Auto Glass Safety

Safety is our FIRST Priority!

We do whatever it takes to keep you and your family safe.

At Mesko, we have one priority—your safety and the safety of other passengers in your vehicle. That is why we use only the highest quality auto glass and we make sure our windshields are installed properly. Mesko Glass is a long-standing member of the NGA and was an original patron for their Public Awareness Program (CASPA).

We also believe that education is a key component to Auto Glass Safety. So, we have compiled an Auto Glass Safety Section on our website to help you better understand the role your windshield plays in your safety.

We make sure all of our windshields are properly installed

Glass is a STRUCTURAL Component of Your Vehicle

Your automobile relies on its glass to resist crushing on impact, and to keep you inside the vehicle in an accident. Also, windshields must be installed properly and stay in place for passenger side-airbags to function properly in a crash. This is a federal safety standard.

  1. Visibility: Windshields keep bugs out of our eyes and highway debris from hitting our face, allowing for good visibility. However, stones and debris can fracture the glass causing chips that, if left unattended, can affect vision.
  2. Supports Passenger Side Airbag Deployment: In many cars and trucks, the windshield supports the passenger side airbag during deployment. The passenger side airbag deploys at 200 MPH and the first thing it hits is the windshield. If the airbag knocked the windshield out, the passengers could be ejected.
  3. Cushions Impact: The windshield cushions the blow if a vehicle occupant is thrown forward in a crash. Windshields are made of two layers of glass sandwiched around a layer of polyvinyl material. The glass may break but the polyvinyl layer is flexible and cushions the impact.
  1. Keeps Occupants Within the Relative Safety of the Passenger Compartment: As part of the vehicle's SRS - Safety Restraint System (which also includes air bags and seat belts), the windshield protects occupants by keeping them within the relative safety of the passenger compartment during accidents, head-on collisions and roll-overs. If the windshield becomes separated from the vehicle, the occupants could be ejected through the windshield opening and onto the roadway.
  2. Provides Support to Help Prevent Roof Collapse: Today's windshields provide much of the roof support thereby preserving the structural integrity of the passenger compartment, keeping it from collapsing and protecting the occupants.

We do whatever it takes to keep you and your family safe.

A Member of the National Glass Association

Mesko Glass is a long standing member of the NGA and was an original patron for their Public Awareness Program (CASPA). To learn more about Auto Glass Safety, click here to be directed to the National Glass Association’s safety website.

As per the National Glass Association, every vehicle owner should be aware of the 'Five Most Important Safety Functions Performed by the Windshield.' To help assure the safety of our customers, we are posting these safety functions on our website.

As per Leo Cyr, Vice President of the National Glass Association's Auto Glass Division and Executive Director of CASPA:

"There is one common thread which connects all five windshield safety functions," says Cyr, "the windshield must remain securely in place on the vehicle. If the windshield dislodges for any reason, it will not perform as designed."
"If the original windshield is damaged," explains Cyr, "there are two choices. Either repair the original windshield or replace it.”
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