Nebraska State Troopers encounter home-made windshield repair


Photo by the Nebraska State Patrol

“Photos posted to the Nebraska State Patrol Facebook page show what appears to be a plastic sheet replacing the windshield of a Pontiac car. Duct tape and either Scotch tape or box tape holds the plastic to the car and its windshield wipers.

What appears to be a thin, wooden stick supports the middle of the sheet of plastic, photos show. And supporting the stick is a can of Del Monte sliced carrots wedged into a crack on the dashboard.”

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Dangerous and dumb. If the driver got into an accident, they would’ve had no protection from the front. Also, plastic is no subsitute for glass when it comes to visibility. We’re sure this person got a hefty fine and a stern talking to from the Police.

Don’t risk your life or the possibility of getting a fine. If you need an affordable windshield replacement, call the pros at IAS Auto Glass. Call us at 952-797-4374 or visit our website for more information.

Auto repair technicians are becoming scarce these days

“‘I won’t say it is an epidemic today in the collision repair industry, but it is getting close,” Notte told Fixed Ops Journal. “The average age of a [body shop] tech is approaching 50. It’s difficult work, and they retire or move out of the industry.’

Job website Monster.com lists more than 1,000 openings around the country for body shop technicians at new-vehicle dealerships, independent shops and fleet operations. Among them are 24 openings, as of mid-July, at dealerships operated by Penske Automotive Group, the second-largest U.S. dealership group.”

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Being an auto repair technician, no matter what the speciality is a difficult job. People trust them to fix and repair their vehicles. While there might be a shortage of techs across the country, it isn’t for a lack of passion. This holds especially true for the crew at IAS Auto Glass.

If you need exceptional auto glass repair service, call us at 952-797-4374 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.