Proper auto glass installation is the key to your safety! The passenger side airbag uses the windshield as a "backstop" in deployment. If the windshield doesn't hold, the airbag has nothing to brace itself against, and it pushes outside the vehicle instead of remaining inside the car to work the way it was designed. Thus, the windshield MUST withstand the force of the airbag and remain in place. Proper glass installation is imperative for this to occur! In addition, your car's windshield supports the vehicle's roof in the case of an accident that involves a roll-over.
Several factors contribute to a proper windshield installation:
- Quality of the windshield
- Quality of the urethane adhesive, primers and
- Condition of the metal of the frame, the paint
primer, and the body paint
- Knowledge, experience, expertise and thoroughness
of the technician
OEM adhesive products are equally important to a safe windshield installation. Some of our competitors use low-grade urethanes that are not recommended by the vehicle's manufacturer. Express AutoGlass uses a more expensive OEM urethane due to its reliability and strength to help ensure a quality and safe installation!
The following images are examples of rust damage that can hinder the safe installation of your vehicle's windshield:
Before you make a decision on your windshield replacement... take a few minutes to view the videos below detailing SAFETY CONCERNS you should be aware of:
If you would like further information on auto glass safety, please check out the links below:
From Business Week Magazine:
Penny Wise - Pound Foolish Auto Glass Decisions
From Safe Windshield Info:
Getting The Correct Windshield