Certifications & Definitions

There are a few questions you should consider asking during your search for an auto glass installer.
  • Are you certified?
  • Do you offer a warranty?
  • What type of glass will be installed?
Below are some additional certifications, organizations, and definitions to help you better understand and question the glass company installing your next windshield.
AGRSS: An Accreditation program for auto glass shops which guarantees that the auto glass shop is compliant with ANSI/AGRSS standards.
IGA: The Independent Glass Association is a membership for smaller auto glass companies. Generally an IGA member will have fewer than 100 locations. Technicians are required to have a minimum of six months auto glass replacement experience and make at least 50% of their yearly income from auto glass replacement.
NGA: The National Glass Association certifies individual auto glass installers. The two levels of NGA certifications are "Certified Auto Glass Technician" (CAGT) which requires at least 6 months experience in auto glass replacement and "Certified Master Auto Glass Technician" (CMAGT) which requires 3 years experience as an auto glass technician.

Auto Glass Replacement Glossary

There are many new features in today's windshields. Below is a glossary of terms that can be useful in understanding some of these features.

Acoustic Interlayer: Glass having a thicker than normal center laminate for noise reduction and better stereo sound quality.
AGRSS: Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards. Safety standards widely accepted by the auto glass industry.
Anti-theft: Vehicle glass that is made of laminated glass and tempered glass sandwiched together to help prevent smash & grab theft.
Butyl: An adhesive/sealant. It achieves lap shear strengths of only about 13 psi.
Diversity Antenna: Combines the reception from two or more antennas on the vehicle. They work together to achieve superior radio reception. They typically appear as a thin brown or orange line inside the glass.
Dot Matrix Shade: The traditional gradient shade band in the laminate is replaced by a dot matrix frit across the top of the windshield. These little black dots are painted onto one of the glass surfaces.
Electrochromic Mirror: A rear view mirror that automatically dims when light shines on it.
Encapsulated: A glass part that has a molding attached. Usually it's only on the top of the glass and is commonly found on GM made SUV's.
Frit: The black painted border around the perimeter of the auto glass. Designed to block the sun's rays from deteriorating the adhesive that structurally bonds the auto glass to the vehicle.
Heated Wiper Park Area: A windshield contains heater grids across the lower part of the glass where the wipers rest. Usually visible as a brown or grey lines running horizontally at the base of the windshield.
High Modulus Adhesives: Adhesive designed to withstand a variety of stresses and still return to its original form. High modulus adhesives are stiffer than normal adhesives.
HUD: Heads up display. Some of your vehicle's key instrumentation is flashed up onto the bottom of the windshield.
Laminated Auto Glass: A sandwich of two pieces of glass with a layer of laminate between them. All front windshields are made of laminated glass. Properly installed windshields cushion an occupant's head during impact, act as a backboard for the airbags, and provide structural roof support in an accident.
Light Sensor: A sensor usually located on the windshield that senses the absence of light and turns the headlights on.
Nonconductive Adhesives: Low in carbon and change high frequency antenna impedance. Sensitive electronic signals in some luxury cars require specialized nonconductive adhesives to maintain optimal operating levels.
O.E.M.: Original Equipment Manufacturer
PVB: Polyvinyl Butyral. The vinyl layer between two pieces of glass that make up the front windshield.
Rain Sensor: A sensor usually located near the windshield's rear view mirror that senses rain and activates the windshield wipers.
Safe Drive Away Time: The safest allowable time to drive a vehicle after a front windshield installation. This is usually a minimum of one hour.
Solar Absorbing Auto Glass: Auto glass that blocks out harmful ultraviolet and infrared rays thereby reducing the sun's damage and keeping the inside of the vehicle cooler.
Solar Coated Auto Glass: When the inner layer of non-solar glass is coated with UV reflective film before being attached to the PVB and second layer of glass to form the windshield

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Recent Glass Sales

2013 Audi A4 4 Door Station Wagon
Windshield with Rain Sensor - $328.36

2012 Chevy Cruze
Windshield - $308.16

2014 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 4 Door Crew Cab
Windshield with Rain Sensor - $315.23

2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4 Door Sedan
Front Passenger Door Glass - $239.12

2001 Ford F-150 2 Door Super Cab
Windshield - $196.72

2007 Corolla 4 Door Sedan
Rear Passenger Vent Glass - $192.83

2010 Toyota Prius 4 Door Hatchback
Front Driver's Side Door Glass
w/ Hydrophobic Coating - $452.63

2013 Nissan Rogue
Back Glass - $528.30

2013 Dodge Journey
Windshield - $261.12

2012 Jeep Wrangler 4 Door
Heated Back Glass - $693.22

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan
Back Glass - $241.68

2002 Jeep Wrangler 2 Door
Front Passenger's Side Door Glass
$202.60

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2 Door Coupe
Driver Side Quarter Glass
$389.12

2008 Ford Edge
Windshield - $298.38

2014 Ford Mustang 2 Door Convertible
Windshield with Mustang Logo - $413.12

2011 Ford F-150 4 Door Crew Cab
OEM Windshield with 3rd Visor Frit - $361.42

2006 Ford F-250 4 Door Crew Cab
Windshield - $290.90

2013 Ford Fusion
Windshield - $893.08

2005 Ford F-150 4 Door Crew Cab
Center Back Glass - $321.90

2001 Ford Explorer 4 Door Utility
Driver Side Quarter Glass - $369.58

2011 Ford Escape
Windshield - $319.42

2011 Ford Taurus 4 Door Sedan
Windshield - $371.19

2013 Chrysler 200 4 Door Sedan
Windshield - $418.23

2013 Chrysler Town & Country Mini Van
Windshield with Rain Sensor - $420.38

2013 Chrysler 200 4 Door Sedan
Front Driver Side Door Glass - $408.33

2005 Chrysler Pacifica
Back Glass - $436.25

2007 Chrysler 300 4 Door Sedan
Back Glass - $461.50

1999 Chrysler 300 4 Door Sedan
Front Driver Side Door Glass - $259.69

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4 Door Hatchback
Back Glass - $348.08

2003 Chrysler Town & Country Mini Van
Rear Passenger Side Door Glass - $323.71

2011 Chrysler 200 2 Door Convertible
Windshield - $361.61

2014 BMW 328 4 Door Sedan
Rear Passenger Side Door Glass - $341.32

2011 BMW 335 2 Door Convertible
Back Glass - $1,090.23

2006 BMW 650 2 Door Convertible
Windshield - $588.12

2004 BMW 530 4 Door Sedan
Windshield - $338.38

1999 BMW 323 2 Door Convertible
Windshield - $278.88

2006 BMW 525 4 Door Sedan
Windshield - $349.60

2008 BMW X5
Windshield with Rain Sensor - $358.92

2003 BMW X5
Back Glass - $412.68

2009 BMW 335 4 Door Sedan
Front Passenger Side Door Glass - $308.19

2015 Acura RLX 4 Door Sedan
Windshield - $498.36

2008 Acura RL
Windshield - $302.12

2004 Acura TSX 4 Door Sedan
Windshield - $278.15

2000 Acura 3.2 TL
Rear Passenger Side Vent Glass
$253.80

2001 Acura Integra 4 door Sedan
Windshield - $288.60

1995 Acura Integra 2 Door Coupe
Windshield - $308.15

2005 Acura RSX
Front Driver Door Glass - $268.60

2012 Acura TSX 4 Door Station Wagon
Windshield w/ Electrochromic Mirror - $408.23

2013 Chrysler 200 4 Door Sedan
Windshield - $418.23

2013 Chrysler Town & Country Mini Van
Windshield with Rain Sensor - $420.38

2013 Chrysler 200 4 Door Sedan
Front Driver Side Door Glass - $408.33

2005 Chrysler Pacifica
Back Glass - $436.25

2007 Chrysler 300 4 Door Sedan
Back Glass - $461.50

1999 Chrysler 300 4 Door Sedan
Front Driver Side Door Glass - $259.69

2008 Ford Edge
Windshield - $298.38

2014 Ford Mustang 2 Door Convertible
Windshield with Mustang Logo - $413.12

2011 Ford F-150 4 Door Crew Cab
OEM Windshield with 3rd Visor Frit - $361.42

2006 Ford F-250 4 Door Crew Cab
Windshield - $290.90

2013 Ford Fusion
Windshield - $893.08

2005 Ford F-150 4 Door Crew Cab
Center Back Glass - $321.90

2001 Ford Explorer 4 Door Utility
Driver Side Quarter Glass - $369.58

2011 Ford Escape
Windshield - $319.42

2011 Ford Taurus 4 Door Sedan
Windshield - $371.19

2012 Jeep Patriot
Windshield - $291.63

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Windshield with Rain Sensor - $339.49

2012 Jeep Wrangler 2 Door Utility
Front Windshield - $273.61

1997 Jeep Wrangler 2 Door Utility
Front Passenger Side Door Glass - $252.08

2006 Jeep Liberty
Back Glass - $361.90

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4 Door Utility
Windshield - $197.70

2008 Jeep Commander
Windshield with Rain Sensor - $333.15

2007 Jeep Compass
Windshield - $301.10

1994 Jeep Cherokee 4 Door Utility
Front Passenger Side Vent Glass - $301.81

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4 Door Hatchback
Back Glass - $348.08

2003 Chrysler Town & Country Mini Van
Rear Passenger Side Door Glass - $323.71

2011 Chrysler 200 2 Door Convertible
Windshield - $361.61


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