What is the AGSC?
The Auto Glass Safety Council™ is an accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards development organization. It has developed North America’s only auto glass replacement standard, the AGRSS Standard (ANSI/AGRSS 002-2002 Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard). The AGRSS Standard addresses procedures, education and product performance.
Why is AGSC important?
Because the glass in today’s automobile is a structural component of the car, it is vitally important that it is installed correctly to protect you and your family in an accident. Your windshield and other adhesive bonded glass parts help to support the roof in a rollover and allows your airbags to deploy properly. If these parts are installed incorrectly, serious and often fatal injury may occur.
What is AGSC validation?
The AGSC performs a thorough and independent on-site validation by Orion Registrar, Inc of all registered companies to assure adherence to AGRSS. We are proud to have achieved AGSC validation each time with a perfect score.
How does using an AGSC validated shop protect me?
As an AGSC validated shop, we document lot numbers on all primers, adhesives, and glass parts that are used for your glass replacement. We also document temperature data at the time of installation and provide you with a safe drive-away time following your glass replacement. This record serves to provide you with complete documentation in the event of a product failure. Also, you will be notified of any product recalls.
How can choosing an AGSC validated shop help me to protect the investment I have made in my car?
By adhering to the AGRSS Standard, we can assure you that we will protect your investment and the future viability of glass replacement in your car. We follow strict product instructions provided by Dow Automotive and required by AGRSS to prevent rust from forming around the glass bonding areas and to mitigate rust when it is present to assure a safe installation.
What if my vehicle has rust around the area that the glass bonds to?
We will remove as much of the rust that is possible and prime the affected areas with a rust inhibiting coating. However, this is not a long-term solution where rust decay is in an advanced state. We recommend you take further action by reading our rust documentation to determine what additional work is necessary based upon your particular circumstances.
How do I know if a shop is a validated AGSC shop?
Look for the AGSC logo and visit www.safewindshields.org to learn more about safe auto glass installation and to find a validated AGSC shop.