AUTO GLASS SAFETY FACTS
& INSTALLATION INFO
Learn More About Windshield Safety
We want every vehicle owner to understand the importance of the auto glass in their car. Most auto glass experts agree between 60 & 70% of the vehicle's roof strength comes from the auto glass installed. If the auto glass is not installed properly, the structural integrity of your vehicle is greatly compromised. When safety is on the line make sure you choose the auto glass experts at Murphy's Auto Glass & Tire Express for your next auto glass replacement job.
Auto glass is something that every driver looks at almost every day but seldom spends much time thinking about. Auto glass actually is a very important component in every vehicle. The auto glass installed by the manufacturer is designed to act as part of the vehicle safety restraint system. Properly installed auto glass works together with the safety belts to keep you safe inside the vehicle. If installed correctly, the windshield allows the air bags to inflate properly in the unfortunate event of an accident. Just the opposite is true if the replacement auto glass is not installed according to OEM standards.
This is why choosing Murphy's Auto Glass & Tire Express for a windshield repair or windshield replacement is so important. Murphy's only uses OEM replacement auto glass for every auto glass replacement job. We know cutting corners on cheap aftermarket auto glass puts you at risk for serious injury. All of our auto glass replacement technicians are DOW certified for auto glass replacement and perform every auto glass replacement with your safety as their highest priority.
Expert Windshield & Auto Glass Installations
1. When the windshield was removed and the old urethane (sealant) was removed, did the glass installer prep and prime any scratches they might have made?
An improperly treated scratch could lead to rust forming which could compromise the safety of your windshield installation, and quite possibly the life of your vehicle. Rust is like cancer and when not treated will spread and eat your car.
2. The urethane used to replace your windshield is the most important key ingredient in a proper windshield installation.
Some glass companies choose to use a sub-standard product to install windshields. Some shops do it to save money and some do it because they just do not know any better. Always ask when shopping for prices what is the Safe Drive Away Time of the urethane used. SDAT is the recommended amount of time the glue needs to cure properly before the vehicle is driven. We take this number very seriously since it determines the quality of the windshield installation. Your safety is also at stake. If the adhesive does not have the proper amount of time to cure, the windshield will not stand up to the pressures placed on it during an accident.
In summary, when shopping for auto glass replacement the lowest price should not be the only consideration. Remember you usually get what you pay for. The good news is with Murphy's Auto Glass & Tire Express you are going to get the highest quality windshield or auto glass installation at the lowest possible price.