There are so many auto glass companies fighting for your business, how can you decide which one to use? If you use price as your only factor when choosing a glass replacement company for your car or truck, you may be selling yourself short and putting you and your family at risk.
Auto Glass and Windshield Replacement Safety
Your vehicle’s windshield is a vital safety component of your car.
It structurally supports the roof in a rollover, keeps you and your family inside the car in a crash, and holds the air bags in place in case of a collision. Don’t trust your family’s safety to just anyone.
Before allowing any company to remove or repair your windshield, it is very important to ask if that company does the following:
Uses only Original Equipment Manufacturer’s Quality Glass - This is glass provided by a fabricator of original equipment for one or more vehicles at the time of manufacture. All windshields have minimum safety requirements, so why is OEM so important? OEM windshields fit better because they use the original specs of the manufacturers. Aftermarket glass companies have to make molds or use measurements that can be off. When windshields don’t fit snugly, they will not seat properly. A better fit OEM windshield ensures your safety and protection. Proper windshield fit also reduces the chance of leakage and stress cracks after installation.
Uses Quality Adhesives, the same as those used by the manufacturers - This reduces the chance of leakage in your windshield by air or water and ensures safety for your family. It also permits a one-hour safe drive away time so you don’t have to wait around for your new windshield’s adhesive to cure.
Follows all National Glass Association and Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards – These standards were set up with one purpose, to keep you and your family safe. Techs who are trained in these methods know how to install your auto windshield properly, and they are up to date with training on the newest models. Do not assume that all auto glass shop technicians are trained and certified. Most of them are not.
Employ Professional, Uniformed, Background-Checked Technicians – The technician that works on your vehicle and especially that come to your home should be trained, experienced, knowledgeable, courteous, and fully insured. They should have fully-stocked trucks so they can handle any unforeseen issues. They should offer to clean broken glass from your vehicle with every installation. This is unfortunately not the norm in our industry, but for Glass Doctor®, it is!
Work with All Insurance Networks – Insurance companies routinely cover glass repair and replacement, even when a vehicle has not been in an accident. Many even waive the deductible for glass repairs. You should always check with your insurance and see if the glass repair or replacement for your vehicle is covered before paying out of pocket. A reputable glass company will be an approved vendor for all insurance companies and can work directly with them to save you time and hassle.
Provide a Nationwide Lifetime Warranty on Workmanship and Road Hazard Protection – If you have any issues with your new windshield, you need a warranty backed by a company you can trust. A warranty by a company that closes its doors or does not stand behind its claims cannot provide protection. A small, local company cannot help you when your windshield cracks while you’re out of town. Anyone who replaces your vehicle’s windshield should at the bare minimum back up their work with a lifetime warranty in case of any issues with your new glass or the installation. Better companies will provide you with nationwide coverage and protection against road hazard damage too.
Of course, Glass Doctor® of Lakeland/Plant City passes all these tests. We follow all safety standards, including using only OEM quality windshields and adhesives. Our technicians are trained, uniformed, and background checked. Of course they are also professional and courteous, and will clean all broken glass from your vehicle.
Glass Doctor® is an approved vendor with all insurance networks, further verifying our quality standards. We have a network of Glass Doctor®s all across the country to cover you in case of a warranty issue.
And we offer an industry leading G12 guarantee, which protects you for a full year against road hazard damage. Why would you go anywhere else?