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  • Aurora, CO

    2017 Cadillac XT5 | 4 Door Utility
    Cadillac XT5 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Excellent service you did what you said you would do and the only place that would get the job done next day. No question you will get my top rating and will tell friends. Everyone who helped as well as the installers were great. Thanks. Richard I never know if the left star or the right star is a five, so that's what you get

    Richard

    , (2018-07-17)
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  • Owings Mills, MD

    2007 Toyota Matrix | 4 Door Hatchback
    Toyota Matrix Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Very good service! On time as promised.Good quality.Everything was so fast.Happy with this company!

    Constantin

    , (2018-07-16)
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  • Littleton, CO

    2007 Audi Q7 | 4 Door Utility
    Audi Q7 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    The young man came out to the worksite and replace my windshield did a great job we appreciate it.

    Burton

    , (2018-07-16)
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  • Merrillville, IN

    2013 Hyundai Sonata | 4 Door Sedan
    Hyundai Sonata Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great price, great service, friendly knowledgeable people.

    Richard R.

    , (2018-07-15)
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  • North Las Vegas, NV

    2009 Honda Accord | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Accord Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Auto Glass Masters was the best. Quick response to set up my appointment, very professional from the first call. Alonso was my technician and he was very professional, on time and a pleasure to deal with. Overall, this company is a model of how a business should be ran. Price was great and everyone was nice and professional. Thank You Auto Glass Masters!!!!!!! I highly recommend this company. Robert B, Las Vegas

    Robert

    , (2018-07-15)
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  • Las Vegas, NV

    2016 Jeep Renegade | 4 Door Utility
    Jeep Renegade Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Excellent service. They were quick to respond and we had our appointment the very next day.

    Corrine S.

    , (2018-07-15)
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  • Jacksonville, FL

    2015 Ford F Series F150 | 4 Door Crew Cab
    Ford F Series F150 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great service, started at My appointed time, finished before I could finish My coffee, now I can go on with my day, Thank you

    Charles T.

    , (2018-07-14)
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  • Del Mar, CA

    2009 Toyota Prius | 4 Door Hatchback
    Toyota Prius Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    They did an excellent job in coordinating the installation of the windshield. Very good communication. The actual installation, etc., was about $100 more than the quote for the materials, which seemed fair as they came to the house.

    Diane

    , (2018-07-14)
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  • Douglasville, GA

    2008 Ford F Series F150 | 2 Door Standard Cab
    Ford F Series F150 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    It was great job.Thanks!

    Yuriy

    , (2018-07-14)
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  • Normal, IL

    2015 Ford Focus | 4 Door Sedan
    Ford Focus Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    They did great work but the amount quoted online is not the amount you pay. Mine was about $50 more.

    Mark F.

    , (2018-07-14)
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  • Gambrills, MD

    2016 Toyota Prius | 4 Door Hatchback
    Toyota Prius Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Thanks

    Rick P.

    , (2018-07-13)
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  • Ashford, WV

    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee | 4 Door Utility
    Jeep Grand Cherokee Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Friendly, courteous, but professional service. Very pleased.

    Tavia T.

    , (2018-07-13)
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  • Rahway, NJ

    2005 Chevrolet Equinox | 4 Door Utility
    Chevrolet Equinox Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    excellent service

    tom d.

    , (2018-07-13)
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  • Manassas, VA

    2017 Jeep Compass MP | 4 Door Utility
    Jeep Compass MP Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great experience, great price, very fast service and people were super friendly. I would highly recommend to anyone!

    Dan C.

    , (2018-07-12)
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  • Brea, CA

    2006 Ford Econoline | 3 Door Van
    Ford Econoline Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    great job, on time, affordable , quick, quality service..

    Sisira

    , (2018-07-12)
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  • Mountain Lakes, NJ

    2007 Audi A6 | 4 Door Sedan
    Audi A6 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Excellent professional service.Very reasonable price for at home replacement windshield.

    Daya

    , (2018-07-11)
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  • Herndon, VA

    2003 Nissan Maxima | 4 Door Sedan
    Nissan Maxima Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Fast, easy to work with.

    Sean

    , (2018-07-11)
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  • Kirkland, WA

    2013 Kia Soul | 4 Door Hatchback
    Kia Soul Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great job. Texted ahead of time to be sure we were home amd job was done fast!

    Kathy

    , (2018-07-11)
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  • Cedar Hill, TX

    2014 Ford Explorer | 4 Door Utility
    Ford Explorer Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great work, great price, fast and friendly service!

    Erin W.

    , (2018-07-11)
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  • Newton, NJ

    2016 Jeep Renegade | 4 Door Utility
    Jeep Renegade Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Bill, my service tech was very professional, knowledgeable and performed a quality job. Even came out to my house once my original appointment at work was running late. I highly recommend Glass America for overall pricing and quality of work. Tip, ask for the non oem glass, your wallet will be much happier.

    Armando

    , (2018-07-10)
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  • Houston, TX

    2016 Mazda CX-5 | 4 Door Utility
    Mazda CX-5 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Outstanding Service. 2 workers came to my job and switched 2 cars windshield on site. Quick, Easy and Affordable. Would recommend a friend!!

    JORGE H.

    , (2018-07-10)
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  • Seattle, WA

    1989 Chrysler Lebaron | 2 Door Convertible
    Chrysler Lebaron Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    They were very easy to work with. I made the appointment on-line and they never contacted me. No problems with their work, because they didn’t do anything. They left no mess after not showing up. I can highly recommend them if you don’t want anything done. Exceeded my expectations. Far better at avoiding the work than the last folks who did not show up.

    Lloyd K.

    , (2018-07-10)
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  • Diamond Bar, CA

    2014 Ford Escape | 4 Door Utility
    Ford Escape Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    The guys were great and worked fast. I’m just a little concerned as the windshield makes some “air” noise while driving on the freeway. I also noticed that my driver visor was cracked too.

    Andrea S.

    , (2018-07-10)
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  • Long Beach, CA

    2016 Toyota Prius | 4 Door Hatchback
    Toyota Prius Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Punctual, quick, polite, great service.

    Adrienne J.

    , (2018-07-09)
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  • Colorado Springs, CO

    2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser | 4 Door Utility
    Toyota FJ Cruiser Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great customer service , Brandon was great he was on time and very friendly. Thanks

    Suzanne G.

    , (2018-07-09)
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  • North Las Vegas, NV

    2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS | 4 Door Utility
    Chevrolet Tahoe LS Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Best price and superb service!

    Joe N.

    , (2018-07-09)
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  • Auburn, GA

    1996 Dodge Pickup 1500 | 2 Door Club Cab
    Dodge Pickup 1500 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Good service 10

    Willie s.

    , (2018-07-08)
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  • Pewaukee, WI

    2014 Toyota Sienna | Mini Van
    Toyota Sienna Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Very professional installer

    Patrick M.

    , (2018-07-08)
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  • Moreno Valley, CA

    2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS | 4 Door Utility
    Chevrolet Tahoe LS Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great people, great work, excellent communication. Will have them do my other car next.

    Brandy

    , (2018-07-08)
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  • Seattle, WA

    2014 Volkswagen Passat | 4 Door Sedan
    Volkswagen Passat Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    good job

    Daniel T.

    , (2018-07-07)
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  • Stony Brook, NY

    2015 Lexus CT 200 | 4 Door Hatchback
    Lexus CT 200 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    good service with kindness. I would recommend this company to all of my friends.

    seungkuk

    , (2018-07-06)
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  • Long Beach, CA

    2016 Chevrolet Malibu | 4 Door Sedan
    Chevrolet Malibu Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    good

    William

    , (2018-07-05)
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  • Denver, NC

    1995 Honda Accord | 4 Door Sedan
    Honda Accord Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Professional, fast and affordable!

    Keisha G.

    , (2018-07-05)
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  • Stafford, VA

    2011 Nissan Versa | 4 Door Hatchback
    Nissan Versa Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Amazing service, got me in the same day when other companies were putting me at the earliest 3 days later. When I got there, I was a few minutes late but they got me in immediately. The wait was relatively short and the office staff was super friendly and accommodating. There were no surprise fees, all what I was quoted. I hope I never need a new windshield but if I do, I'd come to this company first!

    Kristen

    , (2018-07-05)
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  • Houston, TX

    2015 Ford F Series F150 | 4 Door Crew Cab
    Ford F Series F150 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Service was fast and the technician did a great job, replacing the glass

    C.

    , (2018-07-05)
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  • Roswell, GA

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 | 2 Door Extended Cab
    Chevrolet Silverado C1500 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Installer, Eric, called 30 minutes before scheduled arrival time to confirm, as I was told he would. He was professional and friendly. It was a pleasure to have him at our home to install the new windshield. I was called the following day to provide credit card info, as expected. The cost ($180) was a little higher than the estimate of $149 (I think that's what it was), but the quote did state that there might be extra costs based on the installation/tax. etc, so I had no problem with that. If I ever have another problem with any of the windshields on our cars, I wouldn't hesitate to call on them, and I certainly recommend them, 5 stars.

    Tom R.

    , (2018-07-05)
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  • Morrisville, NC

    2013 Kia Soul | 4 Door Hatchback
    Kia Soul Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    The technician did a superb job with replacing the windshield and for a price much less quoted by Safelite.

    Jonathan J.

    , (2018-07-05)
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  • Palm Bay, FL

    2007 Chevrolet Aveo | 4 Door Hatchback
    Chevrolet Aveo Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great prices and great service. They came when they said they would be here. I called around and they had great prices

    Debi

    , (2018-07-04)
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  • Minneapolis, MN

    2015 Chevrolet Malibu | 4 Door Sedan
    Chevrolet Malibu Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Amazing service! I was quite skeptical because I found them through the online link that gives you quotes of three companies for your glass replacement. Only one came back and it was for GA. I had one from my insurance comoany’s higher than the $200 I was quoted thru GA. Breakage happened on a Sunday morning, called Sunday afternoon, glass replaced Monday afternoon by two of the friendliest techs you’ll ever have wait on you for car repair. EVERYTHING about thins transaction with GA was perfect...communication to meet at the car for time was perfect too! Only one miss...I still don’t have a receipt. Please advise

    hank j.

    , (2018-07-04)
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  • Corona, CA

    2008 Toyota Prius | 4 Door Hatchback
    Toyota Prius Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    GOOD SERVICE

    Eiichi M.

    , (2018-07-04)
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  • Palm Bay, FL

    2007 Chevrolet Aveo | 4 Door Hatchback
    Chevrolet Aveo Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Great services

    Debi

    , (2018-07-04)
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  • Tucson, AZ

    2008 Ford F Series F350 | 4 Door Crew Cab
    Ford F Series F350 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Very professional and knowledgeable! Great job!

    Gary

    , (2018-07-03)
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  • Cypress, TX

    2012 Buick Enclave | 4 Door Utility
    Buick Enclave Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    On time. Great work. Clean. Fast.

    Rene S.

    , (2018-07-03)
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  • Colorado Springs, CO

    2007 Dodge Caravan | Mini Van
    Dodge Caravan Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Very Professional and Courteous Installer! Truly an enlightening experience watching a master at work. Zero complaints about the work and glass. Suggest making sure to contact Installer for coordination/communication as messages may not be received from their dispatch.

    Gregory R.

    , (2018-07-03)
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  • Keyport, NJ

    2008 Honda Odyssey | Mini Van
    Honda Odyssey Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    The actual company who came out was great. Quick and on time to when he specifically told me he would be there. However when i booked on the phone i was offered am or pm slot. I took the pm then called back and changed to the am, which was 9-12. At 12 when i had recieved no call i called JJ. He said he was given a window of 9 to 4 and therefore had not called yet. He did say he would be to me between 2:30 and 3:30 and he was there at 3:04. All in all, good service, but the scheduling department needs to be clear on timeframes.

    lauren m.

    , (2018-07-02)
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  • Tacoma, WA

    2002 Ford Explorer | 2 Door Utility
    Ford Explorer Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    Very fast and efficient work..Very satisfied w/work.

    Laura S.

    , (2018-07-02)
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  • Burbank, IL

    1997 Toyota 4Runner | 4 Door Utility
    Toyota 4Runner Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Auto glass guru beat Safelite by over 30% and were very understanding and flexible with my schedule. They came to me which was even better! Highly recommend.

    Susana s.

    , (2018-07-01)
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  • Triangle, VA

    2005 Toyota Sienna | Mini Van
    Toyota Sienna Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    EXCELLENT JOB

    Michael W.

    , (2018-07-01)
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  • Fountain, CO

    2000 Ford F Series F350 | 4 Door Crew Cab
    Ford F Series F350 Windshield Replacement 5 5 1
    Quick response, fast friendly service.

    Carlos A.

    , (2018-06-30)
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  • Fountain, CO

    2000 Ford F Series F350 | 4 Door Crew Cab
    Ford F Series F350 Windshield Replacement 4 5 1
    Nice

    Carlos

    , (2018-06-30)
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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.

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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 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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