The wonderful thing about newer vehicles as they hit the marketplace is the amount of new-age technology built into their design to create a safer driving experience. What many don't realize is that a percentage of that technology is built into your vehicles auto-glass. That means that when an advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) is in place, replacing your vehicle's auto-glass can become that much more complicated if not done right.

Advanced driving assistance systems can include senors, such as those utilized for lane departure, collision avoidance, parking assist, adaptive cruise control and more. These systems rely upon lasers, radar and cameras, that are typically mounted to your vehicles windshield. Anytime a windshield needs to be replaced the camera, that is an integral part of your vehicles safety system, needs to be calibrated to OEM (or factory) settings. If not done correctly it can lead to a miscalculation in your vehicles ADAS system.

That miscalculation of even a millimeter could lead to an improperly aligned camera, affecting the functionality of your vehicles ADAS system, leading to one or more potentially dangerous driving situations. That could include, not sensing the correct distance between vehicles when switching lanes on the highway, or your parking assist being off and colliding with another parked car. Precision calibration is detrimental to your vehicle's ADAS safe operation, and to ensuring that you continue to have a safe driving experience.

If your vehicle has an advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) is important that its camera be calibrated after every windshield replacement, as well as anytime your vehicle is in an accident (however minor), anytime you see an error code, or anytime the camera gets disconnected. At Aaron's AutoGlass we take your safety seriously. That is why as vehicle's have evolved so has our business model. We now offer our customers with ADAS systems the ability to have their windshield camera calibrated quickly and efficiently.

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When your automobiles glass has been damaged beyond repair, or is in need of a simple rock chip repair, more often than not if you phone it into your insurance company they will most likely recommend a repair shop. The question most folks we work with ask, is do you have to use their preferred auto glass repair shop?

The simple answer is no! You don't have to use the auto glass repair shop the insurance company recommends. Most insurance companies have contracts with repair shops near you, and choosing one off your insurance companies list benefits them exclusively. When you choose your insurance companies repair shop, as a part of that contract they have usually negotiated lower rates on labor, parts and materials. Saving them money in the long run. When it comes to the safety of your vehicle do you really want to compromise it with discount parts and materials? You're also not guaranteed quality service.

The problem is that insurers in the past have used false statements to pressure policyholders into use preferred auto glass and automotive repair shops in general. In Massachusetts, and Rhodes Island laws have been put into place to prevent insurance adjusters from pushing customers to preferred repair shops. It is actually illegal for them to dissuade you from using your choice of repair shops, or require you to use one of their preferred shops instead.

Commonweath of MA Regulation 212 2.0.4

States that no staff or independent appraiser, insurer, representative of insurer, or employer of an independent appraiser shall refer the claimant to or away from any specific repair shop or require that repairs be made by a specific repair shop or individual.

R.I. Gen. Laws § 27-29-4(15). (2) R.I. Gen. Laws § 27-29-4(15)

Defines one unfair method of competition and unfair or deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance as: requiring that repairs be made to an automobile at a specified auto body repair shop or interfering with the insured's or claimant's free choice of repair facility. The insured or claimant shall be promptly informed by the insurer of his or her free choice in the selection of an auto body repair shop. Once the insured or claimant has advised the insurer that an auto body repair shop has been selected, the insurer may not recommend that a different auto body repair shop be selected to repair the automobile.

If you are looking for a reputable auto glass repair shop Aaron's AutoGlass has you covered. We not only offer a lifetime warranty on our work, but we are committed to the safety of our customers as an accredited and Registered Member Company of the prestigious Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). Taking care of your auto glass concerns with experienced, and prompt service anywhere you are via our Mobile Auto Glass Repair Service. Our staff will also take care of all the details required to file the claim with your insurance company. Making your experience hassle free.

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Updated: Jun 21, 2019

Aaron's AutoGlass is proud to announce that we are officially a registered member of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC). The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safe repair and replacement of auto glass. The AGSC was founded and is supported by companies in the auto glass repair and replacement industry that keep safe repair and replacement as their primary goal, and is an accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards development organization.

The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) has developed and continuously maintains North America's only auto glass replacement standard, the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS™) ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 004-2018 which addresses procedures, education and product performance.

At Aaron's AutoGlass we are committed to safety and quality at the highest level. As a registered member of Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC), we are required to participate in the Auto Glass Safety Council Validation Program. That means that our auto glass repair technicians follow the very best practices for safe automotive glass installations, and meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard.

Through our continued pledge of excellence, we bring training, technical expertise, and advanced glass repair/replacement technology to bear on every repair and replacement. As a part of that pledge, and now as a registered member of the Auto Glass Safety Council we continue to be dedicated to making every auto glass repair and replacement safer by maintaining the very best safety standards for the repair and replacement of auto glass, and consistently educating and accrediting our auto glass repair technicians.

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