Getting Your Auto Glass Repaired

When a pop bottle flew off of a freeway overpass and smashed into my car window, I knew that I had a problem. I was already late to work, and I had no idea how I was going to have time to get the damage repaired. Fortunately, a friend of mine told me about a place that offered mobile windshield repair. They came out the same day, worked on my car, and replaced the window--all while I sat at my desk and helped clients. It was really amazing to have their help, and I couldn't have done it without them. This blog is all about mobile windshield repair.

Why You Should Reconsider Attempting A DIY Repair Or Replacement Of Your Auto Glass


There are many commercial do-it-yourself products out there for fixing auto glass or replacing it. However, using these products can lead to more damage if you're not careful. Even if you are careful, but choose the wrong product, you can still make a mess of things. Here's why you should go straight to a professional windshield repair and replacement service instead.

If You're Trying to Fix the Auto Glass, It's Already Compromised

If you're trying to repair a scratch, ding, dent, or any kind of physical problem with your auto glass, then you're fighting a losing battle. As soon as there's visible damage, it's a strong indicator that your auto glass can go at any time.

A random pothole, rock, or vibration can cause that damage to widen and shatter the glass. When your auto glass is already compromised, you should seek professional repair quickly.

If you're inexperienced and you attempt to repair your auto glass yourself, you can increase that damage rather than fix it. If you fix it poorly, then it's no better off than if you would have left it alone.

No Kit or DIY Repair Product Can Compete With Professional Equipment and Skill

Most repair kits rely on resin. The resin used to heal the glass isn't always the same.

  • Some resins are cheaper than others
  • Some are harder to apply than others.
  • Some are most effective under very specific conditions
  • Some DIY kits aren't clear on instruction
  • Some DIY kits have faulty tools

By contrast, a professional repair service will know what tools and resins will work best for your specific needs. The service will have trained technicians that know how to apply the repair properly, and promptly. In addition, the service may also have a warranty in case the repair or replacement fails.

Replacing Auto Glass Also Needs a Professional

A repair is one thing, a windshield replacement is something else. You may think that taking out the old glass and simply putting in the new glass is all there is to it. But that's far from the truth.

It's not just the act of replacing a windshield or other auto glass that you have to worry about. There are other factors to consider.

  • Choosing the right size auto glass
  • Watching out for glass that's already damaged
  • Making sure the replacement occurs with no issues

If you do not replace the auto glass precisely as you should, there's a possibility it will crack or break once you start driving. Your car roof can collapse as well.

There's Also the Matter of Your Insurance

You should check with your auto insurance company before attempting any type of DIY repair. They may not cover you if the repair fails. It's also possible a DIY repair will void your warranty.

So even if you're set on doing the repair or replacement yourself, instead of calling a professional, you should make sure your insurance company is on board with that decision. Or, you can just have a professional windshield repair and replacement service take care of everything for you.


22 May 2016