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  • Oak Park, MI

    2009 Ford Focus | 4 Door Sedan
    Ford Focus Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    The person who scheduled the installation was very nice. He scheduled me for a next day appointment and the installer was very professional, they came to my job. I would recommend your shop and use them again but hopefully I won't need to. Thanks

    Adaja R.

    , (2018-08-19)
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  • Milwaukee, WI

    2016 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great price and great quality windshield! Thanks for all your help!!!!

    Allison A.

    , (2018-08-18)
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  • Fresh Meadows, NY

    2014 Toyota Corolla | 4 Door Sedan
    Toyota Corolla Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Reasonable price with no hidden fees. Change is quick.. Would recommend it.

    Steven

    , (2018-08-18)
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  • Atlanta, GA

    2015 Dodge Charger | 4 Door Sedan
    Dodge Charger Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    These guys are great! They were on time, extremely professional, and literally left my car better than how they found it! They vacuumed my entire car and left it smelling amazing! Thank you for taking great care of me and making sure my drive to Savannah was safe! Would definitely recommend you!

    Demetrius C.

    , (2018-08-18)
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  • Crystal Lake, IL

    2011 Nissan Cube | 4 Door Utility
    Nissan Cube Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Fast response time after quote was given I was kept informed on the installers name and time he would arrive. I would recommend using glass guru to anyone

    Shawn M.

    , (2018-08-18)
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  • Dallas, TX

    2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI | 4 Door Hatchback
    Volkswagen Golf GTI Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great price, fast, and came to my office. Can’t ask for more.

    Schuyler W.

    , (2018-08-18)
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  • Vallejo, CA

    2016 Mazda 3 | 4 Door Hatchback
    Mazda 3 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Excellent service. They took 20 minutes to replace my driver side front window. I will definitely use them again!

    Rui

    , (2018-08-17)
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  • Fairfield, CA

    2016 Ford C-MAX Hybrid | 4 Door Hatchback
    Ford C-MAX Hybrid Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Highest rating possible!!!

    kurt e.

    , (2018-08-17)
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  • Westland, MI

    2012 Toyota Camry | 4 Door Sedan
    Toyota Camry Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Gentlemen were very fast and friendly! Thanks!

    Steven

    , (2018-08-17)
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  • Annapolis, MD

    2016 Ford Explorer | 4 Door Utility
    Ford Explorer Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great approach Quick replacement of the windshield at my place

    Antonin J.

    , (2018-08-17)
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  • Carrollton, TX

    2011 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Awesome!

    Debbie

    , (2018-08-17)
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  • Gainesville, GA

    2017 Ford F Series F150 | 4 Door Crew Cab
    Ford F Series F150 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Manager went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. Technician was very courteous and did a great job. Highly recommend these guys.

    Anthony A.

    , (2018-08-17)
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  • Oakland, CA

    2017 Kia Rio | 4 Door Sedan
    Kia Rio Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    They had my exact same window in stock. The guy came ontime and was fast and nice. I would recommend there mobile services to everyone. Thank you

    Angelia

    , (2018-08-17)
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  • Peachtree Corners, GA

    2010 BMW 535 | 4 Door Sedan
    BMW 535 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    simply amazing!!!! thank you again for your great service!

    Chanel

    , (2018-08-16)
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  • East Orange, NJ

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee | 4 Door Utility
    Jeep Grand Cherokee Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    I was so glad to come across this company because this other place was goning to charge me about 500 to come out. These guys saved my life and my pockets i saved a little over 250...lol. The gentleman came on time (30min heads up call/text) and was very professional. I dont even think it took more than an hour to replace my windsheild. He also cleaned up leaving no tiny pieces of glass anywhere. I would definitely recommend this place. GOOD JOB GUYS AND THANK YOU SO MUCH

    Rahmil H.

    , (2018-08-16)
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  • Amityville, NY

    2003 Chevrolet Tracker | 4 Door Utility
    Chevrolet Tracker Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great service! charged a most reasonable fee. Definitely would recommend their service!

    Reina R.

    , (2018-08-16)
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  • Long Beach, CA

    2002 Toyota Tacoma Pickup | 2 Door Extended Cab
    Toyota Tacoma Pickup Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Julio was the service tech that replaced the windshield at my home, he was quick and left my vehicle clean. Thanks for the prompt service

    Charlie

    , (2018-08-16)
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

    2015 Lexus RX 350 | 4 Door Utility
    Lexus RX 350 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Fast and reliable.

    Vijay M.

    , (2018-08-15)
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  • Moorestown, NJ

    1999 Honda Accord | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Accord Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    They were very good and quick. It was difficult getting together because it has been raining so much recently. They were quick to get back to me in order to reschedule as things became necessary. Would use them again.

    Frank G.

    , (2018-08-15)
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  • Newnan, GA

    2015 Toyota Corolla | 4 Door Sedan
    Toyota Corolla Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Thank you Accuracy Auto. Service was fast, price was great for my 2015 Toyota Corolla. Saved over $50 by using their service. A pleasure to do business with!

    Adeline W.

    , (2018-08-15)
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  • Decatur, GA

    2005 Nissan Altima | 4 Door Sedan
    Nissan Altima Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    I am very pleased with the replacement of my windshield and also the cost charged for the replacement. The service technician was very professional and all my questions asked was answered. I would certainly used Glass Net again in the future if every needed. Thanks!

    Catherine

    , (2018-08-15)
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  • Green Mountain Falls, CO

    2012 Fiat/Chrysler 500 | 2 Door Hatchback
    Fiat/Chrysler 500 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Superb service great installer very personable and professional

    Charles

    , (2018-08-13)
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  • Dumont, NJ

    2006 Nissan Altima | 4 Door Sedan
    Nissan Altima Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Excellent service.

    Johnson

    , (2018-08-12)
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  • Sugar Land, TX

    2009 Honda CR-V | 4 Door Utility
    Honda CR-V Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    He was on time, professional, and did a good installation at a fair price. Thanks, we'll come back next time we need a windshield.

    Matt B.

    , (2018-08-12)
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  • Harrisburg, NC

    2018 Nissan Altima | 4 Door Sedan
    Nissan Altima Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    They arrived at my house right when they said they would. They gave me an hour time span, not a 4-5 hour time span like their competitors. The service was very quick, they were in and out and did a great job. I would recommend them for sure! Great job

    Dustin P.

    , (2018-08-12)
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  • Carmel, CA

    2003 Chevrolet Suburban | 4 Door Utility
    Chevrolet Suburban Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    took him 35 minutes to install 2003 Suburban windshield at my home, He didn't show the first day so I had to reschedule it for the next day. But overall it was OK

    Steve G.

    , (2018-08-12)
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  • Las Vegas, NV

    2016 Nissan Frontier Pickup | 2 Door Extended Cab
    Nissan Frontier Pickup Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Fast and courteous service

    Tim B.

    , (2018-08-11)
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  • Carteret, NJ

    2010 Mazda 6 | 4 Door Sedan
    Mazda 6 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great service fast and convient great price

    Shane

    , (2018-08-11)
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  • Metairie, LA

    2014 Lexus GX 460 | 4 Door Utility
    Lexus GX 460 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    A worker did great job and was nice to us

    Min

    , (2018-08-11)
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  • Los Angeles, CA

    2003 Ford Windstar | Mini Van
    Ford Windstar Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Fast. Decent price. Good service

    Shlomo

    , (2018-08-11)
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  • Stafford, VA

    2016 Toyota Camry | 4 Door Sedan
    Toyota Camry Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great price, flexible scheduling, friendly service, quality work. Highly recommend.

    Andrew M.

    , (2018-08-10)
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  • Fairburn, GA

    2007 GMC Sierra C1500 | 4 Door Crew Cab
    GMC Sierra C1500 Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    Excellent job and timely fashion of installing the windshield. Need better communication between customer and technician and glass company. Because of the mediocre communication, I would have to rate this service a 4.

    Herbert G.

    , (2018-08-10)
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  • Woodbridge, VA

    1997 Honda Accord | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Accord Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Did a great job. Love their free mobile service. I was able to leave my car at home for them to fix while I was at work. Would recommend their business to anyone. Kind, clean, and organized.

    Roxana

    , (2018-08-09)
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  • Golden, CO

    2016 Nissan Frontier Pickup | 4 Door Crew Cab
    Nissan Frontier Pickup Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great price for the replacement windshield. Came to residence to install. Fast and quick. Quality work!

    Will

    , (2018-08-09)
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  • Winter Park, FL

    2001 Volvo S80 | 4 Door Sedan
    Volvo S80 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Carlos was quick thoughtful and most of all honest. Did a great job on car . I hope to never use service again but if I do will do it without hesitation.

    Jay N.

    , (2018-08-09)
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  • Bronx, NY

    2002 Mercedes Benz CL500 | 2 Door Coupe
    Mercedes Benz CL500 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    This was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had with a company! I went to Safelite and they ordered a windshield for my vehicle, made an appointment and went to Astoria, only to be told that the glass they ordered had no sensors. I asked if the could use the sensors off of my original windshield and was told no! They preceded to tell me that they would need to order another Windshield! I was quoted a price of $490 something dollar, but two days later I received a call saying that my glass was gonna cost me an additional $600 dollars. I was pissed to say the least! I though to myself that there had to be something better out there doing the same service! So I googled and several companies appeared in the search, but I followed my gut and these guys, and service could not have been better. Anywhere! The service man was amazingly efficient, as he came alone and did a great JOB all by himself! The price was amazing ! The service was Impeccable! And the service guy was very professional & friendly. I’m gonna send everyone I know to this company. The absolute best !!!!!

    Wallace

    , (2018-08-09)
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  • Houston, TX

    2009 Volkswagen New Beetle | 2 Door Hatchback
    Volkswagen New Beetle Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Very reasonable on time and professional.

    Shelly W.

    , (2018-08-08)
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  • Murfreesboro, TN

    2007 Honda Civic | 2 Door Coupe
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    done a great job

    Michael p.

    , (2018-08-08)
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  • McKinney, TX

    2005 Mazda B2300 Pickup | 2 Door Standard Cab
    Mazda B2300 Pickup Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    On time and friendly. Did exlent job..

    Richard M.

    , (2018-08-08)
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  • Humble, TX

    2007 GMC Envoy SLT | 4 Door Utility
    GMC Envoy SLT Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Workers were polite and the replacement was fast. I'd use them again.

    Lorenzo

    , (2018-08-08)
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  • Newark, NJ

    2014 Mazda CX-5 | 4 Door Utility
    Mazda CX-5 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great service! Thank you for the quick turnaround.

    Louis

    , (2018-08-08)
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  • Pasadena, TX

    2010 Lexus RX 350 | 4 Door Utility
    Lexus RX 350 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Guys did a great job at a very good price.

    Mark

    , (2018-08-07)
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  • Denton, TX

    2013 Honda Civic | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Civic Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great service! Daughter’s car was broken into over the weekend but I got a response right away when I submitted my request for repair. I wasn’t expecting to hear anything until Monday but they contacted me right away and set up an appointment for Monday. They came earlier than expected and the replacement window and clean up only took 30 minutes. Was highly impressed with everything from the website to the repairman that came. Will definitely recommend to my friends!

    Tina

    , (2018-08-07)
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  • Redondo Beach, CA

    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser | 4 Door Utility
    Toyota FJ Cruiser Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    I was extremely pleased with the the professionalism, price and ultimately the job that was done. It was an easy process and I couldn’t be happier.

    Derek

    , (2018-08-06)
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  • Shirley, NY

    2009 Ford Econoline | Van
    Ford Econoline Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great job nice guys, Thanks.....

    David

    , (2018-08-06)
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  • Owens Cross Roads, AL

    2017 Toyota Highlander | 4 Door Utility
    Toyota Highlander Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Very fast, took me in at appointment time, great prices! Would highly recommend!

    Jim S.

    , (2018-08-06)
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  • Las Vegas, NV

    2009 Ford Escape | 4 Door Utility
    Ford Escape Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    When I scheduled the appointment online I received an immediate call back with instructions for the tech who was coming out that day. The gentleman who completed the installation was quick and very nice. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone wanting glass service for their vehicle. :)

    Valerie

    , (2018-08-06)
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  • Kansas City, MO

    2005 Toyota Camry | 4 Door Sedan
    Toyota Camry Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Convenient, Timely, Fair Price! Would highly recommend their services.

    Todd

    , (2018-08-06)
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  • Sugar Land, TX

    2009 Honda Accord | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Accord Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Good job. Thanks

    Gerry J.

    , (2018-08-05)
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  • Roseville, CA

    2002 Hyundai Accent | 4 Door Sedan
    Hyundai Accent Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    I was super impressed with the whole experience the men were so friendly. I am going to recommend this to all my friends!

    Brenda

    , (2018-08-04)
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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.

Compare local auto glass companies and choose a trusted provider in just two steps

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.

Two Simple Steps to Windshield Replacement

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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 3 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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