The Windshield and Safety
A damaged windshield can, for some reasons, be a severe safety risk while you are out on the road. To begin with, a windshield is a part of an assembly designed to keep a passenger from being thrown out of the vehicle in the event of a collision. A poorly installed and ill-fitted windshield will easily pop out during accidents, and passengers who are not wearing their seatbelts may easily be thrust out of the vehicle. Additionally, the cushioning airbags that deploy on impact use the windshield as a backstop. Where the windshield is compromised, the airbag may not deploy properly, leaving the vehicle's occupants without proper protection.
Secondly, a large crack on the windshield may blur and impair the driver’s vision, making it unsafe to drive and can cause accidents.
Lastly, the windshield prevents the roof from caving in upon impact during collisions. This would otherwise cause greater injury during the accident as the vehicle’s occupants would get crushed in.
Repairs or Replacement?
Seeing as the role of a windshield in vehicle safety cannot be understated, any damage to the windshield should never be ignored. Repairs or replacement are the two options to pursue.
At Horizon Auto Glass & Tint, we check against industry-accepted criteria to determine if your windshield qualifies for repairing or replacement is the better alternative. Generally, these criteria include the size and location of the crack.
Cracks and chips that are smaller than the size of a quarter and 6 inches or less long qualify for repairs. Single cracks that don't extend from an edge can also be easily repaired. As experts, our team will advise against repairs, and recommend the replacement for any damage on the windshield that is directly within the driver's line of vision. This is because of the simple reason that repairs may cause distortion, which will make driving quite unsafe. Cracks that start from the edge tend to spread easily and quickly, making replacement a better alternative.
Waiting too long to call in our team of experts can make a big difference and may very well be the reason why, instead of repairs, you will need to have your windshield replaced.
In some instances, our team may also recommend replacing your windshield even if it is not physically damaged. If yours is an old, pitted and hazy windshield, we will strongly advise you to get replaced because such a windshield tends to lend significant magnification to the glare of the rising or setting sun as well as that of headlights from oncoming cars. This will blur the driver's vision, presenting a severe risk while driving.
1. AGRSS-Certified Technicians
Horizon Auto Glass & Tint is proudly an AGRSS-certified, and our technicians are trained to perform all windshield repairs and replacements according to the AGRSS standards.
Apart from basic qualifications, we ensure that our team members go through intensive and comprehensive continual training, which helps us to stay on top of the latest techniques and methods. We use superior-quality adhesives and other bonding agents such as primers to cure any cracks and chips, and once fully cured, the repair is polished. The result? A strong windshield with structural integrity and an impeccable finish to boot.
2. Relevant Industry Experience
We are not new to the industry and have been doing windshield repairs and replacements in Rio Rancho for years. Our skilled technicians average at least 20 years in combined experience. Years in the trade have helped our technicians master unparalleled attention to detail and precise execution.
All this and more amounts to superior workmanship which our team brings to every windshield installation, repair and replacement job. Horizon Auto Glass & Tint has worked with many clients in Rio Rancho over the years, earning a solid reputation that is backed by countless positive reviews and testimonials from our clients for our quality services.
Our windshield repairs or replacement service is usually same-day, and depending on the severity of the damage, our experienced technicians can take even as little as half an hour to get your windshield patched up and ready to go.
3. Full Warranty
At Horizon Auto Glass & Tint, we fully stand behind and guarantee our work. We provide a nationwide, lifetime warranty for our windshield repair and replacement service. We are confident in the quality of our products and our workmanship, but if you come up against any problems with our work, we are committed to honoring every term on the warranty.
4. Mobile Service
We are committed to making your experience as hassle-free as can get. That is precisely the motivation behind our mobile windshield repair and replacement service.
Our team of technicians will readily come out to your location so you won't have to drop everything to drop off your vehicle at our shop. We charge no additional charges for our mobile service for locations in Rio Rancho and those within a 30-mile radius.
5. Preferred Vendor for Insurance Companies
Horizon Auto Glass & Tint ranks high as a preferred vendor among many insurance companies. You can choose us for all your auto glass repairs. We have also developed a strong working relationship with insurance companies operating within the Rio Rancho area and rest assured that our team will help you file your claim. Most companies cover windshield repairs and will waive your deductibles. Our team will work closely with your insurance company to ensure that the claim filing and processing process runs smoothly and takes as little time as is possible.
6. A Caring Partner
At Horizon Auto Glass & Tint, we are genuinely concerned about the safety of our clients. We know just how crucial the state of your windshield is to your safety, and that is why we ensure that we put in our very best on every job. Rest assured that we will have our best people, equipped with the right tools and supplies, working on your repairs or replacement.
We are not in business just for profit, but as a caring partner in all things auto glass repair, your safety is, without doubt, one of our primary concerns.
Get in Touch
Are you a resident of Rio Rancho or its surroundings and in need of expert windshield repairs or replacement services? Get in touch with our team at Horizon Auto Glass & Tint today.
Remember that time is always of the essence when dealing with any damage on your windshield. Be sure to contact us as soon as possible. You can fill the online form, or get in touch with us over the phone and one of our representatives will promptly get back to you. We also offer free, obligation-free estimates.
Disclaimer: Blogs and articles are for educational purposes only and to give a general understanding of window repair, replacement, and tenting. The information presented may not reflect the most current standards or materials used. Please contact us if you have any questions related to the services we offer.
Horizon Auto Glass & Tint serves clients in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.