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Auto Glass FAQ
1. Windshield repair can be a cost effective alternative to replacing your windshield.
2. Repairing your windshield improves visibility and restores the integrity of your glass.
3. By choosing to repair your windshield you are preserving your factory seal.
4. Most insurance companies will cover the cost of your repair without any cost to you.
5. Reduce the tons of glass poured into landfills each year repair instead of replacing.
6. Most long cracks are repairable call to see if your long crack is repairable.
7. Auto Glass FAQ can be found in this section of the website.
Yes. Most glass damage rock chips stone and other wise impacts the outer layer of glass but the structural integrity of the windshield has not been compromised. However, windshields are held together with a high—strength vinyl called polyvinyl butyral (PVB). The PVB layer contains approximately 20% moisture content to maintain maximum adhesion. By repairing these chips as soon as you notice them, helps to maintain the vacuum on the glass and keeps those small chips from spreading and turning into stars or cracks in your windshield, possibly needing full replacement.
Remember your car windshield is comprised of a couple layers of glass, held together by special polyvinyl butyral (PVB). If a chip or crack spreads through every layer of your windshield, it must be replaced, as the structural integrity of the glass has been compromised. Your windshield does more than keep bugs off your face while you drive; it is an integral part of the structure of your vehicle and safety system. In the event of a crash, not only does your windshield stop flying debris from entering the passenger area of the vehicle, but it also helps to support the roof in the event of a vehicle rollover.
Windshields that do not do their job of absorbing crash energy and stopping debris can have fatal results. In fact, many fatality accidents could have been avoided if the windshield had held up and been a stronger safety utility. That is why, when replacing your windshield, ADG Glass professionals strongly advise replacing with OEM glass parts instead of aftermarket windshields. What you save in dollars could cost much more in the event of an accident, including lives. Read more about OEM windshields versus aftermarket windshields.
Original Equipment from the Manufacturer (OEM) glass is the same glass used by the original manufacturer of your vehicle. Many people go to the dealership where they bought their car to have work done due to warranty issues. Dealerships use OEM glass. Manufacturer authorized dealerships can provide glass made specifically for your make and model of vehicle. This can be expensive, but it is essentially identical to the glass you originally bought when you bought the vehicle. OEM glass provides the same thickness, color, shape, size, and durability that the original glass in your car had.
Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) glass is the aftermarket version of OEM glass. For all practical purposes, it is the functional equivalent to OEM, but at a much lower cost. Technology evolves at such a rapid pace. For example, it only took the marketplace a year or so to build a better and cheaper IBM PC (the OEM of PC’s). And how many of those companies are now household names? The principle is the same. Aftermarket glass is here to stay, and currently accounts for most auto glass sales today – with very few complaints.
Imagine you are driving down the road, minding your own business, when out of nowhere the large truck in front of you sends a rock right into your windshield. After gathering your wits, you notice a nice new crack in your once beautiful windshield. A number of words probably come to mind for the driver of the truck, but the fact remains that you will now need to repair or replace your windshield.
Replacing a windshield can be quite expensive. The cost can run somewhere between two to four hundred dollars or more for the average car. In addition, depending on where you go, the type of glass you have installed may not be the best glass for the price. Basically there are only two types of glass to choose from: the Original Equipment from the Manufacturer (OEM), or Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE), which is the aftermarket version.
OEM glass is the closest thing to the original factory glass part.. However, if you’re like most of us, and you do care about the price, then use OEE; the aftermarket glass which is significantly cheaper, and as good, if not sometimes better than OEM.
ADG Glass has a full warranty on all auto glass installs and repairs with a satisfaction guarantee that your windshield or new auto glass will perform for years to come. That being said, we strongly recommend using OEM parts, or the recommended replacement glass for your vehicle. Aftermarket glass parts are usually thinner, their crash test ratings are much lower, and they do not pass all the tests that the OEM windshields and glass parts must pass in order to be deemed safe for your vehicle.
Replacing your windshield doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming! To find out how much it will cost for your specific vehicle, use our quick glass contact system. We’ll get a quote for your windshield replacement back to you fast, and can even schedule appointments same day at your home or office to complete the glass replacement.
Have you tried filling out our quick windshield quote form? We will get a quote to you fast for your specific vehicle, so you know exactly how much it will cost to replace your windshield before we come to you. Our technicians travel to your location in and outside of Dallas and Fort Worth. We also work in Addison, Arlington, Denton, Frisco, Garland, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, North Richland Hills, Plano, South Lake, and surrounding areas. We come to your location and repair or replace your auto glass!
For most insurance companies, a windshield repair claim falls under the “no fault” category, and therefore can be repaired under your insurance without worrying about rate increases. Windshield damage in this “no fault” category is road hazard damage, acts of nature, and some others. Theft and vandalism are included under the “no fault” clauses of some insurance companies, but may indirectly lead to rate increases over time due to location risk algorithms (number of break-ins in a given neighborhood can cause insurance rates to raise).
Talk to your insurance company about the different options your policy offers. We can also help you file your claim with your insurance company if you prefer.
Yes! Our glass products are under warranty directly from the glass manufacturer. Most of the national and large regional glass manufacturers have comprehensive warranties that can be relied on if something goes wrong. We are a certified installer of many name brand windshields and auto glass parts. ADG Auto Glass also warranties all of our glass installations. We are a prideful team and take pride in our work and service happy satisfied customers year after year. We are so confident our installs will stand the test of time, we guarantee it!
Yes! We are the only glass repair facility that uses a patterned process that allows us to give a lifetime warranty on each auto glass windshield repair. We guarantee the repair from spreading or cracking for as long as you own your vehicle.
When done correctly, repairing the windshield will stop future cracking that will impair visibility.
Clarity and the appearance quality of a crack or other windshield damage depends largely on how old the damage is and how much contamination is present. However, when done properly, a repair can restore up to 90% visibility back to the glass.
Stay where you are! We come to you. ADG Auto Glass mobile replacement experts come to your location and can replace your broken window, whether it is from vandalism, a car break-in, or road debris. Stop driving around with that fancy trash bag over the window; let us replace your car auto glass today!
Never install a salvaged windshield because it cannot covered under any guaranteed or warranty.
It depends on the degree of the damage. It could take approximately 15-30 minutes to performed a simple windshield repair at your home or office.
Not all glass damage is the same. Some windshield rock chips can spread shortly after the impact. Place transparent tape over the damaged area if possible. Make sure you contact (214-574-8177) a repair technician immediately. Try to avoid extreme heat and cold contrast to your glass and extreme vibrations like off-roading that can stress the glass and cause premature spreading.
Many auto glass replacements are ready to drive in 2-3 hours; this is referred to as curb side time on mobile windshield replacements. In rare cases some large windshield glass can take longer for the adhesives to cure. Cure times can be several hours for some products. It is important to follow the advice of your technician and adhere to the “safe drive” time for your vehicle. Driving your vehicle before the recommended drive time could cause the urethane adhesive not to bond as well as possible, and if it is a glass replacement, it could even fall or fly off at very fast speeds and adverse conditions.
ADG Glass uses a Mobile Repair Fleet to make your replacement as painless as possible. Our mobile automobile glass repair or replacement technicians come to your home or office location. So don’t waiting to drive your vehicle, you could be sleeping in your own bed overnight or busy at the office all day. We think it’s the best kind of waiting, the kind you don’t notice!