& Replacement Services
In many accidents, windshields are cracked, broken, or shattered. At Stoddard, our I-CAR Gold Class certified technicians restore windshields to the standards set by the vehicle’s manufacturer.
A windshield is actually two sheets of glass held together by an inner layer of polyvinyl butyrate. When the windshield is damaged, the polyvinyl butyrate holds the glass in place, which is why it doesn’t immediately shatter the way back windows or even side mirrors do.
But don’t be fooled – a cracked or broken windshield causes serious safety risks. It can blur the driver’s vision, cause a deploying airbag to function incorrectly, or even lead to greater injury during a collision. A windshield is also part of the vehicle’s structure and keeps passengers safe during a collision by preventing a passenger from being thrown from the vehicle if they’re not wearing a seatbelt.