Windshield Repair and Replacement
A damaged windshield is both unattractive and hazardous. According to the Auto Safety Glass Council™ (ASCG), your windshield is responsible for establishing up to 60% of your vehicle’s structural support; chips, cracks and small gouges undermine that strength.
Fortunately, it’s not always necessary to conduct a complete windshield replacement. Glass Doctor® of Adrian, MI, employs trained glass specialists that know exactly how to perform a windshield repair so your vehicle’s safety standards are restored swiftly and according to the original manufacturer’s performance specifications.
Understanding Windshield Service
Judging the severity of your windshield damage is our job, but these guidelines provide the basic information on how we ascertain whether or not your vehicle requires a full windshield replacement:
- Proportion: Chips larger than your thumbnail or cracks longer than a few inches usually necessitate a complete replacement.
- Position: It’s sometimes impossible to repair cracks or chips that are situated near the edge of the windshield or within the driver’s line of vision. The specialized epoxy used to restore the strength and safety of the glass doesn’t necessarily cure clearly, so depending on where the damage is located you may need a total replacement.
- Age: Older cracks and chips collect dirt, which prevents our experts from performing a successful windshield repair. Plus, waiting to address the problem is risky. You may wake up one chilly morning to discover that the minor flaw you’ve had for weeks has expanded the entire length of your windshield.
It is always best to address windshield repairs immediately, before the situation deteriorates. Our auto glass professionals conduct windshield repairs on-site and are available for after-hours appointments, so you’ll never have to re-arrange your agenda to schedule this service. Most repairs take less than 30 minutes, including the curing process.
Our experts recommend repair rather than replacement, if possible. Advantage include:
Affordability: Repairs are a much less expensive than total replacement. Additionally, many insurance plans cover windshield repair, allowing you to avoid any out-of-pocket expenses.
Expediency: Schedule appointments according to your convenience. Plus, we perform the insurance paperwork for you, making the process effortless.
Our auto glass experts come to you. We prepare the damaged area by first cleaning it to remove any debris or residue that has collected in the space, and then ensure that the resin has a clear pathway by expanding the opening, if necessary. Specialized resin is inserted, and the area is polished and allowed to cure properly.
Windshield Replacement Procedures
If your windshield damage requires a complete replacement, our professionals are able to restore your vehicle to its factory setting. The AGSC standards and best practices are followed to the letter. Our auto glass experts conducting a series of proven steps:
First, we remove your old windshield using precision procedures that protect your paint and bonding surfaces, and then we dispose of the glass in an environmentally responsible manner. Your new windshield is positioned using ASGC approved adhesives, which prevents future leaks, rust, or other corrosive damage.
Enduring Windshield Care
We stand behind our windshield replacement service with our Windshield Protection Plan, which protects your windshield for a full 12 months after replacement. Cracks and chips are repaired free-of-charge, and if you need another replacement, the glass cost is covered.
Making sure that your windshield provides the safety it’s designed for is important. Call the professionals at Glass Doctor of Adrian, MI today for all of your auto glass servicing needs. And, don’t forget to ask about our Clear Choice™ protectant application, which prevents dirt build-up and improves visibility during inclement weather.