Arizona windshield replacement service providers are not all created equal. Although we are in a “right to choose” state, which means consumers can select any auto glass company they wish, there are several important factors to take in to consideration when choosing who will get your business.
- Is the auto glass company a preferred shop with your insurance?
Being a preferred auto glass shop with insurance providers solves many of the problems with regards to warranties, billing, and standards for quality and service. In order for a shop to be preferred they must be licensed and insured, while also fulfilling any warranty related issues with regards to manufacturer defects and installation malfunctions. Preferred shops also accept all insurance company pricing, which means windshield replacements will be zero cost for the customer when they have full coverage and a glass waiver or glass coverage.
- Is OEM or OEE (Original Equipment Equivalent) glass being used?
Like with any product or service, there are always corners to cut when it comes to costs incurred by the provider. OEM and OEE glass is designed for the particular make and model of your vehicle while generic brands are designed to fit multiple makes and models of different vehicles. Although generic glass pieces may “fit” in your vehicle, they typically do not offer the same precision. They are more often linked to installation complications like wind noise, leaks, and other mishaps. The only real benefit to a generic piece of glass is the cost. Make sure you understand what kind of glass is being put into your vehicle.
- What kind of Warranty does the shop offer?
Although this question ties in with the first one, it is an important to consider when obtaining your service through either insurance or by paying cash. If an air leak or water leak is present a year after installation, what sort of assurances do I have that the auto glass provider will fix the issue? At Anytime Auto Glass we provide a nationwide lifetime warranty on these types of defects for as long as you own the vehicle.
- How long has the company been in business?
In the Arizona auto glass replacement industry, we always hear of customers who obtained a service from a provider that has since went out of business. There have been plenty of stories of companies that use generic glass to fulfill numerous orders who inevitably end up going out of business (or providing the same shoddy service under a different name) in order to escape their obligations for warranty related issues due to use of inferior products. Although we realize every business has to start somewhere, make sure you are using a company that isn’t cutting corners at your expense.
- Are the technicians certified?
Windshields are the third most important piece of safety equipment in your vehicle after the seat-belt and airbag. Make sure you have a certified professional working on your installation to help prevent air leaks, water leaks, and general malfunctions. At Anytime Auto Glass most of our technicians have 15 year plus experience and are certified by the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards Council. They are also certified in using Dow’s polyurethane adhesives which is used to bond the windshield to the car. Using proper installation products, as well as experienced technicians is important to us and should be to you too.
When you choose an Arizona windshield repair and replacement company, make sure they aren’t cutting corners at your expense. Ultimately, the windshield is what upholds the structural integrity of your vehicle. At Anytime Auto Glass, we pride ourselves as a locally owned, family operated, preferred network shop. We have a free mobile service and a national lifetime warranty. Whether you’re looking for a windshield replacement on your daily driver or dream car, we have the experience and expertise to do the job right the first time, guaranteed.
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