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Windshield Repair and Your Safety.

posted by Maaco Saskatoon    |   May 28, 2013 16:00

 Cracks and chips in your windshield are dangerous.

Your windshield and other automotive glass are made of safety glass, which is specially formulated to break into tiny little pieces when it shatters so that any cuts sustained from the broken glass are very small.

Windshields also prevent people from being thrown from the vehicle in the event of an accident, support the roof and prevent a cave-in in a roll-over accident, and serve as a backboard for the deployment of passenger side air bags.

If left unrepaired, a crack or chip can severely compromise the glass. In fact, safety test results showed that a cracked or chipped windshield left unrepaired and exposed to the elements for just four months experiences total failure in impact testing.

That means in the event of an accident, a cracked or chipped windshield could break into large, jagged pieces, increasing the possibility that you could be cut badly and thrown from the vehicle. If you get into a roll-over accident with a compromised windshield, the roof could collapse and crush anyone inside. And an airbag deployment could shatter a damaged windshield and increase the likelihood that anyone sitting in the front passenger seat is partially ejected from the vehicle.

However, even after months of exposure, when a chip or crack is repaired with our repair resin, the safety performance of the glass is restored to 100%. In most cases, the repaired glass is even stronger and the repair is barely visible.

Maaco Collision Repair always explores the repair option first to save you time and money, preserve the factory seal on your windshield, and keep this hard-to-recycle glass out of landfills. Request a windshield repair quote today, contact Maaco Collision Repair.

Your auto glass repair or replacement may be covered by your insurance policy. Please contact your insurance provider for details. If your repair or replacement will be covered either totally or in part by your insurance company, please let us know when you call to make an appointment.

Importance of a Safe Windshield Installation

posted by Maaco Saskatoon    |   April 14, 2013 14:56

You look through it every time you’re in a vehicle, but do you know how important the windshield is to your safety?

Not only does it protect you from the elements and road debris, it also keeps you from being ejected from the vehicle if you’re in an accident; it helps the air bags deploy as they’re supposed to; and it supports the roof of the vehicle in the event of a rollover. But in order to do its job effectively, your windshield has to be installed correctly.

The windshield in Jeanne Fransway’s vehicle wasn’t. And it’s a problem that's more common than you may realize, especially when the factory-installed windshield has been replaced.

That’s why Maaco Collision Repair focuses on repairing chips or cracks whenever possible. Repaired glass is even stronger at the point of repair, and by repairing the auto glass instead of replacing it, we can protect the integrity of the factory seal and keep your vehicle as safe as possible.

If the damage to your windshield can’t be repaired, our trained technicians will perform a complete cut out of the old adhesive, clean both the new glass and the windshield frame thoroughly, and apply a new, full layer of the correct adhesive when we replace the windshield to ensure it’s strong enough to keep you and your family safe.

Your auto glass repair or replacement may be covered by your insurance policy. Please contact your insurance provider for details. If your repair or replacement will be covered either totally or in part by your insurance company, please let us know when you call to make an appointment.

 

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