Auto Glass Tips
We Can Answer Your Questions & Offer Tips and Advice Regarding Your Auto Glass
Our Tips section provides common sense tips about auto glass replacement and repair. Mesko Auto Glass Tips cover topics ranging from deciding whether to repair or replace to choosing the best products or the right service team.
We hope these tips help you to make the best choices for your safety and your budget.
Making Sure Your Windshield Performs as Intended
Here are a few common sense tips you can follow to ensure your windshield performs as intended:
Repair or Replace a Damaged Windshield Immediately:
Many small chips or surface cracks can be mended before getting any worse — requiring more time and money to fix. If the damage is beyond repair, replace it; your safety could be at risk.
Use a Qualified Auto Glass Replacement Shop:
Use an auto glass shop that endorses the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) and trains their technicians to that standard.
Insist on Quality Replacement Parts:
At Mesko, we install OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or replacement glass that is made with the same control standards. We also use only top-of-the- line urethane products from the same company that many of the vehicle manufacturers use on the assembly line. You should accept no less.
It is vital to the wellbeing of the driver and their family that windshield repair and replacement is done right.
Don't take chances; call Mesko Glass TODAY!
Auto Glass FAQ
Mesko Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long will my car be unavailable while the windshield is being replaced?
ANSWER: The "SAFE drive away time" is the total of the time it takes to do the installation PLUS cure time.
- The actual installation of the windshield takes 1-2 hours to complete
- After the installation, the vehicle must sit for one hour to allow the urethane adhesive to properly cure*
* At Mesko Glass, our safe drive away time is only one hour after the installation is complete because we invest in urethane products from an industry leader. However, safe drive away time varies with different urethanes, so ALWAYS ASK the glass company what the "SAFE drive away time" is on your installation. (For more, visit the auto glass safety page.)
Q: What is the difference between windshield glass and other glass in my car?
ANSWER: Your windshield is made of laminated glass, which is actually two panes of glass separated by a thin layer of vinyl. It is this vinyl layer that holds the windshield in one piece when it breaks. The rest of your car's auto glass is made of tempered glass. This is a form of safety glass that is designed to break into many tiny pieces upon impact instead of large, jagged pieces.