Did a Car Thief Break Your Window? What to Do Next

Damaged Windshield – Chicago, IL – Aaron Auto GlassWhat should you do if someone breaks into your car through the windshield or door window? In 2018, more than 534,000 motor-vehicle thefts were reported in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Whether a thief shatters your car’s window to get what’s inside or as part of a full vehicle theft, take a look at what you should do next.

Call the Police

Before you deal with the shattered glass or any other damage to your vehicle, contact the local police. You’ll need to file a report — especially if something was stolen from your car. Not only can the police record the damage and theft, but they’ll also investigate the crime and provide you with a report for your insurance company. (more…)

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Worn Wiper Blades and Your Windshield

Worn Wiper Blades – Chicago, IL – Aaron Auto GlassWorn wiper blades aren’t just annoying — they can actually increase your risk of a collision by affecting your visibility. If you think your wiper blades are becoming worn, keep reading to learn more.

How Do Wiper Blades Wear Down?

Wiper blades consist of a metal frame and a flexible rubber blade. The rubber part slides against the windshield to push away water. However, wiper blades can wear down for many reasons. Regular wear and tear is common, but many factors can aggregate the wear and tear. For example, in hot climates, the damaging UV rays can cause the rubber to crack. (more…)

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A Guide to Ball Damage & Car Windows

Ball Damage in Car Windows – Chicago, IL – Aaron Auto GlassWhen you attend a sporting event, the last thing you expect is to take home a souvenir in the form of a broken car window. Unfortunately, sometimes a flying ball will get out of control and create damage to your vehicle.

Learn how balls may damage auto glass, what to expect when your windshield gets cracked, and the steps to take for a proper repair.

Can a Ball Smash Through My Window?

We’ve all seen those novelty stickers where it appears like baseball or tennis ball has completely smashed through a windshield and is stuck in the glass. While the prank is fun, the trick is not realistic due to modern auto glass technology. A typical windshield includes two layers of glass with a piece of laminate between the glass panes. (more…)

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