Your Windshield may Kill You

Auto glass replacement is high on the repair list in accidents.

According to the I-CAR Reference Manual, unibody vehicles are engineered to protect passengers during crashes, i.e. passenger safety is the key element in automobile design.

Note how the windshield remains in place, and the roof of the vehicle absorbs the kinetic energy.

Note how the windshield remains in place, and the roof of the vehicle absorbs the kinetic energy.

Vehicle manufacturers intentionally build safety into autos in the following manner.

  1. Crush zones are built into the front and rear of the vehicle as a series of holes, dimples, or convolutions.
  2. Front and rear structural parts are designed to absorb collision energy by collapsing at pre-determined points called “crush zones.”
  3. Hoods are designed to buckle in order to avoid penetrating the windshield.
  4. The vehicle structure is designed to route impact forces and damage around the passenger compartment.
  5. In a front end collision, the windshield serves to transmit the kinetic energy upward, to be absorbed by the roof of the vehicle.

This is why vehicles appear to fold up like a soda can in a crash. Check out this video for more information.TB Page 96

The key issue to remember is Safety… Safety… Safety.

Windshield replacements can only be performed in a specialized facility, by at least two professionals.

Windshield replacements can only be performed in a specialized facility, by at least two professionals.

To guarantee that you are getting value, quality, and safety, there are seven issues that you must bear in mind when your windshield is replaced.

Your life may depend on it.

If you want to find out more about this and learn much more time, money and grief saving information, you need to become a member of The Consumer’s Action Plan, where you will be educated, empowered and supported before, during and after the things go wrong with your insurable property.

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