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Windshield Repair

Should You Repair It or Replace It?

WHACK! A rock just bounced off your windshield, leaving a dime-sized chip right in front of your nose. Not only does it obstruct your view, but if it's like other rock chips you've received, it'll soon sprout cracks that spread like wildfire.

There was a time when a chip or crack in your windshield meant certain replacement. That's no longer the case. Modern technology makes it possible to repair windshields that would have previously been scrapped. Not only does this save your windshield, it also saves you money.

But be aware that even the most advanced glass repair techniques have their limits. So if your windshield is severely damaged, new glass may still be in your future.

Did you Know...
You can save money repairing your windshield instead of replacing it! It's a fact that 1 out of every 4 windshields need some kind of repair. You gamble every day you don't get your windshield repaired by a qualified technician. The longer you wait the worse the damage becomes. Also, if you wait too long you could have cosmetic residual that is still very noticeable. So don't delay and have us repair your windshield.
 
Do I have to replace my windshield or can it be repaired?

Windshield repair or replacement depends on the size, location and severity of the damage. The majority of windshield repair shops can repair quarter-sized rock chips and cracks up to three inches long. Anything bigger and most likely we will recommend replacement.

Location of the damage also plays an important role in determining your windshield's fate. Cracks at the edge of the windshield tend to spread very quickly and can compromise the structural integrity of the glass. If they're caught in time, they can be repaired. But in most cases, it's usually advisable to replace the windshield.

Regardless of the size and location of a chip or crack, it's always advisable to have it repaired quickly. If you wait some time to repair it, dirt can work its way into the damaged area, affecting the effectiveness and clarity of the repair.

Finally, bear in mind that if your windshield took a big enough hit, it may simply be beyond saving. Major impacts
(BIG objects) or accident damage go beyond what any repair facility can fix. In these severe cases, replacement is a must.

How much will this cost?
 Repairing a single rock chip costs between $30-$40 for the first chip, then usually 50% off for each additional chip on the same windshield.

The cost to repair most cracks is about the same. However, if the crack is longer than three inches, it may require special treatment.

Windshield replacement costs considerably more and varies greatly depending on the vehicle. In addition to the cost of the windshield itself, a windshield molding kit and installation labor must be factored into the overall replacement cost.

Where do I get the work done?

We are a mobile glass repair and replacement service. Rather than go somewhere to have work performed on your car, we come to you and repair or replace your windshield wherever your car is located at home, or even at work.
 
If
you're replacing a windshield, your insurance company will most likely ask you to pay your deductible and they'll pay for the complete replacement.

However, if you're repairing the windshield, the deal may be better. Having recognized that it's more economical to repair a windshield than replace it, your insurance company may waive your deductible and pay for the entire repair.

This arrangement encourages customers to repair their windshields rather than replace them every time they're chipped. It also represents a substantial savings to both you and your insurance company over the lifetime of your policy.

On the other hand, if your windshield is in genuine need of replacement don't skimp, make sure and replace it . A heavily damaged windshield is not only difficult to look through, it's also unsafe. The structural integrity may have been compromised and could weaken further if it isn't replaced quickly.

We carefully examine your windshield to determine whether a repair will suffice or if it should indeed be replaced. Also remember to check with your insurance company to confirm the terms of your coverage before committing to any windshield work.

How does windshield repair work?
Windshield repair involves injection of a special resin into the damaged area using a tool that attaches directly to the glass. Once injected, this resin is then cured and polished to restore the clarity and strength to the glass.

When a chip or crack occurs, it often spreads into the windshield's inner layer of plastic, which is sandwiched between two layers of glass. In some instances, a drill is used to make a clean passageway to the plastic, where the resin is injected to repair the damage.

Think of a windshield repair as first-aid that prevents the damage from getting worse. In some cases, it may look nearly perfect, while in others, it could still appear slightly blemished. But in either case, a proper repair prevents the damage from spreading.

And since every chip is unique, some will respond more effectively to repair than others. Below are the common types of cracks.

 
            Before                After
Bulls-Eye: Cone-shaped break with no "legs."
This type of chip is the most easily repaired.
Star:  Single impact with numerous "legs" extending from the center.
Combination:  A Bulls-Eye and Star break combined together. This is the most common break.
Combination:  This is a particularly nasty break and shows how well it can be repaired.
Crack:  Even though the damage has spread into a long crack, most under 6 inches can be repaired with good results.



Headlight and Taillight
Restoration
Did you know f
aded, discolored or cracked headlights can reduce your light output by 60%. Did you also know that Your night vision can be reduced by as much as 90% by dirty headlights, That can be very dangerous.  We can help. Our mobile service is convenient for you. We come to your work or office and will restore your headlights or tail lights in just a few hours.

The headlights on most current vehicles are constructed using a lightweight, but tough, polycarbonate plastic. Polycarbonates are the material of choice because they provide a favorable set of attributes that include: optical clarity, impact resistance and the ability to tolerate high temperatures. While polycarbonate plastic is hard, it's unfortunately also porous and susceptible to environmental elements.

Restored headlights will improve the look and value of your car. It will increase your vehicles trade in value and make it easier to sell! Yellow, cloudy headlights take away from the appearance of your car regardless of the care you take of it.

Restoring your headlights will save you hundreds over new headlights! A new headlight can cost up to $500 each.  Why pay for a new headlight when we can restore your current headlights at a much lower cost.

Lens Repair
Light lenses are often damaged over the years by rocks or other road debris. Small holes or chips can be easily repaired instead of having to replace the entire lens. In some cases, replacement lenses are non-existent or extremely costly.  We can repair your damaged lenses at a fraction of the cost.

Tinting
We have multiple shades of tint designed specifically for covering plastic and glass lights found on Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles. We can tint Tail Lights, Side Marker Lights, Head Lights, Fog Lights, and more.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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