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You can explain the reason, but the last statement
heard will be "I don't care about safety, I just need someone to come and fix my
windshield". Good luck Margaret, we still ain't gonna put you at risk, others
It is so
frustrating to know that so many people can be duped by something as misleading As windshield repair, or
onsite windshield replacement....
"CHIP REPAIR...COSMETIC COVERUPS FOR YOUR WINDSHIELD"
"IF YOU PUT LIPSTICK ON A PIG, IT DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT IT IS STILL A PIG"
Some glass replacement companies would have you believe that a windshield "repair" will actually bring the windshield back to it's pristine,
unaltered state it was before the "chip" or "crack", It Just don't happen Vern,
That windshield is damaged and no amount of resin is going to restore
the purpose of the intended unaltered windshield, and that is your
"repaired" crack or chip is NOW a weak point that will be the first to go when
your airbag deploys or if you are ever involved in a rollover situation. But on
the other hand, if that company can get you to agree to
a repair, their total expense would be .15 cents for repair material, so who
saves? you or the replacement company? Another hard nosed approach to look at
is...Is your, or your passengers lives and safety only worth .15 cents??
ON SITE WINDSHIELD REPLACEMENT
reality I personally would never have an "onsite" installation....WHY YOU ASK???
Well Vern it's like this, it's the most inefficient form of windshield
installation, (pinch weld damage, dirt and debris being deposited into the
urethane bed, improper preparation, UV flash curing, old molding being reused, clips broken and not replaced, installs being done in the rain, installs being done when the weather is below 40 degrees), plus the installers
have no consideration of your vehicle or your safety, they are just there to
"lick'em and stick'em" and get to the next one as quick as possible, the more
they do, the more they make, so which is more important to them...your
installation or what they can make, my bet is on how much can they make...pop me
another cold one Vern.
SUN ROOF PROBLEMS
The biggest culprit in leaks. You may assume that when water is present in your
vehicle that you have a windshield leak. Such is not always true (unless you
have had a "Mobile Installation by the Lick'em and Stick'em Crew",
if so then chances are, it may very well be your windshield). Sunroofs have
drain holes that remove excess water from the pan, when these holes are plugged
from dirt and debris they will overflow creating the presence of water along
the top of the windshield, or most likely, in the floorboards of your vehicle.
CURE: Have your sunroof inspected, cleaned and tested at least once a year
One of the most asked questions we get is: What is the diffence between glass, and why don't you
use after market windshields?? Hope this answer helps.
( Also Posted On Our FAQ Page )
NON OEM or AFTERMARKET Auto
Considering aftermarket auto glass?? ALL aftermarket windshields DO
NOT have the same exact specifications as OEM glass!! WHY?? The
reasons are very simple, aftermarket glass is noticeably thinner and differs in
both length and width, aftermarket manufacturers CAN
NOT produce the exact specs and safety standards as an OEM
manufacturer due to production copyrights. SAFELITE is a producer of automotive
windshields that fall into this aftermarket category, they DO NOT have contracts with any of the automotive
manufacturers and CAN NOT produce glass with
the required exacting specifications required by the auto manufacturers due to
the copyrights. Rental or Lease vehicles WILL
NOT accept aftermarket replacements on a "Turn in", Auto Dealerships
WILL NOT accept aftermarket replacements for
their used, or customer replacements, although independant car lots will
sometimes use aftermarket glass on their used units, this is only to cut costs
of replacement, saving THEM money and ignoring the purchasers
(Original Equipment Manufacturer) and DEALERSHIP GLASS
All OEM Glass is manufactured with the same exact
specifications, including safety standards as required by your favorite vehicle
manufacturer, IE: Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, etc. These of course are
manufactured and produced by two companies, PGW and PILKINGTON and is the same
exact glass as used by your manufacturers vehicle dealer.
ALL glass purchased from your vehicle manufacturers
dealership may have the vehicle manufacturers logo placed on it (whereas the
OEM does not) but this is still the same exact produced
replacement as OEM glass.
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