Windshield Repair Saves Time And Money
Should you repair it now?
You're driving down the road when you hear it – the sharp, penetrating sound of a rock striking your windshield and leaving its mark. We've all been there. So the question is whether you should ignore it or have it repaired early on.
Even the smallest rock chip damage can become a big crack if left untreated. Temperature changes, road vibrations, any many other factors contribute to accelerate the crack. Having the windshield repaired early will stop the damage from spreading, improve the clarity by at least 80%, and restore the structural integrity.
Repair or Replace? That Is The Question.
When your windshield suffers rock damage, it does not mean that you have to either live with it or get a new windshield. Replacing a windshield is both expensive and time consuming. Even with comprehensive coverage, the deductible can be quite high.
Today, windshield repair is the favored alternative to windshield replacement in many circumstances. If the rock damage is no greater than a quarter dollar in diameter, it is likely very repairable. We can even repair a crack up to 6 inches in length. So a new windshield may likely not be necessary as long as you give us a call before it's too late.
And did you know that repairing instead of replacing your windshield reduces the impact on the environment? Every year about 15 million windshields—about 600 million pounds of material—are replaced in the United States. Until now, most have ended up in landfills because of logistic barriers, technical difficulties with separating the glass from the plastic making up today’s windshields, and shortage of facilities able to recycle the materials. Although a few specialized recycling facilities exist today, the process is still very time consuming and expensive. And of course this cost gets passed down to the consumer.
Finally, if you repair your windshield, the factory seal does not become compromised. A factory seal can never be replicated. An improperly installed windshield can lead to leakage and possible water damage. But there are other dangers. Click here to learn more.