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A windshield replacement is only a stone's throw away

Stone chips and glass repair are part of life as a
vehicle owner. Windshields get chipped and cracked
all the time. While stone chips often occur at the
most inopportune times, they cannot be neglected
and should be attended to in short order.
Even though it may seem like a minor chip, small
stone chips can quickly develop into a costly repair
job. Chips grow when pressure is placed on your
windshield. Pressure can come from a variety of
sources, even minor sources of pressure, such as
taking your car though the car wash or when
changes in temperature occur.
And, once they grow into a crack, they can no
longer be fixed and your windshield will need to be
“Most insurance policies will cover the cost of
stone chip repairs without impact to your policy
rate,” says Achiel Goossens, an insurance expert
with Aviva Canada. “So people don't need to be
afraid to contact their insurance company about it.”
Being proactive and repairing a chip in your
windshield can save drivers a significant amount of
money. A windshield replacement can cost anywhere
from a couple hundred dollars, to $1,500 and
therefore, fast action is going to help.
A cracked windshield is also a safety hazard. If the
glass is cracked it could break and impact your
ability to drive safely. What most people don't
realize is that your windshield is part of the
structural framework of the vehicle. A cracked
windshield has a greater chance of shattering or
causing an accident.
By being proactive you'll save money, be a safer
driver, and keep the inconvenience to a minimum.
- NC

Make sure that Rover isn't a driving distraction

M o s t p e o p l e increased focus on distraction that a pet you while driving. unattended, especially they are safe in the car
wouldn't think twice distracted driving and can be, especially if Properly securing your in the summer months. before you hit the road
about grabbing their overall driving safety, they are loose in your pet will ensure you are Consider installing a will give you one less
pet and taking them for there is growing vehicle. They can both safe. dog barrier in your distraction. There are
a ride in the car to run concern about pet distract you from the Here are some tips vehicle if you have a already enough things
some errands or to visit safety in the car. road, impair your when you go for a ride: hatchback, van or that require your
friends and family. M a n y p e o p l e vision, and even Don't let your pets run SUV. attention on the road,
However, with an overlook the potential attempt to climb on loose in the car. Properly securing and your pet should
The deadline
The deadline Don't let your dog your pets and insuring not be one of them. NC
hang its head outside
the window.
for ads is
for ads is Secure your pets
using a pet-friendly
Tuesday at 5pm
Tuesday at 5pm seat belt or safety
Crate small pets at all
prior to times.
prior to
Avoid letting your
Monday’s pets sit on your lap
when driving.
publication. Never leave your
animal in the car

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