Your windshield is one of the hardest working parts of your vehicle. It protects you from roadway debris, weather, and vehicle emissions, and it also provides structural integrity/reinforcement to your vehicle’s cabin in the event of an accident.
In fact, according to the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council (AGRSS),
“…in a front end collision the windshield provides up to 45% of the structural integrity of the cabin of the vehicle and in a rollover, up to 60%.” [source]
If you’ve experienced damage to your windshield, contact Glass Solutions today to find out whether you should have your windshield replaced. Even something as small as a nick can cause your windshield to be compromised.
Call us today at (919) 772-1007 to find out how our certified technicians can help.
Why Replace Your Windshield?
If you experience significant damage to your vehicle’s windshield, you should never wait to replace it. Doing so may put you, your passengers, and others in danger. Additionally, small nicks from rocks or debris can quickly create an unstable environment for your windshield, leading to the possibility of larger cracks, fissures – or even your windshield shattering without provocation.
The following are two common reasons to replace your windshield if you live in the Raleigh, NC area:
- A damaged windshield can impair your visibility.
- A damaged windshield compromises the structural integrity of your vehicle – especially in the event of a car accident.
Windshield Replacement Services Offered
Glass Solutions, LLC offers some of the best window replacement services in Raleigh, NC from certified technicians who are skilled in automotive glass repair. Currently, we offer professional windshield replacement for:
- Cars, Trucks, SUVs
- Commercial Vehicles
Contact us today at (919) 772-1007 for specific information related to the type of windshield replacement services you need. We currently offer front and rear windshield replacement in Raleigh, NC as well as throughout the Triangle area!
How Do I Know If I Need to Replace My Windshield?
Live in Raleigh and not sure if you need windshield repair or windshield replacement? The following are some of the common, telltale signs that your windshield may need to be replaced:
- Spiderweb cracks that cover the driver side window
- Chips no bigger than 1 inch in diameter
- Combination chips and breaks no bigger than 1.5 inches in diameter
- Surface pits with a diameter less than 0.13 inches
Replacing Your Windshield
Windshield replacement should only be performed by a certified, automotive glass professional. Never attempt to replace or repair your windshield yourself.
Depending on where you live, there are certain rules and regulations governing the type of glass, method for installation, and testing that must be completed in order to adhere to certain safety guidelines. Finally, our technicians possess the expertise, skills, and tools required for the safe, fast repair of your windshield.
How long will it take to replace my windshield?
Most windshield replacement takes no more than an hour or so to complete. During this time, our technicians will:
- Carefully inspect the damage
- Completely remove your old, damaged windshield
- Clean up any debris in and around your vehicle
- Use only the most advanced primers and adhesives
- Test the windshield and walk you through next steps (ex: how long to allow your vehicle to sit before driving, etc.)
Replace Your Windshield & Stay Safer on the Roads!
If you ever find yourself debating whether or not to consult with an automotive glass professional about replacing your windshield, consider the fact that most modern-day windshields are also part of your vehicle’s safety restraint system (SRS), which also includes your air bags and seat belts. If one of these components becomes damaged, it could lessen the effectiveness of the others.
In other words, your windshield is an integral part of your overall safety! As part of the structural integrity of your vehicle, your windshield prevents your roof from crushing you in the event of a vehicle rollover. Your windshield also allows your airbags to properly deploy, and your windshield can protect you and your passengers from being ejected during a serious vehicle collision.
For additional information about windshield replacement, contact Glass Solutions today at (919) 772-1007!