Above are some photos from one of our customers who had hit a tree with their Chevrolet Trailblazer. Skyline Auto Glass had just installed this windshield a week before the accident. Thankfully no one was hurt but the Trailblazer was a complete loss. Our customers where amazed at how bad the damage was to the vehicle and that the windshield didn't even have a scratch on it.
Riding along the road on a normal day, drivers don’t typically worry about their windshield. But what happens if they are in a crash, the vehicle rolls over or even if the airbag deployed. Would that windshield stay in place? The answer is yes, it should. But there are many factors that affect windshield safety.
The windshield provides a significant amount of strength to the structural support in the cabin of the vehicle, according to the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC). For instance, in a front end collision the windshield provides up to 45 percent of the structural integrity of the cabin of the vehicle and in a rollover, up to 60 percent.
Think about what would happen if your windshield was displaced. More than half the force of a collision would have to be absorbed by you because your windshield flew out in an accident. That shouldn’t happen if your windshield is installed properly.
Installation is Key
If a windshield is replaced improperly the airbag on the passenger side can malfunction when it deploys. Or in a front overlap crash, the windshield could pop out from sheer impact.
We always use the best quality products and methods to keep you and your family safe while your on the road.