Welcome to the Chapman Auto Glass Blog, Part 6

This post is the sixth in a series on the basics of auto glass, auto glass repair, and mobile windshield replacement. If you haven’t read parts 1-5 yet, I recommend you do before continuing.

What makes a good windshield repair or mobile windshield replacement? (continued)

The right way to do windshield replacement

Your vehicle’s windshield is critical to your safety in an accident. It keeps you inside the vehicle, and keeps debris from getting into the passenger compartment. According to a study by the National Institute for Health, crash victims who are ejected from their vehicles are 1.5-8 times more likely to be killed. (1) When vehicle windshields are installed in the factory, manufacturers use a specific and extensively tested methodology to ensure they have the strength to stay in place. Unfortunately, either by carelessness or intentional cost cutting, many mobile windshield replacement companies do not follow this same rigorous process.

windshield installation robot - mobile windshield repair
Car windshields are installed by robots in factories using automated processes. The goal of a windshield replacement is to replicate these processes as closely as possible.


What makes a good windshield replacement?

At its most basic level, there are two things you need for a good windshield replacement – top quality materials and top quality techniques and practices.

Top quality materials

Whenever possible, factory equivalent replacement parts are the way to go for a windshield replacement. At Chapman Auto Glass, we use products from top quality auto glass manufacturers like PPG, Pilkington, Carlite, Mopar, Safeguard, Guardian, Sekurit and others – the same top brand manufacturers use. In cases of very new or exotic cars, sometimes the only place that will stock OEM auto glass is the dealership, but for the vast majority of cars out there, factory-equivalent auto glass can be sourced.

Check back soon for Welcome to the Chapman Auto Glass Blog, Part 7! In the meantime, check out our page on mobile windshield replacement.

Source cited:

1 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2619855

Our Auto Glass Service Is Insurance Approved

Chapman Mobile Auto Glass Repair and Replacement is an approved and preferred provider for most of the major auto insurance providers. We can bill your insurance provider directly, so you get your auto glass repair or replacement taken care of with no money out of pocket above your deductible (if applicable). If you carry liability coverage only and therefore do not have glass coverage, our services are affordably priced and we accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. We no longer accept checks and apologize for any inconvenience.

Happy Customers

What does that mean to you the customer?
Simple – it means less down time for you and your vehicle. It means your damaged auto glass is being replaced using a quality replacement. If it is a vent glass, quarter glass or back glass it will be installed with Dow Adhesives. The same brand and quality of urethanes and primers used by 80% of the original vehicle manufacturers in the world.

Because we strictly adhere to all time and temperature requirements of the manufacture, in shop service may be required during times of inclement weather such as rain, snow or temps below the recommended levels. Ignoring these factors will greatly increase your chances of problems including failure of your windshield’s retention.

Ultimately, it’s your car and you have the right to select any windshield replacement facility you choose. So call the best, Chapman Mobile Auto Glass at 505-228-5869. You will be glad you did.

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