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Who’s Keeping Track?

May 02, 2013

In a recent article by AGRR magazine they discussed an issue plaguing the auto glass industry. According AGRR a Sacramento reporter wanted to know “who’s tracking faulty windshield installations”. Well the answer is no one.

In a recent report 70-85% of aftermarket windshield replacements aren’t done properly. So what does that mean for you? First responders have reported seeing windshields popped out after an accident. Of those accidents, none of this is reported in accident findings. A California police officer says that adding windshields to an accident report is not difficult.

A California state senator supports this auto glass replacement tracking and on top of it is pushing for auto glass installer training requirements and state certification.

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) does not track and regulate aftermarket windshields that did not maintain proper bond in an accident. However NHTSA does track fatalities and injuries by windshield ejection.
Many in the auto glass replacement industry are taking some dangerous shortcuts including: Inappropriate adhesive applications, shortened drive-away times and improper glass handling techniques.

Auto glass is such a large industry, so it is amazing that no one is tracking improper windshield installs. With a company like Payless Auto Glass you can be sure we set the highest standards for our auto glass technicians and stand behind our work. Call us today to find out why so many choose Payless Auto Glass for all their auto glass needs.