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Things You May Not Know About Windshield Replacements

For certified replacment of broken windshield contact Able Auto Glass in PresottDrivers are running around town in their cars, most of them take their windshield for granted, but Able Auto Glass, your local Prescott windshield replacement expert, would like to give you a little more information about your windshield, what it does for you and considerations you need to make if you need a windshield replacement.

Did you realize that your windshield is one of the safety devices in your car? Your windshield is classified as a "safety device" because it provides structural strength to your car body, helps keep passengers inside the car if an accident should occur, and supports the inflation and performance of passenger side airbags. Your windshield is secured to the body of your car by specially formulated auto glass adhesives that have been tested and approved to meet all applicable FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) requirements.

So when you need to have your windshield replaced, it is important to understand that
the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act makes it illegal for anyone to return your car for use prior to all safety devices being fully operational. And since your windshield is considered a safety device, until the adhesives holding the windshield in place have had sufficient time to seal completely, the window replacement company can not return your car to you. This is called Safe Drive Away Time (SDAT).

SDAT defines the amount of time that your car is required to remain out of service until the windshield installed can properly operate as a safety device. Cars with passenger side airbags require either more time or a faster acting auto glass adhesive to reach Safe Drive Away Time because of the additional strength necessary to support the deployment of the passenger side airbag.

Because your windshield is a safety device, it is extremely important that you have any windshield replacement done by trained and certified technicians who use adhesives that have certified their ability to pass all applicable FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) requirements as well as OEM windshields.

Able Auto Glass has certified and trained technicians, uses only FMVSS certified materials, follows all manufacturer’s use instruction and provides written warranty and record for the work completed, so you can trust the with your automobile windshield replacement in Prescott. To make an appointment to bring your car in for a windshield replacement, or to make an appointment for them to come to your location, contact them at 928-515-4833.


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