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About Safe Auto Glass Installation

Which glass is damaged?

Auto glass is a safety feature

Many people only look for the lowest price when they shop for auto glass. But there are varying qualities of glass, and levels of installation quality. An improperly installed windshield is virtually useless at protecting you during an accident. That's why it's very important to choose a reputable installer. Increase your safety with a new replacement windshield

Your auto glass provides 40% to 70% of the strength of your vehicle.

In a rollover, the windshield helps the cabin maintain its rigidity, protecting the passengers–which is especially important in minivans with huge windshields. In a front impact, the windshield assists airbag deployment and keeps passengers from being thrown out of the vehicle. The windshield also helps protect you from flying road debris.

Windshield installation quality is affected by 6 factors.

1. Glass Quality

Windshield glass is laminated–a piece of vinyl sandwiched between two pieces of specially strengthened glass. A good windshield matches your old windshield exactly in tint, size, and extra features such as a rain sensor. Cheap installations often use thinner, badly-fitting glass, which is manufactured to a different size and thickness to avoid infringing on the copyright of the companies that make the original glass.

2. Molding

Look at your windshield and you'll notice that there's a rubber seal that wraps around all or part of it. Most of the time, the molding is replaced with a windshield replacement.

3. Urethane

Urethane is used to bond the windshield to your vehicle. After an installation, the urethane must have enough time to cure and create a strong bond before you can drive your car. A weakly attached windshield may pop out or buckle in an accident.

4. Temperature and Humidity

Temperature and humidity at the time of installation determine how quickly the urethane cures. Your installer should always give you a safe drive-away time.

5. Existing Windshield Frame

If the windshield frame on your vehicle is bent or rusty, your new windshield may not be able to bond with it properly. A high-quality auto glass installation on a damaged frame can still be unsafe.

6. Installer Ability

All the high-quality materials in the world won't make up for an auto glass installer who doesn't have experience and training. It's worth paying a little more to get a good installer. A windshield price that seems too cheap probably is–and could even be subcontracted to someone else who has little or no training.


Customer Reviews of Glass.Net Windshield Repair Shops

Below you'll find the latest ratings and reviews of local automobile glass shops from real Glass.Net customers like you. Glass.Net partner shops consistently receive remarkable ratings for quality service, affordable pricing and fast repair speed.

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Customer Reviews
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Kia Spectra Windshield Replacement
5 5 1

Great Service. Quick and good quality service. 2007 Kia Spectra | 4 Door Sedan

Michelle M.

2021-04-12 – Tacoma, WA
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Ford F Series F350 Windshield Replacement
5 5 1

I think you did a fine job. Everything looks good. Thank you Steve Broadie 2001 Ford F Series F350 | 4 Door Crew Cab

Steve

2021-04-10 – Benton City, WA
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Mitsubishi Endeavor Windshield Replacement
5 5 1

Good follow up. I was given a schedule and the drivers number. I texted the best directions it was done at my work within 1hr. Great job. 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor | 4 Door Utility

Matt O.

2021-04-06 – Seattle, WA
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Hyundai Elantra Windshield Replacement
5 5 1

Technician arrived on time, and the glass was replaced within an hour. Really smooth process. 2017 Hyundai Elantra | 4 Door Sedan

Mirza

2021-03-13 – Bothell, WA
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Chevrolet Malibu Windshield Replacement
5 5 1

Technician was prompt, cordial, professional, and did great work! I had my passanger window smashed out work when I was cloaing one night. I work retail so my hours are never regular so I needed my window replaced on my day off which was within 48 hours, and they were able to come out the mext day! Upon arrival the tech told me that the work would take about 45mins and it took just under that, at 40mins. He worked masked up the whole time and was very nice and informative about the entire process. I woukd highly reccomend Glass Guru and use them again. 2000 Chevrolet Malibu | 4 Door Sedan

Jenessa R.

2021-02-09 – Spanaway, WA
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