For most people, replacing the auto glass in their car is not something they do on a regular basis- In fact, they most likely do so only once approximately every eight years in fact, so asking where to go to get your windshield replaced is a common question. And that question doesn’t stop with windshields. Glass replacement shops should be skilled at replacing back windshields (called backlites) windows (called sidelites), quarter glass (called, you guessed it, quarterlites), sunroofs, side view mirrors, and sliding rear windows too. They should also be skilled in windshield repair as opposed to replacement, and knowing what can be repaired and what must be replaced.
Most people turn to their local glass shop when they need auto glass replacement or windshield repair. Some shops provide comprehensive glass services to include window replacement, mirrors, shower doors, and the like, while other shops solely provide auto glass services. There are even companies that do not have brick and mortar locations, but offer mobile glass replacement services only. These mobile companies will come to you to replace your windshield wherever and whenever it is most convenient. Most brick and mortar shops also offer mobile service.
When looking for a company to do an auto glass replacement, quality is very important. Did you know your windshield actually plays an integral role in your car’s safety? In the event of an accident the windshield helps to maintain structure integrity and keep occupants inside the vehicle. Poor windshield replacements can lead to safety concerns.
If you find yourself in need of a windshield replacement, you want to be sure to find the right company to do the job. Many consumers don’t realize that the windshield is an important part of a vehicle’s safety system, and a proper windshield replacement is crucial to occupant safety.
The windshield serves as a part of the vehicle’s occupant restraint system and it can be as important to your car’s safety as its brakes are. It supports the vehicle’s roof (and keeps it from caving in in the event of a crash) and keeps a vehicle’s occupants inside of the vehicle. Because of this, you want to make sure you find an auto glass company that will replace your windshield safely and properly so that the windshield does its job in the event of an accident.
If you do not already know of a reputable glass shop in your area, the internet is a great place to start. Glass.com offers the ability to search for shops that serve your zip code. If there are shops in your area, you will be able to view instant price quotes for your specific vehicle, and book with the shop right then and there. Glass.com also lets you know which companies are members of the AGSC, an important safety organization for the industry. Once you have booked, the shop will call you to finalize the appointment, taking the leg work out of your auto glass search.
So the next time you need replacement glass, be sure to visit glass.com for a simple and convenient way to find a shop in your area and receive an instant price quote for your car’s glass.
Just visit Glass.com and click on “Auto Glass.” First, input your zip code. Next, enter the type of vehicle you drive—including year, make and model, along with the part of the vehicle’s glass that was damaged. Click “Get Free Estimates” and we will show you shops in your zip code that offer auto glass replacement.
The proper installation of your windshield is crucial to you and your passengers’ safety. You want to be sure to find a company that values this safety when your windshield is replaced.
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