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All of your questions about auto glass answered

Local expert Rany Khario explains the ins and outs of auto glass replacement, windshield and stone chip repair

If the windshield of your car has a chip, crack or is broken, you need answers fast.

Taking care of your windshield is important, because it can save your life. In fact, after seat belts and airbags, it’s the third-most crucial safety component in your vehicle, providing approximately 70% of your car’s structural integrity.

Village Media Content Studio spoke to local expert Rany Khario to get his advice on caring for your windshield. If you need auto glass replacement, windshield repair or replacement, stone chip repair—or even camera calibration for your vehicle’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems—Barrie’s UniglassPlus can help.

The company inspects windshields for free and they will always try to repair damage before resorting to replacing it. “If your windshield has a crack or a chip of any size don’t wait until it’s too late to have it repaired,” Rany warns.

Here he answers customers most frequently asked questions.

What is the quality of the glass that you use?

At UniglassPlus they use only high quality windshields made from Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) manufacturers that are recognized by the insurance industry.

Also known as aftermarket glass, OEE means your windshield must meet strict quality standards, though it will not be marked with a specific manufacturer’s logo. It is created by a certified manufacturer that works closely with vehicle manufacturers. OEE windshields are the preferred choice in many auto glass repair shops.

Be sure to also insist upon professional installation that meets the highest safety standards. Never settle for inferior products or installation.

Is the glass under warranty?

You can have peace of mind as the glass from UniglassPlus comes with the Securi-Clear™ Warranty. This covers any future windshield repairs for free, regardless of the number of impacts. Even better, there is no cost to you or your insurer, so you don’t have to make a claim or file a record with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) claims file!

The company offers the Securi-Clear™ lifetime Warranty free of charge. It covers all repairs if initially claimed through insurance as long as you own the vehicle.

Do you handle insurance claims?

Many worry about insurance and having to claim for a windshield replacement or repair. “At UniglassPlus, we take care of your insurer from start to finish,” says Rany. “Our partnerships with most insurance companies simplifies the claim process.”

All you have to do is make an appointment for a repair or a replacement; they will contact your insurer and inform you of any deductible that may be required.

If you do file a claim you automatically benefit from the UniglassPlus Securi-ClearTM Warranty, which pays for any future repairs as long as you own your vehicle. There is no need to file claims to your insurer and no records in the IBC claim file for windshield repair under Securi-ClearTM.

Can you help fix my car’s camera?

Most of the new (and newer) vehicles on the road in Canada include some version of an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). A camera mounted on the windshield helps make driving easier, reduces driver fatigue and warns drivers of impending dangers.

In order to work properly, these systems need to be properly calibrated by trained professionals. Doing this restores the systems to the original manufacturer specifications.

Since the front-facing cameras are displaced during a windshield replacement, proper calibration is essential.

UniglassPlus in Barrie has been in business for 20 years, offers the best prices and carries the highest quality parts. They even offer mobile service for windshield replacement and repair. Simply make an appointment and they’ll take care of your car wherever you need them to, whether you’re at home or at the office.

For more information, visit or call 705-721-7759. The shop is located at 580 Bayfield Street in Barrie, ON. You can also follow them on TikTok @uniglassplusbarrie and Instagram @uniglassplusbarrie.