As winter and cold weather sets in, it’s vital that you scrape your windshield

“‘As winter approaches, law enforcement agencies are reminding drivers to scrape their windshields before heading out on the roads to avoid causing a crash.

Police in Menomonie, Wisconsin said a driver drove into oncoming traffic Tuesday morning and went off the road because they could not see through the frost on their windshield.

No one was hurt in the crash, but police said it easily could have been much worse.'”

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Morning commuters are well aware of the frustrations that come with frost and ice build-up on windshields. It’s not uncommon to see tiny pockets of clear spots on windshields from other drivers as they rush to get to work. However, driving without even scraping at all? That’s a recipe for disaster.

The easiest thing you can do to clear your windshield is start and warm your car up while you get ready for work. It should only take several minutes before the ice starts to clear and it only takes a minute or two to walk out there and turn the ignition. If you have a remote starter, even better!

While we won’t scrape your windshield for you, we do offer exceptional service for repairs and replacements of windshields. Call us at 952-797-4374 or visit our auto glass page to learn more.

San Francisco has a unique plan to combat vehicle break-ins

“Voter anger over San Francisco’s vehicle break-in epidemic has district attorney candidate Chesa Boudin proposing that the city help replace the broken windows and competitor Leif Dautch suggesting that convicted burglars do the repairs.

“For young, first-time, non-organized-crime offenders, Victims Services would operate a community-service restitution program where offenders would repair the glass of cars that have been broken into,” said Dautch, one of four candidates in a tight race to replace D.A. George Gascón, who resigned recently.

“This glass-repair unit would be one component of a diversion program or probation sentence, not the entire punishment for the crime,” said Dautch, a deputy state attorney general and former member of the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Commission.”

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It’s a strange concept for sure, burglars repairing auto glass on the spot? One has to wonder how these offenders would be trained and who would supervise them. As an automobile owner, naturally there would be concern over the qualifications of these convicts. Most people would probably feel more comfortable having a reputable professional make the repairs or replacement.

At IAS Auto Glass, our technicians offer mobile service in the Twin Cities metro area for no extra cost. Call us today at 952-797-4374 to schedule service or visit our auto glass page for more information.