There are many things to consider when choosing an auto glass repair facility. The quality of both the glass and the glue make a difference. Many people do not know this, but windshields are the third component of a vehicle’s Safety Restraint System (SRS), along with airbags and seat belts. The SRS system is designed to keep you and your passengers restrained and inside the vehicle in the event of a collision. The airbag on the passenger side uses the windshield to deploy properly, so a crack or defect may cause an airbag malfunction. A lot of newer vehicles use a combination of sensors and cameras called an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). The ADAS system may not work properly if a windshield installation has been done improperly, poorly or with low quality glass. These systems need to be recalibrated after a windshield replacement.
So why does the quality of the glass matter?
Some aftermarket brands have defects of all kinds! Warping, distortion, chipping, size differences and the thickness of the glass can all play an important part in determining a quality auto glass part. Warping in the windshield can be severe enough to cause headaches with some people. Especially with the prevalence of ADAS systems in modern cars, the thickness of the auto glass may cause your sensors to work improperly. If the shape of the glass, especially the windshield, is even a little bit off, you may have problems with appearance and possible leaking. Water leaks from improper auto glass installation can cause the owner both a huge headache and a lot of money!
Discount Auto Glass only uses the highest quality glass in every auto glass installation/repair. Brands like Pilkington, Carlex, Saint-Gobain Sekurit are the brands auto manufacturers use and trust, why would we use anything else?