What is the Regulation of Windshield Repair Practices?

In 1970 the United States government formed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  The NHTSA created the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, which included several automotive glass regulations:

  • Standards for the transparency of auto glass.

  • Standards for the strength of auto glass-including the requirement that the glass be capable of keeping occupants inside the vehicle during accidents.

  • Standard practices and procedures for mounting a windshield in such a way that a certain level of strength is retained even during an accident.

Today, several auto glass safety and training organizations exist to help ensure the proper and safe installation of auto glass in all vehicles. Glass America is proud to partner with the Independent Glass Association (IGA) for additional training, certification, and recent industry updates in auto glass safety and technology.

Another organization, the Auto Glass Safety Council, brought together windshield manufacturers, car makers, adhesive companies, and auto glass retailers to focus on consumer safety and technology. In 1999, they formed the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS).  Glass America is proud to be AGRSS certified.

Glass America is a recognized leader in the Auto Glass Industry. As a registered member of the National Glass Association (NGA), Independent Glass Association (IGA), and Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS), Glass America takes great pride to meet and exceed AGRSS criteria and to ensure the highest safety standards are followed. Our professionally trained technicians are Lynx Services and Dow Automotive Systems certified and all installation and workmanship carry a National Lifetime Warranty. We stand behind our work! 


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