California’s Bureau of Automotive Repair recently adopted new windshield replacement regulations that went into effect on January 1, 2017.
The regulations require that those who replace windshields in California:
- Use windshield adhesives that meet or exceed vehicle manufacturer specifications. Adhesive systems shall be used in accordance with the adhesive manufacturer’s specifications and adhesives shall be applied in accordance with vehicle manufacturer specifications;
- Provide an estimate per [section] 3353 notifying the customer that installation of the windshield will prevent operation of the vehicle for a period of time and whether the windshield is an original equipment manufacturer part or a non-original equipment manufacturer part; [and]
- Provide an invoice … notifying the customer of the cure time, the date and time upon which the installation was completed, and whether the windshield is an original equipment manufacturer part or a non-original equipment manufacturer part.”
In light of the new regulations, the AGSC has issued an advisory to its members in California and those who do business in the state of California.
“We encourage our California members and those who do business in the state of California to let your consumers and insurance agents know that you are an AGSC Registered Member Company and how long you have been an AGSC Registered Member Company,” says AGSC president Debra Levy in the advisory. “Advise them that, as such, you prove you abide by the AGRSS™ Standard, North America’s only auto glass replacement safety standard, which is consistent with many of the same regulations as California’s new regulations for windshield replacement.”
She adds, “Also, let them know that, as an AGSC Registered Member Company, you are required to undergo rigorous, independent third-party audits verifying your compliance with the AGRSS Standard (and thus, many of California’s new regulations) on an on-going basis.”
Click here for full text of advisory.