Windshield is a Misleading Name – More on Mobile Windshield Replacement Done Right – Part 3

This post is the third in a series on windshield history, technology, and mobile windshield replacement. If you haven’t read parts 1 and 2 yet, I recommend you do before continuing.

Modern windshields and windshield replacement (continued)

Let’s take a look at some of the things modern windshields do:

  • Block road debris – since modern windshield glass is so tough, it offers us protection against a wide range of things we might hit while driving. Generally the only thing we have to worry about getting through a modern windshield is severe penetrating damage.

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  • Allow the airbags to work – This is one of the most critical functions of a windshield that many people don’t even know about. Airbags work by providing a cushion of air to push against the passenger and decelerate their motion, decreasing the chance of impact trauma against the inside of the car and keeping them better coupled to the car. To do this, they need something to push against – for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. In the case of many modern cars, the windshield provides the backstop for the airbag to push against. If the windshield doesn’t stay attached to the car throughout the wreck, the airbag can’t do its job.
  • Hold the roof up in a rollover – Modern windshields are tough. Many modern vehicle designs rely on this fact to reinforce the structural integrity of their designs. If the car rolls onto its roof, the windshield is a critical part of making sure the roof doesn’t cave in and crush the occupants.

So, how do we make sure our windshield can handle what we need it to?

Check back soon for Windshield is a Misleading Name – More on Mobile Windshield Replacement Done Right – Part 4. In the meantime, check out our page on mobile windshield replacement.

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.

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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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