Glass is an important structural component in today’s vehicles. Your vehicle depends on its glass to help resist crushing on impact, and to keep your passengers inside the vehicle in the event of an accident. Additionally, a windshield must be properly installed for passenger side airbags to function properly in a crash. Airbags use the windshield as a form of a “backstop” during deployment and the windshield needs to be able to stand up against the force of the exploding airbag during deployment, and remain in place. Hiring an experienced auto glass company to remove and replace damaged glass is especially important when dealing with safety.
To learn more about automobile safety standards, visit the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards website.