Today's vehicles are equipped with cutting-edge safety equipment, such as Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring Systems, and an array of other adaptive technologies. Even so, your auto glass remains a central and integral component of vehicle safety. The smallest chip or damage to your glass, especially the windshield, could compromise your safety.
According to the Auto Glass Safety Council, the windshield provides up to 45% of the structural integrity in front end collisions and up to 60% of the structural integrity in rollover accidents. In the event of a rollover, the windshield prevents the roof from crushing you and passengers. It also prevents you and your family from being thrown out of the vehicle and ensures the airbags deploy to the proper position.
Protect Your Family with Tempered Side and Rear Windows
The rear and side windows are created with tempered or "safety" glass. Tempered glass is manufactured by heating the material to over 590° C and quickly cooling it. This process strengthens the glass and makes it exponentially stronger than untempered glass of the same thickness. In the event of an accident, tempered glass will shatter into harmless, tiny balls of glass instead of jagged shards that can further injure or cut passengers. The side and rear windows also play a role in the structural integrity of the vehicle by supporting key pillars in the vehicle.
Never Substitute Auto Glass Care to Save a Money
Unfortunately, many people shop for windshields and auto glass replacements the same way they shop for groceries - by choosing the product with the lowest price. However, you should never place a price on your safety. Always choose original equipment manufacturer (OEM) glass for windshield replacements and ensure the adhesives used are of the highest quality urethane. If someone suggests replacing your rear or side windows with anything other than safety or tempered glass, you should immediately choose a different repair facility.
At Glass Doctor® of the Sunshine Coast, we only use high-quality, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) windshield replacement glass to ensure your vehicle is restored to its original integrity. All of our adhesives are approved by the Auto Glass Safety Council. We hold our employees to the highest standards and require our experts to undergo continuing education. Because we stand behind our work, we offer a complimentary G12 Road Hazard Guarantee on all windshield replacements.
Contact Glass Doctor of the Sunshine Coast today to learn more about our auto glass care services.