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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
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
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
America celebrates its 247th birthday and independence from Great Britain this July 4. U.S. auto glass shops are taking a brief break next week to celebrate the occasion. We asked some shop owners what the Fouth of July means for … Continue reading
The Central District of California will hear a class action lawsuit alleging that certain Kia America Inc., Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai Kia America vehicles contain a “defect” making them more susceptible to theft. None of the parties in the … Continue reading
Nissan could be on its way to challenging a recent California district court ruling that resulted in class action certification for drivers in multiple states. The ruling, a continuation of a 2017 lawsuit alleging that a number of vehicles contain … Continue reading
Triple-digit temperatures in the western United States have auto glass repair and replacement (AGRR) shops navigating the associated issue of adhesive application in high temperatures. With most adhesive manufacturers recommending that such work not be performed in temperatures more than … Continue reading
The long-lead times Tesla is experiencing with respect to securing glass for its automobiles is not the only challenge currently facing the automaker. California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has taken issue with Tesla’s advertisement of ADAS features, including usage of … Continue reading
Auto Glass Now has now opened four new locations in 2022 with the recent announcement of two new facilities in Pinedale and Sacramento, Calif. The company says the locations will “look to provide Californians a new level of service.” Auto … Continue reading
A class action lawsuit brought against Nissan North America, Inc. from 2017 alleging a number of its vehicles include a “defect” on their panoramic sunroofs that results in shattering under normal driving conditions continues to make its way through court. … Continue reading
A man was caught on camera throwing an object at a USPS delivery vehicle in Pomona on Saturday, and stealing a box of mail. “I’ve been here 20 years and I’ve never seen something like this happen ever,” Pomona resident … Continue reading
The morning after Christmas, Fresno Glass LLC of Fresno, Calif., had three visitors—and none of them were Santa Claus. The glass shop, which provides auto, commercial and residential glass services, was broken into and $50,000 to $100,000 worth of tools … Continue reading
In September 2020, glassBYTEs.com reported on the class action lawsuit filed by Yandery Sanchez against Kia Motors America Inc. The suit continues in court after a second complaint was filed against Kia in August 2021. Sanchez, who lives in Houston, … Continue reading
A class action lawsuit against Honda alleges a manufacturing defect in sunroofs and moonroofs of the 2015 to 2020 Honda and Acura vehicles. Mary Tappana of Webb City, Mo., Darryl Roberts of Tacoma, Wash., and Dustin Fulcomer of Riverview, Fla., … Continue reading
In the heart of San Francisco, alongside popular tourist attractions, car break-ins have spiked nearly 200% since last year, turning visitors into victims and creating what some business owners are calling an “economic pandemic.” On average, the city suffers about … Continue reading
Car break-in victims may feel their vehicles are generally safer parked in a garage than on San Francisco streets, but that no longer is true. Smash-and-grabs are also happening in parking garages. Click here to read more.
A stretch of Highway 17 in Santa Cruz County was briefly closed Saturday after windows on two vehicles, including a California Highway Patrol cruiser, were shattered, officers said. Click here to read more.
While Washington stopped entertaining the idea of a fourth stimulus check, advocates and at least one state are still pushing car insurance companies to hand you some COVID-19 cash. Click here to read more.
GEICO reached a settlement deal of $19.5 million in a class-action lawsuit by California policyholders over sales tax and regulatory fees of insured vehicles and insured leased vehicles when total loss was declared. The legal battle began when Cindy Ventrice-Pearson … Continue reading
Millions of California drivers are due refunds on their car insurance premiums, the state’s insurance commissioner said on Wednesday. Click here to read more.
Safelite Group has acquired assets of Unique Payless Auto Glass of Fremont, Calif. The deal closed Friday, September 24, 2021. Unique Payless Auto has served the Bay Area since 2017 and, according to a statement from the company, “enjoys a … Continue reading
Adding a novice driver to your auto insurance plan is bound to hike the price you pay – but in some U.S. cities, it can cost parents more money. Two parents who add a 16-year-old to their full-coverage auto insurance … Continue reading
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that mandates all light-duty autonomous vehicles in the state to produce zero emissions, reports Tech Crunch. The law would take effect in 2030. Click here to read more.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Thursday, addressing power grid concerns spurred by scorching temperatures that have climbed as high as 118 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. It’s the latest in the heat-wave crisis that … Continue reading
The state of U.S. infrastructure has been in the news lately, but just how much does that infrastructure affect the amount of car repairs (including auto glass repair and replacement)? Plenty, as it turns out. A state-by-state fact sheet produced … Continue reading
The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) announced it recently acquired 11 locations in California. The acquisitions include 10 repair centers and one intake center in the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino in southern California, east of Los Angeles. … Continue reading
Wildfires have severely impacted businesses, homes and more on the West Coast, and according to news reports, California recorded its first gigafire in modern history this week. A gigafire is a term for a blaze that burns at least one … Continue reading
Three Californians have been charged with multiple felony counts of auto insurance fraud and forgery, according to the California Department of Insurance. Luis Manuel Burgos self-surrendered to the Fresno County Jail shortly after being charged for allegedly filing fraudulent auto … Continue reading
California often serves as a bellwether for legislation that is slowly adopted in other states throughout the country and an Assembly Bill could have serious implications for auto glass companies that subcontract work to installers as independent (1099) contractors. Assembly … Continue reading
The Boyd Group Inc. (the Boyd Group) recently announced it acquired 11 locations within three different areas around the globe. According to the company, the newest locations are located in California, British Columbia and Michigan. California The Boyd Group entered … Continue reading
California experienced two earthquakes over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. According to Key Media & Research, California has more auto glass shops than any other state in the U.S., as well as the largest number of registered vehicles. World … Continue reading
Earlier this week a California Federal Court judge granted a preliminary settlement in the Yadir A. Ontiveros v. Safelite lawsuit. Safelite agreed to pay roughly $8.2 million to settle its labor violation suit, which claimed the company “shortchanged” California workers … Continue reading
California has had massive fires in its past, but none as devastating as the state’s most recent one. It’s been nicknamed the “Camp Fire” and has destroyed 150,000 acres of land, leaving nothing but soot and ash behind in addition … Continue reading
As hot weather scorches parts of the country in Southern California, Arizona and Texas, AGRR technicians are scheduling more jobs in-shop and doing their best to stay cool, says Dominique Contreras, a customer service representative (CSR) with Glass Doctor in Murrieta, Calif. Continue reading
Former technician Yadir Ontiveros has filed a state class action lawsuit against Safelite Fulfillment, Safelite Group and Safelite Glass Corp. in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, alleging Fair Labor Standards (FLSA) violations stemming from Safelite’s pay-per-piece program. Continue reading
Pilkington North America, a subsidiary of Nippon Sheet Glass, has announced it is closing its Lathrop, Calif., plant, which currently manufactures automotive and commercial architectural glass. According to a release from the company, “This decision was made after a careful … Continue reading