What to do After a Car Break In

Are you a victim of car burglary or vandalism? What do you do? Who do you call?

Being a victim of any sort of theft or burglary is a very unsettling and confusing. Maybe you left your windows down. Maybe you did everything right, yet you still couldn’t deter a burglar from doing harm. No matter what the scenario, theft and vandalism is a crime and should always be reported to the police and your insurance company. This month, the auto-glass service and window-repair experts at Three Rivers Auto Glass is sharing a few tips on preventing theft and what you should do if you’ve been an unfortunate victim.

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What to do With a Leaking Windshield?

Repairing your windshield in Pittsburgh before another winter.

Is there a whistling sound in your car? Drops of water on your dashboard? Could it be a ghost? Likely, no! And, while we aren’t ghost hunters, we are experts in auto glass and our guess is: A leaking windshield! This month, Pittsburgh’s trusted auto-glass repair shop, Three Rivers Auto Glass, is sharing some reasons on why you should consider fixing your leaking windshield, today.

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Different Types of Window Tint Film

A versatile product for your car, home or business

If you are searching for ways to cut down on your utility bill or interested in adding a layer of privacy to your car, home or office, applying window tint film is an affordable way to improve any interior space. Not only will window tint cut down on the distracting glare of the sun, it also reduces the amount of heat energy that penetrates a window. And while window tint promotes privacy, it allows for plenty of visibility. There are several types of tint film to choose from, so be sure to do your research before committing. This month, the auto-glass experts at Three Rivers Auto are comparing the choices available to consumers.

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Can I Recycle My Windshield?

When your windshield glass is damaged or cracked a common question you may have is “Can I recycle my windshield?” Yes, you can! Windshield glass is highly durable and able to be transformed into a variety of objects once it is recycled and cleaned. In recent years, over 4 million windshields have neem recycled and repurposed instead of being placed in landfills. After your Pittsburgh windshield replacement, you may want to recycle your windshield too!


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Can Windshield Wipers Damage Your Windshield?

Believe it or not, under certain circumstances, the very windshield wipers that are in place to protect you by ensuring your visibility can actually hurt you by impairing it. Worn-out, damaged, or improperly installed/maintained windshield wipers can scratch your windshield, which will affect your ability to see out of it properly and, depending on how long it takes you to notice the scratches, will require anything from a small windshield repair to a total windshield replacement.

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Common Windshield Myths

Windshield Services PittsburghDid you ever notice how, when certain unfortunate things happen, everyone around you suddenly becomes an “expert” on the matter? Take your recent windshield damage for example: When your family, friends, co-workers, and other associates heard about it, a few of them probably gave you unsolicited advice or shared some type of story about someone else’s windshield repair experiences.

Maybe your uncle told you not to report it to your insurance company because your rates would go up. Maybe your coworker praised some do-it-yourself product that her boyfriend’s brother used, or perhaps the gas station attendant said that he’s seen plenty of people driving cars with worse windshields.

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How to File Your Windshield Repair Claim

What do a deer, a group of unruly teenagers, and a fallen tree branch have in common?This isn’t a joke or riddle, but, rather, a serious question—and, unfortunately, many vehicle owners know the answer. These things, along with a few others, can cause damage to your vehicle’s windshield, which may not be covered under your insurance or, if covered, may not be worth filing a claim for.

That’s a lot of “mays” and a lot of guesswork for you. But don’t fret. At Three Rivers Auto Glass, we pride ourselves on being the go-to place for windshield repair and windshield replacement in Pittsburgh, and we’re here to help you make sense of everything and guide you through the process of filing your claim.

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