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. We come with creative solutions to limit the cost to you. 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 vehicle. It is also fending against harmful UV rays so that you and your loved ones are always safe and comfortable.
The laminated safety glass is a critical component when it comes to your safety. So take care of it promptly. Never leave your safety to chance. When we work on your auto glass replacement, we make sure that we use the best possible glass available in the market with the highest safety standards. Wherever possible we use OEM glass (that’s glass from the Original Equipment Manufacturer) such as 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 last but never least, we lay great emphasis on training our technicians. With a little mechanical aptitude, anyone can learn to install a windshield in a jiffy- 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 traces of 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 ensure the 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 technicians to 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 compromise your 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.