Looking for automotive glass replacement services? Medina Glass Company is an industry leader in providing high-quality windshield replacement services. Our trained and certified technicians use top-quality materials to ensure a professional windshield installation. If this is an insurance claim, did you know we can do the work for you and settle it with your insurance company? When you call in your claim, simply tell your insurance company you want Medina Glass Co. to do the work for you.
Medina Glass Company can quickly replace the glass in your vehicle’s outside mirrors for a very minimal cost. We carry a large stock of vehicle mirrors. Contact our shop today to find out how we can help with the restoration of your classic car. We provide custom glass to accommodate your modifications.
Medina Glass Company can quickly replace the glass in your vehicle’s outside mirrors for a very minimal cost. We carry a large stock of vehicle mirrors and if we don’t have yours in stock we can order it and have it in a day or two. Just call or stop by and one of our professional auto glass installers will assist you.
AUTOMOTIVE MIRROR 101
Automotive mirrors are first surface glass. This is essentially a one-way mirror. This type of mirror is used so that headlight glare from behind the vehicle can be absorbed through the mirror and into the mirror housing. This allows the driver to see reflections from activity on the sides and behind the vehicle without becoming impaired by bright headlight reflections. Since the 1970’s, passenger side mirrors have been convex with the standard “objects are closer”… statement sandblasted or lasered at its base. A convex mirror is used to increase the field of vision to the rear of the vehicle. Although some consumers find this distorted reflection difficult to use, it does increase consumer safety and helps achieve certain federal safety standards. A automotive mirror must be replaced with a product that meets these standards. If there was a convex part on the vehicle originally, it should be replaced with a convex part etched with the proper “objects appear…” statement. Standard household mirrors should not be used in automotive mirror applications.
Windshield repairs save you the cost of replacing the entire windshield, while restoring the glass to its original strength. The benefits of chip repairs: Repairs can be completed in less time than a complete replacement. Repairs can be done in our shop or at your home or office using our mobile auto glass service. If you have comprehensive auto insurance coverage your cost may be $0. Most insurers will waive your deductible if you choose repair vs. replacement. If you put off repairs too long, replacement might be your only option. Temperature extremes and car washes can increase the chance that your stone chip damage will get worse.
Can it be repaired? If you can cover your damage with a quarter and you cannot feel the break from the inside of the vehicle – we can most likely achieve a successful repair. (However, chips that are in the drivers line-of-sight are not repairable.)
Can you see it after it is repaired? The appearance of the broken area is greatly improved, but it does not disappear completely. Your vision from inside the vehicle should not be impaired – or your windshield will have to be replaced. Stone chips usually look better after repairs, however the important part is assuring the structural integrity of your windshield.
It is simple to repair or replace glass parts on your late model automobile, but for Classic Car collectors this can be a huge headache. Original glass pieces are difficult, if not impossible to find, and issues with repairing or replacing glass in classic cars can range from incorrect fit to worn window mechanisms inside the door to glass shape and curvature. Medina Glass has the expertise required to address these and other issues and to find a solution to your unique problems. Contact our shop today to find out how we can help with the restoration of your classic car. We provide custom glass to accommodate your modifications.
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In an accident, your safety could depend on your windshield. If it’s been replaced, improper installation, poor quality glass or the wrong adhesive could cause serious problems. “The windshield is a critical component of your car’s safety system,” says Russ Corsi, Manager of Technical Services for PPG. “It positions the passenger side airbag. If your windshield becomes dislodged because it was improperly installed, the airbag can’t protect the passenger. It also helps support the roof. In fact, the windshield is integral to the structural integrity of the roof.” Corsi says there are four elements to a quality windshield replacement:
- A professional installer;
- The right glass;
- The right adhesive; and
- A warranty.
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Let Medina Glass Co. help you. We have windshields in stock. Call us today at 330-725-4605 or visit our Contact Us page.