You need your vehicle to get you places, whether it is brand new or something vintage. You and your family need the car to be safe. As a leader in our industry, Discount Autoglass gives our customers the highest quality windshield repair service in Portland.
We provide you with quality auto glass services. We help many individuals every year with windshield repair and replacement for their vehicles.
With our replacement services, you can expect highly trained and certified technicians. Our experts gain valuable knowledge in extensive classroom and hands-on training for windshield repair.
After we provide training for our Portland, Oregon automobile window installer, we also give you the absolute best available materials for a new windshield. This combination of excellent training and fabulous materials ensures your car receives a quality windshield installation.
With quality and efficient auto glass replacement for all of your cracked windshield and window needs, you increase your family’s safety on the road. When quality matters, why use anything inferior?
When using aftermarket brands of auto glass, we sometimes find a wide variety of defects. These defects include items such as warping, distortion, chipping, misaligned sizes, and varying thicknesses of glass. These defects are critical when determining the quality of auto glass repair.
Some of these issues can negatively affect the drivers of the vehicles. For example, extreme warping of the windshield of your vehicle may lead to headaches. The warping is so severe that it causes your eyes to continue to try to adjust, leading to terrible headaches for some individuals.
The thickness of a windshield is critical for a variety of reasons. However, with the increase of ADAS systems in vehicles, the thickness can become a safety issue. The depth of auto glass can cause the ADAS sensors and cameras to work improperly.
This issue is especially true for a vehicle’s windshield. The thickness of the windshield can make it almost impossible to calibrate the sensors correctly. If the sensors are not calibrated correctly, your vehicle’s ADAS will not work correctly, causing your car to lose valuable safety features.
Sometimes low-quality windshield and auto glass can be misshaped. If the auto glass’s shape is off, it can lead to leaking issues or considerably affect the appearance of your vehicle. This fact is especially true for windshield glass.
At Discount Autoglass, we only use the best in auto glass. With names like Pilkington, Carlex, and Saint-Gobain Sekurit, we use the most well-trusted auto manufacturer brands available on the market.
Steps in Windshield Replacement Portland
At Discount Autoglass, we strive to be the best. To be the best, we know we must provide quick and easy car glass repair in Portland as well as reliable windshield replacement services. These services must also ensure you and your passengers are safe on the road.
With this safety in mind, our technicians use a process to guarantee no missed steps in the windshield replacement process. When you visit us for a windshield installation, our experts are trained to complete the following steps to ensure safety and quality.
The first step is the technician performs an inspection of the new glass, before any work is completed on your vehicle. We can explain these steps in detail, so you know what to expect.
The next step is for the professional to remove the old windshield. This step requires the technician to ensure the entire windshield is removed without leaving pieces. Sometimes, a broken windshield will crack into smaller pieces. The windshield should still come out in one piece. However, our individuals know to double-check.
The third step in this process is to install the new windshield. The windshield installation process requires the use of the most advanced primers and adhesives. These two items are critical in holding the windshield in the proper place.
After the new windshield is installed, the technician will clean up the area. This clean up includes cleaning all of the windows. Once the windows are cleaned, our technician will vacuum the inside of your vehicle to ensure the broken glass is not left inside the car.
Finally, we will explain the time-to-drive adhesive. This adhesive allows you to drive the vehicle quickly while still offering safety for you and your passengers.
Replacing a Cracked Windshield is Vital
At first, you may think a cracked windshield is just an unsightly blemish on your vehicle. However, experts say it can become a significant safety issue. If your windshield is damaged or improperly installed, it can pop off during an accident.
The frame of the vehicle, which runs along the side of the windshield, is referred to as the A-pillars. The A-pillars of the newer vehicles are thinner than older cars, making the windshield an increasingly important safety feature.
If your windshield has smaller chips, our experts can easily provide auto glass repair to prevent the chip from becoming more prominent. However, if the chip is allowed to become more significant than the length or width of a credit card, your windshield will need to be replaced.
Most vehicle windshields are created by using vinyl laminate to glue two pieces of transparent glass together. This vinyl laminate helps to ensure the glass stays in the proper place when a collision or other impact happens. This resin also helps prevent shards of glass from flying through the air.
Many experts agree that when this vinyl laminate is cracked or chipped, the integrity of the windshield is compromised. The windshield cannot withstand much impact, which means it cannot protect the driver and passengers as well as before the crack or chip happened.
Scheduling Portland Windshield Repair
You understand that a ding or star chip must be repaired quickly, or it can turn into a crack that may require replacing the auto glass. Your vehicle’s windshield is a structural component. It provides support to the roof and the pillar area.
With the windshield as a structural component, it is vital to ensure that no corners are cut during the installation process. The windshield could fall out of the vehicle during a collision if it is not installed correctly. When a windshield falls out of a car, it increases the chance of an occupant being ejected.
At Discount Autoglass, we also offer car window repair, including side and rear window replacement. If you are ready to safely and effectively replace your windshield, call us to schedule an appointment today.