Do you have a chip or crack in your car windshield? It happens to everyone at some point. One positive, however, is that you may not actually need to replace your windshield. While any auto windshield and glass repair may seem like a pain, this is truly good news, because windshield repair is significantly less expensive than windshield replacement. You’ll need to speak with your local home and auto glass specialist for confirmation, but here’s how to tell whether you need windshield repair or replacement services.
Whether you need windshield repair or replacement will depend greatly upon the damage to your auto glass. The factors a glass specialist will need to consider include the size of the chip or crack and its location. Generally speaking, most shops can repair windshield damage as long as the chip is no larger than a quarter or the crack longer than three inches.
Even small cracks can turn into big problems, depending on their location. Unfortunately, if the crack in your windshield is located near the edge, it will be prone to spreading easier and quicker. This can cause structural issues with your entire windshield and, as such, may mean you’ll need to choose replacement over repair.
Do You Need Windshield Repair or Replacement Services?
If your windshield has been damaged, it’s important that you have a professional auto glass specialist examine it right away. Don’t wait to have the repair made or to schedule your windshield replacement. Contact Lakewood City Glass & Upholstery today to schedule an appointment to have your vehicle’s windshield assessed. We offer a wide variety of home and auto glass services, including window replacement. For more information, visit our website. You can also call us at (253) 201–1136 to schedule an appointment for window repair or replacement.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Windshield Repair and Replacement Services
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