At Mr. Auto Glass we choose to use highest quality glass available in every vehicle delivering an excellent glass installation. Unlike several competitors that use cheap glass in order to increase profits, we believe using the best glass during the installation process provides a better opportunity to prevent future air and water leaks.
During the installation process we carefully remove the glass and seals and then re-install glass using proper primers, seals, exact fit glass and moldings. Being particular about this process allows us to offer a lifetime workmanship warranty.
The windshield is an essential part of your car’s overall structural integrity and safety, which is why you should have it repaired or replaced as soon as you discover any damage. Before it’s too late.
Prior to the 1970s, a car’s steel skeleton provided most of the vehicle’s support. But an energy crisis changed everything. Manufacturers had to make lighter, more energy-efficient cars. The vehicle’s body – windshield included – became responsible for much of the structural support previously afforded by the steel frame.
The new lower-profile cars weakened the roof support system. It was left to the windshield to make up for this deficiency. By welding it to the frame with urethane, an insulating adhesive, the roof support system became an integral part of the roof structure itself.
Proper application of urethane during installation is critical. Don’t settle for less – your life may depend on it!
What you should know about the law and auto glass installation
The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act makes it illegal for anyone to return your car for use prior to all safety devices being fully operational.
Since your windshield is a safety device, your car cannot be safely driven until the adhesive has had enough cure time to meet FMVSS regulations.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) define the required performance of all parts classified as “safety devices.” FMVSS is the governing authority for all OEM and after-market work and requires auto glass adhesives to be strong enough to hold the windshield in the car under certain crash conditions.
FMVSS requires adhesives to be nearly six times stronger for cars with passenger side airbags.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS:
It is your right in the state of Florida to choose the auto glass replacement shop that performs your auto glass replacement or windshield repair. Any word to the contrary is intentionally misleading and against the law.