Do you have a chip or fracture in your car windshield? It happens to everyone at some point. One high-note, though, is that you may not actually need to replace your windshield entirely. While any auto windshield and glass repair may feel like a major nuisance, this is actually positive news because windshield repair is significantly less expensive than windshield replacement. You’ll need to talk to your regional home and auto glass specialist for price confirmation, but here’s how to know whether you need to repair or replace your auto glass.
Whether you require repair or replacement depends mainly on the damage to your auto glass. The factors a technician will need to consider include the chip or crack size and its location. Typically, most shops can repair windshield damage as long as the chip can fit inside a quarter, or the crack doesn’t exceed three inches in length.
Even miniature cracks can evolve into huge issues, depending on their location. If the crack in your windshield is close to the edge, it’s more likely to spread more rapidly. This can lead to structural problems with the glass as a whole. As such, this may mean you need to opt for replacement over repair.
Require Auto Glass Repair or Replacement Services?
If your windshield incurred damage, it’s important to have a professional technician examine it pronto. Don’t hold off on repairs or scheduling your windshield replacement. Contact Lakewood City Glass & Upholstery today to book an appointment to have your car’s windshield looked at. We provide a wide array of home and auto glass services, including window replacement. To learn more, browse our website. You can call us at (253) 201–1136 to get started.
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