Auto Glass Safety

The windshield of your vehicle is an essential part of your cars overall structural integrity and safety, which is why you should have your windshield repaired or replaced as soon as you discover any glass damage.

The new lower-profile cars weakened the roof support system and the windshield became responsible for supplementing this deficiency. By welding the windshield to the frame with urethane, an insulating adhesive, the roof support system became a major part of the roof structure itself.

Trust the experts at 1st Class Auto Glass for all of your Auto Glass Replacement & Repair Needs!

At 1st Class Auto Glass, your safety is our specialty. The page that follows has been designed to provide you with the valuable information you may need when choosing an auto glass repair and windshield replacement company.

Auto Glass is A Safety Feature.

When people are shopping for an auto glass repair or windshield replacement company, many will look for the lowest price when they shop for auto glass. However, there are varying qualities of glass, and levels of installation quality and an improperly installed windshield is virtually useless at protecting you during an accident. That is why it is very important to choose a reputable installer. Our Plano and Allen auto glass technicians are fully certified and are committed to using only the finest in OEM auto glass and windshield product.

Your Auto Glass Provides up to 70% of the Strength of Your Vehicle.

In the event of a rollover accident, the windshield helps the cabin maintain its rigidity, while also protecting you and your passengers. This 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.

Below you will find the six major factors that affect a quality windshield replacement or auto glass repair.

Six Factors that Affect Windshield Installation Quality

Auto 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. Our car window replacement shops in Allen and Plano TX always uses OEM auto glass for our windshield installations. This commitment ensures your safety and the safety of your loved ones.

Auto Glass Molding – Look at your windshield and you will notice that there is a rubber seal that wraps around all or part of the windshield. Most of the time, the windshield molding is replaced with a windshield replacement. As an auto glass replacement service in Plano and Allen, you will NEVER receive “Half of the glass product.” You windshield molding will be replaced so that the new windshield is truly new and you are fully protected.
Windshield Bonding Urethane – Urethane is used to bond the windshield to your vehicle. After 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. At our Allen and Plano car glass shops, our auto glass technicians always utilize only the very best in the urethane bonding material.
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.
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. If your windshield frame has been damaged or compromised in any way our technician at 1st Class Auto Glass will let you know so that we can determine a solution that is in your best interest

.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 is 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.

As a Plano and Allen Texas, auto glass repair service, all our auto glass technicians have been certified and receive a continuing education program in the auto glass industry so that we are always abreast of the very latest innovations in the auto glass repair and windshield installation industry.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Marie Trelstad
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 21:34:54

    “Your Auto Glass Provides up to 70% of the Strength of Your Vehicle. ” – So true! Repairing chips and cracks is more than just cosmetic, it’s a safety issue!



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