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Windshield Repair and Replacement

Although it may be small today, a tiny crack in your windshield quickly grows into a big problem. Over time, dirt and heat cause minor damage to spread and ultimately compromise your safety. The best and safest solution is to contact Glass Doctor® of The Bay Area in Hayward once you notice damage in your windshield.

In determining whether to repair or replace your windshield, Glass Doctor of The Bay Area considers several factors.

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Size

Typically, when cracks are longer than three inches or if chips are more than 3/8 of an inch, the windshield will be replaced.

Location

Anytime the crack or chip is near the edge of the windshield, it usually requires replacement because of its tendency to spread. If the chip or crack is located in your line of vision, it should be replaced since repairs result in a slight blur and may distract drivers.

Time

It's important to have chips and cracks addressed as soon as possible. When you leave them unattended, dirt builds up and makes it almost impossible to have a successful repair. As a result, replacing the windshield becomes eminent.

Anytime your windshield is damaged, it's important to call Glass Doctor of The Bay Area as soon as possible. According to the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC), your windshield accounts for up to 60% of the structural integrity of your vehicle in a rollover accident. Instead of allowing a chipped or cracked windshield compromise your safety, contact us today to determine whether your windshield needs repair or replacement.

Windshield Repair

Windshield repair quickly stops small chips and cracks from spreading and compromising the safety of all of your passengers. In addition, windshield repair is the preferred solution because it offers the following benefits:  

Convenience

Our specialist will quickly perform windshield repairs at your location within an hour.

Cost

Repair is more cost effective than having to replace your entire windshield.  

Insurance Bonus

Since a repair saves insurance companies money, many providers waive deductibles and pay for the repairs.

The Green Option

Windshield repair is the environmentally friendly choice because it keeps your old glass out of landfills, where it stays forever.

Our specialists use an industry best-practice process to repair your windshield, starting with the removal of debris. Sometimes a small hole is drilled to generate a clean space for the repair resin. Once the resin is injected to the damaged area, it cures to secure the strength of the glass. Finally, the windshield is polished to achieve a clear finish.

Windshield Replacement

The timely replacement of your windshield is a matter of safety, and Glass Doctor of The Bay Area uses an efficient process that follows AGSC guidelines. Most importantly, we match your windshield with one that duplicates the qualities of your original. During the one-hour dry time we explain the guarantee that is included in each replacement service. Our G12® Road Hazard Guarantee protects your glass for 12 months after installation. 

Call Glass Doctor of The Bay Area in Hayward or schedule an appointment online to get your windshield back in solid condition.