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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.
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.
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
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Bothell, WA2018 Mitsubishi Outlander | 4 Door UtilityMitsubishi Outlander Windshield Replacement5 5 1Very good customer support
Mihai B., (2019-05-17)Glass.net
Seattle, WA2005 Dodge Magnum | 4 Door Station WagonDodge Magnum Windshield Replacement5 5 1I will recommend to friends and family 5 stars
Kennewick, WA2000 Ford Escort | 2 Door CoupeFord Escort Windshield Replacement5 5 1Mike returned my call the next day. He was very friendly and professional. He gave me an estimate and I explained that we are fixing auto for grandson and have to get it on the road before we do the windshield but will definately go with Auto Glass Guru ! Your quote was the best price and service.
Lloyd C., (2019-05-08)Glass.net
Federal Way, WA1995 Honda Accord | 4 Door SedanHonda Accord Windshield Replacement5 5 1Our experience was absolutely amazing! We did our quote online and within three minutes, my windshield was scheduled to be replaced the next day. The installer called the next morning with the time he would arrive, just as it was promised. He showed up and replaced our completely smashed in windshield so fast. Very happy with the end results! Everything was handled so quick and efficiently. Highly recommend using this site to have them come to you to replace your windows/windshield. Thank you for everything!
Cat S., (2019-04-05)Glass.net
Marysville, WA1992 Plymouth Laser | 2 Door HatchbackPlymouth Laser Windshield Replacement5 5 1fast, great price and great job thanks