Central West Florida Auto Glass Repair and Replacement.
How much is your family's safety worth?
When it comes to windshield replacement - are you willing to compromise your family's safety? What if you knew that spending an extra $100.00 could be the difference between life and death for a loved one?
When you decide to go with the cheapest windshield replacement company, you typically save only $75.00 to $150.00, saving this small amount of money means that you risk having an inferior and improperly installed product.
Why use Glass Fast?
When you use Glass Fast for your windshield repair or replacement instead of a second-rate company, you know you are getting quality OEM replacement glass and highly trained, NGA Certified Master Technicians who are not out to make a quick buck. Our technicians truly care about your safety and take pride in doing the best work possible.
Aren't all auto glass replacement companies the same?
Over the past couple of years, the auto glass business has changed dramatically and not for the better. I have worked in the auto glass repair and replacement business in the Sarasota area for over 26 years and I have never seen as much poorly installed auto glass as I am seeing now.
There are a lot of auto glass companies in Sarasota, Pinellas, Hillsborough and Manitee counties with no integrity; these companies are willing to cut corners and use inferior products so they can save a few bucks while putting you and your family in danger. One example of such practices is the use of cheap, Chinese manufactured glass instead of genuine replacement glass -there is a reason why 65% of all recalled products originate from China.
Proper installation is as important as the quality of the materials used. Many of these substandard companies have a complete disregard for proper procedure and windshield preparation when performing an installation.
For example, not prepping the pinch weld area correctly will cause the metal to rust in a short period of time. Even worse, many of these companies use what is commonly known as the "stuffing method" where the installer applies the urethane to the pinch weld and stuffs the windshield down under the cowl shaving the urethane off the pinch weld, not removing the cowl that covers the windshield and firewall area is a safety hazard.
How does a windshield protect the occupants of a car?
If a vehicle with an improperly installed windshield is involved in a front end collision, the body panels will not crumple properly and the passenger side airbag can deploy and blow the windshield out of the vehicle putting you and your family in danger.
When it comes time to have a windshield replaced, for your family's sake, do your homework. This website will give you some valuable information and arm you with the questions that you should be asking before placing your trust in a vendor.
Watch this 20/20 video and see for yourself what I am talking about.
You may never need to replace your auto glass, but if you do - you may end up driving that car for another 5 to 7 years at least. So again I ask - what is your family's safety worth? I think you will find their safety is well worth the extra money.
- Bob DeLosh, Owner