The Yorkshire businesses that were ravaged by a fire that injured two and snarled traffic on Centreville Road twice on Friday, are still open and serving customers, the owners told Insidenova this week. The building that houses Byrd’s Tractor and A-1 Glass on Centreville Road near the Fairfax County line caught fire Friday morning, apparently after an oil tank explosion.
Byrd’s Tractor, A-1 Glass Open for Business Despite Fire
The world’s largest maker of automotive sunroofs and convertibles want you to know something about their product: They don’t leak. Oh, Webasto Roof Systems, which supplies about half of all the sunroofs found in today’s cars and trucks, acknowledges a problem in the past, but insists there is none now. The company took issue with Drive On’s report on panoramic sunroofs earlier this week, in which we noted how the roof openings have a “reputation” for leaks.
Auto Sunroof Giant Says Today’s Tops Don’t Leak
Toyota Australia’s all-new Camry line-up is now complete, with the debut this week of the new 2012 Camry Hybrid.
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid on Sale in Australia
Cathay Pacific flight CX-735 on route from Hong Kong to Singapore was forced to turn around 15 minutes after takeoff earlier this week when the pilot discovered cracks on the windshield of the cockpit.
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Cracks on Windshield Forces CX Flight Back
A Utah windshield repair shop owner pled not guilty this week to nine counts of identity fraud and fraudulent insurance acts. The Utah attorney general brought the charges against Cody DeWayne Jacobsen in April for “fraudulently obtaining windshield repair authorizations under his clients’ insurance policies.”
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Utah Windshield Repair Shop Owner Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges
Allstate’s announcement this week that it is changing the amount it will pay for dealer glass parts has led to an uproar in the industry. The country’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer says it will reimburse 90 percent of the dealer list price. For dealer purchased (usually OE) glass, Allstate further stated that this rule does not authorize shops to collect or require any additional amount from Allstate policyholders, other than the insured’s deductible.
Auto Glass Industry Reacts to Allstate’s Dealer Glass Parts Pricing Revision
“Saturday is normally not that busy, but this Saturday was incredible and today we will do way more business than we did last year and I expect the rest of the week to pan out that way,” says Michael Eby, owner of Glass Doctor of St. Louis, located about ten miles from the storm damage.
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Auto Glass Businesses in Northern St. Louis Respond to Tornado
The auto glass inspections now required by some insurers prior to authorizing auto glass claims were a hot topic during a hearing held this week related to an Arizona bill that addresses inspections and third-party administrators (TPAs).
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Auto Glass “Inspections” Take Center Stage During Arizona Bill Hearing
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld one consumer complaint of misleading advertisements against Belron UK and dismissed two others this week in the United Kingdom.
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Advertising Standards Authority Upheld Advertising Complaint Against Belron UK
Several neighborhoods in Aurora are under the insurance microscope this week following the touchdown of a tornado on Sunday. State Farm Insurance estimates they have gotten 5,000 homeowner claims and 9,000 auto claims so far.
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Insurers Have a Busy Week in Aurora After Tornado