Glass 101


Safe Drive-Away Time vs. Minimum Drive-Away Time

By Nick St. Denis

For some time, the auto glass repair and replacement (AGRR) industry has used the phrase “safe drive-away time,” or SDAT, to describe the length of time necessary for the adhesive used in a windshield replacement to cure properly so the customer is safe to, you guessed it, drive away. But is “safe drive-away time” the […]

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Strange Objects Cause Windshield Damage in Many Cases

By Daniel Snow

Windshield Damage is Typical It’s unlikely you’ve gone your entire life without ever having a damaged windshield- a rock chip at the very least. Windshield breakage typically happens one every eight years on average, but we see or hear about thousands of cases every day—some of them a bit more bizarre than others. Rocks aren’t […]

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Causes of Sunroof Explosions

By Penny Stacey

Broken sunroofs can be common, but the reasons for them vary. Have you ever heard of an exploding sunroof, or been in a car when one did? Though still rare, the number of exploding sunroofs reported has increased and with them has come lawsuits against car manufacturers. and many lawsuits filed against car manufacturers concerning […]

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How to Find a Windshield Leak

By Tara Taffera

Ever noticed water or a whistling sound coming through your windshield? There could be several reasons for this, but first you have to pinpoint the problem. Your auto glass is held in place by the windshield moulding that keeps water, air and/or other debris from sneaking into your vehicle. This is the integral component that […]

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One- vs. Two-Person Installation

By Ellen Rogers

How many workers does it install a new windshield? It’s a question that most auto glass technicians must consider. It also brings up some points that you may want to question windshield replacement shops on before committing to replacement. Which is better: the labor-intensive, two-man installation or technology-driven machinery? The pros and cons of both methods […]

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Why Did Mercedes Recommend Only its Own Glass for Windshield Replacement?

By Trey Barrineau

Recently, Mercedes Benz USA issued a statement in which it “strongly recommends” that drivers who need to get a windshield replaced only use Mercedes Benz products. Why is that? The automaker says glass made by other companies does not meet the exacting specifications of Mercedes Benz glass, adding that aftermarket glass often does not contain […]

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Windshield Replacement Calibration with ADAS: What You Need to Know

By Daniel Snow

More Money For Windshield Replacements, Less Problems For Drivers Don’t want to pay more money for a windshield replacement? Then don’t buy a new car. As with all technological advancements, there are always added costs. Your windshield might look like just a big piece of glass, but it’s actually filled with technology. We’re here to tell […]

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IIHS: Who They Are and How They Keep Car’s Drivers Safe

By Jenna Reed

How Does the IIHS Help Keep You Safe? Supported by insurers, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, otherwise known as IIHS, is a nonprofit organization that studies ways to make vehicles safer. More specifically, its mission is to reduce the losses caused by car crashes, including deaths, injuries and property damage. The IIHS works hand-in-hand […]

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WATCH: The Auto Glass Safety Council Explained

By Nick St. Denis

What is the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC)? Good question. Let us show you. The AGSC, formerly the AGRSS Council, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. It was founded and is supported by companies in the industry that keep safe windshield installation as their primary goal. The Council is […]

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Step By Step Instructions on How to Install Your Magnetic Glass Markerboard

By Ellen Rogers

Opportunities to add new products and services are all around—you just have to know where to look. And for small fabricators one area that offers a lot of potential is in magnetic glass markerboards. By offering these products, your company can help businesses in your area add a unique aesthetic to their office interiors, while […]

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