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 It's Vital To Repair Your Windshield


Does your car's windshield have a chip, pit, or crack in it? Are you worried that having your windshield replaced might drive up your insurance premium? Making a claim on your auto insurance will almost always raise the rate, depending on what kind of policy you have. Fortunately for you, you may be able to avoid this possibility if you repair your windshield instead of replacing it entirely. Here are some of the best reasons to consider this:

Not make an insurance claim: If you want to pay out of pocket to replace a windshield, you'll quickly find out that it costs hundreds of dollars. Large pieces of glass are not cheap and neither is the labor required to carefully remove the old windshield and put in the new. But if your local glass repair technician deems your windshield repairable, you'll be charged just a fraction of the cost. Instead of replacing the whole windshield, the technician will use a resin with the same optical properties as glass to fill in the flaw. The process will also be completed in a much quicker time frame than when replacing the whole windshield. These two factors mean that you should be able to easily pay for the repair out of your own pocket instead of having to file an insurance claim, preventing your rates from going up.

Save time: When you need to replace your windshield, the whole process may take most of a day. You'll have to drop your vehicle off at a specific shop and wait until they can get around to your windshield. Even after the replacement is complete, it could take some time before your car is ready to be picked up since the adhesive that is used to keep the windshield in place may take a while to cure. When you opt to repair your windshield instead, you can ask that the glass repair technicians come to you. Instead of being deprived of your vehicle for most of the day, you can have the repair completed while you're on your lunch break at work or while at home with your young children. 

Avoid replacement: As long as the amount of damage is relatively small, glass repair technicians should be able to fix your windshield. But if you let your windshield go for too long without a repair, the damage could start to spread. Once it does that, you may no longer be eligible for a repair. Instead, you will have no choice but to do the expensive and time-consuming replacement that you could've easily avoided by repairing your windshield now.

For more information, contact local professionals like Glass On Wheels.


6 October 2016