Replacing auto glass is something every car owner should take seriously. In modern cars, the glass is an important structural component. This means that if it's compromised in any way, the whole car could be unsafe in an accident. Additionally, manufacturers also incorporate sensors in some of the auto glass, and these sensors play an important role in the functioning of the car.
When you take your car to an auto glass repair shop, it's therefore important to ensure that you're getting the best possible value for your money. How can you ensure this is the case?
Double-check the Price
Before you settle on a particular shop, you should have an estimate of how much the glass replacement is likely to cost you. You can do this by asking others who've had similar work done or by asking several shops for estimates.
If the price is well above the average, you're probably paying over odds. However, a price that is too low should also be a warning sign. This could mean the glass you're getting is not of the right quality, the quality of workmanship is poor, or the shop is cutting corners in some other way.
Ask for AGSC Certification
The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) is an organization that guarantees that auto-glass shops offer the best services by ensuring the personnel have the right training and use the right products. Although a shop may claim to be certified, you should ask for proof just to be sure. An AGSC-certified shop is less likely to cut corners when replacing your glass.
Ask As Many Questions As Possible
You could end up getting a bad deal even if the service provider never actually lies to you. As long as you don't ask questions, there is still a lot of poor quality work that a contractor can do without breaking any laws. Therefore, you need to ask as many questions as possible, so you know exactly what you're getting. Questions you should ask include the following:
Will the shop be using OEM or aftermarket glass?
What type of adhesive and sealant do they use, and are they certified by the OEM glass manufacturer?
Do they offer a warranty on the work they do and, if so, what does the warranty cover?
When you've asked the right questions, it will be easier to hold the repair shop accountable if anything goes wrong.Share
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