Auto Glass: the Federal Government and Windshield Replacement


I love that story concerning drivers in Seattle in the 1950s when mysterious pits appeared in their windshields. There were many theories concerning what was going on, among them atmospheric contamination by Russians conducting atomic tests, and corrosion by acidic fog. According to my sources, the authorities called in the Federal government to investigate. There are many reasons that might have made me consider Windshield Replacement. Atomic activity by Russians was not one of them.

My epiphany happened when I saw my maiden aunt leaning against the garden hedge. I waved. She did not wave back. My “aunt” was a roll of floor linoleum that somebody had propped against the garden hedge. Since an ability to see oncoming traffic and other objects, like lampposts and maiden aunts, is required for safe driving, I knew that my time to visit Auto Glass had come.

Booking my appointment was easy. I did it over my (unpitted) computer screen. You are given the choice of driving your car to your nearest Auto Glass repair center, or of having the Auto Glass technician come to visit you. I chose the first option. Their team covered the paintwork outside of my car and the interior also. The technician then prised my damaged windshield from its setting and put a new one in its place. He told me that the bonding glue would take one hour to set. While I waited, I told him the story of the Seattle windshields.

He did not laugh. I think he had heard it all before. The Seattle residents may have been victims of a collective delusion but wear and tear is intrinsic to the average windshield. Even the “purest” rain contains dissolved pollutants that attack the surface of the glass. Combine this with flying stone chips, bird droppings and wayward insects, and you have got a recipe to turn the shiniest windshield to sponge pudding over time.

Then, my car was ready. I was prepared for the cost, too. When you visit Auto Glass online, just follow the correct links to estimate the cost of the repair work, and you know what to expect. Of course, you can reclaim the cost from your insurance company. I can see through my windshield again, my maiden aunt is safe and the Russians are not coming. There is no need to call upon the Federal government for Windshield Replacement, just go to Auto Glass.

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