A Properly installed windshield depends on several factors
The quality of the glass and bonding surface. Proper cleaning of the surfaces and removal of contaminants. The adhesive system used as well as respecting the adhesive manufactures recommended waiting time for the adhesive to reach it’s proper cure strength. The glass surface quality and contamination have a major influence on the ability of the adhesive to bond to the glass. These influences can be reduced by the use of cleaners and pretreatments like black primers or activators.
In the aftermarket some manufactures of adhesive systems claim that no specific pretreatment is required when using their products which most quality conscious glass shops will disagree. Like the car manufacturers who buy a large number of the same type of windshield and are always using pretreatments. All Vegas Auto Glass’s commitment to our customers is to provide the safest installation possible. That’s why we follow the procedures used by car manufacturers.
While removing the existing bead of urethane we sometimes detect rust on the windshield aperture that was sometimes not repaired during a previous windshield replacement. Certain companies do not follow the correct procedures and this will result in an unsafe installation and also could result in future air leaks, water leaks, rust or other contamination.
The original paint system of the vehicle protects the body of the vehicle from corrosion. If the technician causes bare metal scratches on the vehicle during the replacement process they need to be treated with an appropriate corrosion resistant primer to keep the anti corrosion system of the vehicle intact. We make sure we follow strict procedures to ensure our customers safety is not comprised.
All Vegas Auto Glass is a full service Auto Glass Company offering mobile auto glass repair and replacement services in Las Vegas and the surrounding cities. We will come to fix your broken or cracked windshield to your home or place of business for your convenience. We will work on all foreign and domestic vehicles. We specialize in rock chip repair, cracked window, cracked windshield repair so if your vehicle has been struck by a rock or any road debris we can fix the problem. We make it simple for our customers by providing same day service.
We offer full service auto glass replacement services on all foreign and domestic vehicles. If you need a door glass, side window, vent glass, quarter glass, back window or windshield we have you covered. Getting an accurate auto glass quote online can be a very difficult task because there are so many different vehicles on the road. Each vehicle has different options making it possible to have over seven different part choices for a given part on a given vehicle. For example, some vehicles have options like heads up display, night vision, condensation sensors, light sensors, electrochromic mirrors, heated windows, heated wiper park areas, rain sensors, acoustic interlayer, solar coating, blue shade bands, green shade bands.
Some glass has different color tinting to it like a grey, green, blue or even bronze. Some of the new high end vehicles come with Hydrophobic or Hydrophilic windows (self cleaning windows) like the new high end Kia Cadenza. Other new features are lane departure warning systems and forward collision alert systems these systems detect the presence of objects and other vehicles close by however these can dramatically increase the cost of a replacement glass part. Newer technologies like cell phone integration, antennas and also the integration of GPS and blue tooth electronic equipment can increase the cost of a replacement. There’s other features like Keyless entry or windshield factory logos that can also affect the cost of the replacement part.
It’s important to know what features your vehicle has when shopping for a replacement windshield or auto glass part so sometimes the best way to be sure is to get your VIN# and contact us and we can contact the dealership for you to ensure that we find the correct replacement part for your vehicle. Having the wrong part causes the appointment to have to be rescheduled or could mean taking twice as long to fix the vehicle.
We like to keep our pricing competitive so we offer affordable solutions for every customer. We always recommend OEM replacement glass however when the customer is mainly concerned with price we will gladly offer an Aftermarket Replacement Glass alternative. We sometimes find our customers in situations where the replacement part is grossly inflated and in this situation we may also be able to locate a used alternative. Some parts can be found used and in great “like new” condition and we will offer this option in the event it’s an odd part or rare part. Sometimes we find and our customers find themselves in a situation where the part is literally impossible to find due to it being an uncommon car or uncommon part and in this situation we do our best to locate the part for them at a reasonable price. We have special relationships for these types of situations.
How and why differences in price quotes for the same vehicle happen?
There’s a few reasons why price quotes can be different from company to company and below are some of the reasons.
One of the reasons is not every company offers a warranty. Having a warranty is important because when you remove a windshield you are in essence breaking the factory seal the factory bond between the glass and the glue used to hold that glass in. Once you do that you can comprise the safety and integrity of the vehicle. Sometimes if an installation is done poorly or not under the right conditions you can experience air leaks, water leaks or even moldings coming off. If the installation is done properly you will not have this happen however having a warranty will ensure if anything like this happens you know the company that did the work will come back out and fix your windshield.
A second factor is glass part type. There a over 700 different auto glass manufacturers in the world and there are over 10,000 different vehicles. Not all glass is the same. Aftermarket Replacement Glass is commonly used by most auto glass shops due to the significantly less cost of the replacement part. Most consumers decisions are based completely off price and so there are a lot of glass manufacturers making parts for every vehicle. Some glass parts are not made under the same conditions and the quality of the glass can be dramatically different from manufacturer to manufacturer and so can the cost. Installing a cheap glass part can sometimes be more expensive in the long run because the thickness of the glass can be less causing any impact to damage the glass easier then a glass that is thicker.
A third reason could be primer. Primer is A material that is used to prime auto glass for bonding and what it does is helps to create a stronger bond during installation. It basically helps the urethane (the glue used to help stick the glass to the frame of the vehicle) adhere to the frame of the vehicle better. Other factors that effect the cost of the replacement can be your location in correlation to the auto glass installer because travel time and gas have to be factored into the price when it comes to mobile service. So this variable can change day by day depending on their schedule. If they have another job in your specific area that day you might get a better price because they don’t have to travel much further. Time is a major factor. Not every vehicle is the same which means the process for windshield or auto glass part extraction and replacement can differ depending on the process and level of complexity. Certain cars take more work for example VW’s are a real pain to work on so the cost will be a little higher. Ford Taurus door glass require riveting work which takes more time so the cost for the work will typically be more then a vehicle like a Honda Accord in which takes less work. If you would like an auto glass replacement quote give us a call and we would gladly help you out.