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The wait for Auto Glass Week™ is almost over!

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Before the Heat is On: Keep Your Cool

Today is National Heat Awareness Day. If not already, auto glass technicians will soon repair and replace glass in the summer heat. It is 100% possible to avoid heat illness and stroke if you know what to look out for … Continue reading

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At the Top: Auto Glass Retailers in 2022

Today, glassBYTEs.com takes a look at top auto glass retailers this year compared to AGRR’s 2020 list. Who remains on top? Were there any major changes? In the number one spot this year and in 2022, Belron and Safelite remain … Continue reading

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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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Auto Glass Growth Included in Driven Brands Holdings Inc.’s First Quarter Results for 2022

The key word for Driven Brands Holdings Inc. (DBHI) in 2022 is growth. And auto glass services are part of that growth. In a conference call discussing quarterly results last Wednesday, president and CEO Jonathan Fitzpatrick said 2022’s growth will … 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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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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DuPont Clarifies Supply Chain Challenges

Auto glass adhesive suppliers are not immune to supply chain challenges. “Due to challenging domestic and global market conditions in 2021, supplies of raw materials have been constrained over the past several months causing unprecedented supply chain disruptions that impacted … Continue reading

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Boyd Group Services Announces Cash Dividend for First Quarter of 2022

Boyd Group Services announced a cash dividend of $0.144 per common share for the first quarter of 2022. The dividend is payable on April 27, 2022 to common shareholders at the close of business March 31, 2022. The Boyd Group … 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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Projected New Vehicle Sales Continue to Decrease from 2021

J.D. Power and LMC Automotive have forecasted a decline in new-vehicle retail sales for February 2022, compared to February 2021. Retail sales for last month are expected to reach 922,100 units, a decrease of 5.7% from February of last year, … Continue reading

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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Could Cut Auto Production by Millions of Vehicles in 2022

Local Russian production is expected to feel the greatest near-term impact as companies suspend operations. But, officials say, the longer the war continues, the higher the risk of ripple effects across the automotive industry. Click here to read more.  

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2022 Peugeot 3008 GT Sport AWD Plug-In Hybrid Pricing and Features

One of the first electrified models from the French brand, the Peugeot 308 PHEV launches with a long list of standard features, including a dual-pane electric sunroof. Click here to read more.  

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New AI Imperatives in Claims for 2022

In 2021, the insurance industry was buffeted by the four-pronged effects of climate change, social change, the pandemic and the evolving expectations of employees and policyholders. In the year ahead, we expect these forces to continue to accelerate digital transformation. … Continue reading

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A New Inflation Reading Shows the Small Business Tipping Point Has Been Reached

The latest Consumer Price Index reading, the highest in four decades, isn’t the only sign that inflation is extending rather than giving up its hold over the U.S. economy in 2022. An increasing number of American small businesses say they … Continue reading

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Early Bird Gets the Worm! Be sure to get Auto Glass Week™ 2022 Discounted Registration!

Online registration for Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2022 has been extended until January 31. With the end of the month fast-approaching, those planning to attend, but have yet to register, are being advised to take advantage of early-bird registration prices … Continue reading

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Changes to Auto Insurance Across Canada in 2021

At the same time, regulatory bodies from several provinces laid the groundwork for auto insurance reform and took steps to improve insurance systems. Many of these initiatives will take effect in 2022. Here is a look back at the important auto insurance changes across Canada from 2021 and what drivers can expect this year.    … Continue reading

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Car Insurance Rates Expected to Increase in 2022

Auto insurance rates are expected to rise by about 0.6% this year, according to a recent ValuePenguin study. Increased rates are attributed to increased technology in vehicles in the last six years. Click here to read more.  

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Driven Brands Acquires Auto Glass Now for $170 Million

Driven Brands Holdings Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., acquired Auto Glass Now’s more than 75 company-operated locations in the U.S. on Dec. 30. Auto Glass Now joins Driven Brands with more than 20 years of auto glass repair, replacement and … Continue reading

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Belron: New Shareholders, CD&R Changes Name in Partnership

Belron, which operates Safelite® AutoGlass and Autoglass®, welcomed new shareholders on December 17. As previously reported, Hellman & Friedman, BlackRock Private Equity Partners and GIC joined the company’s list of shareholders with the completion of the acquisition of a combined … Continue reading

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The Five Biggest Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Trends in 2022

Autonomous driving promises a future where road traffic accidents and speeding tickets are no longer a feature of life. Mobility will be transformed, as will be the environment we live in, as roads, towns and cities are reconfigured to accommodate … Continue reading

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Vehicle Insurance Coverage Requirements Change in Virginia on Jan. 1

Starting in the new year, the minimum insurance coverage that drivers will need to have for their vehicles will increase in Virginia. Senate Bill 1182 raises the minimum liability insurance coverage requirements over the next three years. Click here to read … Continue reading

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This Holiday Season Give Yourself the Gift of Learning—Sign Up Today for Auto Glass Week™ 2022

The New Year presents new opportunities to expand your learning, and if you’re in the automotive glass repair and replacement industry, the prime opportunity awaits. Auto Glass Week™ returns to San Antonio Sept. 14-16, 2022. It is the only event … Continue reading

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Fenzi Group Acquires Advanced Glass Technologies

Fenzi Holdings, a chemical company in the glass processing industry headquartered in Italy, announced the acquisition of Johnson Matthey’s (JM) Advanced Glass Technologies (AGT) business, a global provider of specialist glass enamels and precious metal pastes supplied mainly to the … Continue reading

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‘Tremendous Pent-up’ Car Demand Going into 2022: AutoNation CEO

According to the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index, wholesale used car and truck prices rose 8.3% in the first 15 days of October compared to September. Going into 2022, AutoNation (AN) CEO Mike Jackson believes demand for vehicles will not abate anytime … Continue reading

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