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Heat Advisory: Take Care of Your Windshield with These Crucial Tips

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2015

We are now at the height of summer, with temperatures soaring into the 80s and 90s daily. In light of the heat, the Auto Glass Safety Council TM (AGSC) and its local member All Star Glass advise you to take specific steps to care for your vehicle—and especially the windshield—amid these harsh summer temperatures.

Here are a few tips:

1.    Watch out for chips and cracks in the glass. Very high temperatures can cause a chip or crack in your windshield to spread quickly. If you spot a chip or a crack in the glass, you may want to contact All Star Glass to find out if it can be repaired to lessen the chances of further spreading.

2.    Be cautious of the temperature if you do need a windshield replacement. Many urethanes (the substance used to bond a windshield to the vehicle) can only be used under certain temperatures and humidity conditions. Be sure to check with the technician doing the work to make sure that the urethane being used is appropriate for the hot weather, or find out if there is an indoor location at which the work can be completed.

3.    Use an Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) - Registered Member Company for the replacement of your windshield. AGSC Registered Member Companies have agreed to comply with the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard TM (AGRSS), which addresses proper procedures, education and product performance. Companies that register with the AGSC agree to undergo random, on-site third-party audits at least once every four years.

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) is the not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe replacement of auto glass. The AGSC was founded and is supported by companies in the auto glass replacement industry that keep safe installation as their primary goal and is an accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards development organization. It has developed North America’s only auto glass replacement standard, the AGRSSTM Standard (ANSI/AGSC/AGRSSTM 003-2015 Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard), which addresses procedures, education and product performance.

All Star Glass is a certified member of the Auto Glass Safety Council ( The AGSC provides for a technical 48 point, independent inspection and audit of the work and procedures of All Star Glass at each of its locations. The 100+ auto glass technicians at All Star Glass are trained, tested and certified in proper techniques and procedures. Less than 15% of the U.S. auto glass companies are participating in this elite class of professionals. To learn more about our safety program, go to

All Star Glass store hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm; however, our 24/7 call center can schedule an appointment for your auto glass replacement or repair by calling (800) 225-4184. Or go online to and find any of our thirty locations in California. Most windshield replacements and other auto glass jobs can be completed within 24 hours.

About All Star Glass:
Not all auto glass businesses are created the same. Windshield replacement and auto glass repairs are very technical tasks that should be completed by an experienced installer. The All Star Glass team has all proper credentials to do business in the state of California and is fully insured. Each of the company’s 30 auto glass centers has business licenses for its area and complies with all requirements for the Bureau of Automotive Repairs. All technicians have passed pre-employment criminal background checks and drug testing, as well as in-house training specifications and certification by urethane and glass manufacturers. Our products, vehicles and employees are fully insured.

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