What is the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC)?
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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 an accredited American National Standards Institute standards development organization. It has developed the North America’s only auto glass replacement standard, the AGRSS™ Standard. The standard, first published in 1999, is updated continuously. It addresses procedures, education and product performance regarding auto glass replacement.
The Council has made available a video to inform you, the consumer, and insurers on what exactly it does. The video provides a history of the association, along with a detailed look at why proper windshield installations are critical as a structural component of the vehicle.
State Farm’s Jon Fransway, whose sister died in 1999 due to an improperly replaced windshield, is a consumer advocate of the AGSC and is featured in the video.
Fransway explains how AGSC member companies undergo an independent third-party review audit to ensure their compliance with the stringent AGRSS Standard.
“Registered Auto Glass Safety Council member companies are the only auto glass retailers in North America willing at their own costs to put their reputations on the line and submit through this thorough validation process,” he says. Fransway adds that four of the top five auto glass retailers in the United States are AGSC registered members. “Now that’s real commitment.”
According to the council’s website, its mission is to make every auto glass replacement safer by:
“Developing and maintaining standards for the replacement of auto glass;
Educating and accrediting the industry; and
Promoting awareness of the AGRSS™ Standard to the insurance industry and driving public at large.”
If you would like to ensure your windshield replacement is being handled by and AGSC Registered Member Company, use Glass.com to search for a shop in your area and look for an instant price quote displayed by a shop displaying the AGSC badge.