Unfortunately, most of us will end up needing some kind of accident or natural disaster vehicle repair at some point. Even the most careful drivers sometimes end up in unexpected situations, and after an accident occurs, it can be hard to assess damages on your own. While some cracked and/or chipped windshields require full windshield glass replacement, some can be repaired – at a lower cost to you, the driver.
How do I know if my windshield needs to be replaced?
The location of a chip or crack typically determines whether you’ll need windshield replacement or repair. A crack on the edge of your windshield is prone to spread widely and quickly, and so repairing it may not be a lasting solution. Also, chips or cracks that are directly in the driver’s line of vision may also not be good candidates for windshield repair, as repair generally leaves distortions in the glass, which could compromise the driver’s line of sight in the future.
How can I protect my car from hail damage?
During hail season, hail can cause significant damage to property for Colorado Springs residents, and our vehicles may get the worst of it.
Benefits of windshield glass replacement
Full windshield glass replacement may be more expensive, but the replacement glass we install has been fully inspected for safety. Replacing your windshield is the safest way to address chips or cracks in your windshield, but you will have to wait a few hours after replacement before driving your vehicle to ensure the urethane bond is completely cured.
Benefits of windshield glass repair
“Clearly” windshield repair will be less costly than full replacement. However, only an auto glass specialist will be able to tell you if your chip or crack is eligible for quality repair. Because repair is so much more cost effective, many insurance companies opt to pay for it in full, waiving your deductible on your coverage. The general rule? If your chip or crack becomes larger than a dollar bill, windshield replacement is the only viable option.
Contact us today to find out if your windshield damage can be resolved with low-cost windshield glass repair methods.