Norgate Auto Body is an ICBC-approved Glass Express facility. As such, we are equipped to replace all types of auto glass including, windshields, windows, back glass, and quarter glass. In addition, we can match existing tints.
Above all, driver and passenger safety is our top priority at Norgate. Even small cracks, chips or other damage to the glass in your vehicle can become a serious safety issue if overlooked.
Initially, our glass experts will assess any damage to the glass in your vehicle that you are aware of. Next, we will inspect the glass throughout your vehicle, including the windshield. Finally, we will recommend repair, or replacement if necessary, of any damaged vehicle glass.
The Evolution of Auto Glass
Vehicle safety has come a long way since Henry Ford’s first Model T left the factory in 1908. Back then, the glass used in cars was no different from ordinary window glass. In an accident, people were at risk of being injured or killed by shards of broken windshield glass.
Since then, auto glass technology has improved. The laminated safety glass in use today will not cause you any harm in an accident. In fact, the strength and flexibility of modern windshields actually help keep you and your passengers safe.
In a rollover accident, for example, the strength of the windshield prevents the roof from collapsing and acts as a barrier to passengers being expelled from the vehicle. In fact, the windshield provides up to 45 percent of a vehicle’s structural strength.
Today, auto glass has become integral to the safety of motor vehicles. Therefore, never allow damaged glass in your vehicle to go unrepaired. The glass technicians at Norgate would be happy to assess any damage and recommend an appropriate repair or replacement.