We’ve often said that a repaired windshield can be as strong as undamaged glass, a point that has now come to the record in an Ohio lawsuit.
The State Farm insurance company is in court defending its policy of repairing windshields rather than replacing them, whenever possible.
It won a big victory recently when the Supreme Court of the State Of Ohio nullified the class action status of the lawsuit, based in part on evidence relevant to the case, including unverifiable claims that windshield repair, like what we do at Crackmasters locations in Canada, “fails to restore the windshield glass to an acceptable condition in terms of appearance and functionality in all cases,” and that “repaired windshields are more prone to failure.”
The plaintiff’s key witness undercut his own (non-expert) opinion when he noted a well-known study that proves that windshield repairs performed with our Ultra Bond repair resin have the same strength and functionality as undamaged glass.
This article gives the whole run-down, and there’s even a video that shows the argument in court.
As leaders in the windshield repair industry in Canada, we work hard to educate the public about the benefits of windshield repair. We also hope to play a part in the establishment of industry-wide standards for quality windshield repair and replacement.