Anything on your vehicle breaking is a bad thing, but especially when it’s the windows that provide you a clear line of sight, protection from the elements, and a beautiful looking vehicle. When that unfortunate event occurs, it is frustrating, aggravating, and even potentially overwhelming. Luckily, understanding the situation, the procedures, and the role our shop can play will help get you back on the road in no time at all.
Types of Auto Glass
Modern cars tend to have large, expansive windows all around the passenger cabin. What you may not know, however, is that different windows are often made of completely different types of glass, which makes it vital to replace a broken piece with the correct new one.
Windshields are often made of laminated glass, which is created when two separate pieces of glass are bonded together with an adhesive in the center. This laminated glass resists shattering and will often even keep its general form even with larger cracks and spiderwebbing, so some damage can be repaired without replacing the windshield. Otherwise, a broken windshield must be replaced with high quality, OEM glass that fits exactly in the space of its predecessor and helps ensure clean, high-quality results that will leave you satisfied. Substituting lower quality glass, adhesives, or altering the installation procedure can all lead to suboptimal sealing, appearance, and safety. That’s why the team here at Discount Auto Glass takes extra steps to ensure that best practices are followed from start to finish.
Side windows, on the other hand, are often made of tempered glass, which has different properties that suit it better for such applications. In a collision, the tempered glass will break up into many tiny pieces as opposed to fewer large ones. This helps reduce the number of sharp edges, but also requires some trade-offs. Tempered glass cannot be repaired the same way laminated glass can, so damaged side glass must be replaced with brand new pieces. Just like our windshields, the team at Discount Auto Glass uses only the highest quality tempered glass for your repairs, ensuring a high quality, durable fix that will last.
Choosing a Repair Shop
With so many options to choose from, the selection of auto glass repair shops can quickly overwhelm even the most determined vehicle owner. Choosing a quality repair shop is vital to your safety and the wellbeing of your vehicle. Some important factors to consider include
- Glass quality
- Installation technique
- Insurance acceptance
- Overall attitude
The Importance of Insurance
We understand that auto glass repairs aren’t the most enjoyable way to spend your hard-earned money, so in addition to providing discount prices on high-quality service, we will also be upfront and open about your insurance coverage and how it will impact your repair bill. Choosing a shop that doesn’t accept your insurance coverage can mean you pay out of pocket for the whole repair, something we want to help you avoid. Our high-quality products and procedures also mean that you can rest assured that once the repair is done and the claim is made with your insurance, your car will be back in tip-top shape.
The Discount Auto Glass Difference
We know that there are many options available for auto glass repair, so we make sure to do things a little differently to set ourselves apart from the competition. To make our service stand out and satisfy each customer, we
- Adhere to the highest quality standards for both glass pieces and the installation adhesives
- Provide quality service at a competitive price
- Provide helpful insight regarding insurance coverage
- Back each service with our lifetime warranty, including a no-leak guarantee
- Partner with other companies to provide other high-quality repairs and services, all without leaving our facility
- Work around your busy schedule to find you an appointment that suits your needs
- Strive to send each customer on their way satisfied and smiling.
Discount Auto Glass provides the greater Portland area with the highest quality auto glass repairs. Whether you’ve been waiting on a fix for a while or your damages are more recent, we want to see you back on the road as quickly as possible, without needing to come back or call because of poor craftsmanship or problems. So when you’re ready for your next auto glass repair, give our team of knowledgeable technicians at Discount Auto Glass a call to gather information, check insurance coverage, or schedule a service today.
Discount Auto Glass also provides permaplate protection for vehicles which is a protective seal coating for your whole car to help protect the paint and even the interior, keeping your car mint and clean for an extended period of time.