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Two men died from a December 1 shooting at a Twin Falls, Idaho, auto glass and window tint shop. Police responded to an 8:19 p.m. 911 call of shots fired at The Tint Shop V in Twin Falls, Idaho, where … Continue reading
The Attorney General of Kentucky on November 29 announced a $1.35 million settlement with State Farm over inadequate disclosures to customers of uninsured and underinsured coverage through its insurance policies. “This settlement with State Farm provides us confidence in State … Continue reading
Safelite recently introduced the “Safelite Spot,” an interactive play space at the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio. Children can “drive” the Safelite van and hear the company’s jingle when they honk the horn, zoom cars across the … Continue reading
Tesla’s high-tech Cybertruck boasts many cool features, but the vehicle’s giant windshield, said to be the largest piece of glass in the auto industry, will cost a lot to replace. Also, the large windshield wiper doesn’t clear the whole windshield. … Continue reading
A man with a crowbar walked through a Koreatown neighborhood in Las Angeles, Calif., smashing the windows of about 30 parked cars. Video here.
Florida attorneys filed nearly 54,000 auto glass lawsuits in the first nine months of 2023, according to a report by the Florida Record. Tallahassee attorney Ashley Kalifeh attributed the increase to the language used to craft two legal reform bills … Continue reading
Nielsen & Moller Auto Glass Distributors will open a new wholesale location in Tempe, Ariz., next month “By establishing this new wholesale location, we aim to provide customers with convenient access to our comprehensive inventory, exceptional service, and competitive prices,” … Continue reading
Ford Motor Company has approved AirPro Diagnostics as a diagnostics and calibrations provider for complete and safe auto repairs. “This approval is yet another example of AirPro’s commitment to meeting OE approvals,” says AirPro Diagnostics president and COO Josh McFarlin. … Continue reading
Former Safelite president and alumnus Thomas M. Feeney was one of three industry and business leaders elected to the La Salle University board of trustees. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome these three alumni members to La Salle University’s … Continue reading
A woman is in serious condition after a vehicle suspension spring crashed through her windshield in Weston, Mass. Read more here.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS 53 AMG has a hidden button on the driver’s side of the hood. On the car’s “4-Matic” logo, drivers can push a button that opens a small tunnel that allows access to the vehicle refill center the … Continue reading
A Fresno, Calif., woman received major damage to her truck after she crashed into a traffic light that was lying in the middle of the road on December 1 in Fresno. The road was very dark and the woman did … Continue reading
John Payne packed up his van and tools a year ago and made the 2,000-mile trek to sunny Florida. Working from his new home in the Sunshine State, the 39-year-old Auto Glass Safety Council-certified master technician and owner of Payne’s … Continue reading
Spend any time on the road, either as a commuter, professional truck or van driver, or just tooling around your neighborhood, and you’ll likely encounter drivers engrossed in their cell phones or digital devices. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration … Continue reading
The year-end holiday period from Thanksgiving through New Year’s remains one of the most dangerous times on U.S. roads and highways, with a spike in crashes that often result in serious injuries or death, according to the National Road Safety … Continue reading
At the November 30 unveiling of its Cybertruck prototype, Tesla attempted to show the strength of its “Tesla Armor Glass,” which the automaker claims can resist an impact from a steel ball. Designer Franz von Holzhausenz hurled a steel ball … Continue reading
The Oconee County, S.C., council voted to install bulletproof glass on law enforcement vehicles in the wake of a deputy shooting. The county must buy more than 100 bulletproof windshields to protect all of the county’s law enforcement officers. The … Continue reading
Houston, Texas, police say a man is lucky to be alive after being shot at seven times during an alleged road rage incident. Video from the scene shows several bullet holes in the driver’s windshield. Read more here.
San Jose, Calif., police arrested a man involved in a violent road rage incident that severely injured a dog. On November 11, two men were out of their vehicle at a red light during a road rage incident with another … Continue reading
Mygrant Glass sent a notice to auto glass customers outlining the mandatory steps to be taken before returning a windshield that could not be successfully recalibrated. According to a memo from William Stanfield, those steps are: • Pre-scan for DTCs … Continue reading
Straightaway Tire & Auto, on November 29, completed the acquisition of Accurate Auto & Tire Service and Wayne’s Automotive. Accurate Auto is a full-service auto repair facility serving the Maple Grove, Minn., market for more than 25 years. Wayne’s is … Continue reading
Matthew Washer, head of retail specialty trading at Aviva, explained that motor products with connectivity now consider individual driver behaviors, moving away from reliance on conventional risk assessment factors such as vehicle type, age, and location. Read more here.
A Scottish van driver was banned from the roads after getting behind the wheel with a frozen windshield and windows. Read more here.
When Sims Turner of Hahira, Georgia, was traveling with his 12-year-old child, the last thing he expected was his windshield exploding. But that is exactly what happened as he drove down a golf course. Read more here.
On November 28, State Farm announced changes to its policies for comprehensive coverage of windshield repairs. Beginning December 1, the comprehensive coverage deductible will no longer apply for windshield repairs for all glass-only windshield damage for State Farm claims. State … Continue reading
K&K Glass (Auto Glass Now), on November 21, reported a data breach where an unauthorized party accessed the company’s IT network. The hack exposed sensitive consumer information, including names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, … Continue reading
Electric cars with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are changing how car owners drive. From alerting the driver to potential dangers on the road to lending a hand in tricky parking situations, electric cars with ADAS are at the forefront … Continue reading
With the arrival of the first snowfall of the season in the Kansas City area, law enforcement officials remind drivers that removing snow from all vehicle windows, not just the windshield, is not just a safe practice, but failure to … Continue reading
Windsor, Ont., auto glass shops say they’ve seen a sharp increase in clients coming in for repairs as car thefts are soaring. The Windsor, Ont. police department received an additional $900,000 in funding to help combat auto theft. Read more … Continue reading
Working toward goals and working harder than anyone else provides the roadmap to success for one Utah-based auto glass franchise owner. This kind of dedication has allowed Greg Malone, franchise owner of Glass Doctor® Auto, to put his Midvale, Utah-based … Continue reading
Municipal governments, businesses, colleges, and parking lot owners across the county began employing a new tool to target parking scofflaws, the Barnacle. A high-tech version of the crustacean that covers a ship’s hull, the Barnacle attaches to the windshield of … Continue reading
Having the desire to add more “glass” to its inventory, Glass Logic, a point-of-sale software provider based in Central Illinois, recently acquired the assets of Illinois-based GlassComp, a long-term EDI provider for the auto glass retail industry. The move allows … Continue reading
A 74-year-old Stamford, Conn., woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Stamford on November 21. The crash caused heavy damage to the vehicle’s windshield and horrendous injuries to the pedestrian. “There is no way that the operator of the … Continue reading
A loose horse in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., was hit by a car and landed on the vehicle’s windshield and part of its roof. Read the full story on The Advocate.
Help wanted. Manufacturer Fuyao Glass America wants to find skilled workers fluent in Mandarin for its new 600,000-square-foot facility in Dayton, Ohio. The company announced the new plant last December 2022, and now it’s time to fill it. According to … Continue reading
New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the Auto Insurance Consumer Relief Act into law, allowing insurance companies to waive pre-insurance photo inspections for private passenger vehicles. According to the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc.’s New York chapter … Continue reading
“So, Geico laid off about 6% of their workforce, 2,000 people. Liberty Mutual just laid off about 2% of their workforce, 850 people. We’ve already talked about Farmers and their 11% layoff. What in the world is going on with … Continue reading
In a desperate bid to cut costs, U.K. drivers by tens of thousands are increasing the deductible on their insurance policies or switching to third-party-only cover. A leading consumer advocate calls the behavior “deeply concerning.” They warn that reducing insurance … Continue reading
A Paterson, N.J., police officer was treated for injuries after a blast from an “incendiary object” shattered the vehicle’s windshield and did minor damage to the hood. Read more here.
Good Samaritans rushed to the aid of a driver stuck inside her rolled-over vehicle in Doral, Fla., on November 19. Story here.
Despite the general pessimism of many small businesses, the folks at Elk River, Minn.-based ABRA Auto Body & Glass remain optimistic about the future. “This year’s been very good,” says ABRA Auto Glass (AAG) manager Tony Shaw. “Things are finally … Continue reading
By Seth Maimen Maine citizens voted overwhelmingly earlier this month to pass a Right to Repair legislative initiative in the Pine Tree state’s elections. The Maine Right to Repair initiative is very similar to one approved by Massachusetts voters, also … Continue reading
Luca de Meo, Renault Group’s CEO, says that the new Twingo aspires to become a “game-changer” as a smaller, budget-friendly city car. The electric “supermini” features a windshield that matches the incline of the short hood, creating the signature single-box … Continue reading
The McLaren F1 costs tens of millions of dollars to buy. The chic supercar is also expensive to maintain. Replacement windshields run about $25,000, plus another $8,000 for the installation. Take a look at the car here.
South Korean automaker Genesis’ G1 sports a cab-forward design with a windshield that stretches far forward, resulting in a very small hood but increasing the interior space. Read about it here.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reported on November 17 that small business owners are not optimistic about the current economic environment. The group’s “Optimism Index” decreased by 0.1 points in October to 90.7, marking the 22nd month below … Continue reading
An 18-year-old died, and another person was hospitalized on November 18 after a deer crashed through the windshield of a vehicle in Brown County, Wis. Read more here.
State Farm, on November 15, notified national glass program members of changes to its Offer and Acceptance (O&A) agreement effective December 15. The Offer and Acceptance (O&A) agreement directs auto glass shops to confirm that the vehicle on dispatch matches … Continue reading
Stan Turner began his life-long career in the auto glass industry at the ripe old age of 12, handing tools to installers at a friend’s dad’s shop in Greenville, S.C. His brother Danny, who is 11 years older, worked at … Continue reading
The auto glass industry is no stranger to workforce shortages. Like many blue-collar trades, the industry struggles to find willing workers. As with the construction industry, which has monthly worker shortages of around 300,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of … Continue reading
Swedish-made Polestar 4 makes the rear sidelite and rearview mirror obsolete with its new crossover coupe that uses a camera setup instead, which the automaker says offers benefits beyond visibility. The car uses a roof-mounted camera system that projects its … Continue reading
A 16-year-old Pennsylvania driver died on November 13 after his car collided with a tractor-trailer. Witnesses to the crash say the car was traveling at high speed and had a heavily frosted windshield. Read more here.
A Mesa, Ariz., police officer had to be pulled through the windshield of his patrol unit after being involved in a November 13 crash at East Baseline Road and North McQueen Road on Monday afternoon. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall on November 1 for 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 models due to a software glitch that could cause the vehicle’s sunroof to close unexpectedly when the car is in “car wash … Continue reading
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
Hernando County, Fla., deputies say one of the boys brought a slingshot on board the school bus. He allegedly passed the slingshot to another student on the bus, who used it to launch a cough drop toward the windshield of … Continue reading
Out-of-state “harvesters” offer free windshield replacements. Once the customer signs a work order and the repair is completed, they send an exorbitant bill to insurers, who either deny the claim or deeply discount it. Lawyers then sue the insurance company … Continue reading
Employees at a Washington State auto glass shop may have prevented crimes and violence when they brought what they saw in a customer’s car to the attention of local law enforcement officials. On October 4, Fife, Washington police arrested Brady … Continue reading
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on November 3 issued a recall notice for seven 2024 Mercedes GLC 300 vehicles in the U.S. due to the chance of front, rear, and fixed sidelites coming loose. Citing an issue with … Continue reading
Tool designers at Frogitout.com came up with a simple, ergonomic tool for cutting auto glass during installations called “Glass Knuckles.” As the name implies, the tool resembles the brass knuckles tough guys use to increase their punching power in fights, … Continue reading
Proper calibration guarantees that the ADAS system will accurately detect and respond to potential hazards on the road. Calibration ensures that the vehicle’s safety features, such as collision avoidance and lane keeping, function properly. Read more on BrakeAndFrontEnd.com.
A report by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) says that while 44% of U.K. cars will have Level 2 autonomy by 2030, the vehicle repair industry needs more than 51,000 qualified technicians to meet the demand. The industry … Continue reading
Ontario Provincial Police in Grenville, Ont., stopped a driver whose vehicle looked more like a bowl of leftovers in the fridge than a proper car. “If you have ever asked yourself if plastic wrap would make a suitable windshield replacement, … Continue reading
A plane with two window glasses missing took off from U.K.’s Stansted airport. The issue was discovered when the flight reached an altitude of 14,500 feet. Watch a news report on YouTube
A panel of judges in the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals tossed the question of whether insurance companies may sue auto glass shops under Florida’s Motor Vehicle Repair Act up to the Florida Supreme Court. The case builds on … Continue reading
Nissan North America notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that approximately 1,934 replacement windshields installed in Nissan automobiles between April 2000 and April 2012 bore the incorrect manufacturer certification code. The carmaker says in April 2000, the glass manufacturer, … Continue reading
The Federal Aviation Administration issued an Airworthiness Directive to Honda Aircraft Co. regarding faulty windshield heater mechanisms in one model of Honda airplanes. The FAA directed the manufacturer to revise the airplane flight manual and quick reference handbook for Honda … Continue reading
The British government’s potential regulations for self-driving vehicles make automakers, rather than car owners, legally liable for automobile wrecks. King Charles told Parliament the government would introduce an Automated Vehicles Bill in the coming parliamentary session. The legislation establishes fines … Continue reading
An Australian company specializing in diagnostic, remote programming, and calibration systems joined forces with a national windshield repair and replacement firm to develop cutting-edge diagnostic and calibration solutions for automotive collision and mechanical repair facilities, windshield repair shops, and calibration … Continue reading
A hit-and-run driver who killed a 28-year-old man was caught on a doorbell camera pulling the body from the vehicle and dumping him on the side of the road. Watch the news report on YouTube.
Deputies say the bus was headed for school when a student fired a “gel blaster” gun toward the driver, hitting the windshield. Read more on ABC30.com.
The ultimate sea glass isn’t blue-green. You won’t find it on the beach either but in the ocean. Luxury market publication Robb Report called a 143-foot catamaran, debuting at this year’s Monaco Boat Show, “one of 2023’s most polarizing launches.” … Continue reading
While the rising cost of car insurance delivers a brutal hit to Nevada residents, neither the insurance industry, consumer advocates, nor state government officials expect relief to come soon. The insurance industry attributes the increased premiums to rising costs for … Continue reading
State Farm Insurance found that Wisconsin drivers reported more than 70,000 claims involving animal crashes between July last year and June this year. November October, and December comprise the most dangerous months for those kinds of incidents, mainly due to … Continue reading
A man was showered with glass and injured after a concrete patio slab hurtled through his windshield while he was driving. Read more on WalesOnline
After more than 40 years in the auto glass industry, taking care of their customers and maintaining a good reputation remains a priority for Lou and Rose Denning of Denning Auto Glass in Coldwater, Mich. Safety is at the top … Continue reading
Safelite is investing in a new research and development facility in Columbus that it says will help it stay on top of auto glass industry technology and trends. Safelite says the facility will function as an auto glass shop and … Continue reading
The owner of a Canadian auto glass shop recommends leaving vehicles unlocked to prevent thieves from smashing windows to steal stuff from the vehicle. Andy Dunleavy, co-owner of Standard Auto Glass in London, Ont., says it’s better to leave the … Continue reading
Prosecutors dropped criminal charges against a man who was arrested for allegedly throwing a brick through the windshield of an ambulance as it was responding to an emergency in Seattle, Wash. Read more on MSN.com
A man just released from jail allegedly walked out and smashed the windshield of a police patrol car parked in front of the El Paso, Texas, county jail, officials said. Read more on Yahoo News
A couple had a scary encounter while driving on a highway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 30, after a huge python suddenly emerged from under the hood of their car. The large snake began slithering across the car’s windshield, … Continue reading
With a nod to Cheryl Crow, Safelite® Group soaked up more than sun in California last week. On October 31, the company closed a deal to acquire the assets of California-based Absolute Auto Glass, Inc. With a location in Santa … Continue reading
Jack Frost’s visit this week in many areas of the U.S. provides a good reminder of the unique challenges auto glass installers face when temperatures drop below freezing. On November 1, the first snow of the season frosted the Rocky … Continue reading
Driven Brands on November 1 reported third quarter revenue of $581 million for the quarter ending September 30, an increase of 12% from the previous year. System-wide sales totaled $1.6 billion, up 10% from the prior year and driven by … Continue reading
Tesla on October 31 won the first U.S. trial over allegations that its Autopilot driver assistant feature led to a death, a major victory for the automaker as it faces several other lawsuits and federal investigations related to the same … Continue reading
Wagoneer by Jeep offers technologically advanced, next-generation innovations, including a rear-seat monitoring camera, windshield head-up display, frameless digital cluster, premium McIntosh audio system, 10.25 front passenger interactive display, Amazon Fire TV built-In and up to 75 inches of total digital … Continue reading
James Chapman, an Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC)-certified master technician at Richardson Glass Service in Newark, Ohio, won the gold medal in the Auto Glass Technician Competition at Auto Glass Week at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach last … Continue reading
The company’s Predii 360 links breakthroughs in Generative AI with Predii’s 10-plus years of leadership in developing automotive-specific AI applications. “The solution intelligently responds to automotive service and repair questions and produces reliable, actionable intelligence to enhance the efficiency and … Continue reading
The business of auto glass repair is multifold. A peculiar blend of craftsmanship and technical skill, this industry thrives on expertise, precision, quality and, most importantly, trust. This is why choosing the right auto glass repair shop matters. Read more … Continue reading
“On impact, I turned away and it went through the windshield, clipped my shoulder, knocked my head, took the roof right off,” said Dan Wronikowski. Read more on Click on Detroit.
Portland Glass of Lewiston, Maine, bore the effects of the mass shooting in that city last week. The company closed its shop while the area was on lockdown in the aftermath of the October 27 mass shooting that claimed the … Continue reading
Flying cars, four-legged walking robots and car windshields that double as movie screens are among the innovations dazzling visitors to the Japan Mobility Show, according to Japan News. The newspaper said 178 companies — including automakers, NTT Corp., Panasonic Holdings … Continue reading
Jerry Kottschade retired Oct. 15—52 years after opening what would become Jerry’s Abra Auto Body & Glass—but daughter Laura is ready to step up. Read more on Autobody News
Sergio Preciado got in a car accident back in July of 2022 when he was exiting Interstate 805. He admits it was his fault, adding that nobody was injured in the crash … His insurance company, National General, later told … Continue reading
Montpelier, Vt., police are investigating after a U-32 school bus’s windshield was shot out Thursday afternoon. Police say the bus, operated by First Student, stopped in East Montpelier near the Agway train tracks just before 3:30 p.m. when the driver’s … Continue reading
GM sent recall notices to owners of 2023 GMC Acadia, Cadillac XT5 and XT6 models due to improperly bonded windshields. The automaker reported to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) that those models may have been assembled without the … Continue reading
The California Department of Motor Vehicles on October 24 suspended GM Cruise’s autonomous-driving permit, putting a halt to the company’s driverless taxi service in San Francisco. The DMV cited safety concerns, saying the vehicles are not safe for public operation … Continue reading
Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce has recalled 39 examples of its $650,000 Ghost limousine in Australia over concerns some glass interior display screens could shatter during a crash. The recall was issued because some of the screens could throw broken glass … Continue reading
Auto glass damage happens so often in Arizona that insurers here are required to offer no deductible glass coverage. It used to be filing glass claims wouldn’t have much impact on your rates or renewals. That has changed. “Even though … Continue reading
Tesla’s vehicles include what the company calls a “panoramic glass roof,” letting users see a clear view directly upward from within their cars. In a recent post, Tesla highlighted one rather unique use of the glass roof, as one user … Continue reading
The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Show 2023, organised by the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), with the nodal testing agency under the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI), will be held on 7th December at the ICAT Test Track … Continue reading
Students at the University of Memphis are frustrated and fighting for answers after several car break-ins on campus. The university confirmed that 36 vehicles have been hit since Saturday. Read more on WREG.com
According to Fox4, Kari Hill, her two teenage sons and a 1 year-old granddaughter parked at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas, feeding the giraffe through the car’s sunroof. Read more on Foxnews.com
Caliber Auto Glass named Troy Mason, senior vice president, the Lewisville, Texas, company announced October 24. As SVP, Mason will oversee all brand operations, including business expansion, go-to-market strategies and customer experience, all in support of Caliber’s purpose of “Restoring … 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
Insurance claims inflation rose faster than the underlying consumer price index (CPI), greatly exceeding the rate of auto insurance premiums, according to a study released July 21, 2023, by the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA). The study, “Auto Insurance: … Continue reading
Gerber Collision & Glass Expands Automotive Scanning and Diagnostics Capabilities through Opus IVS Partnership
Gerber Collision & Glass, a collision repair and glass replacement provider, has announced it is strengthening its partnership with Opus IVS, a provider of intelligent vehicle support solutions. The alliance allows Gerber Collision & Glass to consolidate its diagnostic services … Continue reading
A Wellington, New Zealand, man has shared the moment his vehicle’s windscreen was hit by a flying piece of corrugated iron. The corrugated iron is already in motion when the video begins, and appears to have flown out of a … Continue reading
In the video, taken on a South African safari, “an elephant pressed on a car, shattering the windshield, but the occupants were unharmed, highlighting the elephant’s strength and the car’s durability.” Read more on Iol.co.za
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
A letter from GEICO Chairman, president and CEO Todd Combs informed workers it was laying off 2,000 of them. Read more on WGRZ.com
This week, more than a dozen residents in a private garage in Downtown found their vehicle windows smashed. While it’s awful for certain people, it’s good for those in the auto glass industry. Kevin Dvorak owns Clarity AutoGlass in Gladstone, … Continue reading
Theoretically, owners have been warned, but it’s also completely reasonable to think that Tesla should prioritize making sure that its doors reliably detect when they’re closing on a person or object and stop before it crushes them. And while that … Continue reading
The growth of electric car sales in Europe may be impeded by rising insurance costs and expiring subsidies, as reported in an article by Forbes. Read more on Insurance Business
A reward has been offered for information that leads to the arrest of a man who threw a gallon of milk at a passing semi-truck and smashed its windshield. Read more on WIBW.com
The Massachusetts legislature Joint Committee on Transportation is holding a hearing today about the House and Senate bills that would create state auto glass replacement safety standards. The identical bills are two of several pieces of legislation “regarding bicycles and … Continue reading
By effectively incorporating machine learning development techniques into the training of deep learning models, ADAS systems can analyze the sensor data in real-time and make informed decisions to enhance driver safety and assist in driving tasks, making it future ready … Continue reading
He was the proud owner of Jack’s Auto Glass for fifty years, the first mobile and on-site auto glass repair company in Rhode Island. Read more on Legacy.com
30-year-old Randy Alan Ramey was handcuffed in the back of a Georgia State Patrol car when he kicked out the rear passenger side window and fled. The arresting officer tased him during the escape attempt, a state patrol report says. … Continue reading
Osage oranges, or hedge apples, that can grow to be larger than a softball and weigh several pounds, have been falling on cars shattering windows and causing dents. Read more on WMAR2News.com
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
The car crash survivors argued that the significant auto insurance reforms passed in 2019 had taken away necessary financial support for people requiring permanent medical care. Read more on WILX.com
“The AAA Foundation findings from this research are a cautiously positive sign for the future of vehicle automation,” AAA Foundation president and executive director Dr. David Yang said. “As drivers become more comfortable with the technology, they will be more … Continue reading
Tony Martinez talks about the difference between tempered and laminated glass in this Behind the Wheel. Read more on KPTV.com
Kari Hill says shortly after the picture of the giraffe sticking its head through the open sunroof of the car, the giraffe appeared to lose its footing and fell onto the windshield of the Kia Sorrento. The animal then panicked, … 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
California’s new law also has more far-reaching consequences for companies than previous similar laws passed in New York, Minnesota, and Colorado. It requires manufacturers to make parts, tools, and documentation available to consumers for seven years after the production of … Continue reading
Geri and Jerry Kottschade, owners of Jerry’s Abra in Mankato, Minn., are earning accolades and accomplishments in collision repair. This week, they added another to their collection – Abra Franchisee of the Year for 2023. Read more on Franchising.com
“It was an unfortunate situation,” Otto Glass Repair Shop owner, Otto Hernandez said. “Nobody deserves to get that act of violence or act of evil inflicted on them.” Read more on Fox 29.
Video from Bavaria circulating on social media shows a Tesla being no match for a hailstorm as the pellets easily break through the rear window of the car and continue shattering pieces of glass with every falling piece of ice. … 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
Auto Windscreens has announced it received the ‘Training Provider/Programme of the Year’ category at the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Apprenticeship Awards on October 5th. The awards recognize employers, team members and apprentices excelling across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Auto Windscreens’ entry focused … Continue reading
The 2023 AmTrust Extended Auto Warranty Report shows that supply chain issues surrounding auto glass and the increasing sophistication of windshield technology drove up the average cost of windshield repair and replacement for car owners in the United States in … Continue reading
Stewart-Haas Racing said the bolts just came out during the course of the long race due to vibrations. They stated, “we had bolts that hold the windshield in place back out over the course of the 500 miles.” Read more … 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
Petromin Corporation and Automotive Glass Experts (AGE) have forged a partnership “poised to reshape the automotive landscape in Saudi Arabia and beyond,” according to the announcement. The collaboration marks the culmination of an effort to introduce what the companies call … Continue reading
A new video of the Tesla Cybertruck has popped up online, giving us a look at its new infotainment graphics plus other interior features like the panoramic glass roof, oddly shaped cupholders, and steering wheel. Piecing together shreds of information about the … Continue reading
The National Labor Relations Board has found probable cause to allegations GEICO engaged in anti-union activity in attempting to undermine an organizing effort at its regional headquarters in Amherst. Read more on Investigativepost.org
An investigation revealed that while driving, the boy climbed out of the car window, onto the roof. He fell off the car and onto the ground, and was airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Read more on 13newsnow.com
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
Tri City Glass & Door Appoints Ryan Hartman as President, Announces Transition to 100% Employee-Owned Company
Tri City Glass & Door, a Northeast Wisconsin residential, commercial and auto glass repair and installation company, announced Ryan Hartman as its president on October 2, 2023. “Since joining the company as director of finance, Ryan has made significant process … Continue reading
Researchers have found a technique to transform scrap wood into a bio-based clear film that can be applied as anti-fogging or anti-reflective coatings on glasses or vehicle windows. This method not only provides an alternative to the harmful synthetic materials … Continue reading
California Department of Insurance Proposes Major Course Correction on Auto Insurance Group Discounts
The California Department of Insurance has released proposed regulations to reform how insurance companies offer group discounts based on occupation, education, and other arbitrary factors that historically have not been available to drivers in less-affluent and more diverse communities. If … Continue reading
One of Polestar’s leading designers predicts that the cars we drive will look very different within five years, saying new vehicle technology, with its slimmer profile and different demands, will allow automakers to change the way cars look and drive … Continue reading
The Phoenix Award Committee has recognized Sisecam chairperson Ahmet Kirman as its “Glass Person of the Year.” Officials say Kirman earned the award due to his contributions to developing the global glass industry. Phoenix Award Committee chairperson Lincoln Brown says … Continue reading
New research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety also estimates that available ADAS technologies could prevent approximately 37 million crashes, 14 million injuries, and nearly 250,000 deaths over the next 30 years. This would represent 16% of crashes and … Continue reading
Carglass® Spain, together with the rest of the Belron® Group subsidiaries, has collaborated to raise 2.5 million euros that will help transform the lives of thousands of children and young people in South Africa, where Belron®, the parent company of … Continue reading
Excellent reminder to roll up your windows all the way up and not to leave even the slightest itty bitty crumb of food in your car if you live in bear country. This momma bear walking along with her three … 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
In a notable development that underscores the swiftly evolving landscape of autonomous and assisted driving technology, BMW Group has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider for its automated driving platform. Harnessing the extensive capabilities of AWS’s … Continue reading
Jerry’s Abra Auto Body & Glass, a locally owned and operated collision repair center located in Mankato, Minnesota, announced today it had donated $5,100 to the Alzheimer’s Association. Read more on Franchising.com
A driver suffered minor injuries when a deer fell from an overpass above and crashed through his windshield in New Jersey. Read more on ABC7NY.com
A Rochester neighborhood is picking up the pieces after more than a dozen cars were damaged off of Monroe Avenue overnight. It comes days after similar scenes in the Park and East Avenue neighborhoods, where dozens more were hit. Read … 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
John Bean has updated the website for its Tru-Point advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibration tool. The company says the new information provides Tru-Point users with advanced information on proper calibrations to enhance performance and productivity. “Performing a correct ADAS … Continue reading
Daniel Wheelwright says he has had three such chips grow into big-time cracks. He says when the windshields could not be repaired, they had to be replaced: three of them in two years. That third claim, apparently damaged his relationship … Continue reading
An unexpected accident near 4600 East-West Highway, in Bethesda left a bus driver injured Saturday afternoon. The collision left an unoccupied bicycle lodged through the front windshield of the bus. Read more on WUSA9.com
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
Axpo and Pilkington Automotive Finland Oy, part of the NSG Group, have signed a long-term wind energy power purchase agreement (PPA). According to the companies, the partnership is a significant step toward powering NSG Group’s plants in Finland with clean … Continue reading
According to investigators in Columbia, S.C.,, more than 70 cars were broken into at one apartment complex alone. Read more at WISTV.com
Fitchburg, Wis., police say foggy windows were to blame for a vehicle driving off the road and into an electric pole Thursday night. Officers found a vehicle that crashed into an electric pole after it was reported around 8:40 p.m. … Continue reading
Sisecam has announced it completed a new automotive glass line worth about USD $190 million (₺4 billion TRY) with additional capital investments at its production site in Luleburgaz, Kirklareli, Turkey. The company says the new line will operate at an … Continue reading
The biggest among the insurers, Allstate, has been hit with at least three such suits alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which governs telephone solicitation. The suits, all in Allstate’s home state of Illinois, say the insurer and … Continue reading
Jeep started offering Gorilla Glass as an option for the Wrangler and Gladiator in 2021 and in 2023 it is standard equipment on all but the base model Wrangler Sport. The main benefit to Wrangler drivers is the windshield’s impact … Continue reading
Two men died after a loose tire went through the windshield of a passenger van on Interstate 5 near Lakewood on Thursday morning, according to Washington State Patrol (WSP). Read more on King5.com
From the educational programming, the exhibition and the attendance, the biggest Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) yet is taking place this week at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia. The event opened yesterday with presentations and education, and one very … Continue reading
Earlier this month, Sika announced planned changes to the board of directors and the group management. The company says the decisions have been made ahead of the presentation of the new growth strategy at the Capital Markets Day on October … Continue reading
“We are fielding at least 300 calls for repairs a month. And we are far from the only business in the area doing this kind of work,” said Ross Smith, the co-owner of Raleigh Auto Glass. Read more on WRAL.com
Car shoppers are heading for a new round of sticker shock if the strike by the United Auto Workers doesn’t end soon, particularly for popular vehicles that are already in short supply. Read more at the AP News.
Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber answers a reader’s question about the signs on the back of some work trucks. “A lot of vehicles, mostly large trucks and service vehicles, have stickers on them that say something to the effect of … Continue reading
Automotive Glass Experts (AGE), a global reference in providing automotive glass solutions, has announced the addition of Auto Glass (Israel) to its expanding network of members. This collaboration marks a milestone for AGE as part of its continued international expansion … Continue reading
‘Our Tesla Insurance is DOUBLE What We Pay for Our Gas Car!’ Married Couple is Shocked to Discover High Cost of Covering Electric Vehicles
When Brent Shreve and his wife Molly bought new cars in April they spent around $50,000 each on a Tesla Model Y for him and a Volkswagen Atlas for her. Despite the models being almost-identical in size and costing virtually … Continue reading
Toppan in Japan developed LC MAGIC, a light control film that changes from transparent to opaque at the flick of a switch, in 2016 and has now announced that it combined LC MAGIC with glass from AGC for Toyota’s Century … Continue reading
High winds from Tropical Storm Lee sent a large tree crashing through the windshield of a passenger van carrying six people in Moro Plantation, Maine, on Saturday. Read more at NECN.com
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
“They smashed the windows and it seemed like they tried to hotwire the car. There seemed to be blood on the windows and inside the car. The police have taken away my car to carry out an investigation. I’m just … 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
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.
After nearly three years of battling cancer, Melody (Lloyd) Reddell passed away on June 13, 2023, at age 55. Melody and her husband, own Pace Glass in Texarkana. She was the wife of past National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) president … 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
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 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.
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
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.
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
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
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
XYG North America will sponsor the keynote speaker and auto glass technician competition for Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) 2023. As such, the company will help bring this year’s keynote Shaun White to all full registrants. On Wednesday, September 20, starting … 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 sagas of the panoramic sunroof, and allegations that a number of vehicle manufacturers use “defective” products that result in shattered glass, continue through U.S. courts. While one manufacturer appears to be gearing up to contest the allegations in Georgia, … Continue reading
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 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.
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.
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
Salina police are looking for a stick-wielding man on a bicycle who damaged a woman’s car. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that a 60-year-old Salina woman was driving a sedan in the 100 block of N. College on … 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
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.