Safelite Recognizes National Safe Driving Month


COLUMBUS, Ohio – June 22, 2011 In honor of National Safe Driving Month this June, Safelite AutoGlass® wants drivers to know the decision to repair your windshield is not as clear as you think. Ignoring a chip in your windshield creates a real driving risk.

In fact, automotive experts rank the windshield as a vehicle’s third most important safety component behind seatbelts and airbags. The windshield ensures the passenger-side airbag deploys properly and helps maintain a vehicle’s structural integrity in the event of a rollover. A chip can weaken the windshield’s structural integrity.

Fortunately, a chip smaller than the size of a dollar bill can easily be repaired by filling it with Safelite’s patented resin. The repair often takes just 30 minutes, and the result is barely visible and the windshield is strong again. A repair will also save drivers in the long run. A chip could turn into a crack at any time, often when drivers are least expecting it. Windshield repair is often a safe and economical alternative to a full windshield replacement.

“You have many choices for vehicle glass repair or replacement. No matter who you choose, please research the vendor and understand your options,” said Tom Feeney, Safelite AutoGlass® president and CEO. “Ask about experience and if their work is backed by a national warranty.”

All Safelite AutoGlass® repairs are backed by a national warranty and are guaranteed to pass lease turn-back and state vehicle inspections.

About Safelite AutoGlass®

Safelite AutoGlass®, founded in 1947, is the nation’s leading provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, providing mobile service to more than 95 percent of the U.S. population in all 50 states. The Columbus, Ohio-based company employs nearly 10,000 people across the United States and served 4 million customers last year. For more information, visit

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