Glass is an integral part of the safety system of your car. Damaged glass can impede your
ability to see and avoid accidents. Damaged glass can break further while your car is in
operation and put the driver and any passengers at further risk. Most importantly, the
glass is part of your car’s safety and occupant retention system. Few people know that
damaged glass can affect such things as the ability of airbags to deploy properly.
Learn more about the importance of fixing auto glass from our info.glass.com blog.
You'll need to check your insurance policy to see if auto glass replacement is covered. If your policy does cover glass replacemet, your policy may still require you to pay a deductible. However, this is not always the case. Some states are considered "Zero Deductible States" in which a deductible payment is not required for certain auto glass replacements. Please consult with your insurance company for specifics regarding your policy in the state which you live. The majority of our affiliates will gladly work with your insurance company to process a claim.
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Once your service request is submitted, Glass.com will send you a confirmation email letting you know that we have received it, and a summary with the details of your request. If you booked with one of our local providers, the email will contain the name of this affiliate, and their direct phone number. From here, your request will be handled by them and they will be your main point of contact for any questions regarding the service request.
In some cases, service may be provided through one of our partners. Our partners may require you to confirm your phone number via a text message confirmation code. This helps them ensure that they will be able to contact you quickly regarding your request.
Learn more about the Glass.com auto glass replacement request process from our info.glass.com blog.
Many quality glass companies do the work in their shops, many others will come to you with
a mobile unit, most do both. You can note your preference when you order your work. Please
note that mobile work cannot be done in certain weather conditions such as precipitation
or extreme humidity. Your auto glass professional will know if and when conditions
preclude mobile work.
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REPLACING your glass involves removing the current glass part and installing a new one.
REPAIRING the glass uses a process to fill the break with resin that then cures. Which you
do depends on the type and location of the damage as well as your preference. It is a
decision that should be made in consultation with your auto glass professional. See item
#7 in the
Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Safety Standard for conditions that
should not be repaired under any circumstance. Replacement involves the removal of the
windshield and installation of a brand new one. Quality auto glass technicians follow the
Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard developed by the Auto Glass Safety Council.
Learn more about the differences between repairing and replacing your glass from our info.glass.com blog.
Replacement times vary by type of car, materials used and by the temperature and humidity
conditions. Your auto glass professional should be able to give you an idea of how long
the process will take including how long the car must remain stationary after the
installation. Your car should not be driven until the adhesive used cures and the car is
safe to drive. This is known as Safe Drive Away time (SDAT). Your technician will know
what the SDAT is for your installation even before he begins the job and will be able to
Learn more about how long the auto glass replacement process takes from our info.glass.com blog.