SOURCE: Dings Plus Windshield Chip Repair

December 03, 2007 16:26 ET

National Statistics Show 8 Out of 10 Windshield Replacements Fail to Be Installed Properly -- Making Windshield Chip Repair the Safest Alternative

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration classifies a car's windshield as one of the primary components of a vehicle's safety restraint system -- yet recent national statistics show nearly 8 out of 10 auto glass replacements fail to be installed properly and safely. Improperly installed replacement windshields can be deadly for both drivers and passengers and auto glass repair should be the first choice for a windshield rock chip that is the size of a coin such as a quarter -- or smaller.

"Windshield repair is much safer than windshield replacement because your factory seal on your auto, truck, or recreational vehicle is kept intact and is air/water tight and never removed," said Mark Carpenter, Owner of Dings Plus Windshield Chip Repair. "In addition, a repair is inexpensive and frequently covered and reimbursed by most comprehensive insurance plans. Oftentimes a repair can be done by a mobile service provider in only 30 minutes. Windshield chip repair is also the eco-friendly choice because it is impossible to recycle windshields," concluded Carpenter.

By retaining the original factory seal, the driver also will prevent possible wind noise, air and water leakage causing mildew and odor to the auto's interior while preserving the electronics that may be installed in the glass in today's technologically advanced cars.

"We've been servicing the San Jose, Silicon Valley, and South Bay area for more than a decade and the incidence of windshield damage continues to increase exponentially," continued Carpenter. "Flying road debris and trucks piled high with improperly secured loads are a fact of life here, contributing -- thanks to the laws of physics -- to an estimated 140,000 cubic yards of road debris a year. That is enough to fill 8,750 garbage trucks, which would extend for 45 miles. California is home to the country's largest number of registered vehicles -- 32 million -- and 155 people lost their lives here in the last two years after accidents involving objects on the road. We can't avoid the mudslides, brush fires and earthquakes -- but our windshield repair service will keep you safe on the road," Carpenter concluded.

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