Chances are if you call enough auto glass shops in the New England area, you might be able to find one that offers lower cost replacements. However, before you schedule an appointment with another shop, make sure you're comparing apples to apples. The fact is that many auto glass replacement shops will offer what seems to be a great price on glass, but the quality of glass they're selling you isn't up to the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) standards. This means while the dimensions of the glass will fit in your vehicle, the glass is generic and is made to fit in a number of vehicles which can lead to wind noise, leaks, and an unsafe installation.
How Auto Glass Helps Keep You Safe
Many vehicle owners don't realize that the glass installed in your vehicle (when it comes off the assembly line) is actually designed specifically for that make and model of vehicle to assist the safety mechanisms built into the vehicle. The glass aids the other safety components in the event of an accident by helping proper air bag deployment and even preventing the roof from caving in on occupants should an unfortunate rollover accident occur.
So how can you tell if a shop is qualified for a safe installation? The best thing to do is ask! In fact, here are some questions you should ask any auto glass shop you're thinking of hiring:
- Have your installers taken safe installation classes such as those offered by AGRSS (Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards)?
- Who manufactures your adhesive and have you had any certifications from them?
- Do you use OEE (Original Equipment Equivalent) or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) equivalent glass?
Ocean Glass is your trusted replacement shop! You can be assured of receiving a top quality job on all of your auto glass replacement needs. We've built a reputation for quality and customer care since we started our auto glass repair company back in 1976 and are committed to your satisfaction and safety. If you're interested in more information about windshield and auto glass safety, please visit the AGRSS website or their affiliate www.safewindshields.org.
When you buy replacement glass from Ocean, you'll be receiving OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or OEE (Original Equipment Equivalent) quality glass. That means the glass will meet or exceed the specifications of the manufacturer to ensure you're getting the same quality glass and safety standards used when the car was first built. Don't settle for cheap aftermarket glass - insist on OEM or OEE glass to help keep you and your passengers safe.