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Glass is a structural component in today's automobiles. Your car relies on its glass to resist crushing on impact and to keep you inside the vehicle in an accident. Also, windshields must be installed properly and stay in place for passenger side airbags to function properly in a crash.
Windshields are supposed to keep passengers inside the car during an accident. This is a federal safety standard. Nonetheless, it is vital that drivers and passengers use their seatbelts at all times to help keep themselves from being ejected from a car in a crash.
Passenger-side airbags rely on windshields to function properly. These airbags use the windshield as a "backstop" in deployment. The windshield needs to stand up against the force of the airbag and remain in place. Proper glass installation is imperative for this to happen.
Auto glass must be installed properly to help the passenger compartment resist crushing in rollover accidents.
Auto glass is supposed to meet federal safety standards. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards describe the required performance of windshields in these kinds of accidents. Standard 212 is for occupant retention, 216 for rollover and 218 for passenger airbags. Discount Glass installation procedures are devised to allow the glass to perform these vital functions.
Certification. Discount Glass installers are certified by expert trainers from Eftec and Dinitrol - our urethane adhesive supplier - as well as by the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS™) Council Inc. They also undergo our own internal training program, plus factory training from Ford and other manufacturers, which we think is second to none.
Safety is in the details. Our installers use clean gloves when carrying glass and apply proper primers before laying down the adhesive. It makes for a safer, stronger installation.
Discount Glass follows manufacturers' service bulletins and gets regular training updates from car manufacturers and makers of auto glass and adhesive sealants.
At Discount Glass, you are dealing with properly trained technicians working with high quality glass with optimum optical clarity.