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Hurricane Auto commitment to safety with quality

We are proud of the work every Hurricane Auto experienced technician performs and this is our way of saying “check us out”.

  • Used care to prevent damage and maintain vehicle cleanliness by placing protective covering on/in vehicle as required
  • Removed moldings, clips, windshield wipers, cowling, etc., as required
  • Used Full Cut-Out method, removing old adhesive to approximately 1/16″ thickness as specified by the original equipment manufacturer ( OEM )
  • Used high performance urethane adhesive to meet the specifications of your car’s manufacturer and safe drive-away time requirements
  • Installed windshield that meets or exceeds the OEM specifications of your car’s manufacturer and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
  • Installed moldings, clips, windshield wipers, cowling, etc., replacing with new parts as necessary
  • Clean windows, vacuum glass and debris from vehicle
  • Inspect the vehicle for workmanship when finished
  • Tech will explain when your vehicle can be safely driven based on Temperature, Humidity and type of urethane used.
  • Reviewed Unbreakable Warranty and any other special instructions

Looking for additional information about auto glass-industry terms? Scroll through the list below for definitions to the most common auto glass terms.

5-Point Service Pledge

Hurricane Auto AutoGlass is committed to making sure your experience is the best it can be. We believe that your satisfaction is so important that we can stand behind it with our 5-Point Service Pledge:

1. A certified technician will provide a quality installation or repair, using high-quality parts and materials.

2. We will fully protect the interior and exterior of your vehicle where we are working.

3. We will clean your vehicle’s exterior glass.

4. We will vacuum all broken glass after the work is completed.

5. We will provide a lifetime warranty on auto glass materials and workmanship for as long as you own or lease your vehicle.



The bonding agent used to adhere replacement auto glass to your vehicle.

The American National Standard Institute, which is a private, non-profit organization that coordinates a voluntary consensus standardization system.

Anti-Theft Vehicles
Vehicles equipped with an anti-theft device or with laminated tempered glass, which prevents breaking.


Drive-Away Time
Hurricane Auto technicians use the best materials, including the industry’s finest adhesive with a one-hour drive-away time for windshield installations. The choice of adhesive is a critical element in the quality and safety of a windshield installation. Using the most advanced materials improves the quality of the installation as well as your safety and convenience.


Flat Glass
This glass part has no curvature.


Glass Color Almost all auto glass is tinted with a specific color, which is typically blue, green or brown. To determine which color is in your vehicle, simply hold a piece of white paper behind your glass.


Heads-Up Display
This feature will allow the dashboard measurements to be projected up on the glass to prevent the driver from having to look away from the road to monitor vehicle performance.


Certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Worldwide federation of national standards bodies concerned with consistent rules or guidelines of technical specifications.


Keyless Entry
Vehicles with this feature have an antenna on the rear windshield for the keyless entry system.


Laminated Glass
Laminated glass is created by putting a piece of laminate between two pieces of glass, which will cause the glass to stay together even when broken. Car windshields are laminated glass.

Light Sensor
A sensor, usually located in the windshield, that senses the absence of light and turns the headlights on.


Modular Glass
This glass part has a molding or assembly attached to it.

A finishing strip used to secure the glass.

A thin, polyester film used to cover the resin used to repair a damaged area until the resin has cured


Original Equipment Manufacturer. Glass parts used by Hurricane Auto are either OEM or OEM-equivalent.


Partition Glass
A divider between the front seat area and the back seat area, which is common in limousines.

The pinchweld is the part of the vehicle frame where the adhesive is applied to bond the glass to the vehicle.

Hurricane Auto uses a single-use primer pad to apply Sika Aktivator® to the glass to ensure a reliable seal with your vehicle.


Quarter Glass
The quarter glass, which is often triangular in shape, is glass found on the side of the vehicle between the rear door glass and the back glass.


Rain Sensor
A sensor, usually located on the windshield, that senses rain and turns the wipers on automatically.

Rear Windshield
This glass part stretches across the rear of the vehicle. It is also referred to as the back glass.

Repair Bridge
A patented high-pressure injector which is used in repair to fill and seal the damaged area with resin.

A hardener used in rock chip or crack repair. Once it has filled the chip or crack, it is cured with ultraviolet light to prevent further damage to the windshield and restore the structural integrity to the vehicle.


SafeTech Certification
Hurricane Auto is the only company with an internal certification program to ensure compliance with the new American National Standard Institute (ANSI) auto glass replacement safety standard.

Side Glass
This is the glass found either on the driver or the passenger doors. It is also known as door glass.

Structural Integrity
Auto glass effects helps support the structure of your vehicle in the case of an accident. Hurricane Auto uses only the best materials and procedures to install your auto glass, because your safety is our top priority.


A powerful adhesive used to bond the glass to the frame of the vehicle.


Vehicle Make
This is the brand of vehicle that you drive. Examples are Dodge, Ford, General Motors or Honda.

Vehicle Model
This is the type of vehicle that you drive. Examples are the Dodge Durango, Ford F-150 or Honda Civic.

Vent Glass
The vent glass, which is often triangular in shape, is glass found on the side of the vehicle between the front door glass and the windshield.

The Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, is a unique 17-digit number assigned to each vehicle.

VIN Etch
A car theft deterrent measure in which a vehicle’s identification number is gently etched into all of the automobile’s glass. Car thieves generally avoid VIN Etched vehicles because all of the glass must be stripped and replaced before a thief can get rid of the car, a costly and time consuming process. VIN etching is harmless to windows and it won’t mar the look of the vehicle.


A piece of laminated glass used to protect the inside of the vehicle from the elements, as well as promote the structural integrity of the vehicle.

Windshield Repair
Hurricane Auto’s certified repair specialists can repair chips, nicks and cracks up to 6 inches long. This prevents further damage and restores the structural integrity of your windshield, without removing and replacing the glass. Windshield repair is safe, effective, convenient and takes less than 30 minutes to complete.