Windshields were originally designed to protect the driver from
dust, debris and bugs. Today’s windshields, of course, do much more than that!
We offer same day service and replacement in most cases. Most
windshields are made of laminated safety
glass, which protects you from serious injury in case of a rollover accident. When used with the
correct adhesive windshields actually lead to the structural support to the roof of your
is also fending against harmful UV rays so that you and your loved ones are always safe and
The laminated safety glass is a critical component when it comes to your safety. So take care of
promptly. Never leave your safety to chance. When we work on your auto glass replacement, we
sure that we use the best possible glass available in the market with the highest safety
Wherever possible we use OEM glass (that’s glass from the Original Equipment Manufacturer) such
PPG, Ford Carlite or Pilkington – or you have the option of choosing glass made from non-OEM
manufacturers (aftermarket glass).
Both OEM and aftermarket glass must necessarily comply with the
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards, but there are two important OEM benefits: An OEM replacement windshield is produced from
original equipment-style tooling. This type of windshield will have the appearance of your car’s
original windshield and will fit properly in the window frame making noise and leakage problems much
less likely. So it stretches your dollar a little longer, which makes sense.
Each manufacturer lays out specifics for the installation process that must be meticulously followed
to assure quality and safety. This includes proper preparation of the glass, the body of the
vehicle, and most importantly use of the proper priming materials and adhesives. At Auto Glass
Canada we take utmost care to ensure that we use the right primers with the right urethane , and
leave it to cure for the right amount of time.
And lastly, we put great emphasis on training our technicians. With a little
mechanical aptitude, anyone can learn to install a windshield but to do it perfectly
takes a clear understanding of the safety issues involved, as well as many hours of experience while
on the job. We make sure our technicians are put through the drill by seasoned veterans in the
industry and do not send them out alone on a job unless we are sure they can handle it.
Auto Glass Canada compared to other Nationwide Repair Companies:
THEM : Ignore corrosion treatment because it
requires time and money to fix. A corroded pinch wall will not hold the glass firmly, carrying
the possibility of popping out and damage the car and occupants.
Auto Glass Canada : Remove all the
corrosion and treat the bare metal with primers before fixing your glass.
THEM : They don’t prime the glass well enough,
causing improper bonding with urethane
Auto Glass Canada : Our technicians
glass is well primed and Allow sufficient time (curing period) for the best bonding results.
THEM : Plunge cuts while removing the glass, which
scratches the metal.
Auto Glass Canada : We use rounded
tip blades, to
take measures to carefully remove the glass without scratching.
THEM : Don’t clean the glass properly so that the
urethane will not adhesive well.
Auto Glass Canada : We train our
scrub the glasses thoroughly to avoid any possibility of contaminations.
THEM : Many companies buy the inferior sealant
Butyl, instead of the far better urethane.
Auto Glass Canada : We will never
safety just to save a few dollars. Therefore we never use butyl as a sealant.
Respecting Security Standards
All work is carried out according to Canadian automobile safety standards and Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS):
FMVSS 208 Standard
When the airbag deploys, the windshield must offer a strong support point.
FMVSS 212 Standard
In the event of a head-on collision, the windshield must stay in place to prevent the passenger
from being ejected.
FMVSS 216 Standard
When excessive force is applied, i.e., when a car overturns, the windshield must prevent the
roof from collapsing to protect the cars occupants.