2525 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016(602) 235-6002

Ever-Ready Glass Services

  • Auto glass Replacement
  • Windshield Repair
  • Home and Business Glass Replacement
  • Tinting Auto, Home and Business
  • Commercial Glass
  • Windows & Doors
  • Free Quotes; Phone, Fax or Internet
  • Mobile Service to Your Home or Business
  • Electronic Claims Processing
  • Written Warranties
  • Quality Service

Glossary

  • Adhesives

  • Compounds that are used to bond together different materials by surface attachment.
  • Bulletproof Glass

  • Is actually plastic of varying densities and construction.
  • Encapsulated

  • Has the exterior molding applied to the glass and is bolted through the body from the inside.
  • Fixed

  • Usually glued into the body and covered with trim on the outside of the body.
  • FMVSS

  • Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
  • OEM

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer. This means that the glass meets the original specifications for safety and quality as the glass that it came with from the factory.
  • Privacy

  • Privacy Glass comes in a wide range of colors, depending on manufacturer and vehicle.
  • Shaded

  • Shading refers to the dark color band on the top of most windshields.

Auto Glass

On average, every vehicle will need a windshield repair or replacement at least once every seven years.

Introduction

If you have an auto accident, or your windshield is damaged by flying debris, your car needs professional attention. Ever-Ready Glass offers service at your house, business, body shop, or garage.

You can get a free glass quote. Click Here or give us a call at (602) 235-6002

We invite you to see what we have to offer. Please Browse our site, and if you have any questions, answers are an E-Mail or phone call away!

Auto Glass - Repair or Replace?

If it is in a vehicle, we can do it. We have one of the largest inventories of glass in the Southwest.
Our approved vendor status with most insurance companies means we can take the hassle out of your repair or replacement with electronic claims processing. In the case of windshield chip and minor crack repair, most insurers will waive your deductible, making your service free.

Training

Training at Ever-Ready Glass is an ongoing process because your safety is our first priority.

Glass installers at many glass shops are given minimal training, in some cases as little as 2 weeks, and then sent out to install your windshield.

Our technicians are given extensive training by seasoned veterans in the industry and outside sources in both the classroom and the shop

To do the job properly and safely requires a clear understanding the safety issues involved, as well as many hours of hands-on experience.

Auto Glass Facts

Auto glass plays a major part in the design of the passenger compartment of modern vehicles. The glass in your vehicle acts to withstand the crushing of the roof in a roll-over, and to manage energy transfer in less severe accidents.
The windshield is one of the primary safety components of vehicle design crash management, and it is utilized for passenger side air bag deployment. During an accident, a passenger-side air bag can blow an improperly installed windshield completely out of a vehicle.
A windshield that dislodges from the body of the vehicle will not provide the necessary support for the passenger compartment, nor allow the airbag to work properly.
The windshield is a major structural component of an automobile that must meet Federal crash and rollover standards. FMVSS

Types of Auto Glass

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass is a single layer of glass that is heat treated to increase impact resistance. It is heated to around 1100 Degrees (F) then rapidly cooled. It is made to size and shape, as it cannot be cut after manufacture.

Laminated Glass

Laminated glass consists of two panes of glass permanently bonded together with a tough interlayer of plastic under heat and pressure into a single piece. Windshields are made up of two layers of tempered glass and a central layer of plastic. These are laminated together to form a visual and structural unit in your car.

Tints and Colors

Tinting is done by adding metallic ingredients to the glass mixture during manufacturing. Depending on the ingredients used, the color and performance properties will be different. Tinted glass in vehicles is sometimes referred to as solar privacy, and shaded

Safety

Safety Standards

All vehicles sold in the United States must meet or exceed the following Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

Passenger Airbag Deployment

[FMVSS 49 CFR 571.208]
The airbag bounces off the windshield to absorb the initial deployment. This may shatter the windshield but as long as the windshield stays in place it is still serving its intended purpose.

Structural Strength

[FMVSS 49 CFR 571.216]
In an accident in which the vehicle rolls over, the strength of the front of the passenger compartment depends primarily upon the windshield. As much as 60% of roof strength is lost if the glass separates from the vehicle body resulting in a crushed roof.

Containment

[FMVSS 49 CFR 571.219]
If you are in a crash, it is important that debris from outside the vehicle not enter the passenger compartment and that passengers be kept inside the vehicle.