Windshield Replacement

Trust your windshield replacement to the experts!
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At VitroPlus, we are dedicated to the safety of you and your passengers. We use only Original Equivalent Equipment auto glass quality windshields (OEE) that are installed according to safety standards set by the vehicle manufacturers. Our technicians are always on the lookout for the latest technologies and installation techniques and make every effort to help you hit the road safely!

Your windshield can save your life.

Passenger safety is the most important aspect of vehicle manufacturing. Your vehicle's windshield accounts for up to 70% of the structural integrity and is the third most important safety component after seat belts and airbags. This is necessary to:

  • Support the roof when there is a vehicle rollover accident or collision and reinforces any weak spots found within the roof frame.
  • Ensure that passengers are not ejected from the vehicle during an impact.

The importance of an OEE quality windshield

The safety of you and your passengers depends on proper windshield replacement. Today’s windshield replacements use increasingly sophisticated technology and must be entrusted to qualified technicians that use the most advanced and most reliable equipment on the market.

Vitre OEE

More than ever, it is important to request an (OEE) quality windshield with the same properties as factory-installed windshields. It might be tempting to choose a lower quality windshield because of the lower price. However, these lower quality windshields often cause various problems, such as optical distortion, water infiltration and/or whistling due to wind. Even a simple structural defect during the manufacturing process can weaken the glass, causing the windshield to crack more easily.

At VitroPlus, we only install Original Equivalent Equipment (OEE) windshield quality glass. All our windshields are subject to the same quality testing as those of car dealers and are recognized by the insurance industry.

Never settle for less than high quality to avoid future complications.

Technician replacing the windshield

Learn more about why VitroPlus is the right choice for your windshield replacement.

PROPER PREPARATION

Proper preparation is vital to a proper installation. VitroPlus technicians do it right, including:

  • We carry out a complete inspection of the vehicle before starting the work and evaluate if the crack or chip is repairable. Everything is done to save you time and money.
  • We protect the vehicle’s interior and exterior with a cover and remove the wiper blades to facilitate the work.
  • We prepare the vehicle and windshield by applying a coat of primer. This step ensures better adhesion and prevents rust from forming around the windshield in the future.

ADHESIVES MEET FMVSS SAFETY STANDARDS

In the event of a collision, the force of the impact may cause airbags to deploy. If the windshield isn’t improperly installed, it may detach from the vehicle, causing potentially critical or fatal injuries to passengers and/or bystanders.

To ensure the best possible adhesion, we use SIKA brand adhesives, the largest manufacturer of automotive glass adhesives in the world. These adhesives undergo all crash tests and meet FMVSS 208, 212 and 216 standards.

  • FMVSS 208 Occupant Crash Protection
    The windshield must be able to withstand the force generated by the passenger-side airbag deployment.
  • FMVSS 212 Windshield Mounting
    The windshield must protect passengers in the event of a frontal collision.
  • FMVSS 216 Resistance crush resistance
    The windshield must act as a support for the roof to reduce the risk of collapsing in the event of a vehicle rollover accident.

ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS (ADAS)

ADAS systems are now installed in most new vehicles. These systems use cameras and sensors installed behind the windshield to ensure comfort and safety while driving and reduce the risk of accidents on the road.

Calibrating the camera is a crucial step following a windshield replacement, in order to bring the driving assistance systems back to their original settings. Failure to properly calibrate the ADAS camera can put your safety at risk.

All VitroPlus technicians follow a continuous training program and use the best equipment to guarantee a professional camera calibration. You can always leave a VitroPlus safely and with complete peace of mind.

MANAGING YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM

If you are planning on claiming your windshield replacement to your insurer, VitroPlus has you covered! We take care of everything for you, and deal directly with your insurer from beginning to end.

All you need to do is set up an appointment or go directly to the VitroPlus store of your choice with your insurance documents. We will contact your insurer to determine your deductible and invoice your insurer directly once the work is completed. You are only left with paying your deductible.

MOBILE AND SHUTTLE SERVICE

Are you short on time or double booked? Not a problem! With the help of VitroPlus free shuttle service, you can rest easy. You can have work done on your car and get to your other appointment on time! Several locations also offer mobile services for windshield repairs and replacements, for the moments where it is inconvenient for you to visit us. We will do everything in our power to accommodate your busy schedule.

RECYCLING YOUR DAMAGED WINDSHIELD

Since 2010, VitroPlus has been committed to recycling all windshields instead of filling landfills. Managing and reducing negative impacts on the environment is a priority for our company; we strive to find tangible solutions for sustainable development and the reduction of the carbon footprint of the windshield industry.

Glass from recycled windshields at VitroPlus is used to manufacture glass containers and fibreglass, which reduces the amount of raw materials required. It is never used to make recycled windshields.

THE COST OF A WINDSHIELD REPLACEMENT

The cost of a windshield replacement may vary depending on the type of vehicle and the characteristics of the windshield (rain sensor, solar, mist detector, etc.). Feel free to ask us for a quote.

LAWS RELATED TO WINDSHIELDS

Did you know that you could potentially be fined for driving with a cracked windshield if it does not respect the visibility laws established by your province.

SECURI-CLEAR™ LIFETIME WARRANTY

Ask about our Securi-Clear™ warranty! It covers any future windshield repairs at no cost. No matter the number of impacts, it's free for life! No cost to you, no cost to your insurer! No need to file additional claims to your insurer and no further records will be sent to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) for windshield repairs.

Some conditions may apply, ask your local VitroPlus experts for details!

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