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Posted: 8/11/2011 1:09:37 PM EDT
Obviously, there are better and lesser quality of auto glass. How can I find out who installs the better type?

I'm on my third windshield and it is cracked to the point that I'm courting a traffic ticket.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:10:54 PM EDT
Tar and Chip roadwork and installation have more to do with cracking than laminated glass quality.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:11:57 PM EDT
Mine is really bad too.

It was out of my field of view, went to a car wash, now
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:14:03 PM EDT
One of mine  due to a rock, the others were heat-related. There are FOUR cracks, you can see the difference between the laminations.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:14:25 PM EDT
Auto glass pricing is the same regardless of quality..demand a factory replacement with OE numbers...
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:15:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:29:06 PM EDT
Look for a  shop that sells OEM Distributor auto glass. It's made to the original specifications. Safelite is a maker of aftermarket glass that is OEE [original equipment equivalent] and will be of lesser quality.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 2:45:17 PM EDT
In AZ we go through a LOT of them. I like Pilkington. They hold up well and I haven't noticed any distortion. But beware, they are Canookian.
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