3 Things You Should Know Auto Glass Repair

Posted on: 19 June 2018

If you find a crack, hole or other damage to your car's windshield, you will want to solve this problem immediately. A damaged windshield can lead to an accident that can be more costly than a simple windshield repair or replacement. The following are a few things you should know when you need your windshield fixed.

1. Windshield repair and replacement is a mobile service

Not only has this service become mobile, but mobile service is now the norm. There is no reason to drive your car with a damaged windshield for service. And this includes the installation of a new windshield. All you need to do is give them the information about the make and model of your car, and they will bring the correct windshield to your location, remove the damaged windshield, and then install the new one. The mobile equipment used to do this makes the job fast and done to a high-quality standard.

2. Not all windshields need replacing

Sometimes repairs can be made. The same company that will install a new windshield will likely offer repair service. This is done with a resin that is injected into the hole or crack. A vacuum is pulled that cures the resin. Once the repair is done, you can see through the repaired glass as if there never was a crack or hole. Keep in mind that although this is a great alternative to replacing the entire windshield, there are limitations. Cracks and holes cannot be large. A technician can look at the damage and determine whether a repair can be made or not.

3. You should never delay repair work

Assuming that your damaged windshield can be repaired, you need to have it done immediately. The longer you drive with a damaged windshield, the worse it will get. Vibration from driving on the road will cause a crack to become larger. Even a small hole will have multiple cracks around it, creating a star-like appearance, and this will grow larger as well. Having the repair done now may save money on the cost of replacing the entire windshield.

Once you are ready to have your windshield fixed, you can get quotes over the phone for windshield replacement. You may be able to get a quote for a repair, but the quote will be conditional upon an inspection by a technician because there are several variables that will determine if a repair is possible. Also, your rear window and side windows can be repaired or replaced if needed.

For more information, contact your local auto glass repair service.