The 5 things you need to know before getting your glass replaced.

1 Am I using a reputable installation facility?

A reputable installer will:

2 Am I getting replacement glass with equivalent performance specifications to my original equipment?

Your car's windshield and sidelites came off the dealership lot with specific performance characteristics. Some aftermarket replacement glass parts do not match these original performance specifications. These inferior glass products can have:

All glass is not created equally, demand that your glass be replaced with it's original performance specifications.

3 Am I choosing replacement glass that meets or exceeds Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards?

One of the main reasons for these standards is to ensure that your windshield can resist breakage and penetration in a collision. Choosing a glass that meets or exceeds these standards helps reduce injuries, fatalities, and the ejection of vehicle occupants during a crash. OEM equivalent glass from Pilkington exceeds FMVSS.

4 Am I getting a value by choosing a less expensive glass?

Of course, price matters. But installing inferior replacement glass can create a host of new problems that may cost you more in the long run. Quality windshield replacement glass should:

5 Will the glass be installed using high quality urethane adhesive?

High quality adhesives are tested in extreme temperatures (hot and cold) to ensure proper bonding is in place. These adhesives dry faster, so your car can be ready within a “safe drive-away time.” Inferior adhesives may not set as quickly, endangering you and your passengers if there is an accident immediately after installation. Be sure that the safe drive away time for your installation is explained to you, as it varies depending both on the type & quality of glue as well as the number of airbags in your car. A good technician will be familiar with and forthright about the products he or she is using.