GlasWeld returning to Auto Glass Week 2018

“GlasWeld will once again support Auto Glass Week™ 2018 (AGW), including as the top sponsor of the Windshield Repair Competition, which is named after the Platinum-Plus sponsor.

“For over 36 years, GlasWeld has been the Gold Standard in tools, equipment and training in the glass repair industry,” said GlasWeld President Shiloh Spoo. “We are passionate about the success of our customers, and all of our products are meticulously designed with that in mind. From our windshield repair, scratch removal and headlight restoration equipment, to our world-class training and certification programs, GlasWeld is dedicated to helping technicians become experts in their trade. Our goal is to help you consistently attain the highest quality results in the least amount of time!” 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.

Windshield repair goes horribly wrong!

“So, where’s Oprah when you need her?

That’s because two Tri Counties Bank employees are badly in need of new cars.

Their cars, both parked outside the bank in the parking lot off Hilltop Drive, were destroyed Tuesday when an auto glass repairman accidentally lit one of them on fire while trying to fix a rock-chipped windshield, a Redding fire official said,

The fire engulfed the car, a Ford Fusion, and spread to a Subaru Outback parked next to it.

“I’m sure they are both totaled,” said Redding Fire Department Battalion Chief Sean Coleman.”

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!

Artificial Intelligence is coming to auto glass repair

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming to the auto glass and insurance industries. Case in point, Mitchell International is exploring a computer vision application that uses image recognition to confirm repair vs. replace decisions. This is according to the company’s 2017 Third Quarter Industry Trends Report.

Computer vision researchers at Carnegie Mellon demonstrated the ability to detect and understand small movements. Mitchell says in its report, “Instead of an automotive repairer just getting guidance on the next step in a given repair procedure, they could get real time evaluation of ancillary problems detected by computer vision.” Check out the article here.

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An app for car repair

“reDUNNit last week announced the launch of their mobile app in the Atlanta market. The on-demand mobile application connects car owners to expert automotive reconditioning technicians.

Automotive appearance reconditioning includes services like paintless dent and scratch repair, windshield repair and replacement, bumper repair, window tinting, interior deodorization, and alloy wheel repair.”

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!

advancements in chemically strengthened glass

“The glass most people deal with every day—as cups, jars, windows, and lightbulbs—shatters easily. But not all glass is fragile. Some types, like the bulletproof stuff produced for windows used in banks, embassies, and head-of-state limousines, are downright tough.

Somewhere between the kind that cracks when two delicate wine glasses clink just a bit too hard and the variety that stands up to a speeding bullet lies chemically strengthened glass. Nowadays, the most common application of that kind of glass is on the screens of -smartphones and other mobile devices. Chemically toughened glass has also been used for years in computer hard disks, photocopiers, and pharmaceutical devices,” Check out the article here.

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Man awarded compensation in exploding sunroof case

“Aaron Dunifon was driving his family of four home to Ohio from vacation last June in their 2015 Honda Odyssey when they were surprised by a loud “pop.” The sunroof glass had shattered for no apparent reason, Dunifon says. Although nobody was hurt, it was alarming.

Since the car was still under warranty, Duniform says he tried to get his local Honda dealership to assume the cost of replacement, roughly $500. The dealership refused.”

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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!

Auto Glass Safety Council performing random audits

“Eric’s Windshield Repairs & Replacement of Rosedale, N.Y., recently passed as compliant on an on-site random safety audit by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) by undergoing a third-party validation process required by all Registered Members of the AGSC.

The AGSC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. It is the definitive authority on safe auto glass installation practices and is responsible for North America’s only auto glass replacement standard, the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard™ (AGRSS™). Registered Members of the AGSC are committed to the highest standard of quality and the strongest commitment to safety,” 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.

Florida bill aims to require insurers inspect broken windshields before repair

“Florida Rep. Rene Plasencia has proposed an amendment to current legislation that would require an inspection of a windshield’s damage by an insurer before it is repaired or replaced. The bill has been pre-filed in the Florida state legislature, and, if passed, could have implications for the auto glass industry within the state.

Rep. Rene Plasencia

The proposed amendment reads, “A policy under this section may require an inspection of the damaged windshield of a covered motor vehicle before the windshield repair or replacement is authorized by the insurer.”

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!

Auto glass prices on the rise

“Prices for materials used in the auto glass industry increased notably in October after months of stagnation, according to recently released Producer Price Index (PPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The monthly PPI for specialty glass, which includes auto glass, in the commodity category increased 0.5 percent in October—up by the same amount from a year ago. According to the BLS, the commodity classification “organizes products and services by similarity or material composition, regardless of the industry classification of the producing establishment,” 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.

Rock chipped windshields are common in South Texas

“If you drive in the Rio Grande Valley, you’re probably familiar with rock chipped windows.

“It’s that rock when you hear that crack and then you’re just praying it doesn’t spread all over,” explained Antonio Serena.

Serena was getting a crack in his less than one-week-old windshield filled at Crackmaster Windshield Repair in McAllen.

“I had a big one and I had to replace the whole windshield and now again,” he said”

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!