Frequently Asked Questions
Specific regulations set forth in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act govern windshield replacement. These regulations classify a car windshield as a vehicle safety device, because it’s designed to add structural support to the vehicle during a collision or other type of accident.
This is why shortcuts should never be taken when installing a replacement windshield. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and proper procedural protocols must be carefully followed to ensure that the windshield will remain in place and do the job it was designed to do during an accident. These safety related protocols include the following:
- Use windshield glass that meets federal safety standards
- Use the proper insulating urethane auto glass adhesive
- Apply the insulating urethane adhesive correctly
- Advise the customer on how soon the car can be safely driven, to make sure the adhesive has fully cured