SUVs and Truck Glass Ready to Go

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In the shop or at your home, Dominion is ready to serve you. We specialize in all shapes and sizes when it comes to auto glass. Although our expertise includes service and care for luxury and classic cars, we are always working on your daily commuter including cars, SUVs and trucks. There are different glass options as well depending on your budget. Most customer look for an OEM replacement windshield, but there are cheaper options. Just ensure your installer is experienced, values their work, and uses quality parts to complete your next auto glass installation.

The picture you see if from a recent SUV install we did on the rear windshield.

Dominion: We Do Boats Too!

Dominion Auto Glass specializes in all shapes and sizes of glass for vehicles AND marine craft. Because of our capabilities to custom-make and install glass regardless of standard, we have the expertise to replace any glass need you can think of.

If you have a boat in need of glass repair, get in touch with the details and we’ll take it from there.

  • Note: we can not replace curved windshields.

We’ll Visit You On Location

Here’s a picture of owner/operator, Kraig, working on location for one of our esteemed clients. We have the capacity to serve all kinds of vehicle and glass requests, and it’s more affordable than you think. Your car doesn’t even have to leave home. Just another way Dominion takes care of our customers!

Why Do Windshields Seem To Crack Easier Today Than They Did In Years Past?

The combination of high-speed freeways, rock covered winter roads, and large temperature fluctuation makes Calgary roads a nightmare for your windshield. Vehicle design also plays a huge part in the problem. Every vehicle sold in North America has to pass a series of tests identified by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)*. Five of these tests are windshield or glass related.

1. FMVSS 205 “Glazing Materials:”

2. FMVSS 212 “Windshield Mounting:”

3. FMVSS 216 “Roof Crush Resistance:”

4. FMVSS 219 “Windshield Zone Intrusion:”

5. FMVSS 208 “Occupant Crash Protection:”

Due to advancements in windshield adhesive strengths, vehicle manufacturers have been able to lighten the vehicle steal (improve fuel efficiently), thin down the “A” pillars (decrease blind spots) and still pass the 5 FMVSS standard. As a result of these design changes the windshield in newer vehicles bends and twists with the vehicle movement. This bending and twisting of the windshield is why a tiny chip near the edge of your windshield will often crack.

*FMVSS Information from PPG Auto Glass Trade Tips September-October 1996

Broken Sunroof Glass Tips

Dominion Auto Glass is Calgary’s only inbuilt sunroof shop, and we are the leading sunroof repair specialists. If you’ve experienced a shatter in your sunroof ensure your vehicle is safe to operate, then DO NOT remove your glass. Many people believe they should vacuum all the shattered pieces but this may in fact do more harm than good getting glass pieces in the mechanisms that operate your sunroof. Give us a call and schedule a time so we can take a look and get you back on the road safely.

Rock Chip Care Before Visiting Our Shop

So you just noticed a rock chip and can’t make it to the shop for another week. Is there anything you can do in the meantime to prevent the chip from growing? If you believe the weather temperature is going to fluctuate (to severe cold) we recommend getting your chip filled ASAP. You can also place a strip of clear tape over the chip to prevent foreign debris from entering. This will ensure our resins will fill your chip as if there was no chip to begin with!

Should I Be Concerned About Rust Around My Windshield?

Rust around your windshield is often the result of poor workmanship during a previous replacement. The tools used to remove the windshield and the original adhesive often scratch what’s called the pinch weald (non-visible part of car where the glass is glued) exposing bare metal. To prevent rust, primers are available to cover the bare metal and thus preventing moisture from getting trapped. We always prime bare metal. Beware of shops that leave the bare metal unprimed in order to save time and money. It may take months or years before the rust is visible to the vehicle owner and by the time it is, it will be expensive to properly repair at your local body shop.

Can I Fix a Windshield Crack at Home?

Certainly not, but there are things you can do to prevent further damage. We recommend that you cover the crack with clear tape in order to keep any dirt or water out. Make an appointment as soon as possible because fresh (clean) cracks always repair better than old ones and, as stated above, shorter cracks are cheaper to repair.

Are Your Crack Repairs Guaranteed?

If a crack should reopen after it has been repaired by Dominion Auto Glass, we will credit the cost of the original amount paid for the crack repair (10 inch max. value) towards a new windshield. We will not try to re-repair the crack because a second attempt will not be as strong as the first repair.