents living along San Francisco’s Lake Street said Saturday that their cars were recently vandalized. Most of the damage happened on one block Friday afternoon, on the north side of Lake Street between 17th and 18th avenues. Click here to … Continue reading

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New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

The new head of the government’s road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology so it can decide what regulations may be necessary to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Click here … Continue reading

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Inflation Hits the Insurance Industry with No Letup in Sight

Insurers were generally slow to raise rates and premiums as inflation blossomed and bloomed over the last year or two. But that is now changing. Premiums for auto, health, life and homeowners policies are climbing, some at a higher speed … Continue reading

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Jeep Gladiator vs Nissan Frontier Comparison: The Work-Life Balance

Jeep and Nissan have put out two very different left-fielders in the shape of the Gladiator and Frontier, respectively. The former bolts a bed onto the back of the Wrangler, a model that has only grown in popularity in the … Continue reading

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Video Shows 3 Smashing Car Windows Outside Pembroke Pines apartments; Residents Say at Least 15 Vehicles Targeted

Vandals smashed the windows of more than a dozen cars parked at an apartment complex in Pembroke Pines, and police said the act was caught on camera. According to Pembroke Pines Police, the incident happened in the parking lot Camden … Continue reading

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Ford Issues Recall for Inadequate Front Windshield Bonding on 2022 Broncos, Rangers

More than 63,000 Ford 2022 Broncos and Rangers are potentially affected by inadequate windshield bonding, resulting in the manufacturer issuing a recall for the vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), inadequate front windshield bonding may result … Continue reading

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Two-Alarm Fire at Salem Auto Repair Shop Sends Heavy Smoke Over Skies

A fire at Gerber Collision and Glass, 1365 Broadway NE, created flames and heavy smoke early Monday evening. The Salem Fire Department received the call at 5:41 p.m., went to a second alarm and had the blaze contained about half … Continue reading

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Gift Cards for Auto Theft Victims; MPD Reveals New Partnership

Safe Auto Group has teamed up with the Milwaukee Police Department to provide $50 gift cards to all Milwaukee police stations for victims of auto theft. Click here to read more.

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FMCSA Exemption for ADAS Camera Positioning

Windshield-mounted video cameras integral to a suite of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) advanced safety technologies (ADAS) will remain compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules for mounting placement, thanks to an exemption the agency recently made … Continue reading

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Starbucks Near Oakland Airport an Apparent Hot Spot for Smash-and-Grab Thieves Right Now

Don’t stop for coffee on your way to or from Oakland Airport with a car full of luggage, because opportunistic thieves may just smash in and grab it all. Click here to read more.

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Saint-Gobain Donates Over $170,000 to 21 Greater Worcester Non-Profit Organizations

This week the Saint-Gobain North America Foundation donated more than $170,000 to 21 local non-profit organizations in the Worcester area, including Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum which recreates life in rural New England from the 1790s through 1830s. Click … Continue reading

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A Revised End-of-Life Vehicles Directive that Supports Greater Recycling of Automotive Glazing

As pointed out by the European Commission, at the end of vehicles’ life, automotive glass pieces are rarely removed from vehicles before the latter are shredded. Consequently, most automotive glass is not entering a recycling route. Click here to read … Continue reading

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How does Summer Heat Affect Auto Glass? Patsco Windshield Repair Has the Answers

San Antonio’s auto glass repair experts, Patsco Windshield Repair is beaming its searchlight on how summer heat affects auto glass, and some tips on how to protect it on the hottest days of the year. Click here to read more.

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Enraged Vandal Throws Large Store Sign at Vehicles in Long Island City

An office worker in Long Island City got a big surprise earlier this month when he discovered that the windshield of his brand-new Tesla had been smashed by a raging vandal with a large wooden sign. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Moke America’s Street-Legal Open-Top Mini Electric Cars Want to Trade High Speed for High Fun

Remember that fun little Jeep-lookin’ Mini Moke from a post-WWII British military vehicle development program? It’s been rehashed in several incarnations since, but the most recent (and most stateside) is Moke America, which wants to get Americans to switch from … Continue reading

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Safelite Appoints Christina Pletnewski as Chief Marketing Officer

Safelite has appointed former vice president of marketing Christina Pletnewski to chief marketing officer, the company recently announced in a news release. “Christina’s journey since joining our business in 2016 as vice president of marketing demonstrates her vast talent and … Continue reading

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‘Action Hero’ Breaks Windshield, Saves Children from Car Teetering on Embankment

An Oregon state worker is being praised as a hero for his quick-thinking actions that helped save a mother and her three children from a car that was teetering on the edge of an embankment. Click here to read more. 

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Nio Electric Car Drives Out Third-Floor Window in Shanghai

Chinese electric car maker Nio is cooperating with a police investigation after one of its vehicles crashed out of a third-floor window killing two occupants. Click here to read more.

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Auto Glass Companies Named in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 Ranking

Entrepreneur Magazine recently released its annual list of top 500 franchises, and three companies related to the auto glass industry landed a spot this year—Novus Glass, Carstar and Glass Doctor. No. 101 – Novus Glass Initial Investment: $56,800 – $216,490 … Continue reading

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Uniban Canada Celebrates Growth During Convention

The Uniban Canada Boost Convention raised more than $20,000 for its charitable partners last week in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec as part of a celebration for its “aggressive growth strategy.” “We embarked on a strategic growth plan with our franchise partners to … Continue reading

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How Will Self-Driving Car Insurance Work?

One of the more perplexing questions is how self-driving car insurance will work. After all, isn’t “the car was driving itself” a perfect excuse for a car crash? Click here to read more.

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Elon Musk Says Tesla’s Car Factories Are ‘Gigantic Money Furnaces’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his electric-car factories are “losing billions of dollars” as global supply-chain disruptions and challenges in battery manufacturing constrain the company’s ability to scale up production. Click here to read more. 

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Eagle Scout Saves Driver After 18-wheeler Turns Over in East Texas

A 16-year-old Eagle Scout jumped into action when he saw an 18-wheeler over turn right in front of him. Click here to read more. 

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XYG North America Assesses Market Conditions, Excitement about Auto Glass Week and More

In a market challenged by price increases, inflation and labor shortages, representatives at XYG North America discussed their future strategies and goals with glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine. “Everyone knows inflation is hitting its highest point,” says Brilli Huen, XYG North America marketing … Continue reading

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Caliber Collision Celebrates Opening of 1,500th Center

Caliber Collision opened a new center in Greenville, S.C. on June 20, 2022, which marks 1,500 locations nationwide for the company. “This would not be possible without the commitment of every Caliber teammate to deliver our purpose of Restoring the … Continue reading

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PPI: Auto Glass Prices Remain on the Rise

Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry showed increases in May 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 8.3% … Continue reading

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Kuraray Announces Price Increase for Interlayer Films

Kuraray’s Advanced Interlayer Solutions Division has announced it will increase the prices of automotive interlayer films globally on or after July 1, 2022. According to a company news release, the price increase comes with increased costs for raw materials, packaging … Continue reading

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Fix Network Raises More Than $7,600 at Annual Golf Tournament

Fix Network’s 13th annual golf tournament supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Canada saw record participation this year, with more than 150 golfers and more than $7,600 raised. Fix Network wrote in a news release that the more than 150 … Continue reading

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Alaska Hi-Way Autobody and Alaska Hi-Way Auto Glass Now Part of CSN Collision Centres Network

Alaska Hi-Way Autobody and Alaska Hi-Way Auto Glass are officially under new ownership. Now known as CSN Alaska Hi-Way, the Fort St. John repair shop and glass shop were acquired on May 1, 2022, by Lift Auto Group. Click here … Continue reading

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Ohio Man in ICU After Concrete Rock Comes Through Windshield

Since Tuesday, Katie Tippy has been by her husband’s side in the ICU at Wexner Medical Center. It’s not how she expected to commemorate their first month of marriage. Click here to read more.

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Cruise Passengers’ Cars Were Broken Into While Parked at a Secured Norfolk lot. They Want the City, Security Company to Make it Right.

When Katheryn Smith returned to Norfolk from a weeklong cruise memorializing the deaths of her brother-in-law and other family members, she found her car window broken and belongings inside ransacked. Click here to read more.

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Woman has Windshield Smashed by Stranger in Northwest DC

A pedestrian randomly attacked a woman’s car as she sat at a red light in Northwest D.C. on Monday, she told News4. Melanie Vella said she was stopped at a red light at Tenley Circle, in Tenleytown, on her way … Continue reading

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Elon Musk Says the Difference Between Tesla Being ‘Worth a Lot of Money or Worth Basically Zero’ all Comes Down to Solving Self-Driving Technology

Tesla founder Elon Musk said the key to his electric automaker’s value is whether it can achieve self-driving technology, adding that the firm would be “worth basically zero” without it. Click here to read more.

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Rash of Car Break-ins from Criminals Searching for Weapons, MPD Says

Memphis Police Department reports 3,619 thefts from motor vehicles so far this year. During a briefing Wednesday, MPD made it clear that many of the suspected thieves are on the hunt for weapons. Click here to read more.

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Man Asked to Leave New Bedford Bar Smashes Car Windows

Jeremy Gonzalez, a bartender at Perry’s Fireside Lounge, tells 12 News the man smashed the windows of every car in the parking lot with a tree stump early Sunday morning. Click here to read more.

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Nearly 400 Car Crashes in 11 Months Involved Automated Tech, Companies Tell Regulators

Automakers reported nearly 400 crashes of vehicles with partially automated driver-assist systems, including 273 involving Teslas, according to statistics released Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators. Click here to read more.

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North Carolina Business Owner and Son Killed in Head-On Collision

Michael Shane Marlowe, owner of B & B Auto Glass and Mirrors in Statesville, N.C., was killed the evening of Monday, June 13, when a vehicle reportedly crossed the centerline and collided with his golf cart. Marlowe’s 5-year-old son, Bentley … Continue reading

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Check Out This Wild New Supercar From Maserati

Maserati makes some of the world’s most inspiring and exciting vehicles. Its newest supercar, the MC20 Cielo, is a glass-topped convertible. Click here to read more.

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58% of Drivers Believe They Overpay For Car Insurance, 29% Recently Switched Companies

Most drivers think they pay too much for car insurance, and many of them are taking action by switching car insurance companies, according to a new Forbes Advisor survey of 2,000 drivers who have auto insurance. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Will Insurance Pay to Fix Your Broken Windshield?

The vehicle’s wheel throws up a rock in front of you, and suddenly your windshield is chipped or cracked. Damaged windshields are a common complaint among car owners. It’s essential to understand why they happen and what you can do … Continue reading

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50 Service Business Ideas

If you’re looking for profitable service business ideas, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll explore a range of service business ideas you can start, including windshield repair. Click here to read more.

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Ford Issues Stop-Sale of Electric Mustang Mach-E Crossovers Due to Potential Safety Defect

Ford Motor is instructing dealers to temporarily stop selling electric Mustang Mach-E crossovers due to a potential safety defect that could cause the vehicles to become immobile. Click here to read more.

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Patriot Armor Purchases All Glass Fabricating Assets from O’Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt

Patriot Armor, headquartered in Lenox Dale, Mass., purchased the glass fabricating assets from O’Gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Company LLC (“O’Gara”). Patriot Armor has secured a long-term lease for the former O’Gara glass plant in Cincinnati, Ohio, and will commence operations … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Overpaying for Car Insurance

Always review your car insurance at policy renewal time to be sure that you have the right coverage at the best price, including glass replacement. Click here to read more.

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Car Break-ins On the Rise in Spokane, Leaving Police, Residents and Even Repair Shops Frustrated

Take a look while strolling downtown and you’re bound to see it – shattered glass on sidewalks, streets and parking lots from vandals bashing a car window, taking valuables from inside and fleeing the scene. Click here to read more.

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Join Berjaya Sompo in Protecting the Environment – Repair your Car’s Windscreen Instead of Replacing

Malaysians produce 38,200 tonnes of waste daily, which, in a year, amounts to around 14 million tonnes with an estimated cost in the region of RM2 billion. Glass makes up 3.3% of the total waste produced, so we are dumping … Continue reading

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Cadillac Teases Next Electric Car, the Celestiq, with New Pictures

Cadillac is teasing its next electric car, the Celestiq, with a series of new pictures to highlight some design accents, which will have a smart glass roof. Click here to read more.

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Champion Auto Systems Acquires Webasto Hollandia 700 Sunroof Line

Champion Auto Systems has acquired the Hollandia 700 (H700) line of sunroofs from Webasto. According to Bill North, president Champion Auto Systems, Webasto has been supportive of the acquisition and all tooling and equipment are currently being transported to the U.S. The … Continue reading

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Fix Network Host 13th Masters Golf Tournament

Fix Network Masters Golf Tournament returns to Milton, Ontario this summer after a two-year hiatus. The 13th edition of the popular sporting event takes place June 14, at Milton’s Greystone Golf Club. As in previous editions, amateur golfers across Fix … Continue reading

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Visteon Solves Screen Glare in Vehicle Displays

Visteon Corporation introduced a product that it says will improve a driver’s experience. The company’s image processing algorithm preserves and improves the cockpit display image quality across the full range of ambient light conditions. The company says its TrueColor Image … Continue reading

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Caliber Restores Rhythm

The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Auto Glass, says it is committed to its purpose, Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life for its teammates, customers and the communities they serve. The company, along with USAA and NABC Recycled Rides®, brought the Caliber purpose … Continue reading

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Emirates Glass Plans to Expand Footprint in Region

Celebrating 25 years in the glass business, Emirates Glass is currently executing projects across the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Africa and the UK. The company will expand in the Gulf Corporation Council and Middle East region. Click here to … Continue reading

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NHTSA Says 758 Drivers Complained of Phantom Braking

The Wall Street Journal discovered that the safety regulator would also release information on crashes involving driving assistance technologies. NHTSA said it wanted to offer more transparency on crashes involving new ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). Not by chance, two of the most famous ones … Continue reading

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2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza Facelift Images Leaked, Features Include Sunroof

The leaked images of 2022 Brezza in a video by Extreme Media show the white SUV with a sunroof. Based on the images, the SUV will have some significant changes in its appearance. Click here to read more.  

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New York Senate Joins Assembly in Shuttering Auto Insurance Photo Mandate

If enacted into law, the act will take effect on January 1, 2023 and apply to all auto insurance policies issued, renewed, altered or modified on or after that date. Click here to read more.  

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Man Uses Fire Extinguisher to Smash Windows in 16 Vehicles in Pittsburgh Garage

Police said the man apparently did not attempt to steal anything from the vehicles. An investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. Click here to read more.

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Make Plans to Attend the First-Ever Auto Glass Week™ 2022 Career Day

The first-ever Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) Career Day kicks off this September 16! Throughout the day, our special guests will gain exposure to passionate industry representatives from different disciplines and have an opportunity to meet with employers that have immediate … Continue reading

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Ford Patents New Feature for Vehicle Windows

Ford filed a new patent for a switchable glass system that takes electro-chromatic glass to the next level. Click here to read more.  

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Couple Returns From Wedding Ceremony to Find Car Windows Broken, Important Documents Taken

Although the car had tinted windows and their valuables were covered, the couple thinks a thief was waiting for an opportunity and saw the bride and her matron of honor get out of the vehicle without their purses and took … Continue reading

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Brake Pad Smashes Through Car Windshield on I-75

Florida Highway Patrol tweeted about a semi truck’s brake pad crashing through the windshield of a Nissan SUV. No injuries were reported. Click here to read more.  

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A Chevy Corvette Miraculously Traveled Through Flood Waters Up to Its Windshield in Florida

We’ve seen enough water crossings gone wrong to know that even shallow depths can be problematic for low-slung vehicles. And yet, some people are luckier than others and can make it through even with the most unprepared car. At least, this … Continue reading

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Study: Rising Auto Insurance Rates Spur Consumer Dissatisfaction

“A perfect storm of record-high replacement costs, increased frequency and severity of collisions and an economic outlook that suggests this situation won’t change anytime soon is forcing a major industry disruption,” said Marty Ellingsworth, executive managing director of P&C insurance intelligence … Continue reading

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Brick Thrown at NYPD Patrol Car Windshield on Staten Island

Charges are pending against an individual who allegedly through a bag containing a brick at a police car Wednesday afternoon. Click Here to read more.

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Bicyclist Lands on Car Windshield in Connecticut

A 62 year- old Willimantic resident was transported to Windham Community Memorial Hospital after the bicycle he was riding was hit by a car Monday afternoon. Click Here to read more.

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Research Finds Autonomous Vehicles are Six Times Safer if Trained Using One-in-a-Million Accident Cases

Other significant findings include evidence that AVs are twice as likely to be accurate in their detection of a collision risk without compromising performance on detecting other more frequent types of accident and can achieve a 20 times improvement on … Continue reading

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Teslas Will Soon Automatically Close Parked Car Windows in the Rain

According to Drive Tesla Canada, the request was made by multiple people on Twitter, but the only one that Elon Musk himself replied to was Brandonee916, a beta tester for Full Self-Driving. Click here to read more.  

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Police Use PIT Maneuver, Break Car Window to Get to Drunk Driver

Michigan State Police troopers were called to southbound I-75 near Dix at 3:55 a.m. because a Dodge Journey was blocking the right lane. Police said the 33-year-old Grosse Pointe woman was slumped over the wheel and had an open bottle of … Continue reading

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Greece Family’s Windshield Shattered by Rock Thrown Off Highway Overpass

One of the six passengers said he saw three people standing on the bridge as the rock was thrown. No one has been arrested for throwing the rock. Click here to read more.  

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Maserati MC20 Cielo’s Retractable Glass Roof Looks Like Something From the Future

The roof is made of smart glass that can go from clear to opaque at the push of a button. The car uses a retractable glass roof that opens and closes in a mere 12 seconds. Click here to read … Continue reading

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NASCAR’s Next Gen Car was Too Hot, So Racing Turned to 3D Printers for the Solution

Once NASCAR found its solution in the added front windshield air duct and underside NACA duct, it needed a partner that could help it mass produce the necessary parts in a way that was efficient and cost effective. Click here … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicles: Predictions v. Truth

The cause of most accidents is human error; distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving and reckless driving are the top four causes of accidents. Enter autonomous vehicles — vehicles capable of maneuvering through the streets without any input from a human … Continue reading

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Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Mumbai Airport After Windshield Cracks

A SpiceJet aircraft landed safely at an airport in Mumbai after its windshield outer pane was observed to be cracked. Click here to read more.  

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Woman Thrown Through Windshield During Rollover, 4-year-old Child Safe in Backseat

Police said a woman was driving when she lost control and crashed into the median, causing the car to roll over. She was then thrown through the windshield and onto the grass. Click here to read more.  

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Average Age of Vehicles in the U.S. Increases to 12.2 Years

Several factors contributed to the average age of light vehicles in operation in the US rising to 12.2 years this year, increasing by nearly two months over the prior year, according to new research from S&P Global Mobility. Click here … Continue reading

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Church Hill Neighbors Wake Up to 20 Cars Vandalized, Windows Smashed

In a Nest Camera video from a neighbor’s home, a person can be seen smashing the windows. It appears they were punching each window. The vandalism was in Church Hill, Va., near downtown Richmond. Click here to read more.  

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Local Family Recovering After Tree Comes Through Windshield of Truck

After briefly looking down at the road, he looked back up to see if he could see the tree. That’s when the tree came through the windshield of their 2018 Toyota Tundra. Click here to read more.  

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Auto Glass Giant Saint-Gobain Cuts Costs & Lead Time with BCN3D Printers

The logic behind digitizing the supply chain becomes clearer, moreover, when viewed against the larger backdrop of a general push towards lower carbon emissions, as well as the reduction in workforce seen in just about every industry since the pandemic … Continue reading

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Minority-Owned Family Businesses Work to Build Generational Wealth

“I’m the first one in my family, of 11 kids, that has done something as far as a business pushing myself to have something of my own,” Platinum Auto Glass owner Fred Quezada said. Click here to read more.

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I Test Drove the Toyota Corolla Commercial and This Low-Cost Hybrid Van Has One Surprising Feature

It looks like a car, with blacked-out rear windows rather than metal. Toyota has discovered that a “car” parked in your drive overnight is less likely to get broken into than a van. The vehicle also has a full set … Continue reading

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This Card-Shaped Emergency Tool Easily Breaks Car Windows

The OWL Escape Card is a portable credit card-sized escape tool designed to simplify car window breaking in emergency situations. Its simple and compact design allows it to fit in wallets, bags, glove boxes, or visors. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Rock Thrown at Car Windshield with Mother, Children Inside During Oklahoma Road Rage Incident

The series of events allegedly started at a Burger King location on Kelly Ave. The victim told police that after getting her order, she pulled up in the drive-through line and paused to check it. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life: Easy Fix

Mike Williams manages three franchise locations in B.C., in Vancouver, Aldergrove, and South Surrey. He has found that working in glass is a community-minded, people-first profession, one that has turned out to be—clearly—the right fit. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Domasco Launches Next-Generation Honda HR-V

The new HR-V features Advanced Driver Assistance Systems of Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation System, and Lead Car Departure Notification System. The vehicle also has Honda’s first Low Emissivity Panoramic Sunroof, which reduces infrared radiation, … Continue reading

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Auto Thefts and Break-ins are On the Rise: What Can You Do?

Auto glass companies can encourage customers to be on the lookout for possible theft as travel resumes and office employees return to in-person work. Supply chain challenges and the industry’s labor shortage could frustrate repair time after a theft. Click … Continue reading

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B.C. Tesla Driver Kicks Out Window to Escape Fire

Jamil Jutha’s 2021 Model Y suddenly shut down and lost all power. A cause of the fire that engulfed the vehicle is under investigation. Jutha said he encourages Tesla owners to familiarize themselves with the vehicle’s manual window latch. Click … Continue reading

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Driver Shocked After Mouse Falls Onto Moving Car’s Windshield

The rodent fell onto the moving vehicle while it was coasting along a road in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 12. Click here to view video.

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Automotive Glass Presents Unique Challenges for Manufacturing and Recycling

Tailoring glass to affordably provide all these functionalities requires striking the right balance among glass properties. To achieve this custom combination of properties, glass scientists and engineers fine-tune the material’s composition and further tailor its properties through tempering, chemical strengthening, … Continue reading

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Man Recalls Running Through Home Dodging Bullets

A 60-year-old man ran for his life through his home as bullets sprayed his home and broke the windshield and backlite in his pickup truck. It’s an experience he would love to erase, but in reality it’s one he will … Continue reading

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Franklin Man Urges Drivers to Stay Alert After Rock was Thrown Onto His Windshield

The rock was the size of a softball and shattered his car glass during the impact. Brown explained it happened on his drive to Franklin on I-65. Click here to read more.  

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IndyCar Drivers Raise Visibility Concerns After Aeroscreen’s ‘First Real Test’ in Wet Race

Former IndyCar driver and four-time ChampCar champion Sebastien Bourdais shared his views on Twitter after the race, explaining his view that the actual screen should be removed for road and street circuits. Click here to read more.  

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Auto Body and Glass Repair Shops Busy with Storm Damage in South Dakota

Glass companies are also incredibly busy as the extreme wind shattered glass in hundreds of vehicles caught out in the storm. Packages filled with replacement pieces have been arriving since the storm hit on Thursday but it could still be … Continue reading

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The Next Recession Isn’t Here Yet, But Here’s When You Should Start to Worry

Leading indicators offer economists the closest thing to a preview of economic growth, as they tend to reveal trends earliest. Reports including weekly jobless claims and factory orders can reveal the first signs of a coming downturn. Click here to … Continue reading

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NHTSA Probes Tesla Autopilot Crash that Killed Three People

Autopilot is Tesla’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that performs automated functions such as steering, accelerating and automatic braking. Click here to read more.  

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Traffic Cop Breaks Car’s Windshield as Owner Runs Red Light

The traffic policeman tried to stop the car which had jumped the red light and hit it with a stick in which the windshield got damaged, they said. A woman and a minor girl aged around two years were also in … Continue reading

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One Taken to Hospital, Windshields Shatters After Malfunction at Sandy Car Wash

The occupants of the third car were injured by the falling glass, with one person being transported to the hospital with moderate injuries. The other occupants in the vehicle suffered minor injuries. Click here to read more.  

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Minnesota State Patrol Pilot Injured When Duck Crashed Through Helicopter’s Windshield

The pilots were able to continue flying to the St. Paul airport, and emergency medical services and troopers provided medical aid to the injured pilot. The pilot was transported to Regions Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Owners Say Toyota Highlander Windshield Chips and Cracks More Than it Should

Getting a chipped windshield in any car is almost as common as getting a flat tire. It’s happened to almost all of us and we either bought the repair kits or called the dealer and got it replaced. While more … Continue reading

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Car Windows Smashed Overnight in Jersey

Four vehicles were all parked in a row nearest the railway walk in Le Clos Orange. Police said the majority of windows on the cars were smashed “likely using a tool.” Click here to read more.  

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A Festus Man was Injured When Metal Hit the Windshield of His Pickup

Boyer was driving a 2021 Ram 1500 north on the highway when a large piece of metal flew up from underneath a northbound utility truck, and the metal struck the pickup’s windshield, the report said. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Stickers on Trucks Saying They are Not Responsible for Breaking Your Windshield are Incorrect

They’re frequently seen on the roads, and frequently the source of anxiety – stuff, after all, often falls off the back of those trucks all the time. Who hasn’t had the experience of picking up at least a little crack … Continue reading

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Tippecanoe Sheriff’s Office Investigates After Water Balloon Shatters Woman’s Windshield

Hamilton said she believes it was filled with water, but if it was frozen or filled with anything else, she said it does not matter. The incident was dangerous and it could have been deadly. Click here to read more.

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Hartford Gas Station, Vehicle Windows Blown Out in Storm

Susie Walling says she was in their pickup when wind smashed rocks against the windows. “I got down in the floorboard of the passenger side and held on for dear life and said a lot of loud prayers and God … Continue reading

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This London Parking Space Requires the Driver to Exit the Vehicle Through the Sunroof

If you own a car, you need to have a space to park it, and this makes the price tags soar through the roof. Click here to read more.  

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Most Drivers Like New Advanced Safety Technology, CR Survey Says

Drivers like car safety technology best when it helps them see what they sometimes can’t, such as checking blind spots or obstacles hidden behind their vehicle. Click here to read more.  

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Study Reveals Assisted Driving Systems Struggle with Collision Tests

The AAA, a U.S. consumer and travel services organization, said the tests illustrate how current assisted driving and automated braking systems fall short of true autonomous driving, and require drivers to stay in control of vehicles. Click here to read … Continue reading

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AGC Sunroof Loses the Sliding Shade

The special coating technology developed by AGC recently for automotive glass has cleared the reliability evaluation required and also achieved unprecedented solar control and heat insulation performance. Click here to read more.  

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Ten Bad Driving Habits That are Not Good for Your Car

Last, but certainly not least, ignoring a windshield chip is not good for your car, because it increases the likelihood that the damage will worsen. Click here to read more.  

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Driver Pulled Through Sunroof Just as Vehicle Sinks

A firefighter jumped into the water, rushed to the vehicle, broke the back window and climbed through, making his way to the driver. She was stuck and the water was up to her shoulders. Click here to read more.  

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Bear Climbs Out of Gatlinburg Car Window with Bag of Fast Food

Tennessee residents know the dangers of leaving food in their vehicles and windows open for unwelcomed guests. Click here to read more.

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Synergies Raises $12M to Give Factory Managers an AI Analytics Assistant

The startup declined to disclose its valuation but said it’s serving nearly 100 customers, 80% of which are in Greater China, including mid-sized factories with thousands of workers run by Foxconn and Fuyao, one of the world’s largest auto glass … Continue reading

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Windshield Repair Made Easier with 3D Printing

The precision 3D printed component, now known as the Drill Stop Collet, is used to hold the tiny glass drill used in windshield repair, and it has made this critical drilling process quick, reliable, and automatic. In the past, learning … Continue reading

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The Reinvention of Truck Collision Prevention

The bulk of the device mounts to the windshield. It looks out at the road and inward at the driver’s behavior. The cable connecting the device to the vehicle runs down the side of the windshield and connects underneath the … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Why We Love the Honda Prelude

Launched to much fanfare for 1979, the Honda Prelude was a well-built and well-equipped two-door sporty coupe. With its high style and standard moonroof, the Prelude appealed to young folks looking for a sporty, well-built car with a fun personality. … Continue reading

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Moraine Pursues Economic Development Growth Around Fuyao

Fuyao Glass America, Moraine’s largest employer, is now up to more than 1,600 workers and there is need for 300 to 400 more. There’s plenty of square footage available for economic development in the former General Motors plant. Click here … Continue reading

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Increasing Passenger Vehicle Sales Significantly Improves Automotive Sunroof Market

The sunroofs in passenger vehicles make the interiors bright, provide effective ventilation and enhance the driving experience, thereby sunroofs are installed in passenger vehicles to enhance the overall experience for passengers. Click here to read more.  

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Magna ADAS Launches on 2022 Toyota Tundra, Including Advanced Trailer Assist

Magna’s ADAS makes use of five cameras and an advanced electronic control unit to provide a high-resolution display of the vehicle’s surroundings. According to the company’s press release, the data collected from the cameras can “render a seamlessly stitched, ‘fly-around’ … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven Arrested after 19 Cops Injured, Police Vehicles Vandalized in Riot

The Viraj factory management obtained a Palghar court order against the strike and restrained the workers from entering the factory premises in Boisar, but workers entered and destroyed police vehicles, including smashing windshields. Click here to read more.  

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On the Way to the Car of the Future: Mirror, Seats, Windshield

“A laser projection will display the main information directly on your windshield, such as your speed, or even the GPS navigation arrows to take a motorway exit,” explains Michel Forissier. Click here to read more.  

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Police Search for Two Believed to Have Smashed 10 Car Windows in Naugatuck

According to police, the windows of 10 cars and counting were smashed. Officers are working to identify the people involved who authorities said were using a white Acura. Click here to read more.  

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Native Auto Glass Retailers Dealing with Scarcity

Most industries have skilled some kind of scarcity in the course of the pandemic. Now a worldwide glass scarcity is delaying automobile windshield and window replacements by weeks and even months in some circumstances. Click here to read more.  

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Microsoft and Volkswagen Collaboration: Holographic Images on Your Windshield

With an aspiration to get more out of technology, the German motor vehicle manufacturer used the HoloLens for another research project, where it was put in a moving vehicle. Things didn’t go well, unfortunately. Click here to read more.  

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One-off Ferrari SP48 Unica Looks Ahead, Loses Rear Window

Other design tweaks include the use of LED light bars at the rear; a new wheel design; and a liberal application of black surfaces to highlight the flow of the side skirts. Click here to read more.  

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A Closer Look at the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio

The new Scorpio includes connected car tech, wireless phone charger, dual-zone climate control, and a single-pane sunroof, as well as keyless entry with push button start, and auto headlights and wipers. Click here to read more.  

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Breeze Blows Parking Lot Gate Into Car’s Windshield

A motorist was traveling east and passed the parking lot of the Vienna Voluntary Fire Department. Click here to read more.  

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How Much Money Shops Lose When Sending Away ADAS Work

ADAS services are set to experience at least a 17 percent increase through 2030. Click here to read more.  

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New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Unveiled in India Ahead of May 10 Official Launch

The new Mercedes Benz C-Class includes a panoramic sunroof, wireless phone charger and free-standing digital instrument cluster. Click here to read more.  

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The Most and Least Expensive States for Car Insurance in 2022 are Revealed

According to Bankrate’s study, the average cost of car insurance in the US takes up 2.57% of a driver’s annual income, which is equivalent to $1,771 annually. Click here to read more.  

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Houston Rental Car Has Windshield Crushed by Mysterious Cement Block

The owner of the car says she’s asked police to look at security camera footage around the area in hopes of discovering what happened. As of Thursday afternoon, a formal police report has not been completed. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Large Hailstones Crack Car Windshield in Arizona

A video shows a man in his car in Arizona when large hail begins to fall. “Just lost my windshield.” Click here to view video.  

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D’Ieteren Group Announces the Launch of a Transformational Project for its Headquarters

In response to the growth of the Group’s businesses and the changing urban environment, D’Ieteren Group has launched a project to upgrade its historic site and head office. In so doing, it is demonstrating its commitment to keep its roots … Continue reading

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Fisker Reveals All-Electric Luxury GT Sports Car

Fisker Inc. revealed Wednesday a glimpse of the fully electric luxury GT sports car it plans to add as the third model to its fledgling lineup. Fisker announced last November that it’s making a modified version of the battery-electric utility … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Driving with a Damaged Windshield

When you have a damaged windshield, it impacts your driving in several ways. At first glance, it might seem like a minor issue — but the reality is that driving with a damaged windshield is a precarious proposition. Click here … Continue reading

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Unique Invention Keeps Car Windshields Haze-free

Until recently, the inShield Wiper primarily sold on QVC but they are now launching into retail with Travel America convenience stops, Pilot Flying J travel centers and Walmart. Click here to read more.  

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Somers-Based Operation Tied to Vehicle Thefts

Casha Griffin is facing seven counts, including money laundering, altering or removing a vehicle identification number and car theft. A storage locker that was searched yielded guns, electronic equipment and an auto windshield removal saw and windshield repair tools. Click here … Continue reading

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Join the Winner’s Circle with Genuine Auto Glass Before Kentucky-Derby Themed Fundraiser

Through the generous backing of community members, donors, and sponsors like this year’s title sponsor, Genuine Auto Glass, the CARES Fund enables ASAPC to bear the cost of services so that families from all over the Puget Sound Region can … Continue reading

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Kia Windshield Bond Problems Lead to Cadenza Recall

A reported 30,362 2014-2016 Kia Cadenzas in circulation may have an issue that developed during the manufacturing process. As a result, the front windshields of these rides might not have been bonded to the vehicles correctly. Click here to read … Continue reading

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If You Use Google’s Chrome Browser, You Will Want to Make This Software Update

Google wants you to update your Chrome browser to deploy a new wave of software fixes to patch some security flaws. Click here to read more.  

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‘Students Did Not Deserve This’: More Than 30 Cars Damaged at Three Kansas City Schools

A GoFundMe account has raised more than $4,000 and ClearView Auto Glass of Lenexa has partnered to repair the glass in students’ vehicles after vandalism left windows broken and items stolen. Click here to read more.  

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Shops Pushing Back as Safelite Pushes for Auto Glass Laws

Safelite’s efforts led to passage of new laws in Utah and Arizona. As its efforts moved east, however, Safelite butted heads with another group that is offering its own vision about how to safely make repairs: The Auto Glass Safety … Continue reading

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Drunken Driving is a Persistent Problem, But There May be a Technological Solution

As part of President Biden’s infrastructure law, Congress decided that some version of these devices needs to be installed in new American cars beginning in 2026. One such device is temporarily mounted on the car’s window. Click here to read … Continue reading

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This 1947 Electric Car was the First Nissan EV

The TAMA’s old-style turn signals flip out from the windshield’s A-pillar. Many cars in Japan had signals like that at the time. And also like many vehicles of the time, the TAMA’s windshield was flat. Click here to view video. … Continue reading

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Police Looking For Man Accused of Vandalizing Truck by Throwing Large Rocks at Windshield

This isn’t Vidourek’s first time dealing with this headache. On Feb. 20, every vehicle his family owned had the tires slashed, and it happened again on March 8 and 9. He had to buy a total of 34 tires, adding … Continue reading

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Deputy Injured When Padlock hits Windshield of Sheriff’s Vehicle Traveling on 57 Freeway

The incident happened at about 7:05 p.m. Wednesday on the northbound 57 Freeway near Pathfinder Road, said Deputy Miguel Meza-Palomo, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department. Two Metrolink deputies were driving when the padlock came from a vehicle traveling southbound on … Continue reading

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Ford Issues Positioning Statement on Glass

During windshield and side glass replacement and performing collision repairs requiring repair to the front and/or rear window channels, it is important to utilize Ford OEM repair procedures to ensure complete proper repairs are performed. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Nissan Develops Collision Avoidance ADAS

Nissan is testing a vehicle to demonstrate how the technology can automatically perform collision-avoidance maneuvers. The perception technology fuses information from lidar, radar and cameras to detect the shape and distance of objects as well as the structure of the … Continue reading

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Saint-Gobain Posts Record Sales in Quarter, Flags Rising Costs

The company’s sales of 12 billion euros ($12.60 billion) for the three months through March, up 16.4% on a like-for-like basis from a year earlier, were driven by renovation in Europe and construction in the Americas and Asia. Click here … Continue reading

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Man Halts Traffic, Breaks Car Windshield

An LPD officer drove upon two parked vehicles on the north inner lane of South U.S. 83 and Pine Street. The officer thought there was a possible crash and parked his unit behind the vehicles with the emergency lights activated. … Continue reading

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Steel Plate Pierced Windshield of Pickup Truck, Causing Fatal Crash Near Ritzville

The state patrol is looking for any information or witnesses related to the crash, as well as information regarding the steel plate piece including where it was made, shipped to and shipped from. Click here to read more.  

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French Company Continues to Supply Necessary Products

Eloi Guenet, president of Saint-Gobain Automotive Glass China, said that they have been deploying and implementing pandemic prevention and control measures according to official requirements, and have been dynamically adjusting their operation plans. Click here to read more.  

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I-CAR Announces Creation of Optional ADAS Technician Career Path

While currently an optional role for achieving Gold Class recognition, individuals who proceed with this career path will contribute to accurate system diagnostics, repairs and calibrations in addition to potentially creating a new revenue stream for shops that can capture … Continue reading

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Audi and Partners Piloting Project to Turn Faulty Car Glass into New Windowpanes for the Audie Q4 e-tron

The glass recycling pilot project starts with selected dealerships in the Volkswagen Group’s retail network. Customers whose cars have a damaged window set up appointments there. Click here to read more.  

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The Dangers of Driving with a Damaged Windshield

When you have a damaged windshield, it impacts your driving in several ways. At first glance, it might seem like a minor issue — but the reality is that driving with a damaged windshield is a precarious proposition. Click here … Continue reading

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Woman Cracks Car Windshield with Gun While Child Inside

Officers said they recovered multiple unfired rounds from the scene which were believed to have been ejected from the woman’s firearm while she hit the windshield. The woman faces several charges including aggravated assault. Click here to read more.  

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One Sent to Hospital After Unsecured Load Crashes Through Windshield on Massachusetts Highway

The passenger of a sedan was hit by drywall that went through their vehicle’s windshield. The passenger was transported to Baystate Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Click here to read more.  

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Churchill Backs One Equity’s PGW Acquisition

The financing of PGW marks the fourth transaction which Churchill’s senior lending team has completed in support of One Equity Partners. Click here to read more.  

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Tesla Expands Insurance Offering to Three New States

Tesla says it is the second largest insurer of Teslas in Texas, one of its first auto insurance markets. Click here to read more.  

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Umbrellas Key Tool for NASCAR Cup Teams and for Windshields

Teams want the rear windshield to be as big as possible to try to take some air off the rear spoiler to gain speed, but the sun’s glare can make the windshield expand more than anticipated. Teams prep their cars … Continue reading

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Flying Chair Smashes State Police Car’s Windshield

The unusual incident was caught on camera by a dashboard camera in the trooper’s vehicle. Police are using it as an opportunity to remind drivers that vehicle loads must be properly secured at all times. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Koch Industries Subsidiary Shutting Down Plants in Russia

Koch Industries is asking employees of one of its subsidiaries, Guardian Glass, to shut down two plants in Russia. Koch and Guardian say they are working on an exit strategy to ensure the safety of plant employees. Click here to … Continue reading

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Automotive Glass Presents Unique Challenges for Manufacturing and Recycling

Like glass used for making bottles, jars, and ordinary building windows, the glass found in cars, trucks, and buses is known as soda-lime glass. It’s the most common type and accounts for roughly 90% of all manufactured glass. Click here … Continue reading

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Driving’s Most Innovative Tech Hides in Plain Sight

More than just keeping out dust and rain, a windshield is a critical element of your vehicle’s advanced safety system. In addition to super-tough auto glass that creates a barrier between you and the road, the windshield is also where … Continue reading

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First Compact SUV with ADAS is Coming Soon

Hyundai will soon be bringing new features for its to-be-updated compact SUV. Hyundai Venue facelift might be the first compact SUV to get the ADAS system. Click here to read more.  

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Insurer Won’t Pay for a New Windshield? State Law Requires They Offer That Option

In most states, comprehensive insurance covers replacement after you pay your deductible. Click here to read more.  

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Piece of Concrete Smashes into Semi-Truck’s Windshield on I-69 in Michigan

At this time, it’s unclear if the piece of concrete, which weighs between 2 and 3 ounces, fell off the bridge or was thrown from the overpass, police said. Click here to read more.  

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Earth Day 2022: Should Small Businesses Care? Yes and Here’s Why

Friday, April 22, is Earth Day and we’re coming to the end of Earth Month. It’s a time to increase our commitment to saving and sustaining the planet we call home. Small business owners already have so much to deal … Continue reading

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Watching TV from Behind the Wheel of a Self-Driving Car to be Allowed Under UK Law

Drivers in the UK will effectively be allowed to watch TV while behind the wheel of a self-driving car, under new rules announced by the country’s Department for Transport. Although drivers are currently restricted from viewing “non-driving related content” on … Continue reading

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Lincoln Debuts Star Concept as First Electric SUV

An uninterrupted curved display stretches all the way across the top of the dashboard at the base of the windshield. This display concept was first shown by Chinese startup Byton several years ago, but that company has run into financial … Continue reading

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Car Windows Smashed in Fife, Costs Driving Instructor Hours of Lessons

A number of dash cams, sat-navs and mobile phones were taken. Some took to social media to warn drivers to take their dash cams out of their cars overnight to avoid attracting thieves. Click here to read more.

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Students Get Look at Auto Glass and Business at Fuyao Glass Factory

The factory was the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary film “American Factory,” released in 2019. The documentary covered the opening of the factory following the closure of a General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Maker Fires Furnace on 100% Biofuels

Pilkington UK has become the world’s first flat glass manufacturer to fire its furnace on 100% biofuel, as part of an industry trial to find sustainable alternatives to natural gas. A sustainable biofuel made from organic waste materials powered the … Continue reading

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Upcoming SUVs in India Will be Designed with ADAS

The biggest talking point out of all is ADAS. Currently, only the Mahindra XUV700 and the MG Astor get ADAS capabilities in the affordable segment. Most car companies have taken note of this and are working on bringing this feature … Continue reading

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Windshield-smashing home run earns Okeechobee player $500 scholarship

Instead of a banner at the high school field, Gilbert Ford in Okeechobee added a monster home-run wall with an image of an F-150 pickup truck as part of its “Bust the windshield” contest. Click here to read more.  

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Spring Snowstorm Blamed for Overturned Tractor-Trailer, Driver Extricated Through Windshield

State police say the truck was heading east on Route 177 at around 9 a.m. Tuesday when the driver lost control. Click here to read more.  

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All Upcoming Honda Cars to Get ADAS Features in India

At the unveiling of the Honda City hybrid, Honda Cars India announced that all new models the brand launches in India will come with the Honda Sensing suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Click here to read more.  

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Ford Bronco Windshield Banners Now Available in Three Colors

These new windshield banners are all essentially identical, yet come in three different color combinations to suit many tastes. Click here to read more.  

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American Eagle Flight Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Fresno After Windshield Breaks Midflight

A severe crack in the windshield would have the ability to impact cabin air pressure, so fire crews stood by ready to provide aid, which didn’t end up being necessary. Click here to read more.  

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Paralympic Gold Medals Stolen From Car, Recovered Easter Sunday

On April 16, three-time Paralympic Gold Medalist Jen Lee found his back car window in shambles while parked in a parking garage in the Rim at La Cantera. His gold medals from Paralympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, Paralympic Winter Games … Continue reading

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This Six-Wheeled MINI Cooper S Limousine Has a Sunroof and a Pool

Back in 2014, MINI presented a special production show car, a Cooper S Limousine, that would leave press and fans picking their jaws up off the floor during the Athens Olympics. Click here to read more.  

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Large Hail Stones Crack Windshield During Severe Thunderstorm in South Dakota

Justin Frantzen recorded this footage of dangerous hail crashing down around him while he was in his car. “This is actually the first big hail I’ve ever been in,” Frantzen told Storyful. “I was worried that my windshield could’ve caved … Continue reading

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Deputy Shot Man Who Smashed Car Window with a Hatchet

According to the GBI, the deputy was driving an unmarked police SUV on U.S. 441 when a speeding truck passed him and the deputy flashed his emergency lights. The truck, which was towing a trailer, swerved into the deputy’s lane. … Continue reading

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Subaru Includes Third Camera on 2023 Outback’s Top Trim

In addition to the dual-camera EyeSight that comes standard on all 2023 Outbacks, the Touring trim will feature a wide-angle mono camera. Subaru says the camera will further expand the field of view to help the system recognize pedestrians and … Continue reading

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India’s First New Mahindra Thar with a Panoramic Sunroof

Sunroofs have become a big new feature in India. Everyone wants to buy a vehicle that comes with a sunroof, people are especially opting for a higher variant so that they can get the sunroof. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Auburn Police Seek ID on Suspect Accused of Smashing Out Car Windows

Authorities say a man drove behind a business, then walked up to a parked car and smashed out three of its windows. Police did not specify where this happened or if anything led up to this incident. Click here to … Continue reading

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Man Cheats Death After Log Pierces Windshield

A freak snowstorm caused a log to fall right into a man’s windshield in Vancouver, Wash. Click here to read more.  

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NHTSA Recalls 2022 Ford Transits for Rearview Camera Default

Ford voluntarily issued a recall of 119 2022 Ford Transit vehicles because of a defect in the camera to display a rearview image when the vehicle is in reverse. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a camera unable … Continue reading

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Small-Business Owners Say Inflation Has Become a Bigger Problem Than the Labor Shortage

Small-business owners are more pessimistic about the economy than they have been in decades, according to the Small Business Optimism Index released Tuesday by the National Federation of Independent Business. Click here to read more.  

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Ford Wants Your Car’s Windows to Act as Advanced Microphones

The recently undisclosed United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing shows the American automaker wants car windows to be turned into microphones. Click here to read more.  

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Kyle Larson Has Very Strong Comments About Bristol Dirt Race

The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion has some very strong words for the upcoming dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson has said that “it’s kind of lame” that NASCAR is not removing the windshields. Click here to read more.

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Man Arrested for Breaking Windows of 80 Vehicles at Schaumburg Dealership

Officers found the man, 20, on a sidewalk near the dealership with a blunt metal object, Christenson said. Over 80 vehicles at that dealership had broken windows. It was too early to estimate the value of the damage. Click here … Continue reading

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Turkey Crashes Through Windshield, Strikes Truck Driver’s Face

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the truck driver was hauling a load of commercial dog food when she struck a turkey in the roadway. The turkey went through the truck’s windshield and struck the driver’s face. Click here … Continue reading

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Chinese-owned South Carolina Auto Glass Maker Expands in Upstate, Adds 121 Jobs

Fuyao Glass America Inc. announced in January 2019 that it would build a 182,000 square-foot processing center with light production capabilities, investing $16.1 million and creating 70 jobs. Tuesday’s announcement said the company will add assembly operations to install parts … Continue reading

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Police Officers Smash Car Window of Suspected Thieves During Arrest in Calderdale

As the officers approached, the driver attempted to restart the car and reverse away from the scene. However, the officer smashed the window of the car to stop the vehicle from driving off. Click here to read more.

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Driver Killed After Loose Tire Crashes Through Windshield on I-95 in Philadelphia

Police say a tire came off a pickup truck that was driving in the northbound lanes. The tire then entered the southbound lanes and struck the passing vehicle. According to police, the tire went through the vehicle’s front windshield, striking the … Continue reading

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IndyCar Windshield Saves Driver’s Life as it’s Struck by Debris

Callum Ilott has a lot to be thankful for. The IndyCar driver posted praise on Twitter after video surfaced of the Aeroscreen on his car deflecting debris away from his head at Texas Motor Speedway in March. Click here to read more.  

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Bear Smashes Through Windshield After Getting Stuck Inside Car

Ashely McGowin awoke early Thursday and noticed that her hazard lights were blinking when she let her dogs outside. She then noticed that a large black bear was inside her vehicle and took video of the strange sight. Click here … Continue reading

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Pakistan International Airlines’ Boeing Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing in Karachi with Cracked Windshield

The crew decided to divert to Karachi after witnessing a shattered windshield during the aircraft’s takeoff and rise. The windscreen of the First Officer was fractured, according to the Aviation Herald. Click here to read more.  

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ADAS Calibration is Crucial, But What Should it Cost?

A new report by CCC Intelligent Solutions found that the line-item charge for calibrating ADAS devices at a car dealer’s shop ranged from $46 for transporting the vehicle to the dealership to $12,058 for a “dealer sublet and calibration.” Click here … Continue reading

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How the Supply Chain Issues, Chip Shortages are Trickling Down to Auto Insurance Rates

New cars, used cars, the prices are up for both which may make you more apt to simply stay with whatever is in your driveway. Here’s the thing, even if you’re not in the market for another car, you’re about … Continue reading

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South Carolina Man Jumped On Car, Fired Shots Through Sunroof

Shamauri Raja’Un McCall, 24, of Columbia, was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. The charges stem from an incident Dec. 11, 2021, according to deputies. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Hail the Size of Golf Balls Shatters Car Windows in Florida

Central Florida may be getting ready for some storms, but people in Sebring are already cleaning up. Hail the size of golf balls hit the area on Monday. Photos show the damage the hail caused, including smashing out the back … Continue reading

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Mainstreet™ Celebrates 40 Years of Software for Auto Glass Industry

Based in Belleville, Mich., Mainstreet was founded in May 1982. For 40 years, the software company has provided for the auto and flat glass industries. Click here to read more.  

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Fleeing Suspect Rams Utah Police Cars in Pursuit, Smashes Window with Head

Brigham City Police Chief Chad Reyes said the man, identified as 47-year-old Brandon Chappell, tried to hit officers with his vehicle and smashed through the window of an officer’s vehicle — with his head. Click here to read more.

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Workers on a Construction Barge Rescue Mother and Baby After Their Car Plunges Into Lake in China

Dramatic footage shows the two men use a digger to hold up the car before smashing through its sunroof and helping the woman and child to safety. The car careened into Taihu Lake on March 29. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Windshield of Kerala Bus Cracks During Elephant Encounter

A bus driver’s encounter with a wild elephant in Kerala is gaining traction on social media. The video was shot by one of the passengers on the bus and shows the windshield of the vehicle cracking as the elephant just … Continue reading

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Group Proud of Effort to Provide Bulletproof Windshields for Patrol Units After Trooper’s Death

On March 26, 2021, Walker was driving southwest on FM 2838 near Mexia, Texas, when he spotted a disabled vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the road. As he pulled up behind the vehicle, the car’s driver exited and fired … Continue reading

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Qualcomm Completes Arriver Acquisition to Bulk Up Software Prowess in ADAS

But the acquisition of Veoneer’s Arriver software division positions Qualcomm to compete head-to-head against industry leader Mobileye in the camera-based autonomous driving and vehicle safety technologies market. Click here to read more.

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How Inflation Can Affect Car Insurance Rates

The effects of inflation facing companies and consumers alike may also cause your car insurance rates to rise when it is time to renew your policy. Like many other financial obligations, car insurance is an expense that’s facing pressure due … Continue reading

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Two Arrested After Dozens of Cars Broken into in Wolcott

Police have arrested two people accused of smashing windows and breaking into over 40 cars in Wolcott. Officials said a man and woman smashed out car windows and stole items from cars in the Wolfs Hill Road, Munson Road and … Continue reading

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Bicyclist Hit By Car Gets $3,752 Bill for Car’s Damage

Last July, Vancouver, B.C., resident Ben Bolliger was struck while riding his bicycle by a driver who, he says, ran a stop sign. “My foot was broken, they pulled about 10 pieces of his windshield out of my back, and … Continue reading

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General Motors Recalls Certain Equinox and GMC Models Due to Windshield Wiper Failure

General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles. The ball joints in the windshield wiper module may corrode, causing one or both windshield wipers to fail, according to the recall. The recall number is … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Ups Investment in ADAS Future

Following a 100% increase in the volume of ADAS calibrations since 2019, Auto Windscreens continues to commit to the future, introducing a dedicated role and naming Darren Boden as its ADAS technical manager. The company also announced its investment in … Continue reading

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Will a Cracked Windshield Pass Inspection?

Your windshield is damaged, but perhaps you don’t think getting it repaired or replaced is your top priority. It should be. In addition to being part of the structural integrity of your car, a damaged windshield is unlikely to pass … Continue reading

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Gas Prices: ‘We Could See $5 a Gallon’ as Russia-Ukraine War Drags on, Strategist Says

Expect to see the average cost of gasoline hit $5 per gallon by the peak driving season if the Russia-Ukraine conflict isn’t resolved soon, says one strategist. Click here to read more.  

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GEICO Announces Auto Insurance Rate Increase in Illinois

Citing the inflation of repair and replacement prices, GEICO will be raising auto insurance rates in Illinois by an average of 6%. The new rates will go into effect on May 30, 2022. Click here to read more.  

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Man Rams Cop Cars After Woken Up By Officers Breaking Window

A man was arrested on several charges Thursday night after Portland police said they found him unconscious in a car with a gun on his lap and when they woke him up by breaking a window, he rammed multiple cop … Continue reading

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Passenger Throws Items Out of Car Window During Orange County Pursuit

Police pursued a white SUV after reports of a man attempting to steal a car’s catalytic converter. The pursuit continued from Orange County, into Los Angeles County, then back to Orange before ending in San Diego County. Click here to … Continue reading

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NHTSA Launches ADAS Education Campaign

The agency says its research has found many drivers don’t know how even some of the most basic ADAS features work. To help combat that, the NHTSA has overhauled its webpage on ADAS, including a more user-friendly interface. Click here … Continue reading

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Tire Business to Host Livestream on ADAS Technology

Tire BusinessEditor Don Detore and longtime automotive service specialist and former tire dealer Pam Oakes will present a free livestream on the topic. Click here to read more.  

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Video: Three Women Attack Driver, Smash Car Windows in Bell

Shocking video shows a violent attack on a 22-year-old driver in Bell, where three women appear to smash the car’s windows. The victim, a working student, was on her way to pick up her sister Thursday morning when she noticed … Continue reading

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Car that Hit Dekaney High School Student left with Heavy Windshield Damage

Spring ISD confirmed with ABC13 that one of its students was hit by a vehicle Wednesday morning while trying to cross the street. Click here to read more.  

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Undercover Police Officer Injured By Shattered Glass After Vehicle Shot Up in Southwest Philadelphia

Officials say the officer was working undercover at the time. The car the officer was in was struck by a bullet and the shattered glass injured the officer, according to police. Click here to read more.  

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Hanging By Car Window, Businessman Dragged Over Two Kilometers

In a road rage incident, a 41-year-old businessman, half of his body dangling from the window, was dragged over two kilometers at Vile Parle, after a fight took place between the victim and the accused. Click here to read more.

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Tesla’s Laser Windshield Patent Gets Published

The United States Patent Office published Tesla’s patent for laser windshield wipers. The patent application describes a five-step process in which the laser wipers begin by detecting debris accumulated on a region of vehicle glass and ends with removing the … Continue reading

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2022 Mahindra Scorpio Might Come with Two Different Sunroof Options

The new-generation Mahindra Scorpio is reported to debut in the month of June, which will be followed by its market launch. The SUV’s new model is currently its final testing phase. Click here to read more.  

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How American Family Insurance is Investing in the Agency Channel

As insurers rethink agent relationships, American Family Insurance is looking ahead, investing in digital tools and solutions that help agencies stay on top of trends and changing customer needs. Click here to read more.  

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First Responders Remove Windshield to Free East Emory Road Crash Victim

First responders told WVLT News the rescue was not how you’d expect. In the crash, one person’s door was pried open with a pry bar, another was extricated with rescue tools, and the person walked out when first responders removed … Continue reading

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Driver Dies, Passenger Rescued Through Back Window

Good Samaritans were able to rescue a male passenger by breaking out the back window of the vehicle. Police say that while the man survived, they suspect the woman died on impact from the crash. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Drivers Left with Destroyed Vehicles After Uninsured Driver Goes Airborne, Plows into Livonia Parking Lot

A driver plowed into a parking lot full of cars and “blew out all the glass” after suffering a medical emergency last week in Livonia. The driver veered into oncoming traffic, hit a beam, and went airborne into the parking … Continue reading

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Sudden Search for a New Career Proves Successful for Spouses Who Founded Arizona’s Reliable Glass

Aside from needing a windshield replaced or windows done in their home, neither Lorraine or Greg Tornga had any experience with the glass repair or installation industry. But when the tech bubble burst post-9/11 and left Greg suddenly unemployed, the … Continue reading

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Glass Roof Recall Takes Six Months to Reach Europe

In a globalized world, you’d expect globalized products to have the same treatment everywhere at the same time – especially if that involves safety concerns. Click here to read more.  

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Car Break-ins Expected to Increase as Weather Gets Nicer

If you lock your car doors, roll up your windows and close your sunroof, Berkson says your car will be a less desirable target. Also, don’t leave your valuables in your car or in plain sight. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Teen Driver Charged by Kingston Police After Girl Spotted Standing Up Through Sunroof

The 17-year-old driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with failing to wear a seatbelt, speeding and failing to surrender her driver’s license. She was also cautioned about careless driving in regards to the passenger sticking out of the … Continue reading

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Utah County Woman Stopped with ‘Slightly Obstructed’ Windshield

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office shared a photo of the vehicle that was stopped on SR-198. Other than a few inches at the top of the windshield, the 23-year-old driver’s view was fully blocked. Click here to read more.  

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Grandview Police Investigate Dozens of Car Break-ins

Officers said they have already taken about 40 reports of broken car windows and items missing from vehicles. “I’ve been here well over 30 years, and it’s not something I’ve ever seen,” GPD Detective Sergeant Dean Van Winkle said. Click … Continue reading

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Safelite Auto Glass Will Be the Blue Jackets’ First-Ever Uniform Partner

The Blue Jackets have their uniform partner. In an announcement made Saturday, the team and Safelite Auto Glass announced the first uniform partnership in franchise history. Safelite’s logo will adorn the Blue Jackets’ sweaters beginning in the 2022-23 NHL season. … Continue reading

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Bond Reduction Allowed for Man Accused of Shooting Car Windows and Making Threats

This case began when the York Police Department received a report from a York woman that Luna had shot out her car window. According to court documents, when police officers arrived, they could see that a driver’s side rear window … Continue reading

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Manchester Drive-By Gunman Caught Shooting Out of Car Window

A gunman was filmed shooting a pistol out of a moving car’s window. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) studied CCTV footage to identify Sean Cowie after reports of a drive-by shooting in the north of the city in January 2021. Click … Continue reading

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Driver Crawls Through Windshield to Exit Garbage Truck in Rollover Accident

The ambulance crew was able to remove the windshield of the vehicle and confirm that the driver was not injured. The driver was able to exit the vehicle through the open windshield with assistance from personnel on scene. Click here … Continue reading

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Chinese Companies Confronted with Quandary Over Russian Operations

The U-turn by China’s top ride-hailing app was swift and decisive, reflecting the delicate balancing act Chinese businesses must grapple with concerning their Russian operations. Click here to read more.  

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Tata Harrier 140 PS Version Modified with Aftermarket Panoramic Sunroof

Tata Harrier is one of the most popular 5-seater SUV in its respective segment. It was initially launched in 2019 and a year after that, Tata introduced the revised Harrier with more features including a much more powerful engine. The … Continue reading

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Police Say Rome Man Smashed Car Window

A 37-year-old man is accused of smashing out a vehicle’s rear window on Thursday, according to the Rome Police Department. Click here to read more.  

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Man Charged After ‘Unprovoked Attack’ Through Car Window

The victim managed to drive away as she was being attacked through the vehicle’s window. The victim was able to avoid serious physical injury. Click here to read more.  

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Driver Killed After Debris Crashes Through Windshield on I-15

One person has died after debris crashed through the windshield of a car in Weber County. The incident happened near mile marker 339 around 3:10 p.m. Friday. Click here to read more.  

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Physicists Explain the Mesmerizing Movements of Raindrops on Car Windshields

Raindrops on a moving car’s angled windshield simultaneously experience forces from gravity and from the wind that speeds over the car. The direction that a raindrop moves depends on its size. Click here to read more.  

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Clear View Auto Glass and Tint Becomes AGSCTM Member Company

Clear View Auto Glass and Tint of Russellville has joined the list of safety-conscious auto glass companies by becoming a registered member of the Auto Glass Safety Council. Click here to read more.  

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Glass Plant Pullout Leaves Locals Drowning in Water Bills

In 2018, the Pittsburgh Glass Works stopped making auto glass at the Creighton plant. This was a blow to a community identity, as glass is part of the area’s DNA. Click here to read more.  

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Cordele Woman Pulled Through Window of Burning Car by Good Samaritan

Eric Zastawrny spotted a burning car. He’s a safety manager so he had a fire extinguisher with him in his company car. He broke the car window with the fire extinguisher and pulled the driver to safety. Click here to … Continue reading

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State Farm Reports Average Auto Hail Claims $5,000

Total Auto and Home insurance claims were $2.5 billion in 2021, down from $3.1 billion in 2020. Auto hail claims totaled $480 million. Click here to read more.  

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Mets’ Pete Alonso ‘Thankful to be Alive’ After Car Accident, Kicked out Windshield to Escape

New York Mets superstar Pete Alonso was involved in a “brutal” car accident on Sunday. The first baseman, who was driving in Tampa heading to the team’s spring training, said his car flipped over three times. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Video Shows Montgomery County Police Officer Rescuing Unconscious Driver from Fiery Car

According to the police department, Sergeant B. Drew busted out the window of a burning car with his flashlight and then pulled an unconscious driver out of the car. Click here to read more.

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Democrats Unveil Plan for New Quarterly Stimulus Checks

Like the payments authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act in 2021, these payments would likely go directly into American’s bank accounts. The money would be sent out quarterly, aiming to help people cope with rising gas costs. Click here … Continue reading

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How Acoustic Glass Changes Driving Experience

Glass may be one of the things most taken for granted in cars, but it plays a much greater role than merely allowing us to see where we’re going. Noise insulation is an example, and acoustic glass is something premium … Continue reading

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North Bay Auto Shop Grieving After Workplace Fatality

Ontario’s Ministry of Labour is investigating after the owner of a North Bay auto shop was killed in a workplace incident earlier this month. The ministry was notified March 3 of a worker’s death at Kelly’s Auto Glass on Cassells … Continue reading

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Texas Auto Insurers are Planning Big Rate Hikes in 2022

If you’re a Texas driver who’s insured by one of the larger insurance providers, odds are your bills could be going up this year. Insurance companies plan to hike rates in 2022, and some companies are raising rates by more … Continue reading

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Woman Found Dead at Flagg Park Trailhead in Boulder County

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman at the Flagg Park trailhead in Boulder County. The Boulder County Communications Center got a call just after 8 a.m. Saturday on reports of a woman “in a … Continue reading

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