Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Glass Safety
Q: Is there a difference between repair and replacing auto glass?
A: Yes. Depending on the size and nature of the crack or chip, technicians will be able to determine if the existing windshield can be repaired or if the windshield will need to be replaced to maintain the integrity of the glass. Our replacement technicians follow strict standards and procedures to ensure that every windshield is replaced properly and safely.
Q: Can I drive the car right away?
A: No. This goes for all auto glass replacement companies. There is no adhesive available that allows you drive away the moment the installer is finished. The cure time for your windshield or backglass can be anywhere between one hour and a day - depending on the weather and type of urethane used. Ask your installer for specific cure times.
Q: Does Auto Glass R Us work with my insurance agency to process my claim?
A: Absolutely. At Auto Glass R Us, we want our customers to feel comfortable and secure. We have developed strong relationships with virtually all local, regional and national insurance companies and are happy to handle the entire insurance claim process for our customers. Or, if preferred, the claim can be handled directly by customers with their insurance company.
Q: How do I know your installers are qualified?
A: Your auto glass installation technichian must understand the ins and outs of auto glass replacement. They must be familiar with the proper tools and methods of removal, preperation of the pinch weld, and the different adhesives available that will provide the strength to hold the windshield in your vehicle. They must also understand the proper methods to prevent leakage and/or rust around the pinch weld where the windshield will bond to the automobile. You can rest assured that your new windshield will be properly installed and your automobile will be restored to the factory specifications or better.
Q: What kind of glass does be installed in my car use when performing replacements?
A: We are committed to quality and safety. We only use Department of Transportation-certified glass for each installation.
Q: Does Auto Glass R Us only fix windshields?
A: While Dinamic has been replacing auto glass windshields for many years, we also replace the back glass and side window glass in automobiles, vans, classic cars and trucks. Additionally, Auto Glass R Us also repairs and replaces power windows.
Q: Will you vacuum up the broken glass?
A: Absolutely! Don't touch that mess and risk getting cut. We'll vacuum up all your broken glass when we come out to do the job.
Q: What if I don't have full glass coverage?
A: If customers don't have full glass coverage, or if there is a deductible, the customer may need to pay a portion of the replacement or repair cost at a competitive price.
Why Should You be Concerned About Safety
when getting your windshield replaced?
Today's windshield does more than keep the rain, wind and bugs out while providing good visibility... It is an engineered system performing critical functions in the design of your vehicle.
Keeps passengers safe
Part of the airbag system
Provides roof-crush resistance
Prevents passenger ejection
Provides aesthetics and comfort
Tinted and solar control glass
Defogging and defrosting
Large glass parts with precise, complex bends
Premium or Aftermarket?
One of the first questions that comes up after a windshield is damaged is whether to repair it or replace it. Originally, damaged windshields had to be replaced. But that was very expensive, so windshield repair became common. In fact, many insurance companies will give you the option of repairing a windshield for free, instead of replacing it (in which case you might have a deductible to pay). Commonly, it is said that if a crack is smaller than 6″ long (or smaller than the size of a dollar bill), it can be repaired (and that chips/dings fitting under a credit card can be repaired).
There are two types of glass offered at our company, Premium and Aftermarket. Premium glass is glass that is manufactured by the OEM supplier of the vehicle maker. Example, PPG, (now PGW) is an OEM supplier of Honda, Toyota and GM cars, also Pilkington is an OEM supplier for Lexus, BMW, Land Rover, Toyota and Honda. When you look at your vehicle and look for the name brand of the glass maker, normally you will see the screen print of the make wether or not it is Toyota or Ford, etc. Right under the emblem you will be able to see a D.O.T. number with the name of the maker in most cases. In Land Rover you will be able to see Pilkington, or in Lexus too. In BMW you will be able to see either Sekurit, Pilkington or PPG. Auto glass that are not from an OEM supplier can and may breach the safety of your vehicle and all its occupants. Aftermarket glass made by unmarked or unknown sources may come with defects, distortions and not that great of the vinyl between the glass sandwhich. A windshield provides up to 45% of the cars structure integrity and up to 60% in a rollover. Also, the windshield acts as reinforcement for the airbag to deploy correctly and avoid injury to the vehicle's occupants. Here at Auto Glass R Us we are more than happy to offer, stock and install the highest quality of glass for the price that no one else can beat. Take advantage of our inventory and best quality glass with lifetime warranty on the installation today. Call Us Now! 305-685-1862