Whether you are driving a truck, luxury vehicle, sedan or minivan, car windshields are the central point of your vehicle. This large piece of glass in the front of the vehicle serves more purposes than merely keeping bugs out of your teeth and shielding you from the wind. In fact, proper windshield replacement and installation will play a critical role in the overall safety of every passenger. Whether your family all drives similar vehicles or your driveway is slightly more eclectic, Glass America can install the exact windshield for your make and model. No two cars are exactly alike – this is why Glass America understands the importance of how differently certain windshields hold up. They are all made similarly, from the layer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) sandwiched between two sheets of glass through heat and pressure to the process of molecularly bonding the sealant to the frame of the car. However, because some vehicles may undergo more wear and tear over time, some need replacements more frequently than others. It's also important to consider your car's unique features such as a built-in GPS, rearview mirror, heated glass, etc., when replacing your windshield. A sedan used for carpooling and shorter family vacations might have small chips that can be repaired without a full replacement. If your commute to work each day includes a lot of time on the highway behind construction vehicles and other large trucks, your vehicle's windshield, whether it's a minivan, luxury vehicle or SUV, may suffer more damage over time from flying debris and rocks on the road. However, larger trucks and 16-wheelers that undergo long road trips on a regular basis, experience striking differences in temperature and may, in time, be more susceptible to large cracks. When the windshield of any vehicle has a large crack (the size of a credit card), it usually can NOT be repaired and must be fully replaced. A Glass America representative can help you assess the seriousness and extent of the damage and recommend the next step. Glass America is not only certified to repair and replace all windshields for any kind of vehicle, we are registered members of the National Glass Association (NGA), Independent Glass Association (IGA) and Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS). As a recognized leader in the auto glass industry, we take pride in the quality of our work. To protect you and your passengers, have your windshield inspected by a Glass America expert. To determine whether a repair or replacement is necessary, our experienced team will walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have to assure you that your car is okay to drive. With same-day service available, there is nothing stopping you from having peace of mind – we even offer free mobile service for added convenience. Contact Glass America, the Best in Auto Glass today or get an instant quote online.