Auto Glass

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What you should know about your auto glass

  • Your car has been built to not only provide a means of trans­portation but also to help pro­tect you in the event of an acci­dent. All repair work done to your car is regulated by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to ensure that all parts and their installation meet the performance requirements that contribute to your safety.
  • Your windshield is secured to the body of your car by specially formulated auto glass adhesives that have been tested and approved to meet all applicable FMVSS requirements.
  • Your windshield is classified as a “safety device” because it provides structural strength to your car body, helps keep passengers inside the car if an accident should occur, and supports the inflation and performance of passenger side airbags. As important as the windshield quality is, so too is the quality and proper installation of the auto glass adhesive.

    Driver Safety System Windshield Camera Recalibration Services

    More and more vehicles have advanced safety systems, and nearly all of those vehicle brands require a safety system recalibration after a windshield replacement. Our technicians are experienced and trained with the recalibration process and will help ensure your vehicle continues to protect you. For more information on window calibration services.


    Get Qualified Auto Glass Technicians

    When you need glass replacement for your vehicle, whether it’s a windshield or a rear window, you want a qualified technician to perform the job to ensure the glass is installed properly. At South Tacoma Glass, our technicians are all AGRSS certified so you can feel confident that our team members are experts in the industry.

    What You Should Know About the Law

    • It is there to protect you and the quality of your car. Everyone should understand it and everyone is expected to follow it!
    • The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act makes it illegal for anyone to return your car for use prior to all safety devices being fully operational.
    • Since your windshield is a safety device, your car cannot be safely driven until the adhesive has had enough cure time to meet FMVSS performance requirements.
    • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) define the required performance of all parts classified as “safety devices.” FMVSS is the governing authority for all OEM and aftermarket work and requires auto glass adhesives to be strong enough to hold the windshield to the car under certain crash conditions.
    • FMVSS requires adhesives to be nearly 6 times stronger for cars with passenger side airbags.

    Call (253) 582-2401 or contact us to receive an AUTO GLASS ESTIMATE for your vehicle.

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    What You Should Know About Safe Drive Away Time

    • SDAT defines the amount of time that your car is required to remain out of service until the auto­glass part installed can properly operate as a safety device.
    • Cars with passenger side airbags require either more time or a faster acting auto glass adhesive to reach Safe Drive Away Time because of the additional strength necessary to support the deployment of the passenger side airbag.
    • By adhering to the auto glass adhesive manu­facturer’s Safe Drive Away Time calculations, FMVSS requirements are met and your car is safe to drive.

    What You Should Know About Your Auto Glass Adhesive:

    • There are a number of brands and types of adhesives to choose from. The judgement and determining factor for acceptable adhesives is based on their certified ability to pass all applicable FMVSS requirements.
    • The lower the temperature and humidity, the longer it takes for standard one-part adhesives to cure. If you are not able to wait the prescribed amount of time to meet Safe Drive Away Time, there are new high performance adhesives that cure much faster due to the special accelerator com­ponents. These types of adhesives are typically more expensive than standard one-part products.

    South Tacoma Glass & Tint’s Promise To You

    If you need a reliable company to repair or replace your windshield, trust South Tacoma Glass to provide with the best service possible. Choose whether to bring your vehicle to our shop or take advantage of our mobile services and let us come to you for no extra cost. Our certified technicians can fix any glass-related issue with your vehicle or RV, whether it’s a crack in the front windshield, a broken side window, broken rear windshield, or a broken sunroof, contact us today to get a free quote and schedule an appointment.

    Contact us today to learn about your options.