Windshield Replacement FAQs

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Common Windshield Replacement Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Seattle Auto Glass Shop, we take windshield replacement seriously. It is a common occurrence for many vehicle owners whether you are in a sedan, SUV, heavy machinery or Tesla. Whether it be due to a cracked windshield, worn and pitted glass, or a chip that needs repair, understanding the process and options available is important. Learn about the different types of glass available, warranty information, laser calibration, mobile service options, and the laws in Seattle, Washington regarding windshield replacement.

Do You Offer Mobile Auto Glass Replacement Service

Yes, we offer mobile auto glass services. That is what we specialize in. Text or call us with your location and we can give you an ETA 206-712-3374 .For those who lead busy lives or simply prefer the convenience of having their windshield replaced at their home or office, Seattle Auto Glass Shop offers mobile service options. This allows for the windshield replacement to be done on-site, saving the vehicle owner time and hassle.

What Types of Glass Do You Offer? OEM or OEE

When it comes to windshield replacement, there are two main types of glass that can be used: OEM auto glass and OEE auto glass. OEM, or Original Equipment Manufacturer, glass is made by the same company that manufactured the original windshield for your vehicle. This type of glass is often preferred by many vehicle owners because it is designed to fit perfectly and meet the same quality standards as the original windshield.

On the other hand, OEE, or Original Equipment Equivalent, glass is made by a different manufacturer but is still designed to meet the same quality standards as the original windshield. While OEE glass may be a more cost-effective option, some vehicle owners prefer the peace of mind that comes with using OEM glass.

Get an estimate on either OEM or OEE auto glass and call/text us at 206-712-3374

What is Your Warranty Information

When getting a windshield replacement, it is important to inquire about the warranty that comes with the new glass. Seattle Auto Glass Shop offers a lifetime warranty on new windshield replacement installations. Our warranty typically covers any defects in the glass or installation process. For more information give us a call at: 206-712-3374

Do You Do Laser Calibration for Smart Vehicles

Yes. Many modern vehicles are equipped with advanced safety features, such as lane departure warning systems and adaptive cruise control, that rely on the windshield being properly calibrated. When getting a windshield replacement, it is important to ensure that the new glass is recalibrated using laser technology to ensure that these safety features continue to function properly.

Is My Windshield Cracked, Worn, or Pitted

Not Sure. There are many reasons why a windshield may need to be replaced, including cracks, wear and tear, and pitting. Cracks in the windshield can compromise the structural integrity of the glass and should be addressed promptly to prevent further damage. For instance, if you are in a roll-over the windshield is meant to protect the driver and passengers from a collapsing vehicle. If you are in a roll-over accident a compromised windshield can and will have a detrimental effect on the driver and passengers. Worn and pitted windshields can also impair visibility and should be replaced to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers.

Do You Do Windshield Sealment

When getting a windshield replacement, it is important to ensure that the new glass is properly sealed to prevent leaks and ensure the structural integrity of the windshield. A bad seal will cause “wind noise” when you are driving. Do not get your auto glass repair or installation done from a person looking for quick cash at a gas station or auto repair shop. They are not prepared and do not invest in good equipment/seal epoxy to do the job right. Make sure to get a professional auto glass technician at Seattle Auto Glass Shop who will use a high-quality sealant to bond the glass to the vehicle, ensuring a secure fit.

Do You Offer Gorilla Glass

Depends on your make and model of vehicle. Call/text us and we will let you know: 206-712-3374. Gorilla Glass is a type of glass that is known for its strength and durability. While not commonly used for windshields, some vehicle manufacturers are beginning to incorporate Gorilla Glass into their vehicles for added protection. Gorilla Glass is resistant to scratches and cracks, making it a popular choice for those looking for a high-quality windshield replacement option. We have the network to get you the Gorilla Glass you are looking for.

Do You Do Chip Repair

In some cases, a chip in the windshield can be repaired without the need for a full replacement. Windshield repair involves injecting a special resin into the damaged area to fill in the chip and prevent it from spreading. While chip repair is a cost-effective option, it is important to have the damage assessed by a professional auto glass technician at Seattle Auto Glass Shop to determine if repair is possible.

What Are The Different Windshield Cracks

There are several different types of windshield cracks that can occur, each requiring a different approach to cracked windshield repair or cracked windshield replacement. Some common types of windshield cracks include:

– Bullseye: A circular crack with a cone in the outer layer of glass.
– Half-moon: A partial circular crack that resembles a half-moon shape.
– Star break: A series of short cracks that radiate out from a central point.
– Combination: A crack that combines elements of different types of cracks.

Is It Illegal to Drive With a Bad Windshield? (Yes, Seattle, Washington Law WAC 204-10-024)

In Seattle, Washington, there are specific laws and regulations regarding windshield replacement that vehicle owners should be aware of. According to Washington state law, it is illegal to drive a vehicle with a cracked or damaged windshield that impairs the driver’s visibility. Additionally, any windshield replacement must meet certain safety standards to ensure the structural integrity of the glass. Do yourself a favor (and the police, they don’t want to pull you over for something this silly) and get a new windshield installation if you are having problems driving because of a big crack running across your auto glass.

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  • OEM Auto Glass

    Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) refers to glass parts that are made by the same manufacturer as the original glass installed in your vehicle. By choosing OEM auto glass, you can maintain the integrity and safety of your vehicle, as well as preserve its resale value.

  • OEE Auto Glass
    Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) is a high-quality replacement option for your vehicle’s damaged or cracked glass. OEE auto glass Designed to meet the same standards as the original glass installed by the manufacturer.
  • Fast & Easy Service
    Whether it’s a small windshield crack or a complete windshield replacement, we’ve got you covered. Our technicians are highly skilled and use top-quality resin and glass materials to ensure your safety on the road. With our quick turnaround time and competitive prices, you’ll be back on the road in no time.
  • Wide Network of Auto Glass Materials
    At Seattle Auto Glass Shop, we understand the importance of having a wide network of auto glass materials for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a windshield replacement or a repair, having access to different materials ensures that we can provide you with high-quality, durable, and reliable solutions. From laminated safety glass and tempered glass to Gorilla Glass, our extensive selection guarantees that you’ll find the perfect fit for your vehicle.
  • Affordable with No Compromise
    Large auto glass corporations have certain overhead costs that are necessary for advertising, telephone answering services, white-label auto glass – including maintaining high overturn of technicians, etc. At Seattle Auto Glass Shop we do things differently. We keep our overhead costs low, give very competitive pricing and strive for 100% customer satisfaction.

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Mobile Auto Glass Services

Mobile auto glass service is a convenient solution for all your car’s glass needs. Whether you have a cracked windshield or a broken window, our team of experts will come to you, wherever you are.

Windshield Installation

With our team of skilled auto glass technicians and top-of-the-line equipment, we ensure a seamless and hassle-free, same-day windshield replacement process.

Windshield Repair

Windshield repair service is a professional solution for fixing cracks, chips, or other damages on your car’s windshield. Whether it’s a small chip caused by a flying rock or a larger crack from a collision, Seattle Auto Glass Shop uses specialized tools to repair the damage efficiently.

Cracked Windshield Replacement

Not only does it obstruct your vision, but it also compromises the structural integrity of your vehicle. A small crack can quickly spread, leading to a complete windshield failure during an accident. Additionally, a cracked windshield is more prone to shattering upon impact, increasing the likelihood of injuries.

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