Any time a company delivers a product or service to a customer’s home or workplace, the company vehicle makes the very first impression. I know when my cable guy showed up in an unmarked pickup I was nervous about letting him into my house! Anytime a professional technician of any kind expects a customer to respect his or her service, they should first make their vehicle and uniform respectable.
SuperGlass Windshield Repair is a nationwide chain of owner/operators who care about their customers and want them to recognize the professional manner in which they do business. Every technician is in full uniform, with safety goggles, nitrile gloves and soft fender covers to protect your car’s finish. It also means having clean, attractive equipment and a clean, attractive route vehicle.
The vast majority of SuperGlass repairs are done on-site at a customer’s location, so many of our techs are outfitted with custom graphics and signage on their vehicles, not only to attract more business but to let existing customers know that we think this windshield repair thing is serious business. Even though they’re using different vehicles and graphic styles, SuperGlass vehicles have one thing in common: they are attractive and professional and make SuperGlass Windshield Repair look great!
Below is a collage of a few SuperGlass route vehicles from around the chain:
Visit SuperGlass.com to find a technician near you, or call toll free at 866-557-7497.
We’ve mentioned how windshield repair is more than a money saver in our first blog post, and one reason is due to the safety functions of the windshield and factory seal. Here’s some more to think about…
The Urethane Seal that keeps your windshield in your vehicle creates a bond so strong that the vehicle designers use it to help hold the roof up. Glass is very strong and much lighter than steel, so since the 70’s auto companies have used more glass and less steel to help support the roof. The upside is increased gas mileage, but the downside is that in the case of a roll over accident, the roof is much weaker if the urethane seal is compromised. It is very difficult to replicate the factory seal and oftentimes a replaced windshield will be ejected in an accident, allowing the roof to crush an occupant! It is much more unlikely for an original factory seal to fail, so it is always safest to keep the original windshield if possible by using windshield repair.
Another major reason to keep the original seal is the passenger side airbag. The way modern airbags work is to deflect off of the windshield before inflating toward the passenger- if the urethane seal is weak or compromised, this can actually EJECT the windshield, eliminating multiple safety functions and increasing the likelihood of injury or fatality in an accident.
All of these dangers can be prevented or reduced by using windshield repair.
For more information on the dangers of improper windshield replacement, please visit this link at glassBYTEs.com: NGA responds to 20/20 article about improper windshield replacement
Windshield Repair as a process has been around a long time, and most people know it saves you money and time. What a lot of people don’t realize is that it is very good for the environment and saving energy!
One windshield weighs approximately 26 pounds. To make that one windshield, 156 gallons of water are used, and 52 pounds of carbon emissions are created.
Americans put 11 million tons of glass into landfills each year, and it takes 1 million years for glass to decompose!
Every time we repair a windshield instead of replacing and discarding it into a landfill (windshields are usually not recycled do to the cost and energy waste), we save energy, water, and landfill space. The transportation of glass is costly also, because of its weight it uses more gasoline to transport it!
Why Use Windshield Repair?
This is in addition to the more evident reasons to repair, such as retaining the factory seal and the integrity of the vehicle’s roof strength in a rollover accident, avoiding any potential leaks of air or water, and for vehicles with a passenger side airbag, the passenger’s life could be saved by a good windshield seal.
All these reasons make it a no brainer, repair your windshield if you can!
(Real repair performed by Steve Puls, Rockford IL during his training week in Orlando)