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Driven Brands Holdings Inc., on November 1, reported third-quarter 2023 revenue of $581.0 million, a 12% increase over prior-year earnings. System-wide sales rose 10% to $1.6 billion, driven by 6% same-store sales growth and 6% net store growth. The company … Continue reading
The Massachusetts’ Joint Committee on Transportation held a hearing on Oct. 17 in Boston to receive industry comment on a bill creating auto glass replacement standards. “The bill provides a road map for auto glass replacement safety,” said Peter Brown, … Continue reading
Ford Global Technologies now holds the patent for a sun visor that gives vehicle occupants an option for breaking glass in case of an emergency. The initial application for a sun visor with an incorporated impact point was filed in … Continue reading
The threat of violence is constant each time a police officer dons their uniform and steps out on patrol. That’s why safety is of utmost importance for officers, who are required to wear bullet-resistant vests and carry weapons for protection. … Continue reading
AirPro Diagnostics says its Auggie mobile static recalibration device has been independently tested to meet the requirements of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). AirPro officials say FT Techno of America, an independent vehicle evaluation company, performed test scenarios … Continue reading
Safelite® Group, owner of Safelite AutoGlass®, has purchased the assets of Idaho-based Intermountain Auto Glass. The transaction closed on Friday, October 6. “On behalf of our associates across the country, we welcome new team members with enthusiasm as they join … Continue reading
In a decision that may have implications for Right to Repair and data access laws here in the U.S., the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that independent repair shops should be allowed access to essential car data. Aftermarket … Continue reading
The Fix Network Global Conference, which includes Novus Glass and SRP, is underway in Orlando. The event is being held at the Hyatt Regency Cypress Garden and features various presentations, activities and social events. It runs through Saturday, Oct. 7, … Continue reading
The Fix Network has partnered with Alfa Romeo Formula One (F1) Team Stake, enabling both brands to pursue new development and growth opportunities. Fix Network provides collision, glass and mechanical repair services for the aftermarket sector. It operates various brands, … Continue reading
Safelite Group has acquired the assets of Colorado-based Sun Auto Glass. The transaction was completed on Friday, September 29. This is Safelite’s fifth acquisition in 2023. “It’s an exciting time in our business as we continue to expand our reach … Continue reading
State Farm, a defendant in a lawsuit before the U.S. District Court of Maryland, filed a motion last week to dismiss Total Recon Auto Center’s (Total Recon) complaint against it. Total Recon, a collision center in Rockville, Md., provides services … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week™ 2023 wrapped up last week in Virginia Beach, Va., where competitions were once again a big part of the event. We spoke to the winners of the repair, customer service, calibration and replacement competitions about their experiences … Continue reading
Calibration was a big discussion topic during Auto Glass Week (AGW) 2023. The event took place Sept. 19-21 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va., bringing together installers, technicians, suppliers and many others. Educational sessions covered a … Continue reading
From the seminars and education to the products, the expo and the competitions, there was something for everyone at Auto Glass Week 2023. Take a look at today’s newscast for a look back at this year’s event. Watch video on … Continue reading
The winners of the Auto Glass Technician Competition, Windshield Repair Competition, Customer Service Competition and Calibration Competition were announced Friday night at Auto Glass Week™ 2023 in Virginia Beach, Va. Congratulations to all the winners. 2023 XYG Auto Glass Technician … Continue reading
The finalists for Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2023 have been announced. Stay tuned for a full list of the winners on Friday. Be sure to visit the glassBYTEs website for additional coverage of AGW. We will continue to feature the … Continue reading
The 12th annual Auto Glass Week opens tomorrow in Virginia Beach, Va. Get ready for products, education, competitions and more.
Guidewire and Belron Canada recently announced that Belron Canada’s new Ready for Guidewire validated accelerator is now available to claim center users in the Guidewire Marketplace. Belron Canada has more than 325 service centers, two distribution centers, 27 warehouses, and … Continue reading
KSI Kitchen & Bath, a kitchen and bath design firm in Farmington Hills, has acquired Henderson Glass, and its flat glass business from Safelite Auto Glass. “KSI’s investment will allow us to focus on growing our flat glass business, from … Continue reading
Getting back to this particular crashed Cybertruck, the video (and screenshots) show how the top of the roof bent after the impact, how the airbags deployed, and what windows and trim elements were affected. Read the article at InsideEvs.com
Ciaran Lee Wootton (26) from Main Street, Newtownstewart in County Tyrone, Ireland, struck and killed Elaine McGarrity (54) in December 2021. Emergency service personnel at the scene remarked on the state of the windscreen driven by Wootton, who later insisted … Continue reading
Several developments have occurred in the case by Plaintiff Brian Williams and the people of California alleging insurance fraud against Safelite Group Inc. (SGI), Safelite Fulfillment Inc. (SFI), and Safelite Solutions Inc. (SSI). The suit, which Williams filed late last … Continue reading
Ford is under investigation by U.S. auto safety regulators over complaints that the front doors of some Ford Escape vehicles will inadvertently open while driving, according to a filing Tuesday— the latest probe into the model following an investigation that … Continue reading
Lynred and Saint-Gobain Sekurit have launched the world’s first windshield that incorporates both visible and thermal cameras side-by-side.
This isn’t the first time drivers have dealt with rocks along the stretch of the freeway after loose gravel plagued drivers earlier this year.
A lunchtime ride in the family car on Interstate 15 in Utah to pick up tacos was abruptly interrupted Saturday when a whirling metal chair part crashed into the car’s windshield.
As Baby Boomers plan their exits from the auto glass industry, the younger generations are stepping into their place and leaning on technology to power their shops. That reality is driving Mark Haeck, vice president of business development for Mainstreet … Continue reading
Autoglass, owned by Belgium-based Belron, has opened a new drive-in location in the Lakeside Village shopping center in Doncaster, U.K. The unit is entirely powered by solar energy. Read more at the Doncaster Free Press.
What legal authorities may consider outright insurance fraud, far too many Americans consider simply being clever with their insurance claims to save a bit of money. A new survey from ValuePenguin reveals that a surprising number of Americans try to … Continue reading
If it seems like the inside of your windshield is always dirty, even after repeated cleanings, you’re not insane. There’s a reason for that constant film inside your car windows, and there’s not a whole lot you can do about … Continue reading
Alex Torres, an 18-year-old from Naugatuck, Conn., is being called a hero after spotting a child locked in a hot car, putting his arm through the window and setting the child free. He then left for the hospital where he … Continue reading
AirPro Diagnostics has introduced its Auggie mobile static recalibration device in the U.K. On Sept. 4, auto glass companies participated in a day of classroom training at Eyebox in Coventry, U.K., and then spent the remainder of the week in … Continue reading
Despite many thinking that the Tesla Model Y’s glass roof is one of its weak points, it is actually extremely strong, as evidenced by a recent accident in China where a wall collapsed onto it. Read more at Drive Tesla … Continue reading
A bizarre but easy life hack showing viewers how to get into a locked car by way of a plunger has divided commenters on TikTok, with many expressing concern it will give car thieves quick and quiet access to steal … Continue reading
Midwest ADAS, co-owned by brothers Andy Tylka and Geoff Beckett, recently opened in Merrillville, Ind. The business is a new licensee of Car ADAS Solutions, a Salt Lake City-based provider of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) calibration technology and services. Midwest … Continue reading
Arizona state law says that under comprehensive coverage, insurers must offer customers “complete coverage for the repair or replacement of all damaged safety equipment without regard to any deductible.” That includes windshields. Read more at ABC 15.
A motorist narrowly escaped injury Tuesday when a piece of metal crashed into her windshield and came within inches of her face, police said. The 21-year-old motorist from New Hampshire was following a vehicle that ran over metal debris on … Continue reading
A body shop employee struck two people with his car at his workplace last Friday, then fled the scene, according to police. The incident began when one of the victims accused the employee of stealing items from the business. Read … Continue reading
This article was written by Scott Sowers and originally appeared in the July/August issue of AGRR magazine. To read the full issue, click here. indshield camera calibration continues to challenge the automotive glass industry, affecting technicians, shop owners, diagnostic tool … Continue reading
Hundreds of thousands of cars on U.K. roads could be at risk from not having had their windscreen recalibrated, with insurers often declining to check the status of this procedure at policy inception. This was according to James MacBeth, managing … Continue reading
King Auto Glass in Topeka, Kan., has expanded and is ready to take on more work. The company held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Aug. 30 to commemorate the opening of a larger building. Read more at WIBW.
A family visiting Yellowstone National Park had a shock recently when their car became caught in the middle of a bison stampede–and one animal ran right into the windshield, smashing it. Read more at Yahoo.
Apple has filed a patent for a windshield with augmented-reality capabilities that would feature a variety of sensors to collect information about the surrounding environment. This could include visible light cameras, various types of infrared cameras, and ultrasonic and light-based … Continue reading
Farmers Insurance said Monday it will lay off 11% of its workforce—about 2,400 employees—as part of a corporate restructuring aimed at increasing its efficiency and long-term profitability. The California-based insurer said the job cuts will impact all lines of its … Continue reading
Acura and its parent company Honda are being sued by American owners of the Acura RDX over a flaw that could allegedly cause the glass in the tailgate window to shatter spontaneously, and without warning. The plaintiffs allege that a … Continue reading
The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept provided a glimpse of a sleek two-door electric muscle car. A panoramic glass roof adds to the allure and should be welcoming ambiance for rear-seat occupants, who have complained about the view from … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week keynote speaker Shaun White appeared on a podcast with Casey Flores, editor of Window Film magazine, to preview his speech at the Sept. 20-22 event in Virginia Beach, Va. In the podcast, White discusses his Olympic career, … Continue reading
There are lots of important things to know about Spanish carmaker SEAT, including the second-gen SEAT Leon’s amazing rear-door handles, which were partially integrated into the rear side-window glass. Read more at The Autopian.
J.D. Power and GlobalData said last week that total new-vehicle sales in the U.S. will reach 1,354,600 units in August, a 15.4% year-over-year increase. However, dealer profits per vehicle will decline to $3,534, a 26.4% decrease compared with the same … Continue reading
The New Year probably didn’t start the way Safelite officials expected. On Jan. 5, Safelite Group Inc., Safelite AutoGlass (SAG) and Safelite Solutions LLC (SSL) were sued for insurance fraud by a former employee for himself and on behalf of … Continue reading
U.S auto safety regulators said automakers can comply with a Massachusetts law requiring them to share vehicle data with independent repair shops, reversing course after previously objecting that it could make vehicles vulnerable to hacking. Read more at Reuters.
The hotel block for Auto Glass Week™ is expanding once again. Organizers have added a seventh official hotel, the MOXY Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Rates are $159 to $199 a night (depending on the view) plus tax and include free Wi-Fi. … Continue reading
Factors like traffic, transportation costs, safety, road infrastructure and weather can differ significantly depending on what state you live in and affect how pleasant (or unpleasant) it is to drive there. MoneyGeek analyzed data from the Federal Highway Administration, National … Continue reading
Plain ol’ water definitely won’t cut it if you’re looking to rid your car windows of grime and stubborn substances. You could take it to the car wash, but there may be a more economical solution available at your local … Continue reading
In a viral clip that has amassed 4.8 million views, a mother is seen accidentally putting her child’s life at risk. Surveillance footage shows her baby in the backseat and sticking its head out of the window. The mother is … Continue reading
ome say it’s coming, some say it’s not, others say it’s already here. Talk of an economic recession is pervasive in the media, and for business owners who lived through the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009, chatter of another downturn … Continue reading
Mitchell has introduced a feature in Mitchell Cloud Estimating that automatically detects a completed scan or calibration and gives users the ability to add it as a line on the collision-damage appraisal. According to the San Diego-based company, this feature … Continue reading
CalPro ADAS Solutions and Fieldpulse, parent company of software maker Collabtic, have announced an agreement that calls for CalPro’s ADAS IdentiScan product to run on Collabtic’s workflow platform. Wayzata, Minn.-based CalPro says its patented ADAS IdentiScan is the first technology … Continue reading
Insurance company GEICO has undergone another tranche of layoffs, employees have reported on social media. Affected individuals appear to have come from a range of departments, including marketing, customer support, the special investigations unit and IT. Read more at Insurance Business.
A Texas woman said she is shaken after a 5-foot spear crashed through her windshield while she was driving, narrowly missing her. She called 911 after realizing the spear had broken through the glass and lodged in the steering column, … Continue reading
Auto Glass Now celebrated the opening of a new location in Union, N.J., last week. The location is one of many that has recently opened in New Jersey and the greater Northeast area. Read more at TapintoUnion.
A popular TikTok user has explained that many cars come with a secret function that can help prevent drivers from getting their fingers trapped in the windows. The function described by @chequanxiaoqiao uses sensors to detect whether an obstacle is … Continue reading
As of August 1, a New York law will automatically enroll state residents in additional coverage that they may not need. However, opting out is possible. “But they have to do it in writing,” says David Kirst, senior insurance specialist … Continue reading
When a semi-truck overturned in Chicago last week, Illinois state Sen. Willie Preston was on hand to rescue the driver from the wrecked vehicle by using a tool to break out the truck’s windshield. Read more at CDL Life.
In the summer, severe temperature spikes could make windshield glass more fragile or susceptible to cracking. Additionally, continuous exposure to rain, snow, or direct sunlight can make small cracks more prominent and noticeable. Read more at SlashGear.
Sisecam, a Tuzla, Turkey-based glass producer, announced it will develop glass specifically for electric vehicles as part of an automotive sustainability project that has received extra financial backing. As a participant in the ZEvRA (Zero Emission Electric Vehicles Enabled by … Continue reading
With only 30 days until Auto Glass Week™ 2023, are you on track to attend? Taking place Sept. 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, this can’t-miss event is right around the corner. Here are the things you need to … Continue reading
New data from AAA finds that advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) could save hundreds of thousands of lives over the coming 30 years. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently published the findings from a study examining the potential benefits of … Continue reading
Completely unbothered by bystanders, the Lexus-driving criminals went along a line of cars near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Warf smashing windows and pillaging the contents before moving onto the next. “It’s called ‘bipping and boosting,’” San Francisco Police Lt. Tracy McCray … Continue reading
Each year, CNBC’s “America’s Top States for Business” study rates every state’s infrastructure. As the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law passed in November 2021 comes into play, there are some states that didn’t need the help so desperately. That is not … Continue reading
Facing various pressures that are driving up the costs of doing business, auto insurers are raising their rates, and in select parts of the country, some have resigned themselves to not doing any business whatsoever. The latter scenario was exemplified … Continue reading
Maserati wants its dealers to take a closer look at 59 MC20 Cielo examples. It believes that approximately 8% of the drop-top supercars are missing sealant that retains a stud connecting the windshield frame to the body. Those with the … Continue reading
A Canadian family was having dinner when a dead bird fell from the sky and hit the roof of their Tesla. Despite being designed to withstand the weight of an elephant, as Tesla brags, the bird caused it to break, … Continue reading
The Dodge Charger and Challenger—in all their trims—leave us this year. So do the Chrysler 300, Audi R8 and Kia Stinger. These are just a handful of the vehicles that bid adieu following the 2023 model year. Read more at … Continue reading
Boyd Group Services, Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG) Group and Sisecam all turned in higher sales as part of recently released earnings. Here are the highlights of those financial reports: Boyd Group Services Second quarter sales increased by 22.9% from the … Continue reading
Firefighters saved an unlucky motorist’s hand after it became trapped in a sports car. Images published by the fire station show the man lying on the driver’s seat with his arm under the dashboard. Read more at the Daily Echo.
NCAP, the independent body behind new car crash safety scores, is introducing even stricter rules. The latest 2023 updates demand sensors which will call the police if drivers have mistakenly left their kids in the car. There’s also a requirement … Continue reading
Michigan officials are exploring whether to replace gas taxes with “usage charges” as the auto industry’s shift to electric vehicles is expected to cut into tax revenues for road repairs. The state plans to spend more than $5 million to … Continue reading
Many industries are reaping efficiencies from artificial intelligence (AI), and while the technology also holds promise for auto glass companies, it’s currently being met with skepticism from glass company owners who are pushing back against its use by auto insurers. … Continue reading
All the hotels in the original group for Auto Glass Week™ are now sold out. Organizers have expanded the block and added a new official hotel, the Springhill Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Rates are $179 a night plus tax and … Continue reading
Because of a new state law, every driver in New York is poised to be automatically enrolled in expanded, more expensive auto insurance coverage. That includes millions of unmarried motorists who would derive no benefit from the extra coverage, which … Continue reading
Opel’s latest electric vehicle model called the “Experimental” showcases a few notable design features, including a special aerodynamic design, a spacious and well-lit interior with lightweight seating, a foldable steering wheel, and a modern display for essential information. Additionally, the … Continue reading
Following a vehicle/pedestrian collision in the Canadian town of Regina, Saskatchewan, a police investigation determined a 20-year-old man was driving in the rain without functioning windshield wipers. It is believed he drove through a red light and hit the two … Continue reading
To properly repair Ford and Lincoln vehicles and ensure all their components are working as intended, it is important that the correct OEM glass components are utilized. Carlex provides a search feature that can quickly identify the correct replacement glass … Continue reading
The average claims severity in the U.S. for all electric vehicles increased $963 over the prior year, while that number jumps to $1,328 in Canada. Looking at Tesla models only, those figures rise to $1,589 and $1,600, respectively. These are … Continue reading
Autel has released its 2023 ADAS calibration coverage, adding what the company says is a “first-in-the-industry” DTC analysis feature that provides causes and solutions for ADAS sensors and components faults. Available to all MaxiSYS tablet owners, MS906 Pro and higher, … Continue reading
The sponsorship list has expanded with nine new companies participating in Auto Glass Week™ at various levels, including: Silver: VITRO Bronze: Shanxi Lihu Glass Group Co., Ltd. Cobalt: Glass Tint Software Collision Hub Fuyao North America Spray-X Opus IVS American … Continue reading
The reduction was achieved between 2018 and 2022 through the introduction of advanced drive assistance systems (ADAS) into its vehicles and the widespread use of telematics to track driver behavior. The vehicle glass repair and replacement business runs a fleet … Continue reading
Jaguar Land Rover has recalled 36 examples of the 2020-2022 I-Pace electric SUV to fix a problem with the windscreen defroster. “Due to a manufacturing defect, the high voltage coolant heater (HVCH) may not operate as intended. If this occurs, … Continue reading
A truck was totaled when a lightning bolt punched through the windshield. The homeowner was safe inside his Florida home during a severe thunderstorm on July 31. He heard a loud boom in his driveway and saw his truck on … Continue reading
A senior official at the Federal Reserve is pushing back against growing hopes on Wall Street that the central bank could be nearly done raising interest rates. “We have made progress in lowering inflation over the past year, but inflation … Continue reading
Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker recently introduced the products that are part of the company’s second chapter. The Pear showcases neat design elements including a giant windshield, the concave hatch glass attached at the top to the spoiler, a flash glass … Continue reading
Part of the 2019 Auto Reform Bill has been ruled unconstitutional by Michigan’s Supreme Court, but what does that mean for drivers across the state? The auto insurance repeal that’s been in the spotlight over the past four years reduced … Continue reading
This tool combines nearly everything you might need when facing an emergency on a road trip. The window breaker is designed to easily shatter a car window in the event of a crash or accident that prevents you from opening … Continue reading
A former employee has been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $1.3 million from Allstate Glass in Holbrook, Mass. According to the Holbrook Police Department, Ashley Sumner, 36, was charged with larceny over $1,200 (felony); improper use of a … Continue reading
Last week, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that if insurance companies don’t want policyholders to stack uninsured-motorist claims, they have to put it in writing. The case involved a class-action lawsuit first brought by a woman who sought to draw … Continue reading
TikToker @pbshiesty went viral for documenting the lengths he went to in order to obtain legal window tints. In the video, he appears to be at a doctor’s office, smirking at the camera as a text overlay above his head … Continue reading
Before heading in for a glass replacement, examine the roof and A-pillars of the vehicle. Note any defects in paint at that time. After the windshield is replaced, closely examine the same area. If the paint is scratched or damaged, … Continue reading
DC2 (formerly DC2 Designs) has added an entire lounge to the rear of the already comfortable Innova Hycross and has also installed glass flooring along with other luxury goodies in this MPV. Once the rear doors are opened, the most … Continue reading
A Massachusetts man is charged with backing into a vehicle and then smashing its front and rear windshields, injuring a 1-year-old inside, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden. Boston EMS examined the child and the scene and later … Continue reading
O’Reilly Automotive Inc. said it plans to open 180-190 stores this year. The automotive aftermarket retailer also announced it had record revenue and earnings for its second quarter ended June 30. Read more at VMSD.
Founded by two experienced tradespeople in the glass industry, Elkridge Glass is striving to help customers meet their glass needs, no matter the size. Things are looking up for the new shop, as local support has been phenomenal. “We’re looking … Continue reading
When a dealership incorrectly replaced a windshield, the customer was invited to return the car to have the problem sorted out. Read more at MSN.
Police say the two workers quit earlier this year after a dispute with the owner. After they quit, the owner reportedly discovered that the two had written and cashed 216 checks to themselves. Read more at The Mercury News.
Footage shared online showed a car’s windshield cracked by the hail in Ottawa. Watch the video at Sky News.
People who live near the Ormond Beach Airport say they are used to noise, but after an airplane’s falling debris crashed onto their property, they are now demanding answers. When Bob Blankenship realized the pieces of metal and fiberglass were … Continue reading
Auto glass companies are happy to see that American drivers are back to their pre-pandemic driving routines, but there’s a flip side to the newly logged mileage: higher auto insurance premiums. Busier roadways mean more accidents, litigation and medical costs, … Continue reading
With only 50 days until Auto Glass Week™ 2023, are you on track to attend? Taking place Sept. 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, this can’t-miss event is right around the corner. Here are the things you need to … Continue reading
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced changes to its board of directors following its annual meeting on July 17 at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites in Indianapolis, Ind. “As I look at our new leadership, I believe we have … Continue reading
The Arlington County Police Department’s Property Crimes – Auto Unit is announcing the arrest of the suspect in a series of thefts of vehicle parts. Luis Manuel Tavares Sanchez, 37, of Arlington, VA is charged with nine counts of Petit … Continue reading
Last month, we asked Robert Prange, SVP of automation at Glaston, about some of the trends and changes in the industry.
The Sixth Circuit Appeals Court on Wednesday reviewed a 2021 district court ruling against Richard Campfield, owner and president of Ultra Bond, who sued Safelite Group alleging the company had engaged in false advertising that hurt his business. A panel … Continue reading
Motor vehicle repair prices have increased about 20% in the past year, according to the June 2023 consumer price index. There are many reasons for the trend, including long-term and pandemic-era dynamics. Among them are better technology, higher labor costs, … Continue reading
With electric vehicles on the rise, the technology of safety seems to be utilizing the potential of autonomous technology to the maximum, using their electric motors to natively react to changing road conditions and external threats. According to a safety … Continue reading
General Motors, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes and Stellantis are joining forces in a project that will nearly double the number of fast-charging plugs in the U.S. and Canada. The dramatic move is intended to speed the adoption of electric … Continue reading
The modern vehicle windshield serves as more than just a transparent glass panel. It plays a critical role in both the structural integrity of the vehicle and the safety of its occupants while on the road. Read more at Cape … Continue reading
Car ADAS Solutions has opened a new calibration training and certification center in Atlanta, its second such facility. The Salt Lake City-based provider of calibration technology and services built the 5,000-sq.-ft. center with extra-tall overhead doors and ceiling, allowing for … Continue reading
Auto body and glass repair shops in central Texas are still struggling to keep up with high demand of vehicles with hail damage after the hail storms that pummeled the area from April to June. “It’s just the backlog,” said … Continue reading
On average, the cost to replace a window regulator can range from $200 to $800. However, there are several variables that can push the cost higher or lower. Read more at J.D. Power.
The car is notorious for its lack of a rear wiper. Because of the design—which features a top spoiler with a lip that obstructs airflow—water and other material do not easily run down the glass. Read more at Team-BHP.com.
A baby was rescued from a searing hot car in southern Texas earlier this week after the kid’s family accidentally left the keys in the vehicle. Read more at Fox News.
American cities have a new tool for keeping municipal fleet vehicles running safely and efficiently, while citizens who block dedicated travel lanes might find themselves on the receiving end of a ticket for doing just that. Oakland, Calif.-based Hayden AI … Continue reading
Auto Windscreens was the first in the auto glass repair and replacement industry to offer training via a bespoke academy back in 1990 and holds a strong belief in its growth as a business by investing in quality training. Read … Continue reading
Thanks to the unnamed donor, McPherson College in Kansas will have an endowment of nearly $1.6 billion. The school says its automotive restoration program is the only four-year bachelor’s degree program of its kind in the nation, offering emphases in … Continue reading
The 19-year-old is facing first-degree arson charges for allegedly setting the three-alarm fire to the store in Reisterstown, Md. If convicted, he could spend up to 30 years in prison. Read more at CBS News.
Denning Auto Glass, led by founders Lou and Rose Denning, has adapted over its two decades in business, transitioning from offering a range of services to specializing solely in auto glass repair and replacement as well as recalibration. “The glass … Continue reading
After it became the automaker with the most recalls, the most recalled vehicles, and the biggest single recall in 2022, Ford vowed to address quality concerns. The fruits of that effort have yet to be felt, as the Detroit automaker … Continue reading
Severe thunderstorms brought “large, apple-sized hail” to northern New Mexico last weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Watch on YouTube.
Safelite Group, owner of Safelite AutoGlass, has acquired Ideal Auto Glass, a Florida-based company with two locations in the greater Orlando area. The deal closed on Friday, July 14. Ideal Auto Glass services multiple areas across Florida but only has … Continue reading
Owner Jason Fassler says Jack’s Glass (Covington, Ky.) receives calls “every single day” for people needing service after they say their cars were broken into. The increase is so steep that Fassler reports June 2023 was the company’s largest month … Continue reading
Two AirPro Diagnostics executives are assuming new roles. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based provider of scanning and ADAS calibration products has promoted Josh McFarlin to president and chief operating officer from his previous role as vice president of operations. Additionally, Michael Quinn … Continue reading
The Model X has something other manufacturers were afraid to implement–the beautifully complicated falcon wing doors. However, the detailer points out a design flaw that creates the potential for the glass to shatter when opening the door completely. Read more … Continue reading
A company official assured county commissioners that the evolution of the auto body repair industry has cut down on the “beating of metal” sounds that come to mind. Read more at WGXA News.
When your windshield is cracked, you may wonder if it’s better to repair or replace it. After all, a cracked windshield isn’t just an aesthetic issue—it can also reduce your visibility when driving and put you at risk of being … Continue reading
John Paul Reis, owner of the Chalfont Collision Center in Chalfont, Pa., has been ordered by a court to pay more than $435,000 in restitution to the five insurance companies he defrauded by submitting nearly 300 false insurance claims over … Continue reading
AAA will not renew the auto and home insurance policies for some customers in Florida, joining a growing list of insurers dialing back their presence in the Sunshine State amid a growing risk of natural disasters. Read more at CBS … Continue reading
If you haven’t booked your Auto Glass Week™ hotel yet, you may want to do so soon. Three of the four host hotel blocks for the 2023 event are completely sold out—including those at the Fairfield Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront, … Continue reading
Boyd Group Services Inc. has named Jeff Murray its permanent executive vice president and chief financial officer. He had served as the company’s interim CFO since Jan. 1, 2023. “Jeff’s significant knowledge of the business along with his strong background … Continue reading
A threatened U.S. strike at United Parcel Service could be “one of the costliest in at least a century,” topping $7 billion for a 10-day work stoppage, a think tank specializing in the economic impact of labor actions said. Read … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2023 is less than three months away. On top of a packed trade show filled with an expansive collection of sponsors, the event goes the extra mile to offer happy hours, gatherings, fundraisers and more. These … Continue reading
In the latest update, you can open the windshield wiper menu and set the wiper speed only with a long press on the scroll wheel. While this may make life a little easier for those who often drive in rainy … Continue reading
Not only are new vehicle prices near an all-time high, but the interest rate to finance a purchase has also jumped dramatically. Today, new cars priced under $30,000 make up just 8% of the market’s supply, down from 38% pre-pandemic, … Continue reading
Auto glass shops in Vermont are bracing for another round of rainfall just days after a storm flooded many streets and homes in the central part of the state. More than 200 people trapped by floodwater have been rescued since … Continue reading
Instances of BYD Atto 3 cars suddenly fogging up with condensation while being driven, sometimes in alarming circumstances, should be reconciled by an over-the-air software patch and an advisory, the distributor believes. Click here to read more.
Surveillance video shows a group of thieves burglarizing a business in Canton, Mass. “We’ve been here for over 30 years in Canton, we’ve never seen this in my life,” said Elias Dellaleh, who owns Canton Auto Service and Auto Body … Continue reading
Ford is under investigation by U.S. auto safety regulators over complaints that the front doors of some Ford Escape vehicles will inadvertently open while driving, according to a filing Tuesday— the latest probe into the model following an investigation that … Continue reading
The auto collision industry is offering big bucks as auto repair shops face growing difficulty in attracting and recruiting new technicians. Click here to read more.
The Boyd Group Services Inc., a North American collision and auto glass services company, recently announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2023. Company Background Boyd is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has more than 800 location locations … Continue reading
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released a new report on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which support drivers with some driving tasks. However, drivers may lack appropriate knowledge about ADAS (referred to as their mental model), which can … Continue reading
A man is lucky to be alive after he was impaled by a tree while driving with his family during a recent storm in Atlanta. Now, they are asking for help following the June 2 accident. Anthony and his wife, … Continue reading
These may not seem like a big deal for some people, but police officers do have the authority to issue tickets based on the damage. How they determine when a windshield is too damaged is explained by Saskatchewan Government Insurance … Continue reading
More technology and creature comforts, as well as a parade of new electric vehicles, have complicated the job after accidents. Click here to read more.
A Wisconsin auto glass shop has cut the ribbon on a second facility as it enters a new segment of the industry. Nextech Glass, which opened its first location in Milwaukee in 2010, has opened a second operation in nearby … Continue reading
Nebraska glass companies have been working overtime the past few weeks, trying to get vehicle glass replaced as quickly as possible for those who suffered hail damage from severe storms. Lee Floth with Scottsbluff -based Platte River Glass says it … Continue reading
Three teenagers are accused of breaking into cars in the middle of downtown Memphis Monday night. Click here to read more.
Battery electric vehicle claims are already 25.5% more expensive than their combustion engine counterparts and could rise “disproportionately,” according to a new report from Thatcham Research, an investigator of motor insurance risks. Click here to read more.
‘A Child’s Life is Worth Less Than a Pane of Glass?’: Penny-Pinching Parents Slam Man Who Smashed Their Car Window to Save Trapped Son
The parents, who own the vehicle and had left the key inside the taxi along with their child, refused appeals to break a window and set him free, according to the rescuer, surnamed Lin, from Sichuan province in southwestern China. … Continue reading
The front and rear ends of the vehicle appear to be unique–with Volvo’s “Thor’s Hammer” headlights visible through the camouflage–but the body structure, windows and doors appear to be sourced from the Zeekr 009, a luxury electric minivan. Click here … Continue reading
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More than 20 sponsors have joined Auto Glass Week™ at the Cobalt level so far. Those include. A.N. Designs, Inc. Aegis Tools International AutoBolt Car ADAS Solutions Clean Plus, Inc./CPI Division Delta Kits DINOL U.S. Inc. Gold Glass – ALP … Continue reading
Edouard Janssen will become the new chief financial officer (CFO) of D’Ieteren Group as of Sept. 1, 2023. He will succeed Arnaud Laviolette, who is retiring. Beyond the responsibilities of the CFO role, Janssen will also join several of the … Continue reading
Markets Herald had the opportunity to reach out to tech entrepreneur Al Lijee to talk about his U.S.-based platform myWindshield, which helps Americans find auto glass repairs quickly and easily. Click here to read more.
Mygrant Glass, an auto glass distributor based in California, has signed a lease to occupy a 50,000-square-foot industrial building at 5800 Lindsey Road in Little Rock, Ark. Commercial real estate firm Colliers Arkansas disclosed the transaction details on June 29, … Continue reading
“Profits in the automotive business continued to recover with a further improvement in quarterly profit allowing the business to record a positive overall profit for the full year,” report NSG officials. “Volumes continued to gradually improve and price increases with … Continue reading
Auto glass repair shop owners are seeing a significant increase in smashed car windows—and they say you might as well keep your doors unlocked if you want to avoid costly glass replacements. Click here to read more.
The Federal Aviation Administration has certified for testing a vehicle that a California startup describes as a flying car—the first fully electric vehicle that can both fly and travel on roads to receive U.S. government approval. Click here to read … Continue reading
USAA has been ordered to pay nearly $573,000 in attorney’s fees alone after a federal judge granted preliminary approval to a class action lawsuit accusing it of underpaying taxes in total loss claims. Click here to read more.
Executive Lounge grades for the new Toyota Alphard and Vellfire now feature NSG Group’s vanity mirror with anti-fouling coating technology. The vehicles were released on June 21, 2023. A vanity mirror is a small mirror usually installed behind the sun … Continue reading
Residents of several south Arlington neighborhoods woke up Monday morning to find mirrors stolen from their parked cars. Click here to read more.
On May 18, 2023 the Cyprus Registrar of Intellectual Property delivered a reasoned decision on an application for the cancellation of the “TRIKKIS AUTOGLASS” trademark and device. Click here to read more.
Those with damaged windshield following last week’s hailstorm may want to seek repairs sooner rather than later. Sergeant Johnny Bures with the Texas Department of Public Safety explained how the damage could result in a ticket. Click here to read … Continue reading
Between tornadoes, hail, and other severe weather, cars in Arkansas are not having an easy time in 2023. The damage brought by storms is leaving some drivers waiting weeks or even months to get their cars safely back on the … Continue reading
A 25-year-old Bridgeport man escaped injury after a large branch fell onto his Jeep Grand Cherokee, smashing the windshield as he drove south on Main Street (Route 25), just south of Knollwood Street, Sunday morning. Click here to read more.
This “car” was built by Italian YouTube channel Carmagheddon using a first-generation Fiat Panda sourced from a salvage yard. They cut the Fiat’s body lengthwise just below the top door hinge, leaving them with just the car’s window sills, pillars, roof, … Continue reading
How is vehicle glass evolving? We asked Robert Prange, senior vice president of automation at Glaston, an automotive glass equipment manufacturer, about some of the trends and changes in the industry.
After denying a zoning change request for the building located at 1661 S. Main St. earlier this year, Keller City Council approved a special use permit for the same applicants June 6 to open Maintenance Plus +, an automobile repair, … Continue reading
On the 29th, the car was picked up and the windshield had been replaced. The same night when I was putting all the stuff back in, I decided to check all the settings for the blower system. To my utter … Continue reading
Why the Jeep Liberty’s ‘Sky Slider’ Roof Was an Absolute Disaster That Forced Owners to MacGyver Strange Fixes
Some folks have used tinted glass as a solution. Leigh Hazelbaker, for example, posted these images of her Jeep’s new lid … This job was apparently done by Liberty Auto Glass Plus out of Bailey, NC (talk about an appropriate … Continue reading
The United States has the most traffic deaths per capita of any developed country. In 2020, the coronavirus reduced road deaths worldwide because people were forced to stay home. But the U.S. bucked that trend and saw rising traffic deaths, … Continue reading
As Auto Glass Week™ gets closer, more companies are announcing their presence at the show. This year’s copper sponsors (so far) include: • asTech, Driven by Repairify • Henkel Corporation • Meiyuan Automotive Glass (Xiamen) Co. Ltd.; and • Sika … Continue reading
Car break-ins are becoming such a problem around Middle Tennessee that auto glass companies fear a shortage is already here. Technicians are reporting that it could take months to stock replacement car windows due to the high demand. Click here … Continue reading
A man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly throwing things at a Boston police cruiser and then kicking the windshield, causing it to shatter. Click here to read more.
Who should be responsible when your car is damaged inside a car wash? Well, a woman from mid-Michigan is learning the hard way. Click here to read more.
Amid a rush to get more robotaxis on the roads of California’s largest cities, the fire chief in San Francisco has warned the vehicles are “not ready for primetime”, citing multiple recent incidents of the vehicles obstructing fire engines and … Continue reading
Bentley’s first all-electric vehicle will feature hands-off self-driving technology, it has been revealed. Speaking with UK outlet AutoCar, Bentley CEO Adrian Hallmark confirmed that the British marque’s first EV will initially offer partial hands-off driving on motorways. Fully autonomous driving … Continue reading
Massachusetts’ two U.S. Senators clashed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week over the federal agency’s letter to auto manufacturers regarding the state’s Right to Repair law. On June 15, Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren wrote … Continue reading
Three more companies have joined Auto Glass Week™ at the bronze level, including Nielsen Moller, SRP and Equalizer. They join 10 other bronze sponsors and more than 50 other companies sponsoring Auto Glass Week overall. The event, taking place September … Continue reading
It’s the best deal of the year. From now until June 30, register for 3 Full Registrations, and receive 1 Full Registration free of charge. This applies to Full registrations and they must be orders placed prior to June 30, … Continue reading
Ace Auto Glass has been serving Hawaii and Guam since 1975…and they were voted First Place in the Auto Glass Repair category for Best Of Hawaii 2023. Click here to watch video.
If your car sustained damage during the recent storms, AAA Oklahoma said fixing that windshield should be a top priority for you. They also said that even small cracks in your windshield can pose significant risks to your safety and … Continue reading
AGE and Hella Gutmann Renew Partnership to Advance ADAS Calibration Solutions in the Automotive Industry
As vehicles increasingly incorporate ADAS technologies, the accurate calibration of these systems following automotive glass replacement is essential. Click here to read more.
When it comes to safe driving, having a clear and unobstructed view of the road is paramount. One crucial component that plays a significant role in ensuring visibility is the car side mirror. The side mirror allows drivers to monitor … Continue reading
Auto Insurers Are Raising Rates, Even as Car Prices Ease. ‘The Pandemic Has Been Really Disruptive to the Auto Repair Business,’ Economist Says
Auto insurance prices generally track those in the car market but do so with a lag, economists explain. Insurance costs have jumped following record-high car prices during the pandemic era, and are likewise expected to fall in coming months. Click … Continue reading
It is not immediately clear whether the blood belongs to Captain Valiente or the bird. Click here to watch video.
The list of sponsors joining Auto Glass Week™ 2023 continues to grow. Ten sponsors are joining this year at the Bronze level so far, including: AGRR Magazine Auto Glass Safety Council CarCal Experts Carlex DuPont Glass.com™ Key Media & Research … Continue reading
Fix Auto UK has teamed up with Florida-based AirPro Diagnostics, a company offering remote vehicle diagnostics and calibration products. The partnership will initially bring AirPro’s Auggie mobile system into the UK. Ian Pugh, Fix Auto UK’s managing director, says Auggie … Continue reading
Autel will launch the Autel Training Academy next month at its U.S.-headquarters in New York, providing technicians and shop owners with hands-on one-day and two-day training courses. The first set of classes will be an intensive two-day course focusing on … Continue reading
The crew of a local auto glass company recently had an unusual encounter when a bear showed up to their job site and stole one of their lunches before running off into the woods. Click here to read more.
Photos showed the extensive damage after a boat buoy smashed into a windshield on I-15 in Draper. Click here to read more.
For the second time in a week, drivers of semi-tractor trailers are accused of not securing their loads or tires leading to crashes on U.S. Highway 75/Central Expressway in Richardson. Click here to read more.
Rochester Police are investigating after 30 cars were broken into at East End Garage and 15 cars were broken into around Werner Park near Cobbs Hill. Click here to read more.
‘It’s Just For Bubble Gum and 50 Cents’: Northeast Avalon Auto Glass Shops Say Vehicle Smash-and-Grabs a Daily Occurrence
Leo Sears has worked in the auto glass repair business since 1988. He says he’s never seen as many vehicles damaged by smash-and-grabs as he has this year. Click here to read more.
Tesla’s 15 years in the automotive industry have come with immense success and a notable share of criticism. The automaker is a renowned pioneer of not only modern electric vehicles but also associated innovations like Autopilot. Tesla first introduced the … Continue reading
Chinese electric vehicle maker Xpeng Inc on Thursday expanded its self-driving capability to Beijing as part of the automaker’s expanded launch of City NGP (Navigation Guided Pilot) across the mainland. Click here to read more.
PGW Auto Glass, a provider of automotive glass solutions, announced that it has acquired the assets of Duncan Systems’ Truck Glass Division. “This strategic move builds on our commitment to expand our product offering and range of solutions to the … Continue reading
U.S auto safety regulators told nearly two dozen major automakers on Tuesday not to comply with a Massachusetts vehicle telematics law, saying it poses significant safety concerns. Click here to read more.
Within a couple of months of purchasing her vehicle, Mrs. Cooper noticed significant condensation forming on the inside of the windshield when parked overnight. The moisture forced Cooper to use a towel to mop up in the mornings when she … Continue reading
Caramia Panichelli was driving her 2014 Subaru Impreza on I-95 South near Columbus Boulevard on Monday around 4:45 p.m. when “metal pierced the driver side windshield of the Subaru and struck the victim, which caused fatal injuries,” report state police. … Continue reading
A widely shared video showing a woman jumping on top of a taxicab and smashing through its front windshield has raised concerns among taxi drivers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who say violent incidents are becoming all too common for drivers … Continue reading
What’s the first thing that pops into your head when your windshield shatters on the highway? Probably broken glass and bugs! Ha-ha. Get it? Because the windshield bits would fly at your head and–forget it, never mind. It’s probably something … Continue reading
Safelite Group, owner of Safelite AutoGlass, has acquired the auto glass assets of Advanced Auto Glass operating in Weatherford, Texas. The transaction was completed on Friday, June 9, 2023. “It’s an honor to have new team members join our Safelite … Continue reading
Mygrant Glass Co., PGW Auto Glass LLC, Panther Pro Inc., and Şişecam have joined Auto Glass Week™ as Silver Sponsors. The event will be held September 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Auto Glass Week … Continue reading
Audi introduced a pilot program in 2022 with partner companies Reiling Glas Recycling, Saint-Gobain Glass, and Saint-Gobain Sekurit to turn damaged auto glass into recyclable material for model production. Audi is now shifting the “GlassLoop” pilot project into standard production. … Continue reading
European fleets face the prospect of requiring new forms of vehicle insurance as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) change the nature of liability in an accident. An annual report from Insurance Europe, which represents the continent’s insurers, warns that systems … Continue reading
The Lewiston Police Department says a woman was seriously injured this past Thursday after her car crashed into a truck towing a utility pole to a previous crash site. Click here to read more.
It isn’t only the profile and fluid lines that contrast with the rest of the Dodge gang of the 1960s. The engineering stands out, starting with the lack of doors and windows. A fighter jet-style canopy that tilts backward (pushed … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2023 is 100 days away! The event will be held September 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Sock it to us! Sign-up for a full registration on June 12 for our … Continue reading
Auto glass repair shops are seeing an increase in people coming in to fix broken windows and they say it’s tied to the frequency of car break-ins happening in the region. Click here to read more.
The smash involved a tractor with its trailer, a van and horsebox and a car. A picture from the scene showed a piece of green farm machinery, appearing to be the trailer, having impaled the car’s windscreen leaving a large … Continue reading
In this article, you’ll find details about the average cost of windshield replacement, the factors that affect the cost to replace a windshield, and your options for getting a new one. Along with that, the article offers a few recommendations … Continue reading
State lawmakers last month approved a provision that will allow the Department of Revenue to electronically verify whether a vehicle is insured, and insurance advocates see it as all good. Click here to read more.
Higher insurance costs could be in the headlights for Michigan drivers. The cause? Higher assessment costs on insurance companies from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA). Click here to read more.
Former Belron CEO Gary Lubner is poised to become one of the largest donors to the United Kingdom’s Labour Party, with The Week UK reporting that the auto glass magnate may donate approximately $5.3 million USD ahead of the next … Continue reading
Tony Cioffi, former president of Lowe’s Canada until March of this year—shortly after Sycamore Partners, a New York City-based private equity firm took over—has been appointed VP of finance at Belron Inc. in Montreal. Click here to read more.
The Fitch Law Firm of Ohio recently completed a study in which it analyzed 2021 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to determine the vehicle makes most likely to be involved in fatal accidents in the U.S. … Continue reading
Joining the first-ever U.S. proposal of pedestrian protection standards last week, the NHTSA is now proposing the industry standardization of automatic emergency braking on passenger cars and light trucks. The proposed mandates specifically focus on vision-based emergency braking systems that … Continue reading
Past teasers of the truck have already shown its boxy upper half and chunky mirrors with tightly cropped shots. This time, we get a look at it from further away. And even though a big puddle splash obscures most of … Continue reading
Massachusetts began enforcing its Right to Repair law on June 1. The state law, passed with overwhelming support by voter referendum in 2020, had been stymied ever since by federal litigation brought by an automaker-backed group. In a recent court … Continue reading
Auto Glass Week™ 2023 will feature a host of Titanium sponsors for the annual event. Included in that tier are AirPro Diagnostics, Benson Automotive Glass, John Bean, and Launch Tech USA. The event will return to the Mid-Atlantic region for … Continue reading
Auto Windscreens held its fourth litter pick of 2023 in honor of World Environment Day, Monday, June 5, as part of its “cleaner community” initiative. A team of seven volunteers, led by business support director Shaun Atton, cleared the area … Continue reading
The Memphis Police Department (MPD) is looking for suspects who took the glass Targa roof off of a 2023 Corvette. Click here to read more.
The Southern Stone County Fire District released images of a rescue and recovery their department worked Sunday evening, June 4, 2023. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Click here to read more.
Noted industry installation expert Jeff Olive has joined the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) staff as Director of Quality and Training. In his new role, Olive will manage AGSC’s Company Accreditation (auditing) Program, develop and manage training, and provide enhanced … Continue reading
Auto glass repair shops are seeing an increase in people coming in to fix broken windows and they say it’s tied to the frequency of car break-ins happening in the region. Click here to watch the video.
Auto Windscreens reports that it has achieved a ServCheck index score of 77.32 in a survey by the Institute of Customer Service. Claire Church, director of service delivery, says the score demonstrates the company’s focus on delivering “total customer satisfaction.” … Continue reading
A new comprehensive guide to auto glass repair and replacement services in Dallas, Texas, has been launched to help local vehicle owners make informed decisions about their auto glass needs. The guide covers the entire spectrum of services available, including … Continue reading
In August 2022, Hyundai announced a Palisade wiper recall which involved 2020-2021 Hyundai Palisade vehicles equipped with wipers that could stop working when the wiper arms struck snow or ice at the bottom of the windshields. Click here to read … Continue reading
BMW Mini Cooper has issued a recall of Mini Clubman models from 2008-2014 along with Mini hardtop two-door models from 2007-2013 comprising nearly 98,000 vehicles. The vehicle manufacturer says water coming into contact with electronics could result in a “thermal … Continue reading
Autel Returns as a Platinum Plus and Auto Glass Calibration Competition Sponsor at Auto Glass Week™ 2023
Autel will sponsor this year’s Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) Auto Glass Calibration Competition—the biggest one yet. The event, which takes place September 20-22 in Virginia Beach, Va., will feature a profit-focused educational track, busy exhibition and three worldwide competitions where … Continue reading
Mitchell International and Caliber Collision have entered into an agreement that will give the latter, and all of its current and future locations, access to Mitchell’s cloud estimating, integrated repair procedures and more. The companies announced in a joint news … Continue reading
Governor DeSantis signed ten bills into law over the weekend including the Nursing Education Pathway for Military Combat Medics bill which allows for college credit for time served to fast-track nursing students; the Assault or Battery on Hospital Personnel bill, … Continue reading
On May 27, Bangkok resident Apiwat Toyothaka shared a picture of his car’s broken rear side window and a mildly injured cat. He wrote that a cat crashed through his car after falling from the sixth floor. Click here to … Continue reading
D’Ieteren Group recently presented results for the first fiscal quarter of 2023, which include financial data from Belron, owner of Safelite AutoGlass. Belron’s total sales increased by 12% in the first quarter of the year to more than $1.5 billion. … Continue reading
GlasWeld will return to Auto Glass Week™ 2023 as the exclusive sponsor of the annual auto glass repair competition. Technicians will compete and be judged on professional attire, greeting to the client, technical behavior, preparation of the vehicle, proper use … Continue reading
North Dakota Highway Patrol says a loose rock from a semi load went through a passing pickup’s windshield and killed a Valley City man. People shared these photos with Valley News Live showing the extent of the damage on the … Continue reading
An 11-year-old boy was flown to the hospital after he was struck by a 19-year-old Bergen County driver who authorities said tried to flee the Seaside Heights scene on foot. Click here to read more.
Drivers have been issued an urgent warning after a pair of sunglasses caused a horrific car fire. A picture of the vehicle shows a gaping hole where the windscreen has been melted by the intense heat. Click here to read … Continue reading
Cary Group has signed an agreement to acquire the Belgian companies Autoglass Clinic and Touring Glass Belgium, both of which are vehicle glass repair and replacement operations. The group says the acquisitions are part of its European consolidation and will … Continue reading
An Auto Insurance Affordability Survey from PolicyGenius, an insurance comparison and consumer advice platform, reports that 43% of insured drivers in the U.S. are paying more for their auto insurance now than they did last year. Click here to read … Continue reading
A piece of debris smashed through a driver’s windshield on I-95 in Waltham Wednesday. The debris left a huge hole in the pickup truck’s window. State Police said it hit the windshield and made it all the way through the … Continue reading
A rock smashed into a Salt Lake City man’s windshield while he was driving on the highway. Sam Fairbourn was heading home from work on I-215 near Parleys Way around noon on May 22. Click here to read more.
The famous TV car was in Fargo in the fall of 1968 for a publicity tour that might have ended in an arrest and court appearance. Click here to read more.
Safelite Group, owner of Safelite AutoGlass, has acquired the auto glass assets of New Angle Glass in the Boston area. The transaction was completed on Friday, May 19, 2023. “As we continue to grow and reach even more customers, we’re … Continue reading
In the early 1990s, the procurement of spare parts was a great challenge for automotive glass fitters and manufacturers. Due to the poor availability of add-on components, windscreens could not be repaired or replaced promptly or with high quality. To … Continue reading
A New Hampshire man is lucky to be alive after debris flew into his windshield along 93 North last Wednesday. Click here to read more.
Windows are shattered and airbags were ripped out. Police are looking for the thieves. Click here to watch the video.
In April’s episode of I-CAR Repairers Realm, the I-CAR team was joined by glass experts from several vehicle makers. They shared their positions on glass replacement requirements and how glass replacement relates to the performance of vehicle systems, issues they … Continue reading
Mitchell has released its latest publication of Plugged-In: EV Collision Insights, which shows the repairable claims frequency increased for electric vehicles in both the U.S. and Canada in the first quarter of 2023. As more of these vehicles take to … Continue reading
Gary Lubner, the outgoing boss of Autoglass owner Belron, has already put his money where his mouth is as a Labour donor. Click here to read more.
A woman died in a freak accident after she was impaled by a pipe that went through a windshield. The accident happened on Interstate 75 in Whitfield County around 1:57 p.m. Tuesday. Georgia State Patrol said a Toyota Highlander was … Continue reading
Police offered free Vehicle Identification Number etching on all windows to help discourage thieves from stealing the vehicle and selling its parts to unsuspecting customers or chop shops. Click here to read more.
Future production Porsches will use an advanced sensor suite from Mobileye, the two companies announced on Tuesday. Called “SuperVision,” it uses a mix of cameras and radar sensors and will enable a range of advanced driver-assistance systems (better known as … Continue reading
Safelite AutoGlass is eyeing the previous Mattress Firm location at 2415 Capital Mall Drive SW as the possible new site for an auto glass repair shop. At the Olympia Site Plan Review Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 10, Melissa Mayer, … Continue reading
A woman was killed when a metal pipe broke through her vehicle’s window and struck her while she was traveling on I-75 in Whitfield County Tuesday, Georgia State Patrol (GSP) said. Click here to read more.
It’s clear where Candace Brazzle’s windshield was hit. What’s not clear is who is paying to fix it. Click here to read more.
The advent of autonomous driving has picked up pace over the past few years, alongside other automobile trends such as the rise of electric vehicles (EVs). The concept has primarily gained momentum due to the growing emphasis of automotive companies … Continue reading
A local Hyundai dealership says it’s getting swamped with customers who have been targeted by thieves. “We could be seeing anywhere between two to five customers a day with broken windows out, busted ignitions,” said Shey Oda with South Charlotte … Continue reading
Police are investigating after a group of people reportedly smashed multiple car windows in south Minneapolis overnight. WCCO photographer Nick Boeke checked out the area of the 3200 block of Garfield Avenue and found at least 20 vehicles with smashed … Continue reading
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating Boeing 737 MAX 8, operated by Southwest Airlines, that suffered from a cracked windshield while in flight on Sunday. The aircraft, flying from Honolulu to San Diego, returned to Honolulu safely following the … Continue reading
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) presented its National Azbee awards May 11 in Atlanta, including two for AGRR sister publication USGlass magazine. The December 2022 issue featuring the Women in the Glass Industry special section received the … Continue reading
Ford Global Technologies is seeking a patent for a system capable of automatic window tinting. According to the filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, published May 9, 2023, the “occupant light exposure detection system” would include processing and … Continue reading
The wheelie would make it very hard to see where you’re going, but Bob Riggle has thought of that with the floor windscreen. Click here to watch the video.
More than half of new cars today come with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that can automate certain driving functions. “When ADAS technology is done right, it can make driving safer and easier,” says Kelly Funkhouser, Consumer Reports’ manager of … Continue reading
13 On Your Side’s Vanessa Gongora spoke with the Yuma Police Department about the actions you can take to save a life. It’s never safe to leave your child or pet in a vehicle, especially in a hot car, because … Continue reading
The reason why the objects were thrown is unknown, but the man stood in front of the bus so it could not move as he smashed the glass. Click here to read more.
Boyd Group Services, which operates a number of collision and glass locations, including Gerber Collision & Glass in the U.S., reports record sales for the first quarter of 2023 ending March 31. Timothy O’Day, president and CEO, says demand is … Continue reading
Driven Brands CFO Tiffany Mason exited the automotive services company last week, with the firm appointing Cardtronics alum Gary W. Ferrera to its top financial seat effective May 10, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Click … Continue reading
Local mobile auto glass repair technician Spencer Swapp has opened Optic-Kleer Plano, a new auto glass repair business in Texas. According to a news release, Spencer and his wife started the business to pursue their passion for helping people, working … Continue reading
A Wake County restaurant owner is speaking out to warn commuters after she says someone threw a rock that shattered her windshield on the way home. Click here to read more.
From broken windows to stolen property, and now at least one stolen car, residents at a south Charlotte apartment complex have reached their limit with car break-ins. The recent string of crime has left residents at The Fairways at Piper … Continue reading
“I thought there should be a simple way for vehicle windows to self-adjust to the most appropriate tint level for eye protection and a full glare-free view of the roadway,” said an inventor from Woodbury, Tenn. “So I invented the … Continue reading
It’s important to note that even a small chip in a windshield can be dangerous, as it can compromise the structural integrity of the glass and make it more susceptible to cracking or shattering. Click here to read more.
There was a time when a regular sunroof was considered a luxury. But today in the U.S., this feature is becoming commonplace, and manufacturers install entire glass panels on many modern cars. But what is a panoramic roof? Is this … Continue reading
Someone following the police cruiser caught it all on camera. Click here to watch the video.
Legendary Olympic gold medalist Shaun White will be the keynote speaker at Auto Glass Week™, held September 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va. White is a five-time Olympian (three of them gold), X-games superstar and … Continue reading
Driven Brands, which owns Auto Glass Now, is reporting strong figures for its paint, collision and glass segment with the release of 2023 first-quarter highlights. According to the report, paint, collision and glass showed the most growth for the company … Continue reading
Break-ins of cars and trucks on New York City streets are on the rise, a Daily News analysis of NYPD data shows. Police counted 39,138 thefts of items from automobiles and trucks in 2022, an increase of 37.8% from the … Continue reading
Driving with a cracked windshield doesn’t seem dangerous, and many drivers believe that it’s not a big deal. However, even the smallest cracks and chips will worsen with time, posing serious legal consequences and safety risks. Here, we’ll explain why … Continue reading
U.S. auto safety regulators announced Friday they are investigating older Dodge Journeys after a Wisconsin woman died when her SUV caught fire and she couldn’t get out. Click here to read more.
The northbound train was stopped at Clapham Common station at about 17:50 BST when people were seen breaking the train’s windows and climbing out. Click here to read more.
With spring and summer road trips approaching, drivers should check out AutoInsurance.org’s recent report on insurance for windshield replacements. Click here to read more.
A one-year-old child fell out the window of a moving vehicle late Monday afternoon, according to the Rochester Police Department. Click here to read more.
At the front, there are two large headlights (proportionate to the size of the car) positioned very low in height and a decorative band that crosses the entire width of an almost vertical bonnet at the top and joins the … Continue reading
Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a heated windshield washer bottle that may be used in future Ford vehicles, Ford Authority has learned. The system depicted in this patent would consist of a window washer bottle that utilizes … Continue reading
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a crash that sent a man to the hospital after a log went through his windshield. Click here to read more.
Police said the break-ins happened overnight Sunday at the Abbey at Eagles Landing Apartments and North Park at Eagles Landing Apartments. A total of 132 vehicles were involved according to Stockbridge Police Department with the burglars shattering windows to see … Continue reading
AAA Texas says hail makes up about 9% of their claims every year. “Especially larger hail can cause significant damage to a vehicle. It can crack your windshield and usually hail doesn’t give much warning,” said spokesperson Daniel Armbruster, who … Continue reading
When it comes to repairs, Joe McConnell said his staff has been extra busy. McConnell said he has owned McConnell Auto Glass in Raleigh for eight years. In the last three weeks, he has noticed a large uptick in people … Continue reading
It was a busy day at Affiliated Auto Glass in Waco as cars damaged by Wednesday’s storms lined the crowded parking lot. “At 6:30 this morning, we had all six lines lit up,” Henry Witt, the owner of Affiliated Auto … Continue reading
Vandals have gone on a rampage in the underground parking garage of a Kelowna condominium complex. Mike, who lives at the Yaletown development on Glenmore Road near John Hindle Drive, told Castanet that he and his girlfriend were woken up … Continue reading
Argosy Private Equity, a lower middle market private equity firm, has announced the acquisition of Burco Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of mirror glass for various automotive and consumer markets in the U.S. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Burco was … Continue reading
Massachusetts legislation that would adopt the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS Standard) into state law has been assigned to the legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation. The identical bills, HD 181 introduced by Rep. Josh Cutler and SD 1686 introduced … Continue reading
Three 18-year-old suspects have been arrested in connection with rock-throwing attacks that killed a 20-year-old woman and injured others, the sheriff’s department announced Wednesday. Click here to read more.
The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office is reviewing video evidence and said it appears a rock was thrown through the windshield and hit the driver in the head. Click here to read more.
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 54,000 Freightliner trucks due to an issue with the windshield wipers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, certain 2021-22 Freightliner 108SD, 2021-22 114SD and 2020-22 M2 trucks are affected by … Continue reading
Two men were caught with more than £100,000 worth of cannabis after police stopped them on the M6 with a cracked windscreen and subjected the driver and passenger to a drug test. Click here to read more.
Tuesday, April 11 and Monday, April 17 were the busiest days on record for the United Kingdom’s Auto Windscreens, the company announced in a news release. Additionally, between April 3-14, Auto Windscreens experienced its highest volume of jobs per day. … Continue reading
Thanks to a growing metro, a fantastic airport, and new flight routes, it’s easier than ever to get to Virginia Beach for Auto Glass Week™ by plane. With the September 20-22 event approaching, it’s time to lock in your flight. … Continue reading
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that an estimated 42,795 people died in traffic crashes in the United States in 2022, a 0.3% decrease from 2021. The administration notes that the minor decrease follows an “unprecedented pandemic-fueled surge … Continue reading
The Shanghai auto show kicked off this week in China. The expo is packed full of outlandish concept cars and cars you can actually buy. Click here to read more.
The Indian automotive Industry witnessed multiple unveils and launches in the past three months. As we enter the new financial year, there are multiple cars and SUVs lined up. In this article, let’s take a look at three new cars … Continue reading
Craig Breen, 33, an Irish rally-car driver competing for Hyundai in the World Rally Championship, was killed during a test drive on April 13. A fence post smashed through his driver’s-side window during preparations for the 2023 Croatia Rally, with … Continue reading
That unassuming Kia may actually be ready for combat. Shaken by crime spikes and a creeping sense of lawlessness, more Americans are having their vehicles bulletproofed than ever, insiders told The Post. Click here to read more.
The incidents took place in Suffolk County on Sunday, April 16 in Nesconset and the village of the Branch in the town of Smithtown. According to Suffolk County Police, a Regency Transportation bus was parked on Southern Boulevard in Nesconset … Continue reading
The driver of a semi-truck was miraculously uninjured after two utility poles flew through the cab of his truck in Florida Friday morning. The crash, which occurred on Interstate 275 in Tampa, took place at approximately 10:30 a.m. Click here … Continue reading
We take windshield wipers for granted as a truly excellent invention. It is a standard piece of equipment on almost all cars, except for open-wheel race cars. It is so ingenious and universal that someone must be the heir to … Continue reading
The rear hatch of the Polestar 4 is completely solid, devoid of a window. In addition to eliminating something that didn’t provide much actual utility, this also eliminates the need to install a rear wiper which improves aerodynamics, reduces weight … Continue reading
Once in the water, sous chef Tom Walsh proved himself to be immensely strong, because he was able to break open the glass of the car with his elbow, an effort that saw him spend a short while in the … Continue reading
Authorities are searching for unknown suspects who were involved with a murder overnight in Jefferson County, Colorado. Click here to read more.
People jumping on cars in the middle of the street, swarms of young people running and drivers performing burnouts were among the scenes that played out during large, “disruptive” gatherings of mainly teenagers in downtown Chicago this past weekend. Click … Continue reading
Payless Auto Glass and Calibrations has announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Auto Glass Specialists of Easthampton, Mass. The transaction closed April 15, 2023. “We are excited to have AGS join the Payless Auto Glass team,” Payless wrote … Continue reading
Hyundai owners finding it difficult to get insurance policies after an increase in viral-video-influenced thefts now have a new option. The carmaker has partnered with independently operated AAA insurers in most states so affected Hyundai customers can be issued new … Continue reading
Clayton Vaugh, 21, was sitting on the passenger seat of a KIA SUV traveling on the westbound side of the freeway in Houston when suddenly a tire flew through the windshield. Click here to read more.
Madison Wellington, one of the neighbors whose truck was hit, said that his vehicle had been egged before things escalated. “Last Tuesday, I noticed that my truck had gotten egged overnight, which was super frustrating,” he said. “Sunday morning, I … Continue reading
Is your company one of the fastest growing auto glass retailers? The May/June 2023 issue of AGRR magazine will feature a special look at the industry’s Fastest Growing Retailers. To be considered, please fill in and submit the following form. … Continue reading
The Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (ROLAGS) 002, courtesy of the Auto Glass Safety Council’s (AGSC) National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) and its ROLAGS Committee, is now available for purchase on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) website. The … Continue reading
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) presented its Mid-Atlantic Azbee awards on April 13 in Washington, D.C. Auto Glass Repair and Replacement (AGRR) magazine sister publications USGlass and [DWM] magazine took home a combined four awards. The December … Continue reading
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating several car break-ins in Lakeview Tuesday morning. According to NOPD, the car break-ins happened on Louisville Street and in the 6000 block of Vicksburg Street. Residents in Lakeview woke up to find shattered … Continue reading
A bolt of lightning hit the roof of a truck belonging to the Greene County Highway Department. Click here to watch the video.
The trident-branded marque’s convertible supercar has been called back over a problem stemming from the automaker’s very own assembly plant workers. More specifically, a handful of MC20 Cielo vehicles were produced with insufficient windshield frame bonding, which may allow the … Continue reading
The Berlin Police Department put out a stern warning on Facebook Monday after a rash of car windows were smashed in recent days, especially late model pickup trucks. Click here to read more.
Drivers sitting at a Florida traffic light watched in shock as a dispute escalated to include a woman jumping up and down on an idling car’s windshield, according to video shared by the Florida Highway Patrol. Click here to watch … Continue reading
Championed by industry groups and CFO Jimmy Patronis, a bill curbing auto glass repair lawsuits sped through its last committee stop in the House and now awaits a full chamber vote. Click here to read more.
A Calgary mom of two young children is speaking out after the sunroof on her new Mercedes exploded, spraying tempered glass everywhere. Click here to read more.
The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Auto Glass, Caliber Collision and Caliber Auto Care, kicked off its 12th Annual Restoring You™ Food Drive on Monday, April 10, as part of the company’s Restoring You™ platform focusing on combatting childhood … Continue reading
Several car windshields are busted and badly damaged in Indianola. Residents say someone went on a window-smashing spree just west of Simpson College sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning. Click here to read more.
Belron announced on April 3, 2023, that it launched a syndication in the institutional loan market for a new term loan on a best effort basis. The new USD loan of €800m equivalent has been successfully allocated and the transaction … Continue reading
On Sunday, March 26, a Japan Airlines Boeing 737-800 flying from Tokyo Haneda to Matsuyama had to divert to its origin airport after the crew began experiencing issues with the aircraft’s windshield heater shortly after takeoff. Click here to read … Continue reading
It’s the feeling of security, dozens of Stockbridge residents say was taken from them earlier this week. “I really do not feel safe,” said Jameel Muhammad. In the early hours of Sunday and Monday, Stockbridge police say thieves broke into … Continue reading
You’ve saved the dates, now save your spot. Registration is now open for Auto Glass Week™ 2023 for both attendees and competitors. The annual event will return to the Mid-Atlantic region, taking place September 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention … Continue reading
Moody’s Investors Service has announced that it upgraded the corporate family rating (CFR) of Belron, majority owner of Safelite AutoGlass, to Ba2 from Ba3 and the probability of default rating (PDR) to Ba2-PD from Ba3-PD. Click here to read more.
Windshield Pros Calibration Center celebrated its newest location in Watson on March 22 with an official ribbon cutting with family, friends, and members and staff of Livingston Parish Chamber on hand. Click here to read more.
Honda has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it is recalling 330,318 vehicles because the heating pads behind side-view mirrors may not be properly bonded. As a result, the mirror’s glass could fall out, increasing the risk … Continue reading
Police found a truck on its side with a woman trapped inside. Firefighters had to remove the windshield to rescue her. Click here to read more.
D’Val Westphal tackles commuter issues for the metro Albuquerque area. In a recent column, she answers a reader’s question about the responsibility of truckers who drop gravel that causes damage to other vehicles and what recourse a driver has if … Continue reading
Nearly 3,000 State Farm policyholders filed insurance claims after hail, winds and tornadoes this past weekend. Viewers sent 25News photos and videos of cracked, shattered, and destroyed vehicle windshields. Click here to read more.
Takoma Park police are investigating a string of stolen handicap placement cards that were taken on March 31. Officers were called to the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue just before 10:30 a.m. for the report of several thefts from … Continue reading
First lady Jill Biden’s plane was diverted back to Denver, Colo., on Monday as she was on her way to Michigan because of a cracked windshield, a spokeswoman for the Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing said. Click here to read … Continue reading
Nissan’s challenge to class action certification with respect to a lawsuit alleging that a number of its vehicles contain a “defect” on their panoramic sunroofs could be headed for the next step in the appeals process. While the parties asked … Continue reading
A machine fire at SIKA Chemical in Lyndhurst on Saturday morning was quickly contained, with no hazardous chemical release, injuries or structural damage, said assistant fire chief Paul Haggerty. Click here to read more.
Belron has announced that it is launching, “on a best effort basis,” a syndication in the institutional loan market for a new €800m equivalent USD six-year term loan. The loan issuance is expected to have an April 2029 maturity. Click … Continue reading
The Tesla Semi is a mammoth vehicle with a huge panoramic windshield for incredible visibility. The tall, tinted glass wraps all the way around the cabin with few obvious seams. However, there’s only a single windshield wiper, so people may … Continue reading
Several cars were broken into at a Catholic church in Mount Juliet on Sunday around 6:15 p.m. According to police, 12 cars had been burglarized at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. The suspects smashed the windows and quickly rummaged through the … Continue reading
Several months ago a family was reportedly traveling on a road in Whitmore in a van when this eagle slammed into the windshield at such a high speed that it penetrated through the windshield and landed in the backseat, according … Continue reading
December 2022 figures from the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) show that vehicle miles traveled were trending downward for every region of the United States. The administration’s traffic trends for December 2022 show a -4.6 billion decrease in vehicle miles, or … Continue reading
You may have never been to Auto Glass Week™ before, but thousands of others have and highly recommend attending. This year’s event will take place September 20-22 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va., and it’s one … Continue reading
*While supplies last* LDW 3.0 with MS909, Cable-free compact VCI200 to use for dynamic calibrations, and Powermax PMBC-100 battery charger/maintainer for $12,995 for contiguous 48 states. (Alaska and Canada extra due to freight and duties.) Click here to learn more.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican Legislature last week harpooned the great white whale that conservatives have been hunting for decades: tort reform. The state is about to get richer and redder. Florida has long been awash in abusive … Continue reading
Gerber Collision & Glass has joined the team of partners for the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Youth and Education Services (YES) Program for the 2023 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season. Brian Kaner, executive vice president and COO … Continue reading
Honda is recalling over 330,000 vehicles, including some 2020-2021 Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline pickup trucks, as well as some 2020-2022 Passport SUVs and Odyssey minivans, because their side mirror glass may detach from the mirror assembly. Click here to read … Continue reading
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) and its National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) are conducting their spring meetings in Charlottesville, Va., this week. Approximately 60 industry leaders will attend meetings over the five-day event. The week began with a meeting … Continue reading
A bipartisan bill targeting auto glass repair lawsuits rolled closer to a House floor vote after clearing its penultimate committee stop on a party-line vote. Click here to read more.
Auto Glass Now has announced the opening of Auto Glass Now Colonial Heights at 1115 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Va. The 2,500-square-foot facility is supported by a team of technicians and customer service representatives with a collective 50 years of experience … Continue reading
Bob Rosenfield likes to create things. But he’s not your average inventor. The self-described climate technology entrepreneur and innovator likes to create things with an eye toward protecting the Earth. Rosenfield, who graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and … Continue reading
Several people in Roseville have reported cracked windshields after driving near Highway 65 and Interstate 80. For a woman living in Roseville, this stretch of road is all too familiar. Susan Williams-Woody was surprised when days after her husband’s windshield … Continue reading
For decades, car makers have positioned all of their instrumentation below the steering wheel, resulting in drivers needing to subtly take their eyes off the road to see their speed and associated gas levels. However, with its new ‘Panoramic Vision’ … Continue reading
Local police say they are investigating the destruction of department property Monday in what is believed to have been a “deliberate” act of vandalism. Click here to read more.
A person has been dragged out through the smashed front window of his semitrailer on Auckland’s northwestern motorway after the vehicle rolled onto the median barrier, leaving soil strewn across the road. Click here to read more.
ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is an increasingly common terminology used with new vehicles such as the Mahindra XUV700, MG Astor, Tata Safari, and the upcoming Hyundai Verna. While most know ADAS as a safety feature, only a few … Continue reading
Hyundai has announced the recall of more than 167,000 Palisade SUVs because of a problem with the driver-side windshield wiper. Snow and/or ice buildup on the windshield could obstruct the wiper arm and prevent the wiper from working. The resulting buildup … Continue reading
While a bill in Florida has been getting a lot of attention because it would do away with the Assignment of Benefits (AOB) many glass shops use to get paid, it’s an amendment to the proposed legislation that could have … Continue reading
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says insurers owe customers a clear explanation for any hike in their auto and home insurance premiums. On Tuesday, he set out to require it. Click here to read more.
In Nevada, vehicles can heat up quicker than in other parts of the country, which raises concerns if a child or pet is left inside. Now a new bill is being discussed in the legislature that could give the power … Continue reading
The sill, A-pillar, windscreen and surround are entirely new, with all of these changes aimed at improving torsional rigidity. Click here to read more.
Multiple residents of Southeast Portland’s Laurelhurst neighborhood woke up to smashed windows on their cars Sunday morning. Portland police said the smash and grabs happened between Saturday evening and Sunday morning along Southeast 32nd Avenue between Ankeny and Pine streets. … Continue reading
A Massachusetts federal judge told Progressive Direct Insurance on March 10 that is now free and clear of declaratory relief sought by the plaintiff. Progressive was previously named in a class action lawsuit alleging breach of contract and more with … Continue reading
Cars with a panoramic sunroof are becoming more common by the day. Whereas once a normal sunroof was considered a luxury, the feature has become mainstream and has now grown, quite literally, into one of the biggest trends and glass … Continue reading
A large-scale recall has just been issued for the 2021 Ford F-150 that involves no less than 222,454 examples of America’s best-selling pickup. A recall notice issued through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that impacted F-150 models … Continue reading
Budget sends Tony Parise a $250 bill for recalibrating a camera on the windshield of his rental car. But he says nothing happened to it. Does he still have to pay? Click here to read more.
Over half (55%) of people in poverty are finding it difficult to pay for their insurance amidst the cost-of-living crisis – leading some to give up insurance as they prioritize food and energy bills, a new report warns today. Click … Continue reading
For some of us, a narrow front windscreen feels like a barrier that restricts the overall view and makes one feel confined. This is especially true when driving on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Click here to read more.
“The suspect exited her vehicle and picked up a rock and began smashing the windshield of the other vehicle,” police said. Click here to read more.
When it comes to motor vehicles and driving, Massachusetts has some of the most rigorous laws in the country, behind only Alaska and Oregon. Massachusetts’ rules of the road seem especially strict when in comparison to some states like say … Continue reading
Several AGRR magazine/glassBYTEs.com sister publications were named finalists in two major editorial competitions, including the 69th Jesse H. Neal awards, considered the “Pulitzer Prize of B2B journalism.” The Neals are presented by the Software & Information Industry Association. The December … Continue reading
Other safety measures aren’t as clear even if the parts themselves – namely, windshields – are. A snarky comment that showed up on Twitter on Friday got us wondering whether those NASCAR windshields, which we so rarely think about, are … Continue reading
The man punched the window after the bus driver honked at his car which was illegally blocking the entrance to the Broadway station. Click here to read more.
XYG North America to Return to Auto Glass Week™ as Platinum Plus, and Sponsor of the Auto Glass Technician Competition
Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) is excited to welcome back XYG North America as the named Sponsor of the XYG Auto Glass Technician Competition. Returning at the Platinum Plus level, the Toronto-based glass manufacturer will bring its latest innovations in the … Continue reading
Ford’s “Men’s Only Edition” Explorer is missing a few key components. It lacks windshield wipers, heaters, turn signals, brake lights, a rearview mirror and a GPS. Still want it? The automotive manufacturer released a cheeky commercial narrated by actor Bryan … Continue reading
Be careful, drivers! Several cars on Interstate 64 have been hit by rocks thrown from the Hampton Avenue overpass. The latest victim speaks out after the near-death experience that shattered her safety. Click here to read more.
Dozens of people woke up to find their car windows shattered in the Southeast Portland Foster-Powell neighborhood Friday morning. It happened on several streets surrounding SE 62nd Avenue and Foster Road. Click here to read more.
Glaston has received its first order from Saint-Gobain Sekurit for the new Matrix EVO line. Introduced in 2022, Glaston says the fully-automated bending furnace allows the industry to meet the needs that come with increasingly-complex windshield designs. Glaston says that … Continue reading
For its upcoming sixth iteration, the Renault Espace is transitioning to an SUV body style since minivans have largely fallen out of favor. Essentially, the new model will be a stretched Austral with a choice between five or seven seats. … Continue reading
Picture of Tesla Cybertruck Appears to Show its Lone Windshield Wiper Leaves Much of the Window Dirty
Tesla’s head of design, Franz von Holzhausen, recently shared a picture of a Cybertruck prototype that appears to show its ginormous windshield wiper leaves a lot to be desired. Click here to read more.
Automotive recalls are surprisingly common. Indeed, millions of vehicles can have a recall in any given year, for everything from buggy software to leaky hoses. In one of the busiest years, 2014, around 62 million vehicles were recalled. Click here to read … Continue reading
The deer went through the truck’s windshield, before striking the driver in the head, then crashed through the rear window. Click here to read more.
The problem: affected vehicles may have a windshield moulding retainer bracket that is too wide, making it out of Cadillac’s specifications. Click here to read more.
A Central Florida lawmaker has filed a “tort reform” measure that would prohibit motorists from assigning their insurance benefits to auto glass repair companies. Click here to read more.
Window repair shop owner Morena Mendez can barely keep up with demand for new car windows—thanks to window-smashing thieves. Click here to read more.
The State Patrol confirms the driver of a vehicle being pursued by a trooper lost control, smashing through a guardrail and onto the shoulder of I-94 below. Click here to watch the video.
First posted over on the ThereWasAnAttempt subreddit, the 13-second video clip shows two horses approach what looks to be a Toyota Camry. One strides by the side of the car while the second horse seems to get confused about how … Continue reading
Through its joint project, MaterialLoop, Audi is proving you can turn old cars into new ones. The project aims to “close the loop” on materials, such as steel, aluminum, plastic, and glass, recycling them to build new cars and significantly … Continue reading
State lawmakers are seriously considering bills this year to require Hawaii motorists to buy more car insurance, a step the insurance industry warns will be “regressive” because it would impose additional costs on low-income residents. Click here to read more.
A western Kentucky driver was impaled by a tree branch while driving. According to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, a truck was going southbound on Highway 97 south of Highway 94, when the wind blew a large tree branch from … Continue reading
Wiley Post Airport customers and employees are calling their insurance agents after a suspect, or suspects, smashed several car windows. “I don’t think they know what they’re doing to people and how they affect people when they do things like … Continue reading
One auto glass shop said by noon Monday, it had received more than 100 calls from people hoping to get their windshield fixed after ice crashed onto it. Click here to read more.
Since last week’s ice storm, dozens of windshields have been busted by loose ice falling from vehicles on the highway and smashing into cars behind them. Travel officials say that’s why it’s so important to remove all ice and snow … Continue reading
Recalls are usually about thousands of vehicles, but sometimes issues in the production line can affect much fewer units. This is the case with the latest recall by Mercedes-Benz in the U.S., which is about a single example of the … Continue reading
During a single night this week, 18 cars outside a Prince George’s County senior living community were vandalized or broken into. P.G. County police confirm they are looking for the suspects responsible for bashing windows and stealing items out of … Continue reading
Almost 45 years ago, Freddy Duron, along with his wife, Dolores, started Freddy’s Glass. Three of Duron’s sons — Freddy Jr., Russell and Rodney Duron — operate the fixture Waco business today, owing their success to their father’s legacy. Click … Continue reading
The breathtaking video shows the CEO of an armored vehicle company calmly sitting in the front seat of a Mercedes Benz car as AK-47 assault rifle shots are fired in quick succession at the windscreen from close range. The CEO … Continue reading
One car theft victim had her vehicle stolen not once, not twice, but three times and now she’s taking on her insurance company. Click here to watch the video.
Thanks in part to the overhead view of this spied Cybertruck, we get a better look at its glass roof and black tonneau cover. Click here to read more.
Mercedes-Benz Group will recall 20,740 cars in China because of a potential risk from the sunroof glass panel, according to the State Administration of Market Regulation. Click here to read more.
A driver survived a scary close call in Tustin when a large metal bolt smashed through her windshield and nearly struck her. Tustin police shared a photo of what appears to be a metal bolt on a long wooden pole … Continue reading
Many auto insurers offer to reduce customers’ premiums by as much as 30 or 40% if they agree to allow companies to monitor how, when and where they drive. Click here to read more.
The deepest snowfall in Portland history since 1943 came as a surprise on Wednesday to many and forced hundreds of drivers to abandon vehicles on the roadway. Several days later, some are returning to broken windows. Click here to read … Continue reading
Driven Brands, which owns Auto Glass Now, recently announced its 2022 fiscal data, claiming “record results” for the year alongside the company’s seventh consecutive quarter of double-digit, same-store sales growth. The company says same-store sales and net-store growth were the … Continue reading
How much will it cost to replace the windshield in your newer Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, Ascent, or another model equipped with EyeSight safety technology? A report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says it will cost more … Continue reading
Oakland County Sheriff’s officials are seeking tips to find a vehicle and driver involved in a crash Tuesday morning in Orion Township that left another motorist hospitalized when a road sign dislodged in the crash went through his windshield. Click … Continue reading
The car has a special value because it was owned by the Jamaican singer Bob Marley. Click here to read more.
Mexican autoworkers in the city of Emiliano Zapata’s burial just voted to join a new independent union, breaking from the company-friendly unions that dominate the country. Click here to read more.
Vertical windshield racks by Groves Incorporated optimize unused space, increase capacity, simplify organization, and make handling easier. Available as freestanding or wall mounted units with variations to hold virtually any size lites. Learn more.
In addition to the vehicle damage reported to police, several nurses contacted the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sunday and Monday, sharing photos of broken glass next to busted-out car windows. The nurses said several of the vehicles, including the Hospice car, … Continue reading
The bull’s antlers almost seem to be lodged into the door and sunroof, meanwhile, the folks on scene are attaching a tow rope to the moose to pull him out. Click here to read more.
Why Virginia Beach? This year’s Auto Glass Week™ is coming in less than eight short months and, as always, show planners put painstaking effort into selecting the best city for the industry’s premier, worldwide event. Scale and Growth For starters, … Continue reading
Within the next few months, the vehicles used by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department will be equipped with bulletproof [sic] windshields. Click here to read more.
The thieves, who arrived in two separate vehicles, could be responsible for dozens of car burglaries at several other businesses in Cordova and East Memphis over the weekend. SkyCop video from outside TJ Mulligans on Trinity Road shows a dark … Continue reading
A man in west London has been branded ‘vile’ after he was spotted jumping on the bonnet and windscreen of a £225,000 supercar. Click here to read more.
All versions of the 2023 model grow 2.7 inches in overall length and 0.4 inches in width. One of the more radical changes to the crossover’s design sees the base of the windshield moved 4.7 inches rearward, 2.8 inches outward, … Continue reading
Autonomous vehicles are becoming an ever-increasing reality, but without human drivers, the question of insuring these cars is complex. Click here to read more.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a school bus hit a deer, causing it to go through the windshield of the bus Friday. Click here to read more.
The recent string of vandalisms has put a strain on local auto window repair shops. According to the owner of Eden Auto Glass and Tint, he’s having a tough time keeping up with the increased demand. Click here to read … Continue reading
The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Collision, Caliber Auto Care and Caliber Auto Glass, recently announced that president and CEO Mark Sanders will retire and move into a special advisory role for the next 18 months, effective March 6, … Continue reading
The current system in Virginia allows someone to register and drive an uninsured vehicle as long as they pay a $500 fee. Paying the fee does not provide the driver with any insurance coverage whatsoever, meaning the uninsured driver would … Continue reading
Rep. Laurie Schlegel’s bill would carry a one to 12-year prison sentence for anyone who commits the crime within one square mile of any event, such as a festival. Click here to read more.
Police said the woman drove away with the device — known as a barnacle — over the windshield at about 12:10 p.m. from the Chipotle restaurant on campus. Click here to read more.
Several people in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood who had their cars parked along the same stretch of a street woke up Wednesday morning to discover their cars had been broken into overnight. Click here to read more.
Ashley Atkins, a mobile technician from Auto Windscreens’ Grimsby Service Centre, is the first in England to complete the new Level 3 Automotive Glazing Technician apprenticeship, the company announced. “My dad used to do this job when I was younger … Continue reading
Rates will keep rising this year as auto insurers continue to catch up with exploding costs of repair parts, labor and claims, experts say. Click here to read more.
The Walla Walla Police Foundation and an area glass shop teamed up recently to replace a vehicle windshield for a man who had just been the victim of an alleged extortion attempt, according to the Walla Walla Police Department. Click … Continue reading
Houston police are investigating a new crime trend in Houston involving car break-ins. So far this week, HPD has responded to four apartment complexes where thieves smashed windows to dozens of cars. Click here to read more.
A woman was taken to the hospital Friday after a tree branch fell, smashing the windshield of a bus in Freetown. The incident happened near Exit 13 on Route 24 just before 5 p.m. Click here to read more.
You may have noticed a lot of car windshields have these random black dots along the top edges, but you probably haven’t given much thought to them. Sure, they look cool — but those black dots and the black rims … Continue reading
The new Hyundai SUV houses a dual-power sunroof that lets passengers bask in natural light and fresh air during the journey. The sunroof can be controlled with the help of a switch and comes with tilting and sliding safety features … Continue reading
It’s no surprise that they have seen an increase in customers after this winter storm. James Auto Body and Glass say they have more than seven cars getting repaired or waiting to be worked on. Click here to read more.
A four-car crash stalled traffic on the ramp from 56th St. to northbound I-5 in Tacoma, because a driver failed to scrape the ice off of their windshield. Click here to watch the video.
Police in California wrangled a loose bovine that managed to shatter a windshield and leave an unsavory mess in a “cow-llision” with a Tesla. Click here to read more.
Faye Roberts’ Kia vehicle was stolen from her home in Keisertown in January. Now the car is in the shop, and Roberts is driving a rental car covered by insurance. The only issue is – she will be losing that … Continue reading
Dump trucks hauling aggregate material on a North Dakota highway would be required to tarp the material to prevent spillage. Representative Lawrence Klemin says far too often the rock, sand, stone and slate fall out of the trucks damaging roads … Continue reading
You know the drill, San Antonio. A cold front moves in (and by cold front we mean freezing temperatures) along with some pesky precipitation, but you still have to saddle up and head to work or around town. Click here … Continue reading
New Mexico’s tumbleweed problem is going viral on places like TikTok, but it’s not just homes and buildings dealing with this tumbleweed invasion. One driver is now a self-proclaimed “tumbleweed hater” and for a pretty good reason. Click here to … Continue reading
“Firefighters on the scene made efforts to prevent the Cruise AV from driving over their hoses and were not able to do so until they shattered a front window of the Cruise AV,” the letter says. Click here to read … Continue reading
The Mountain Home High School girls’ wrestling team dealt with a little bit of a scare Saturday morning. The Lady Bombers were traveling to Sherwood for the Class 5A State Duals at Sylvan Hills High School when a giant rock … Continue reading
John Paul, the AAA Northeast Car Doctor, advises a reader whose automatic windshield wipers have malfunctioned after a windshield replacement. Click here to read more.
On the day of the windshield cracking incidents, strong winds had been blowing through the Colorado foothills. The weather was also freezing cold, with parts of Colorado’s Interstate 70 highway having to be shut down due to whiteouts caused by … Continue reading
Driven Brands Holdings Inc., recently announced the appointment of Danny Rivera to the newly-created role of chief operating officer effective February 20, 2023, reporting to CEO Jonathan Fitzpatrick. “Danny has been a trusted and invaluable partner over the past decade … Continue reading
Kerrville Police Department officers are investigating what appears to be an isolated, targeted motor vehicle burglary spree that occurred in Louise Hays Park Saturday afternoon within a 45-minute period. Click here to read more.
A wood board went through the windshield of a truck driving on Interstate 90 in Avon after it fell out of a truck. Click here to read more.
The level of detail follows down to the wheel arches adopted from the 930 and a glass cabin inspired by military aircraft fighters. That front section is an aggressive nod to the Porsche 356 and the tube-shaped headlights (ditching the … Continue reading
Two major insurance companies have refused to issue new policies on some Kias and Hyundais in the St. Louis region as theft rates of those vehicles remain high following last year’s surge. Click here to read more.
The windshield is one of the most indispensable parts of a vehicle. It protects the driver, passengers, and the interior from dust, debris, rain, snow, wind, etc. Most importantly, the windshield makes it easier for drivers to navigate the road, … Continue reading
Police and a bystander on Monday, January 16, freed a 20-year-old Barnstable man from his overturned truck by breaking the windshield after the truck flipped and knocked over a utility pole that draped live wires across the scene. Click here … Continue reading
When you buy a house, you like to feel safe, but that’s not the case for one couple. They have to worry about their windows being busted and their roof getting hit by golf balls. Click here to read more.
Augmented reality in vehicles is nothing new. In fact, it’s currently installed in millions of vehicles equipped with Head Up Display (HUD). But major car and tech companies think projection technology is about to become the next big thing as … Continue reading
“Kentucky has a unique law that if you have full coverage insurance, or comprehensive insurance, all your auto glass replacements are free. You don’t have to pay a deductible,” Josh Patrick of Central Kentucky Auto Glass explained. Click here to … Continue reading
Photos shared by UHP from the scene show the damage the errant wheel caused, smashing the windshield and tearing a hole through the roof. Luckily, for the woman behind the wheel, though, the tire landed on the apparently empty passenger’s … Continue reading
Neighbors in one DeKalb County neighborhood have spent the past week replacing their car windows. Seemingly dozens of cars were broken into in Decatur, during a rash of recent break-ins. Click here to read more.
Geico has closed all of its California offices and Progressive stopped advertising in the state. “State Farm, you can no longer get quotes by calling them. You have to go to an agent’s office,” said Karl Susman from Susman Insurance. … Continue reading
Auto Windscreens has achieved a Customer Satisfaction Business Benchmarking score of 93.1 (out of 100) in an independent survey of its customers by The Institute of Customer Service. Click here to read more.
“The antler came through the windshield and managed to gore me in the chin. It was a very close call,” said driver Mike Sepos after a collision with a bull elk in Summit County, Utah. Click here to read more.
While the McLaren Elva is most notable for its lack of a windshield, unfortunately, this means it can’t be street-legal. That’s why McLaren introduced an optional DOT-legal windshield, enabling owners to be able to take their pride and joy out … Continue reading
The Caliber family of brands, including Caliber Auto Glass, Caliber Collision and Caliber Auto Care, recently announced the appointment of David Dart as chief people officer. Dart will lead all facets of teammate services, including career and leadership development, recruiting … Continue reading
At Knapp’s Madison Auto and Towing in Lakewood, owner Jerry Knapp, Jr., is trying to keep up with the demand to repair recently recovered stolen cars, which has proven to be a challenge. “We’re seeing they knock out the passenger … Continue reading
The scene depicted here could have been from a horror movie, except that it took place in reality, and therefore presented a very real risk to life and wellbeing. According to a video posted by Cass Cheng Sook Leng to … Continue reading
Last month, 73-year-old Mary Frahm died when her vehicle caught fire. She reported just before the fire that her vehicle doors wouldn’t unlock and the windows wouldn’t roll down. A study by AAA in 2019 showed that vehicle escape tools … Continue reading
Automotive Glass Europe will retain its logo, mission and values while rebranding to Automotive Glass Experts (AGE). Marco Moreno, executive chairperson and CEO of AGE, says the new identity “represents the next chapter in our group’s history.” AGE specializes in … Continue reading
Police said that after the accident, Gulab Singh went to a car mechanic and asked them to change the windshield of his car. Click here to read more.
A Kansas City, Missouri, woman is out of the hospital and speaking out for the first time after she was hit in the head with a rock that crashed through her windshield. Click here to read more.
A New Orleans man tired of having his vehicle broken into over and over again came up with a low-budget solution. Martin Schott is hoping the new handmade sign on his truck will stop thieves from breaking its windows again. … Continue reading
Bozeman, Mont., is now home to the newest NOVUS Glass location, providing mobile auto glass services to the city’s greater communities. Services include windshield repair, auto glass replacement, Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) services and more. Robert Rinta, owner and … Continue reading
Madison County Councilman Mikeal Vaughn has suggested that the county install bulletproof windshields in all the county’s patrol cars. Click here to read more.
“The glass completely shattered and caved in,” said Jiyu Park. “The lines fell on both sides of the car so it was sparking when it first initially fell but we just had to stay inside because of the electrocution.” Click … Continue reading
A driver’s windshield was shattered when his vehicle hit a dead bobcat strung up from an Interstate 88 overpass on Monday night. “You think you had a bad day?” Andrew Noble wrote on Facebook. “Bet you didn’t have a hit … Continue reading
Consumer Reports today is providing detailed guidelines to car manufacturers to help them design the controls and displays of advanced driver assist systems to promote consumer use, understanding, and satisfaction. Click here to read more.
Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys announced the Pennsylvania Insurance Department has increased the automobile accident surcharge threshold cap to $2,100. Click here to read more.
Premier Glass in Elmwood is about a 10-minute drive from where 62 cars were broken into early Wednesday morning in River Ridge. The owner, Dylan Muscutt, said they get calls about broken car windows every day. Click here to read … Continue reading
Oli vaguely resembles a car built of LEGO bricks. It sports a completely vertical windshield—no slant here—designed to reduce the amount of glass needed and save weight. The windscreen also cuts the impact of solar heat inside the vehicle, reducing … Continue reading
Just over a quarter (27%) of Canadian consumers are very or somewhat interested in purchasing car insurance directly from their manufacturers, a recent Deloitte survey found. Click here to read more.
An updated Federal regulation from the NHTSA no longer allows for auto-close windows via the car or an app, among other features. Tesla owners took to social media to share their frustration of their vehicles missing the set-it-and-forget-it auto-close window … Continue reading
As the number of shootings of on-duty Texas law enforcement officers increases, a local College Station nonprofit is working to install bullet-resistant glass in patrol vehicles throughout the Brazos Valley. Click here to read more.
A decision to support Hope’s Home via a donation to a local mountain climber’s fundraiser has a very personal connection for Shelly Gordon of 6th Avenue Car Wash & Auto Glass. Gordon’s niece lived at Hope’s Home for part of … Continue reading
In the modern world, technology is advancing at a rapid pace, especially in the way we communicate and navigate the roads. With these advancements come benefits that can improve road safety for everyone. From navigation devices to video cameras and … Continue reading
As Tesla readies its ‘Full Self-Driving’ system for launch, the state of California has passed a new law that forbids manufacturers from leaving customers with any impression that their vehicle can drive itself without significant driver attention. Click here to … Continue reading
This AI-powered concept car with attitude showcases a vivid, color-changing E Ink wrap and an AR display that fills the entire windshield. Click here to read more.
Richard Lien worked for his uncle for five years until he was ready to purchase Arrowhead Auto Glass in Duluth a couple of years ago. He since has expanded his business, first adding mobile services and recently opening a store … Continue reading
An Avelo flight that took off from Tweed New Haven Airport on Saturday was diverted after a crack was found in the windshield of the cockpit. Click here to read more.
The vehicle features floating seats and a transparent glass footrest. Click here to read more.
Residents of a Maryland apartment complex found their car windows smashed and their air bags missing – a too familiar sight for some. It appears thieves mostly targeted Hondas parked at the complex in the 3600 block of Powder Mill … Continue reading
Christine O’Brien, president of the Insurance Council of New Jersey, opines that the state legislature are “inexplicably pushing for legislation that will cause auto insurance coverage costs to rise yet again.” Senate Bill 357, she says, is likely to increase … Continue reading
Patsco Windshield Repair, a Houston, Texas-based provider of windshield repair kits and services, has announced that its DIY repair patches are now available on Amazon.com. The company describes its flagship product, the Patsco Windshield Repair Patch, as “a unique and … Continue reading
When the word hand-built is thrown around in the automotive realm, it commands one’s attention and inspires the imagination. In the case of Cadillac’s new ultra-luxury sedan Celestiq slated for 2024, it ticks all the right boxes and introduces a … Continue reading