Auto Glass Frequently Asked Questions
How is my price determined?
There are many different factors that determine cost on windshields and door glass replacement. Some are the age of the vehicle. For instance on most cars, we can save the molding. On some older vehicles this may be a part needing replacement and adding to the cost. Some vehicle glass is relatively inexpensive while on some, even the smallest glass can be very expensive. The largest factor in cost are usually the options on the vehicle. Options like rain sensors or lane departure warning systems and Heads up displays all play significant roles in cost on replacement windshields.
We at Allstar Glass will do our very best to help you get your windshield or door glass installed at as low a price as possible. We offer aftermarket and (OEM) Original equipment manufacturer glass. Important to note is “Most manufacturers don’t make glass.” For instance Toyota uses 9 different companies to purchase their glass from. There are a few who use their own glass. Ford uses Carlite. Dodge owns Mopar and uses this glass exclusively. All are readily available as aftermarket.The Aftermarket glass will usually be available at a lower cost often with no difference other than price. There are several ways we can help you get the most for your hard earned dollar. If your looking for quality at an affordable price, give Allstar Glass a call. We are here to help.
What makes a windshield safety glass?
The general make-up of todays windshields consist of two pieces of glass heated and pressed together laminating a very strong sheet of clear or tinted vinyl. There can be many other parts that are added as accessories or options. For instance Mirror mounting brackets, Rain Sensor Brackets, Moldings Etc. These parts are added for options and are model exclusive.
The “GLASS” windshield, proven and simple, has relatively remained unchanged for many years. The laminated windshield provides many times the strength of a single sheet of glass equal in thickness. This process of laminating glass serves far more than just a clear vision to block wind, small debris and insects from our eyes at speeds. A properly installed windshield can protect the occupants from larger outside impacts as well. Just as important, Windshields play a vital role in keeping passengers IN the automobile. This is critical for the proper operation of the passenger airbag system and several other safety systems. For instance, the seat belts are working together in spilt second unison with the airbag and windshield in keeping occupants securely bound in a forward , side or rollover collision. These systems simultaneously deploy almost instantly.
The windshield is also an integrated structural part of the Unibody frame. How you ask? The windshield is an integral part of the crush resistance a Unibody cage or frame can withstand. This is only capable when the windshield has been properly installed using super strong urethanes and primers by professional technicians. A faulty install means failed safety systems. This can not only cost financially but can cause serious injuries or death that could otherwise be avoided when the windshield is installed correctly.
I suggest you read this paragraph again! The importance of a proper install can save your life!
There is NO room for error when your loved ones are involved in an accident. This is why its so very important to have your vehicle glass installed by professionals. Our technicians are proficient, professional and always provide a Written Lifetime Warranty of our work. We always follow all state and federal standards and use only superior adhesives. .
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