Make sure you clear your car of ice before driving

“One Bedford County man is making a plea for drivers to brush the snow and ice off their cars.

It may be an inconvenience when you’re in a rush, but taking the time to do so will help others.

As Scott Elvira headed to work Monday morning, his windshield got smashed by ice coming off another car.

‘I left early so I could drive slower because I wasn’t sure how the roads were going to be,’ Elvira said.

Only 5 minutes away from work, he saw a white SUV was coming in the opposite direction, which is when he noticed the ice sliding.

‘It was going to hit the car,’ Elvira said. ‘I was like ohhh and then boom!'”

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It happens all the time. An innocent driver has the misfortune of sustaining vehicle damage (or worse) because another driver neglected to remove ice build up from their vehicle. State laws vary as far as responsibility for clearing one’s car of debris, however, common courtesy and sense should always prevail.

Travelling at high speeds, a sheet of ice can turn into a deadly weapon. Yes, it may be inconvenient to spend time removing ice, but it is the right thing to do!

If your windshield has been damaged in such an instance, call IAS Auto Glass for expert service. We even come to you at no additional cost! Call 952-797-4374 or visit our website for more information.

New York bill aims to protect leasers from exhorbitant ‘lease-end’ charges

“An act has been introduced, that if passed, could affect New York drivers and AGRR shops. Act 268 is on the docket for further discussion in this year’s regular session.

Act 268’s goal is to change portions of the current insurance law that involve expanding service contracts to protect those leasing vehicles for personal use from unexpected “lease-end” charges for things that include windshield cracks and chips. Currently New Yorkers who lease a vehicle are subject to an additional charge at the end of their service contract to cover certain repair services that do not go over a certain amount.”

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If you’re currently leasing a vehicle we recommend that you review your contract for maintenance and repair terms. If damage to the vehicle is determined that you were at fault, you or your insurance will likely be charged for repairs. However, if damage is due to normal wear and tear or a manufacturer’s defect, than that typically means the dealer will be responsible. Every contract is different and understanding these terms will better prepare you for future incidents.

At IAS Auto Glass, our pricing is competitive. Even if you’re on the hook for the bill, we strive to offer the best price and service available. Call 952-797-4374 or visit our website for more information.