Prepping for next years Auto Glass Week

“A successful Auto Glass Week™ 2017 in West Palm Beach, Fla., wrapped up last week and show organizers have released the dates and location of the 2018 event.

Auto Glass Week 2018 will be held Thursday – Saturday, September 27-29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The host hotel is the Hyatt Regency San Antonio,” Check out the article here.

For auto glass repairs and replacement, in your area, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374.

Tips on auto glass replacement and repair

“More collision repairers seem to be adding auto glass replacement capabilities, a glass industry veteran observed last week, sharing some tips for auto body shops wanting to make the leap.

Bob Beranek, the owner of Automotive Glass Consultants and lead instructor for Auto Glass University, will discuss the topic at “Navigating the World of Automotive Glass Repair and Replacement,” which he’s teaching along with Independent Glass Association Executive Director Gary Hart Oct. 31 during the SCRS Repairer Driven Education series at SEMA. (Sign up for the class here, or buy the series pass package deal here.) He gave us a taste of the course last week,” said Jeremy Driscoll.

Read more here.

For all your auto glass needs, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374. We offer mobile repair services!

Major changes predicted to rear-view and side-view mirrors

“Research firm IHS Markit predicts side-view and rear-view mirror systems will go increasingly high-tech over the next decade — a trend that could add new severity to collision repairs.

In a Tuesday news release promoting a new report on the topic, IHS Markit projected “major changes” that would include augmenting or replacing the traditional mirrors with cameras and displays.

Based on IHS Markit’s projections, if you’re going to be doing collision repair or auto glass repair eight years from now, you’re going to be dealing with these two trends. (Probably particularly on luxury cars)’” Check out the article here.

For auto glass repairs and replacement, in your area, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374.

Accoutability when it comes to cracked windshields

“You’ve seen them on trucks as they drive around town, a sign saying “Stay Back, Not responsible for broken windshields.”

But is that true? Does the sign relieve the truck driver, or company, from any responsibility if your windshield breaks from something that falls from their truck?

The simple answer is, false. Just because there’s a sign, it doesn’t let the trucking company off the hook, but it still may not be something you want to pursue.

“So the rock first made contact right here in the bottom of it,” said Jeremy Driscoll.

He’s a pro at fixing chipped, cracked, and broken windshields,” Read more here.

For all your auto glass needs, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374. We offer mobile repair services!

Insurance rates rocket in florida due to windshield replacement schemes

“Windshield-replacement schemes are causing a spike in the price of auto insurance throughout Florida, the state’s insurance commissioner has said.

The schemes, which are most rampant in the Tampa Bay area, involve drivers with cracked windshields signing over insurance benefits to repair contractors. Some of those contractors then charge insurance companies inflated prices for their work.

Insurers say that the “assignment of benefits,” as the practice is known, has become a magnet for fraud and abuse, according to a report by local news station ABC 27. That fraud and abuse often occurs through no fault of the policyholder,’” Check out the article here.

For windshield replacement, in your area, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374.

Mygrant Glass Company returning to Auto Glass Week

“Mygrant Glass Company, a nationwide auto glass distributor, is set to return as a Silver sponsor of Auto Glass Week™ 2017 this October in West Palm Beach, Fla. The three-day international event will feature automotive glass repair and replacement competitions, educational seminars and a packed exhibition floor.

The company is headquartered in Hayward, Calif., but has 67 locations across the U.S. Mygrant Glass stocks both OEM and generic brands of auto glass from more than 30 different factories worldwide, according to the company’s website. Show-goers can find Mygrant Glass in the Palm Beach County Convention Center exhibition hall in booth #802,” Read more here.

For all your auto glass needs, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374. We offer mobile repair services!

Compete to win World’s Best Auto Glass Technician

“Showcase your talent in the Auto Glass Technician Competitions and vie for the title of “World’s Greatest” this year in West Palm Beach, Fla., during Auto Glass Week™ on October 4-6 at the Hilton West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Now in their 12th year, the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) and the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman (WRO) offer competitors from all over the world and various walks of life the opportunity to face-off for the title of “World’s Best Auto Glass Technician” and “World’s Best Windshield Repair Technician,’” Check out the article here.

For windshield replacement, in your area, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374.

Training and certification course to be held at Auto Glass Week

“The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) will hold a technician training and certification course at Auto Glass Week™ in West Palm Beach, Fla., this October. The course will be held on Friday, October 6, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center,” Read more here.

For all your auto glass needs, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374. We offer mobile repair services!

Class action lawsuit against Subaru for faulty windshields

“A Subaru cracked windshield lawsuit alleges numerous Subaru owners and lessees have complained for years about Legacy and Outback windshields that chip, crack and fracture, followed by replacement windshields that do the same.

Those customers say their windshields fail for no reason at all, while other customers say the smallest impact to the glass will cause it to crack. Legacy and Outback owners claim they must replace the windshields numerous times, which does no good because Subaru allegedly uses defective replacement windshields,” Check out the article here.

For windshield replacement, in your area, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374.

NY bill seeks to add winshield repair to insurance claims

“A new bill was introduced yesterday to New York’s Assembly Insurance Committee that seeks to amend the state’s current insurance law to expand service contracts to include repairs of windshields to owners of leased vehicles. This, according to the bill, is to protect New York residents from paying lease-end charges for every day wear and tear, such as a chipped windshield,” Read more here.

For all your auto glass needs, visit IAS Auto Glass in the Twin Cities metro area. Visit our website for more information or call us at 952-797-4374. We offer mobile repair services!