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Storms Damage Cars Across Southern Minnesota 

Hopefully you were able to get your car in a garage this weekend, but if your vehicle was an unfortunate casualty of a falling tree branch, let Affordable Auto Service get it looking like new again.

According to KSTP, several vehicles were damaged by the storm and more than 100,000 homes lost power as windy conditions swept through the area. Measurements taken at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded wind speeds of nearly 70 mph. You can see pictures of a few of the damaged cars below.

The St. Paul Fire Department had a busy day as the storms knocked down branches and power lines into Saturday night. Officials said that the SPFD responded to more than 60 weather-related calls during a two-hour span Saturday afternoon. The majority of the calls were for downed power lines.

Tree branch car
Photo by E. Fulton Silvernale on Twitter @EFSilvernale
Tree car
via Rob Olson @RobOlsonFox9

Auto Glass Repair

One of our specialties is fixing cracked and damaged windows. If your car looks anything like the cars in the above pictures, we may be able to help.

If you simply have a small chip in the glass, we can have you back on the road in no time. If the chip is smaller than the size of a quarter, we can repair it in 30 minutes or less. If you have any additional chips, those take about an extra 15 minutes to repair. Since a large portion of an auto repair bill is for the time spent working on your car, why not visit a shop that can fix the problem quickly?

In the event that the windshield is beyond repair, we can remove the damaged glass and do a full replacement. Our two men repair teams can install a new windshield in about 90 minutes, and we’ll come out to your home to do the replacement. We don’t want you driving into our shop if you can’t see out the window!

So if your car was damaged by the storm, or if you think it’s about time you fixed that ding in your windshield, give us a call today. We’ll be more than happy to help!

Related source: KSTP


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