The most common rule of thumb when it comes to auto glass repair is to replace only those cracks or chips found away from the edge of the windshield. Glass repair for cars is extremely inexpensive compared to glass replacement and typically can be done yourself, without professional assistance. In addition, when you replace a windshield, it is usually very simple, especially when compared to auto glass replacement repairs which involve cutting the windshield to size and assembling the pieces.
If your car has a windshield, chances are, you have seen at least one crack or chip in the glass. These cracks can be caused by a variety of things, such as: a blow to the windshield by a car door or windscreen, a small rock, or even a piece of road debris. Cracks and chips are what create all kinds of accidents and collisions that involve your windshield. As the cracks get bigger and larger, they begin to interfere with the driver’s vision and with normal driving conditions.
To prevent windshield repair, one of the best things you can do is to avoid using your windshield when you drive. If you must use it while driving, make sure you drive slowly to avoid hitting cracks and chips. Even if you have to use your windshield while driving, always take the time to slow down and pay close attention to your surroundings.
If you notice a crack or chip in the windshield, it is highly recommended that you inspect the glass in question before attempting to repair it. If the crack or chip is quite big, it may need to be cut out in order to repair it, and you should contact a glass specialist or auto glass company if this is the case.
Once you have made sure that the crack or chip can be repaired, you may be able to save money by choosing an auto glass repair company that offers a glass guarantee. Most companies will be glad to offer you a warranty on the work you receive, although some may charge an additional fee if you need a guarantee. This warranty usually covers everything from minor cracks and chips to cracked windshields.
If you are not sure whether or not you are protected by a warranty, try calling customer service and asking about the warranty. If you find out that you are, you may be able to choose a cheaper company that does not offer a warranty.