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Driver Narrowly Escapes Injury as Loose Semi Wheel Crashes Through Windshield in Summit County

The Park City Fire District said a westbound semi on I-80 lost a wheel near mile 177, about nine miles east of Echo. The wheel rolled into the eastbound lanes and careened into a pickup truck. Photos from the scene … Continue reading

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Gas Leak May Have Caused Explosion at Speedy Glass in Ontario

Garth Noye feels lucky to be alive after a major fire and massive explosion rocked a Midland commercial area Wednesday morning. Noye, who works at Speedy Auto Glass, was one of the dozens of onlookers, who watched as fire crews from … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Companies Remain in Franchise Top 400

Several auto glass companies rose in ranks on the Franchise Times Top 400 for 2021 list. Rankings are based on sales in 2020 by companies with franchised locations. Glass Doctor is ranked at number 238 with 191 locations, including 179 … Continue reading

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New Legislation is on the Move in Florida

Both the House and the Senate introduced new forms of legislation last week in Florida. The aim is to prevent shops from offering incentives to customers in exchange for making insurance claims for windshield replacements or repairs. House bill, H169 … Continue reading

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Geico Files Complaint Against Shazam Auto Glass, LLC and Owner for Fraud

Geico Insurance Co. (Geico) has filed a federal lawsuit in Florida against Shazam Auto Glass, LLC, (Shazam) and its owner, Sean Martineau. The insurance company alleges Shazam and Martineau are responsible for a “fraudulent scheme” that included falsifying windshield replacement … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Releases Windshield Replacement Statement

According to a company press release, Mercedes-Benz USA said it “strongly recommends” using only Mercedes-Benz parts for windshield glass replacements. In the same release, the company mentioned the windshield glass manufactured for its vehicles has particular specifications. Other glass manufacturers … Continue reading

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Blog: Converting Older Windshield Installations

Blog: Converting Older Windshield Installations

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B.C. Shop Owners Adjust To Latest ICBC Change

The Insurance Company of British Columbia’s (ICBC’s) most recent policy change affects the way glass suppliers are reimbursed for moulding and windshield replacements. The changes became effective June 4, 2018. Windshield replacement costs were a main factor in the change … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Shop Assists in Hit-and-Run Investigation

A windshield-replacement job brought the unusual resolution to a hit-and-run investigation in New Hampshire last month. Police in Dover, N.H., arrested Bruce Bernier, 61, of Newmarket, in connection with a hit-and-run incident April 2. According to police reports, a black … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Service Warranty Bill Heads to Governor

An Oklahoma bill related to service warranties has been passed by both the House and Senate and is now headed to Gov. Mary Fallin for her signature. The bill, SB 1142, relates to “service warranties; amending [the sections of the … Continue reading

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Autoglass Launches Artificial Intelligence Technology

Autoglass, a vehicle glass repair and replacement company based in the UK and owned by Belron, says it has successfully trialed the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to assess the severity of vehicle glass damage. The company says this can … Continue reading

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Florida Insurer Windshield Inspection Bill Clears Another Senate Committee

Florida state Sen. Dorothy Hukill’s proposed amendment to current legislation that would require an insurer’s inspection prior to a windshield repair or replacement cleared another Senate committee hearing. “[Auto glass repair] companies have been lurking in parking lots, waiting by … Continue reading

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Judge Grants Timeline Extension for Campfield vs. Safelite Case

An Ohio judge has granted an extension in the timeline for the discovery phase of the lawsuit filed against Safelite Group, Inc. by Richard Campfield and Ultra Bond. Judge Michael Watson of the Eastern Division of the Southern District of … Continue reading

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Tiny and Sons Glass Company Hosts Legislators

Last week, Peter Brown, president of Tiny & Sons, hosted 10 legislators from the Massachusetts state Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business at his shop outside of Boston in Pembroke, Mass.  The group was made up of Senators … Continue reading

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ADAS: Keeping Windshield Repair and Insurance Costs Low

Auto insurance premiums have seen a surge in recent years—up 21.5 percent since 2012, according to consumer price index (CPI) figures from the U.S. Department of Labor. These stats represent one of the largest increases in a five-year span, second … Continue reading

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Deepest Discounts for Auto Glass Week™ End Next Month

Move quickly to take advantage of the deepest discounts and secure your spot at Auto Glass Week™ 2017 before early bird registration ends June 12. Early bird registration will save you up to $100 versus onsite registration. In addition to … Continue reading

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AZ Glass Pros Announces New Windshield Replacement Services in Phoenix

AZ Glass Pros Announces New Windshield Replacement Services in Phoenix

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Mercedes Calls for OEM Glass in Windshield Replacement

Mercedes Benz USA “strongly recommends” using its glass for windshield replacements in a new position statement. Continue reading

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ADAS Conference Stresses Need for Recalibration

Third-party recalibration solutions could leave drivers with unsafe vehicles after a windshield replacement – that was the message delivered at a conference in the United Kingdom November 17. Continue reading

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Rosekind: Vehicles with ADAS Must Be Repaired Correctly

“We want to focus initially on rolling out automatic-emergency braking. Let’s hope all the cameras and sensors work after the car is repaired,” said Mark Rosekind, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator, during the Washington, D.C., Auto Show on Thursday. “When vehicles are repaired, including windshield replacement, let’s hope this technology works correctly. Continue reading

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Police Department Seeks AGRR Industry’s Help Solving Fatal Hit and Run

The Seekonk Police Department in Massachusetts is asking AGRR company owners if they have replaced a windshield on a 1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu or 2004-05 Malibu Classic, 1997-99 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 1997 or 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva. The car may have been involved in a hit and run. Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council E-Newsletter Now Available

The Auto Glass Safety Council has published its latest e-newsletter. Continue reading

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Baltimore is the Place to be in 2014!

The 2014 Auto Glass Week™ (AGW), set to be held October 7-9, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center and Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, has something for everyone, including the whole family. While the event will offer educational seminars, an exhibition hall and the attendee-favorite, annual competitions, the city delivers an experience like no other. Continue reading

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Gold Medalists of Auto Glass Repair and Technician Competition Named

Danny Kale of Glasspro took home the gold medal for the NordGlass Auto Glass Technician Competition and Braulio Lopez of Repair and Go -Espana S.L. in Lugo-Galicia, Spain grabbed the gold for the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition in honor of … Continue reading

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