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Important Steps to Take After A Car Break-In

a driver's seat window smashed in before a break inOne of the most common auto glass repairs Complete Auto Glass deals with is a broken window due to break-ins. Unfortunately, thieves use this method too often. While this can be easily repaired, it can also be really annoying. If you find yourself in this situation, we have a list to help you take the right actions before getting any auto glass repair done.

First Things First

Before you take any action, be sure to get your phone out and snap plenty of photos. Be sure to do this before you touch anything. This will be valuable evidence for your insurance company. You will then want to immediately file a police report. In most cases, the police will show up to the scene of the crime. You won’t be able to file a claim to your insurance company without a police report. Remember to not skip this step. If the thief is caught, you can press charges and possibly get back some of your items.

Once the evidence is taken and the police are at the scene, be sure to make sure that none of your personal information was stolen. If any kind of identification or bank cards were taken you will want to make several phone calls right away to cancel your credit cards. The next step will be to call your insurance company if it is profitable for you to make a claim. Once the phone calls are made you can remove any glass or obstructions in the driver’s seat. Taking your car to a car wash to vacuum out all the loose glass will help.

Get Your Auto Glass Repair Services at Our Shop

If you don’t want another break in to happen anytime soon be sure to get window taken care of right away. Not only that, driving at high speeds on the highway with a broken window can be very annoying and dangerous. You don’t want to go too long before repairing the window because loose pieces of glass will be stuck within the door panels. As soon as you’re able to, drive to Complete Auto Glass. We’re ready to replace your window with a new, secure and reliable one!

After the auto glass repairs are done and all the paperwork is taken care of, you will want to take preventive measures for the future. Be sure to hide any items that can cause a possible break in. Park in visible locations away from secluded corners or alleys. Investing in a car security system might pay off in the long run as well.

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At Complete Auto Glass, we conduct a wide variety of auto glass repair services. Whether you have a broken window or a chipped windshield, our team of experts can handle it. Contact us today for more info.