Guest Blogs Archives

AGSC Social Media

December 14, 2020

Seth Maiman AGSC Director, Public Affairs The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) maintains a presence on several social media platforms to further its mission of … Read More

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Value-added Feature Help

September 29, 2020

Bob Beranek

Value-added features on many of today’s vehicles are so unnoticeable that they often don’t exist in the mind of the vehicle owner. When auto glass … Read More

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COVID-19 and Auto Glass Installation

April 17, 2020

Bob Beranek

As I write this, my wife and I are self-quarantined in our home.  We are not sick and do not have symptoms of the COVID-19 … Read More

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AGRSS Clarifications

January 30, 2020

Bob Beranek

What does Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) cover and what vehicles are exempt? All auto glass replacements are covered under the standard. However, the ‘permissible exceptions’ clause, as stated in section 7.2 of the standard under the heading, installation standards – rubber gasket, has caused confusion. Read More

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Pre & Post Scans

October 21, 2019

Bob Beranek

There have been discussions about carmakers requiring pre & post scans when doing any repair work on their vehicles lately. “Scanning” means using a tool to read the vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostic (OBDII) computer. Read More

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Setting the Glass

September 26, 2019

Bob Beranek

“I’m dedicating this post to ‘setting the glass.’ What exactly is meant by setting the glass? Setting the glass refers to placing the glass into … Read More

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Interesting Quarter Glass Recall

July 15, 2019

Bob Beranek

“I get weekly emails from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that list the most recalls issued. There was one that caught my eye; … Read More

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Prepping OE Pre-Primed Glass

June 24, 2019

“Recently we’ve seen an increase of original equipment (OE) glass purchases from dealerships. Why, because Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are being incorporated into new … Read More

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Spanking the Glass

April 30, 2019

I can always tell when a technician was trained by an ‘old-timer’ like me. How? They ‘spank’ or slap the glass into position rather than smooth it in place. Read More

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Repairable Breaks

November 27, 2018

Every repairable break is unique, and some repair professionals say a break or chip is like a snowflake. However, windshield breaks share certain characteristics that allow us to put them in generalized categories. Read More

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