Auto Windshield Replacement - Is repair or replacement right for you?
When the damage to your windshield is larger than a U.S. Quarter in size, or if the damaged area is in your direct line-of-site, it's time to have your auto glass replaced. Click here for information on auto windshield repair.
There are three important things to consider before replacing your auto glass.
The Brand of Windshield
Most auto windshield repair companies here in Phoenix don't like to talk about it, but discussing the brand of auto glass that is going into your car, truck or SUV is extremely important. Like most things in the market, there are different brands of glass and corresponding degrees of quality in the parts that you choose. Remember that it is your choice when it comes to what goes into your vehicle. Many windshield replacement companies here in the valley don't mention the brand of glass they will be using because it allows them the freedom to put in the lowest grade of glass which assures them the greatest profit. This profit comes at a cost to most consumers that don't know what to ask for.
Although all automotive glass has to meet certain federal safety standards, there is nothing that forces glass manufacturers to make windshield glass clear and distortion free. Right now in our market, the glass we see that most commonly has distortions comes from China. Even some new car manufacturers are putting Chinese glass in their brand new cars.
Contact Blue Chip Auto Glass today to learn about which auto glass brands we recommend for the clearest distortion-free windshield experience.
Quality Windshield Replacement Starts With The Best Urethane
The Urethane (adhesive) used to connect the windshield to the frame of your car is a topic that is also rarely discussed when a customer calls to schedule auto glass replacement. It is, however, one of the most important parts of the windshield replacement process from a safety standpoint. Many auto windshield replacement companies in Phoenix simply use the least expensive Urethane they can find to install your windshield. At Blue Chip Auto Glass, we use a product called Sika and more specifically, one of their products called SikaTack COOL that allows for a 1 - 2 hour safe drive time. Many other adhesive products can take up to 24 hours to cure although often the auto glass shop doing the work will just tell the customer it is safe to drive immediately. Sika Corporation was founded in 1910 and is the largest manufacturer of polyurethane adhesives worldwide. Their product costs us a little more, but we feel your safety is worth it. All of our master certified auto glass technicians are certified in the Sika Adhesive System that we use.
Professional, Certified Windshield Replacement Technicians
Even with the best auto glass parts and highest grade urethanes, you can't count on a clean and safe windshield installation unless you have an auto glass technician with the best training and experience. At Blue Chip Auto Glass, we seek out technicians that live up to our exceptionally high standards. Our company growth is limited only by the number of quality glass technicians that we can locate and hire. All of our technicians are NGA Master Certified and also hold certifications in the Sika Urethanes that we use. Incorrectly installed auto glass can result in air noise, water leaks and can even jeopardize the safety of you and your family in the event of a rollover accident. Our corporate philosophy is to do the job safely and correctly the first time, using only the best parts and employees. This reasoning has allowed us to experience continued growth through satisfied, happy, repeat customers.
The Windshield Replacement Process
When you call to schedule your auto glass replacement with Blue Chip Auto Glass, one of our friendly phone representatives will help you to decide if a repair or replacement is the right choice for you based on the descripion of your windshield damage. The associate can also help you set up your insurance claim (if applicable) and find an installation time that works best with your schedule. When our skilled auto glass technician arrives for your free mobile auto glass service, the windshield replacement will generally take less than an hour to complete. The average wait time before you can drive your car is about an hour, although in cars with air bags it can be as much as two hours. Then you simply drive away with your clean, safe, professionally installed windshield.
Call Blue Chip Auto Glass when you need windshield replacement in Phoenix! 602-885-5330