It’s happened to the best of us; you’re driving down the highway on your way to work or for a quick trip to the supermarket when WHACK—suddenly there’s a crack in your windshield. Auto windshield and glass repair can be daunting, especially if you’ve never needed it before. While the circumstance certainly isn’t ideal, your local home and auto glass specialist is available to help. To ease your mind, here are a few things you should know about windshield repair before scheduling an appointment.
1. The Size of the Damage Matters
Typically, as long as the damage to your windshield is smaller than a quarter, it can be repaired. If, however, the spot in question is larger than a quarter, it’s likely you’ll need to replace your auto glass.
2. Weather Impacts Repair Time
While the actual act of windshield repair can take as little as half an hour, weather plays a role in the process as well. Your windshield must remain completely dry for at least 24 hours before the repairs can be made.
3. You’ll Still See the Crack or Chip
Windshield repair doesn’t remove the crack or chip. You’ll still be able to see it, but it will no longer negatively impact the effectiveness of your windshield. It will, however, be much less distracting.
Need Windshield Repair?
Does your car need windshield repair? Don’t allow the damage to spread. It’s always best to have your vehicle examined right away to prevent further issues. Reach out to Lakewood City Glass & Upholstery today to schedule an appointment. We offer an assortment of auto and residential glass services, including windshield repair and window replacement. Visit our website for more information about our company. Want to schedule an appointment now? Call (253) 201–1136 to speak with a representative.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Windshield Repair and Replacement
Serving the communities of Lakewood, Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Parkland and Joint Base Lewis-McChord