Auto Glass Repair and Replacement in Tacoma
At City Glass & Upholstery, we are dedicated to providing Tacoma customers with friendly and knowledgeable customer service for all their broken and cracked auto glass needs. We offer quality windshield replacement and windshield repair from trained auto glass technicians who look forward to meeting our customers needs. City Glass & Upholstery staff are insurance specialists and auto glass parts in stock in our Tacoma showroom and workshop at competitive prices. Give us a call at 253-272-1366 or 1-888-501-1532. Click here to contact City Glass via email.
Winter weather conditions contribute to an increase in auto accidents as well. If your windshield is cracked, the overall safety of your vehicle may be compromised. “Many people don’t realize that their car’s windshield contributes to the vehicle’s structural integrity by supporting the roof during a rollover,” says Leo Cyr, vice president of the National Glass Association’s (NGA) Auto Glass Division.
If the windshield is dislodged during a rollover, roof crush may be more severe. In addition, some vehicles are equipped with passenger side airbags that use the windshield for support during deployment. A damaged or improperly installed windshield may render that air bag ineffective when needed most.
— Friday, December 3, 2010 – Fox News Report from Dan Wells
ABC’s 20/20 did a Special Report on Windshield safety, which pointed out that many auto glass shops are not fully trained in the safe and correct methods of installation. You can rest assured that City Glass is Tacoma’s best choice for a proper installation according to the highest standards of safety. Watch this report here.
However, one little known danger of passenger side airbags is often overlooked. That’s the danger of airbag failure immediately following a windshield replacement or an improperly replaced windshield.
When an impact occurs, the passenger side airbag is designed to first bounce off of the windshield before bouncing back and cushioning the passenger. The problem that could happen if a windshield has just been replaced is that the adhesive used to bond the windshield to the car could fail. If the adhesive doesn’t hold the windshield in place, the windshield will pop out when the passenger airbag deploys. The airbag will then continue forward and deflate on the hood of the car. The passenger’s face will collide with the metal airbag box located in the dashboard rather than a soft pillow of air as expected.
— Celeste Stewart, Yahoo! Contributor Network – Windshield Replacement Could Cause Passenger Side Airbag Failure
Want to know more about the importance of keeping your windshield in good condition and clear? Take a look at the video from National Glass Association below.