It has happened to most of us at one point; you’re driving down the highway when WHACK—suddenly there’s a crack in your windshield. Auto windshield and glass repair can be frustrating, especially if you’ve never needed it before. While the situation definitely isn’t ideal, your local home and auto glass specialist is available to assist you. To put your mind at ease, here are a few things to know about windshield repair before booking an appointment.
1. The Size of the Damage Matters
Usually, as long as the windshield damage is smaller than a quarter, it’s repairable. However, if the spot in question is larger than a quarter, it’s likely you’ll need to replace the auto glass altogether.
2. Weather Impacts Repair Time
While the process can be finished in as little as half an hour, the weather hugely dictates the completion time. Your windshield must be completely dry for at least 24 hours before the technician can proceed with repairs. Expect a longer wait time when the weather is humid.
3. You’ll Still See the Crack or Chip
Contrary to belief, windshield repair doesn’t remove the crack or chip. The blemish is still there, but it will no longer negatively impact the effectiveness and durability of your windshield.
Need Windshield Repair?
Does your car windshield require repair? Don’t let the damage exacerbate. It’s always best to have your vehicle looked at ASAP to offset further issues. Contact Lakewood City Glass & Upholstery today to book an appointment. We provide a variety of auto and residential glass services, including windshield repair and window replacement. Browse our website to learn more about our company. Want to schedule an appointment now? Call (253) 201–1136 to get in touch with one of our technicians.
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