When it comes to car glass repairs, some people think of the most inexpensive and quickest way to go. But, quickest and cheapest does not always equal safety, and this could lead to dangerous problems later because car glass should be all about safety.
In places like Las Vegas, people sometimes take car glass for granted. They believe car glass is only for aesthetics, to give us a better view of the world around us, and to keep us safe by allowing us to see where we’re going. This is all true, however, it is most important to remember that car glass is there for the overall safety of our car’s passengers. There are two reasons why:
- Car glass shields passenger(s) from airborne debris, wind, rain, snow and even bugs.
- Car glass is a vital part of the overall structure of a vehicle. Car glass—meaning the windshield and side windows, helps support the roof of a vehicle and helps prevent it from collapsing during an accident. Car glass also attempts to keep passengers inside a ca, in the event of an accident.
Sooner or later, nearly every car owner faces some type of car glass repair. Whether this is the result of a rock chip or a crack of some type, there are a few best practices to keep in mind to keep everyone safe:
Always use a reputable car glass repair company – this is especially important because there are so many fly-by-night businesses that pop up. These car glass repair businesses set up shop on busy corners, near a car wash or gas station and try to convince you of some too-good-to-be-true deal in order to obtain your insurance information, file a bogus claim, get their part of the insurance money, and then leave you to clean up the mess. Poor quality car glass repair companies like this, try to make a lot of money by focusing on quantity, not quality. They’ll even offer incentives to go along with the repair, like movie tickets or other freebies.
When it comes to car glass repair, how do you which one is reputable? To begin with, find out how long they’ve been in business and if they have any reviews.
These other best practices also help:
Make sure all safety guidelines are followed – Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are the standards set up by the federal government that glass companies must abide by. Make sure your glass repairs follow all the guidelines outlined by this vehicle safety organization, including all parts and installation.
Certified technicians – because car glass is considered a “safety device,” repairs must, first and foremost, be top-notch. Parts and installation must only be taken care of by trained professionals. Several organizations exist to provide such training and certification, including:
- National Windshield Repair Association Certification
- Auto Glass Safety Council
- Other State Certifications
Quality products – all products must meet the highest standards for your safety, including glass, glass adhesives, and all other parts.
Clear Quality Auto Glass is a fully licensed, bonded and insured company, with Drow Certification and certification by the National Glass Association,
If you need Las Vegas car glass repair, call us. Our employees at Clear Quality Auto Glass are trained, certified and make the process of glass repair easy and affordable. Call us today at (702) 468-9730.