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Windshield Repair Versus Replacement

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Windshield repair restores the structural integrity of the glass. This is a process that removes air and moisture from the damaged area and then permanently sealing the repaired area. There are two choices you have when you discover a rock chip on your windshield. One is ignoring it until the chip develops into a large crack leaving no choice but to replace your windshield, while the other choice is to repair your windshield. Here are some reasons why you should choose auto glass repair instead of replacing your windshield. Most people have no idea that cracks and chips in a windshield can be repaired. It is a proven fact that 98% of windshield chips are repairable. Chips, scratches and nicks cause glare and blind spots which can affect the vision and safety of the driver. Nicks and cracks can be repaired by a trained windshield technician.

Windshield repairs are convenient,

Cracked Windshield Repair

Cracked Windshield Repair

service personnel will come to your home or where it is convenient for the customer. The approximate time frame for a repair depends on the severity of the chip or crack but most proper repairs can be done in less than one hour. Another thing to remember is that a windshield chip or crack impairs the driver’s visibility and compromises the structural integrity of the windshield and the safety of the driver and passengers. In some states it is considered illegal to drive with a damaged windshield or an “equipment violation” carrying a fine of over a hundred dollars. Repairing is much less than replacing a windshield or receiving a ticket. The average windshield replacement is ($200 to $400) dollars or more depending on the year make and model of the car. The average windshield chip or crack repair, the size of a quarter or smaller (bulls eye, star breaks, combination breaks) can be quickly repaired at your convenience and location by a skilled mobile windshield chip repair technician. The average price for a windshield chip or a crack less than six inches is approximately $40 to $70 dollars or more, with a reduced price for a second repair on the same windshield.

Something to consider when deciding to replace the windshield or repair it is water leaks in the windshield may be a problem. The original factory seal of your windshield was installed in climate controlled conditions and is designed to help provide air bag support in case of an accident. Windshield repair does not involve manipulating the setting of the auto glass and therefore avoids the problem of water leaks completely.

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Some reasons to replace a windshield rather than repairing it could be, if the crack is extending into the edge of the windshield, spider cracks that cover the whole windshield and the integrity of the windshield glass is gone. Another reason for replacement is if your windshield is pitted from sand or is very old and not as clear as it use to be. If you have three or more cracks in the windshield; depending on the severity of the damage, or if the break continues through the laminate to the inside layer of the glass you should replace your windshield.

It pays to get cracks and chips repaired as soon as possible. Continued driving can increase the damage and cause you to replace the windshield.

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