frequently asked questions | grand rapids glass repair
Q: How can I help ensure my family’s safety?
A: Here are five useful tips:
1. Make sure that a strong automotive-grade adhesive is used to bond the glass.
2. Don’t allow the glass to be installed on corroded metal.
3. Follow the post-installation instructions to the letter.
4. Do not drive the vehicle until the adhesive has fully cured.
5. Always wear your seatbelt and make sure that all passengers wear them as well.
Q: How are windshields built?
A: Windshields are constructed using a technology called glass laminating and are held together by a high-strength vinyl called polyvinyl butyral (PVB).
Q: How thick must a windshield’s PVB be?
A: PVB must be .030 of an inch thick in order to hold the occupants in the vehicle. PVB must also be flexible in order to reduce injury if a person is thrown into the glass. All currently fabricated windshields use this specification to satisfy federal motor vehicle safety standards for vehicle manufacturers.
Q: What are your location hours?
A: Our Byron Center and Grand Rapids MI area office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and available by appointment on Saturdays.
Q: Where are you located?
A: Our Grand Rapids area service center is located at 889 76th Street SW, Suite 24 · Byron Center, Michigan 49315. We offer both in-shop and mobile service in the Greater Grand Rapids Area.
Q: Do you offer mobile service?
A: For your convenience, we offer mobile service in Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Byron Center, Grandville, Caledonia, Kentwood, Jenison and Wayland. We will come to your home or office or wherever your travels take you.
Q: Do you offer a guarantee on your work?
A: Yes, we offer a lifetime no leak warranty on all our work.
Q: Do you offer window tinting service?
A: No, we do not offer window tinting service at this time
Q: What payment methods do you accept?
A: We accept cash, checks and Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Q: How long will my repair or replacement take?
A: In many cases, windshield repairs can be performed in 30 minutes or less. If your windshield needs to be replaced it will take around 60 minutes.
Q: How long will it be before I can safely drive my vehicle?
A: Our Grand Rapids MI technicians use the best materials, generally we allow for a one-hour drive-away time for windshield installations. The technician will advise you if any additional time is required.
Q: Does my vehicle need to be in a covered or heated area?
A: When our Grand Rapids MI mobile service is making a glass repair on your vehicle it is better when inclement weather conditions exist to have shelter available to help protect the interior of your car.
Q:My rear view mirror is attached to my windshield. Will the technician attach it to the new windshield?
A: Yes, our Grand Rapids MI area mobile technicians will remove your rear view mirror and attach it to your new windshield prior to completing your service.
Q: Can you guarantee that the chip or crack will be invisible after the repair has been completed?
A: No. A windshield chip or crack repair is used to prevent further damage to your glass and to restore the structural integrity of the vehicle. With most successful repairs, a slight blemish or imperfection where the impact occurred is normal because the purpose of a chip or crack repair is mainly to maintain the structural integrity of the windshield. You should expect some improvement in the appearance compared to the damage prior to the repair.
Q: How does my insurance company get billed for the auto glass services?
A: ABC Auto Glass Repair handles the entire insurance claim process for you. When you schedule service with us, we will contact your insurance company place the claim directly with them.
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