Less driving has resulted in a 50% decrease in auto glass claims

“COVID-19 seems to become more taxing as time continues and more is learned about the virus. Solera recently held a webinar COVID-19 What’s Now and What’s Next, where a panel of the company’s experts addressed how the virus is impacting the industry on a global level.

“It’s an unprecedented situation where we have been forced to think outside of the box to look for better solutions; in the U.S. and we’ve seen most of the shops still open,” said Ramon Suarez, Solera regional managing director, as he began explaining what the company has been noticing. “The country’s auto glass claims volumes are down by 50% and auto glass replacement services are down 30%.””

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Due to the lockdown restrictions across most of the U.S., many people aren’t driving as often as they normally would. This is especially true for those who drove for their work commutes. Less driving means less accidents which trickles down to fewer insurance claims for auto glass. Because of this sudden drop in claims, auto glass shops have had to adjust their business operations accordingly.

As an essential business, we at IAS Auto Glass are doing everything possible to provide service to those in need. Even if you aren’t driving, your auto glass may still become damaged from vandalism, break-ins, or an “act of god”. Please call us at 952-797-4374 or visit our auto glass service page for more information.

Eagan truck driver gets quite a scare when turkey smashes through windshield

“A truck driver and turkey got acquainted instantly on Wednesday in Eagan.

The Eagan Police Department posted on Facebook that a turkey flew through a truck driver’s windshield on Interstate 35E.

Both the driver and turkey were reported to be OK.

Police say after the turkey was removed, the bird walked into a wooden area “like nothing happened.””

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Judging by the size of the turkey and the completely shattered windshield, it must have been a frightening ordreal for both the driver and the bird. How neither was injured is pretty miraculous. While collisions with animals on the road is not uncommon, it typically involves deer or other large animals. However, other commenters on this story have also mentioned such incidents with turkeys in the Eagan area.

If your windshield was damaged because of an act of nature or otherwise, contact the pro’s at IAS Auto Glass for your complete auto glass repair needs. We even offer mobile service to residents in the twin cities area at no extra cost. Call us at 952-797-4374 or visit our auto glass page for more information.