LIFETIME WARRANTY FOR YOUR WINDSHIELD
Securi-Clear® lifetime warranty
When you repair or replace your windshield at a Uniglass, you get the Securi-Clear® lifetime Warranty free of charge for all insurance claim windshield repairs or replacements.
The Securi-Clear® Warranty covers any future windshield repairs. Regardless of the number of impacts, it is free as long as you own your vehicle. No cost to you, no cost to your insurer ! No more claims to your insurer* and no record in the IBC claims file. Ask UniglassPlus about our Securi-Clear® Warranty.
* Depending on provincial legislation and your insurance coverage.
Valvoline and UniglassPlus will take care of the insurance details on your behalf. Partnerships with most auto insurance companies in Ontario make the insurance process simple and convenient.
No Appointment Necessary for Assessment and Chip Repair!
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8am to 7PM
Saturday: 8am to 5pm
Sunday: 9am to 4pm.
When does a windshield need to be replaced?
Sometimes it may be difficult to determine if a windshield can
get by with a quick repair, or an auto glass replacement is necessary.
Some factors that can help verify if a replacement is needed, might be:
Chip Size and
The first step will be to assess the size and type of chip in your windshield.
Is the chip just a superficial scratch on the surface of your windshield? If the chip appears as a small star shape or bullseye, smaller than a looney or toonie, then you can likely get away with just a repair.
However, if the chip or crack extends across the windshield or looks like a sizeable spider web, then a replacement is likely required.
The next factor has to do with where the chip is located on your windshield.
Chips or cracks that impede your field of vision will probably end up needing a windshield replacement. The same is true for cracks that extend to the edges or corners of the glass. Cracks that reach the edge of the windscreen compromise the structural integrity of the glass.
Length of Time
The longer the chip has been there, the more likely the windshield will need to be replaced.
To avoid the need for auto glass replacement, chips and cracks should be attended to as soon as possible.
What happens to chips that are not dealt with quickly?
Chips that are not addressed in a timely manner can quickly turn into extended cracks or fissures.
Overtime, there are a variety of factors that can impact a chip and escalate the issue. Some of these factors, include:
- Temperature changes
- Pressure changes – outside air pressure
- Debris, dirt, and stones hitting the windshield
- Rain and water pressure
- Windshield wiper activity
- Pressure from the inside of the windshield
Impact vs Stress Cracks
Impact cracks are caused by something like a rock or stone hitting the windshield and causing a chip or crack.
Stress cracks are often caused by other elements, such as:
- Changes in temperature
- Structural irregularities
- Changes in atmospheric pressure
Aside from protection from outside elements, and a clear field of vision, an unblemished windshield is also relied for other safety features.
A fully intact windshield offer such safety measures as:
- Keeping passengers inside the vehicle in the case of an accident
- Providing support for the roof if the vehicle rolls
- Successful deployment of the passenger side airbag
What can happen if your drive with a cracked windshield?
Not only does driving with a cracked windshield compromise the safety of you and your passengers, it is also illegal and can result in a hefty fine.
Leave Windshield Replacements to the Experts
Replacing a windshield is not something most car owners feel comfortable doing, and with good reason.
With advanced technology, the structural role of the windshield in vehicles has become progressively more complex.
For most vehicles, around 70% of the structural integrity of the entire vehicle is held in place by the windshield.
That is not something you want to mess around with if you don’t know what you are doing, for your own safety and the wellbeing of your future passengers.