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  • Fenton, MO

    2012 Subaru Forester | 4 Door Utility
    Great service and price. Too bad State farm insurance doesnt cover glass replacement. My technician was prompt came to my job and had my Subaru done quickly!

    Frank B.

    , (2018-10-18)
  • Winchester, KY

    2001 GMC Jimmy | 2 Door Utility
    Very pleased! He was polite, punctual, and friendly.

    mary a.

    , (2018-10-18)
  • Kansas City, MO

    2000 Nissan Altima | 4 Door Sedan
    great service

    Anthony

    , (2018-10-17)
  • Chino Hills, CA

    2015 Lexus RX 350 | 4 Door Utility
    Service is excellent

    Vincent Z.

    , (2018-10-17)
  • Seattle, WA

    2005 Kia Spectra | 4 Door Hatchback
    Great work. Great communication. Fast. New glass looks great and the price was the best in town.

    George

    , (2018-10-16)
  • Fairfax, VA

    2016 Kia Optima | 4 Door Sedan
    Great job , great service, very attentive and will recommend to family and friends

    George

    , (2018-10-16)
  • Rodeo, CA

    2005 Honda Pilot | 4 Door Utility
    They came to my location and replaced my windshield in about an hour. I had texted the person who set up the appointment and said I was bringing cash and asked if he would have change? He said he would. The man who replaced my windshield, who was not the man I texted earlier, did not have change. It was a minor issue that we were able to resolve and the only reason I rated the experience a four.

    Charlie

    , (2018-10-16)
  • Chesapeake, VA

    2017 Ford F Series F150 | 4 Door Crew Cab
    Fast, friendly service at a very competitive price. Beat Safelite by $100!!

    Dan

    , (2018-10-15)
  • Lake Hopatcong, NJ

    2013 Nissan Altima | 4 Door Sedan
    Excellent

    Maryann

    , (2018-10-14)
  • West Milford, NJ

    2005 Honda Accord | 4 Door Sedan
    Great service, good workers. Called again and showed up on time. Will highly recommend

    Anton

    , (2018-10-13)
  • Grand Prairie, TX

    2016 Toyota Highlander | 4 Door Utility
    Technician was very polite and efficient

    Teresa

    , (2018-10-13)
  • Harrisburg, PA

    2012 Chevrolet Malibu | 4 Door Sedan
    The repair guy was great! He wasn't pleasant, punctual, and quick.

    Rhawnie

    , (2018-10-12)
  • Dundalk, MD

    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer | 4 Door Sedan
    Na

    Christian

    , (2018-10-12)
  • Sacramento, CA

    2016 Nissan Pathfinder | 4 Door Utility
    Really fast service.. great people

    Jamari m.

    , (2018-10-12)
  • Troy, MI

    2018 Ford Explorer | 4 Door Utility
    Easy and professional to work with.

    Jessica W.

    , (2018-10-11)
  • Elgin, TX

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 | 4 Door Crew Cab
    Great service

    Belinda

    , (2018-10-11)
  • Garner, NC

    2008 Kia Sorento | 4 Door Utility
    After having my entire rear window disintegrate on my KIA, I was distressed and worried about getting it fixed and the cost. I called Glass America and Matt was very helpful on the phone. It turned out my window had to be ordered and two days later, it was hear. The gentleman explained what was going on and installed the window in a good amount of time, perfectly. The cost was about what I was expecting as well. I drove it today and am very pleased to not have that sheet of plastic over the rear window area. I would recommend Glass America to a friend. Thank you.

    Susan L.

    , (2018-10-11)
  • Palo Alto, CA

    2011 Chevrolet Equinox | 4 Door Utility
    The service was great! The representative answered my request to change windshield within 5 min and we scheduled the replacement next day. It was all done it time and took about an hour. Highly recommend this company.

    Elena

    , (2018-10-11)
  • Evans, GA

    2013 Lexus ES 350 | 4 Door Sedan
    The service was absolutely great!!! Jeremy was very nice and I thoroughly appreciated his professionalism. I was extremely late to my appointment because of a work issue and Jeremy was more than flexible. He deserves a raise for dealing with difficult customers like me.

    Tina

    , (2018-10-11)
  • Alexandria, VA

    2002 Toyota Camry | 4 Door Sedan
    Very good.

    Hiep q.

    , (2018-10-10)
  • Pearland, TX

    2014 Subaru Outback | 4 Door Station Wagon
    Great service. I would definitely recommend to friends and I would use again.

    Deborah A.

    , (2018-10-10)
  • Roswell, GA

    1997 Jeep Wrangler | 2 Door Utility
    Efficient and great quality.

    Derek C.

    , (2018-10-09)
  • Dacono, CO

    2006 BMW 530 | 4 Door Sedan
    Your team was amazing and top of the line pire professional and very friendly I rate the time of service with the value along with the qaulity a five ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ ๐ŸŒŸ thanks buddy your phone taem all the way to your field team took care of me and I will always count on jiffy for my glass

    Sammy

    , (2018-10-08)
  • Sheridan, MI

    2017 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 | 4 Door Extended Cab
    Timely, competent, friendly and thorough.

    Arlen J.

    , (2018-10-08)
  • Elgin, IL

    2005 Pontiac Aztek | 4 Door Utility
    Had a great and professional installer. Will recommend him to others!!

    Rick

    , (2018-10-07)
  • Saint Paul, MN

    2001 Toyota 4Runner | 4 Door Utility
    Matt was great. Thanks for the great job !

    Jeff B.

    , (2018-10-06)
  • Lakewood, CA

    2014 Toyota Corolla | 4 Door Sedan
    On time and very reasonable price

    Grace

    , (2018-10-06)
  • Sterling Heights, MI

    2014 Chevrolet Equinox | 4 Door Utility
    Quick service

    Roger

    , (2018-10-06)
  • Miami, FL

    2008 Scion TC | 2 Door Coupe
    The price a little bit hight but great service .Good job guys keep it up

    Ramces A.

    , (2018-10-06)
  • Portsmouth, VA

    2003 Chevrolet Malibu | 4 Door Sedan
    Technician was very knowledgeable and the price was fair.

    Christopher F.

    , (2018-10-06)
  • West Sacramento, CA

    2014 Nissan Sentra | 4 Door Sedan
    Very good job.

    Dario

    , (2018-10-05)
  • Houston, TX

    2013 Ford Edge | 4 Door Utility
    Good service and on time.

    Marlowe W.

    , (2018-10-05)
  • Lansdale, PA

    2009 Mazda 3 | 4 Door Sedan
    Great work !

    Bryan D.

    , (2018-10-05)
  • San Antonio, TX

    2013 Chevrolet Cruze | 4 Door Sedan
    Need to be for sure of time of arrival

    Nickita s.

    , (2018-10-05)
  • Harvey, LA

    2009 Nissan Versa | 4 Door Sedan
    Cheap, fast also great quality

    Martina

    , (2018-10-04)
  • Erie, CO

    2015 Toyota Highlander | 4 Door Utility
    It was amazing how quickly we were able to schedule our windshield replacement. The service was awesome. Thank you!

    Karol K.

    , (2018-10-03)
  • Garrison, NY

    2003 Subaru Forester | 4 Door Utility
    Hi the service was excellent because I havenโ€™t done the second day and thank you very much for sending right away and Iโ€™m happy about the service thank you

    clever

    , (2018-10-03)
  • Fresno, CA

    1999 Toyota Camry | 4 Door Sedan
    Excellent

    Raj s.

    , (2018-10-02)
  • Blue Springs, MO

    2006 Kia Sportage | 4 Door Utility
    The installer we very professional and efficient. Job well done.

    Robert C.

    , (2018-10-02)
  • Las Vegas, NV

    1998 BMW 540 | 4 Door Sedan
    excellent

    JAMES

    , (2018-10-02)
  • Menlo Park, CA

    2004 Honda CR-V | 4 Door Utility
    So far so good. They had good communication with me and fast service. I haven't washed the car yet so not sure about the seal, but feel confident that they did a good job.

    John

    , (2018-10-02)
  • Colorado Springs, CO

    2016 Nissan Frontier Pickup | 4 Door Crew Cab
    Eloy was quick and professional during the installation of my replacement windshield on my truck. He took the time to explain things to me, most importantly the windshield works great! The crack is gone and I can see clearly again. Thanks again Glass America!

    Shelley H.

    , (2018-09-30)
  • Aliso Viejo, CA

    2007 Nissan Sentra | 4 Door Sedan
    Fast efficient service at a fair price. What more could you want?

    Henry

    , (2018-09-30)
  • Lawrence Township, NJ

    2005 Honda Odyssey | Mini Van
    Great services for good quality and convenience to my office parking lot to replace windshield for me. Good job, Joey

    Jacky

    , (2018-09-30)
  • Belleville, NJ

    2011 Nissan Murano | 4 Door Utility
    The two installers were fantastic!

    Joseph C.

    , (2018-09-29)
  • Orlando, FL

    2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS | 4 Door Utility
    Fast, neat and great communication

    Kontara S.

    , (2018-09-29)
  • Stockbridge, GA

    2000 Ford F Series F350 | 4 Door Crew Cab
    Great service! Solid communication, on time visit, perfect installation, fair price, no extra charges and install was more challenging than tech probably expected. Will be my first call for glass needs going forward.

    Ed Z.

    , (2018-09-29)
  • Canton, GA

    2014 Kia Sorento | 4 Door Utility
    The technician who replaced my windshield was both professional and curtious. He explained what he was going to do, gave me clear instructions on how long I needed to leave my ride alone afterwards, and quickly did his job.

    Keith

    , (2018-09-28)
  • Huntington Beach, CA

    2012 Honda CR-V | 4 Door Utility
    Excellent service and great price. Definitely recommend them and will be using them again in the future.

    Cassandra v.

    , (2018-09-27)
  • Pilot Hill, CA

    1986 Toyota Pickup | 2 Door Standard Cab
    Very prompt and did not take too long. Saved my windshield. Gary Glisan

    Gary G.

    , (2018-09-27)

Two Steps to Accurate Windshield Repair Quotes

Windshield damage is all too common. It takes very little to chip glass - a small rock thrown by a big truck ahead of you can have devastating repercussions. At Glass.net, we understand that, which is why we created the industry's most in-depth system. With just two steps, we can send you three quotes from windshield repair providers in town, allowing you to compare and save both time and money. Why go it alone? Glass.net has the tools you need to make an informed comparison.

Windshield repair is not only possible, but likely if the damage to your auto glass is not severe. In our car window repair quotes, we'll detail the total cost for repairing the glass in question. Windshield repair techniques are faster and more affordable than replacing the entire windshield, and most drivers cannot tell where the damage was prior to our partners repairing the crack or chip.

Glass.net partners with outstanding, proven professionals in the auto glass repair industry. They utilize the highest quality materials and techniques to fix damaged glass. If your windshield cannot be repaired, they can replace the glass completely, including the water seal to prevent leaks. All glass meets or exceeds OEM specifications as well, giving you a strong, durable windshield that will stand the test of time.

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Is your windshield damage minimal? Chips and small cracks are easily repaired by a professional. Not sure if your situation qualifies for car window repair? Our expert partners can tell you. All you need to do to get started is provide us with your zip code and your car's make and model. We'll do the rest. In just a few seconds, we can deliver up to three quotes from professional windshield repair companies in your area, and stop that damage before it worsens.

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Auto Glass

Can you imagine your car without auto glass installed in it? Seems kind of silly to consider at first, and then it begins to paint a dangerous picture.

The road debris that would fly in your face, the bugs that you'd be accelerating into, the possible fast flying stone; or perhaps the fact that your air conditioning would blow right out of your vehicle's cabin, practically unfelt. And in the winter? Forget it. You couldn't possibly drive at high speeds when the temperatures are already freezing and wet-you'd likely catch hypothermia!

All of that may seem minor, until of course you consider that your windshield and autoglass contribute up to 60% of your vehicle's overall cabin strength! Or that properly installed auto glass can hold up to 1.5 times your vehicle's weight. Or yet another little known fact-which is that your auto glass is designed to prevent you from ejecting from your vehicle in an accident-since ejecting from your vehicle gives you a high chance of possibly dying. Now imagine getting into a head-on collision, or a rollover accident without your auto glass. Yikes!

Auto glass is the unsung hero of our vehicle. It takes all the filth of the road, keeps us cool in the summer and toasty in the winter, and is an integral safety feature of our car's structural integrity.

Early Cars And The Development of Auto Glass

The popularity of early automobiles was stoked into a red-hot frenzy over a period of 20 years. This period was known as "brass era" cars, as manufacturers were playing with the design and power systems of vehicles in a variety of ways. Horseless carriages, as cars during the time were known, could be powered with petrol (gas) engines, steam engines (which were quite popular at the time), and even early electric systems.

As cars rose in popularity, most early drivers would wear goggles to protect their vision. Of course this didn't prevent other road debris from smacking them or the passengers of the vehicle in the face as they cruised along. With the rise of popularity, along with the increase in vehicle speed, the use of auto glass began.

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Early auto glass was a "windscreen" that was designed much like a window you would find in a house. If the glass became too dirty, the driver could lower the horizontally divided window, and continue driving with clear vision. Since most drivers still wore safety glasses, this was rarely an issue.

What did become an issue, was the fact that whenever a stone hit the glass, if the driver went over notably rough roads, or if the car got into even a minor fender bender, the glass would shatter and lacerate the driver and passengers. More injuries were incurred from auto glass breaking in a vehicle, than from the actual auto accidents during that time period.

In 1903, French chemist Edouard Benedictus accidentally discovered shatter-proof glass. After filling a glass beaker with dried collodion film, he accidentally dropped the beaker on the ground. To his surprise, the glass did not shatter, but rather cracked without breaking apart.

This inspired Benedictus to experiment with and further develop this newly discovered "laminate" glass. In 1911 he formed a patent and even went on to form the Societe du Verre Triplex, for the purpose of producing a composite of glass and plastic for use in automobiles.

Around the same time, John Wood of England had patented another type of laminate glass for safe use in automobiles. His version of laminate glass differed because it was produced by sandwiching Canadian balsam between 2 panes of glass.

Despite these radical discoveries in glass safety and strength, laminate glass wasn't widely used in vehicles until after World War I. Up until that point, normal sheets of glass, and occasionally tempered glass (which goes through a series of heating and cooling treatments to strengthen the glass) had been the de facto auto glass in most vehicles.

There are conflicting stories revolving around the initial implementation of auto glass in the majority of vehicles.

Some accounts say that in 1918 Henry Ford was looking through the rear window of a Model T, and upon seeing that the view was distorted, he decided the vehicle needed improved glass.

Another account reports that after a series of nasty lawsuits in which glass shattered and hurt the driver and passengers of various vehicles, in 1926 Henry Ford decided to implement safety glass in all of his vehicles.

Either way, Henry Ford needed to produce less expensive glass-the production of Triplex glass was not only very time consuming, but was also very costly. As the demand for fully enclosed vehicles rose, the price of glass had continued to rise nearly three-fold.

One of Ford's employees began to work with a British glass manufacturer, Pilkington, on a new glass manufacturing process. (Today, Pilkington is considered the highest quality auto glass manufacturer in the world, and even produces structural safety glass for large high-rise buildings.)

Ford slowly began rolling out vehicles with the option to upgrade various vehicles with installed safety glass, starting in 1919. By 1926, safety glass was utilized in every Ford vehicle that was available for purchase.

The laminate auto glass that we use today was developed in 1927, by Canadian chemists Howard W. Matheson and Frederick W. Skirrow. The two chemists invented polyvinyl butyral (PVB), which was sandwiched between 2 panes of glass that had undergone tempering treatments.

Ultimately, in 1936, the majority of United States car manufacturing companies began using the PVB laminate auto glass because it had been discovered that unlike laminate glass that was made with collodion film or Canadian balsam, PVB auto glass did not discolor over time. It also was much harder to penetrate in the event of an accident. A mere five years later, PVB safety auto glass had all but replaced the earlier versions of safety glass altogether.

Auto Glass Safety Regulations

Even though safety glass became widely used by most car manufacturers, it had yet to be given a standard for quality and safety by 1963. At this time, Ralph Nader-a lawyer and consumer advocate who later went on to campaign for presidency on three separate occasions-released his book Unsafe at Any Speed.

While his book was not directly aimed at auto glass or windshields, it brought to attention the fact that many car manufacturers were making design decisions based on comfort or aesthetics, rather than driver and passenger safety.

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As a result of Nader's in-depth research and analysis about car manufacturing as a whole, in 1970 the United States government formed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA created the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, which included several automotive glass regulations, such as:

  • Standards for the transparency of auto glass
  • Standards for the strength of auto glass-including the requirement that the glass be capable of keeping occupants inside the vehicle during accidents
  • Standard practices and procedures for mounting a windshield in such a way that a certain level of strength is retained even during an accident

Today, several auto glass safety and training organizations exist to help ensure the proper and safe installation of auto glass in all vehicles. For instance, an installer can join the Independent Glass Association (IGA) for additional training, certification, and recent industry updates in auto glass safety and technology.

Another organization, the Auto Glass Safety Council, formed in the late 1990's. This organization brought together windshield manufacturers, car makers, adhesive companies, and auto glass retailers to really focus on consumer safety and technology. In 1999, they formed the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS). Several glass shops and installers who were focused on consumer safety voluntarily became AGRSS certified-and today it is considered a must-have standard for any auto glass professional or shop to attain.

The most up-to-date AGRSS addresses 6 areas that are critical to auto glass safety:

  • A thorough assessment of the condition of the vehicle (frame, existing bonding of glass to frame, and the glass itself)
  • A proper selection of glass and bonding agents that will create a snug installation of the auto glass inside to the car frame
  • Standards for glass that is bonded with adhesives
  • Standards for auto glass that is installed with rubber gaskets, plus other requirements for the other auto glass installed in the vehicle
  • Periodic continued education for auto glass technicians, shops, and installers
  • How a glass technician, shop, or installer interacts with consumers

There are several other organizations that cover consumer safety and auto glass professional education, such as the International Automotive Glass Federation or National Windshield Repair Association.

At the end of the day, when considering a place for auto glass or windshield repair or replacement, it's best to find a shop that has technicians with certification and ongoing education of some sort.

Current and Future Auto Glass Developments

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Modern cars have a plethora of complex and often sophisticated technologies built into the windshield. For example, windshields are growing longer, more curved, and some are even taking over a larger portion of the vehicle's overall structure such as the roof or even wrapping along the side of the vehicle. The original fabricators of auto glass could only dream of the shapes and strength that safety glass can be manufactured and molded into.

Today's windshields often filter 95-99% of UV rays. In the 90's a film was developed with dye to absorb heat-therefore reducing the infrared rays of sunlight from passing through to passengers in the vehicle, and helping to control the heat within a vehicle. Even more advanced today are the ceramic or crystalline particles that can be mixed into the chemistry of auto glass to block up to the entire infrared spectrum from entering a vehicle.

In fact, Pilkington recently announced the development of smart glass with particles that suspend liquid, and another technology in which the glass actually absorbs and/or repels dirt and other debris, therefore removing the need for a driver to clean his auto glass altogether.

Many car manufacturers are working on heads-up displays with sensors built into the auto glass of a vehicle to provide important data. Some modern iterations would help a driver during adverse weather to locate the edges of the road and create a laser outline of the edges so that the driver doesn't drive out of their lane and put themselves into danger. Other iterations simply project important data such as speedometers or information on the condition of your vehicle, so that you aren't looking away from the road while driving.

As technology has evolved, society has seamlessly integrated these incredible advances-and if you're reading this you can probably admit you barely think about it. However, it's amazing to think about how far we've come since the first iteration of horseless carriages.

This might also shed some light on why it can be costly to repair, or even replace, your auto glass...

Auto Glass Replacement

Even with all the advances in auto glass, scratches, chips, pits, cracks, and breaks can still occur. Some of them will happen because of something as innocent as a rapid change in temperature or humidity. Others will occur from things you simply cannot control, such as a stone flying into your windshield on the highway. Even more unfortunate circumstances could lead to your auto glass needing repair or replacement-such as vandalism or extreme weather.

While your auto glass is surprisingly strong, it's important to understand that it is essentially a netted pattern of molecular bonds. When even a few bonds are weakened or damaged, by extension the other bonds in the glass will also become weakened from trying to compensate for the damage. Over time, this stress and weakening takes a toll, and the damage begins to spread and spider out.

In the case where the damage is bigger than a quarter, on any of your auto glass-windshield, side windows, or rear windows-it's time to get the auto glass replaced.

Essentially, repairing the glass when it's already been damaged to the extent of a quarter or larger, you're just biding your time and greatly compromising the overall strength and structural support of your vehicle.

Of course, after reading so much information on auto glass, you may be overwhelmed by the prospect of finding a properly trained auto glass installer who will use high quality auto glass in your vehicle. This is where Glass.net can help!

Glass.net has the largest network of independent glass shops, who compete for your business. In 30 seconds or less, you can have up to 5 competing local auto glass replacement quotes. Each quote includes important information such as star reviews from other consumers, the certifications of the glass shop, the guarantees of the glass shop, and even if the glass shop does same-day service.

Using the free, no-obligation, and bias-free tool on Glass.net takes the guess work and the stress out of selecting the right auto glass replacement shop for you budget and your lifestyle.

Because with Glass.net, you always have a choice!

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