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Bay City, MI

Windshield Repair and Replacement

If your vehicle has recently sustained damage to the windshield, don’t procrastinate seeking windshield chip repair or replacement. Keeping your windshield in a damaged condition can put you and your passengers at risk. Rather than take these unnecessary risks, consider discussing windshield chip repair or replacement with a specialist from Glass Doctor® of Bay City, MI. 

Importance of Your Windshield

Your windshield plays a pivotal role in your safety in the event of a crash. A vehicle's windshield is a source of structural stability. If your vehicle has a chipped or cracked windshield, this structural integrity is lost, potentially putting your life in danger during an accident. The windshield also helps to redistribute energy when the vehicle is impacted by a front-end collision. If a windshield is cracked, the glass may shatter under the pressure of such an accident. Additionally, vehicles that have cracks or chips also affect the driver's vision, again putting his or her life in danger.

Windshield Damage Assessment

Your relationship with Glass Doctor of Bay City, MI will begin when one of our glass experts meets with you and assesses your vehicle. Our specialists are trained in the best practices of the industry and will thoroughly inspect your vehicle to inform you whether windshield replacement is necessary or if windshield chip repair should take care of the problem. The general rule is that if a crack is longer than three inches, it will usually require immediate. 

For other chips and cracks, our specialists consider the following three factors:

  • Size: Chips that are larger than 3/8 inch usually require windshield replacement. 
  • Location: Cracks that are more likely to spread, such as those by the window's edge, usually require windshield replacement. Chips or cracks that impair the driver's ability to see clearly may also require replacement. 
  • Time: If a chip or crack has remained on the vehicle for a significant time period, dust and debris have likely began to concrete in the orifice. This may require replacement.

Windshield Repair and Replacement

If your windshield needs to be replaced, our glass experts will take all of the necessary precautions to ensure that the job is done right the first time. They will use their knowledge and expertise to provide you with a quality replacement. 

However, if you only require windshield chip repair, our specialists at Glass Doctor of Bay City, MI, can explain the benefits of repairing the windshield. For example, windshield chip repair work can often be completed in less than 30 minutes. This alternative to replacement provides an inexpensive way to stop cracks and chips from spreading and causing any further damage. We only perform windshield repair if your safety is not compromised by the service.

Call our glass experts at Glass Doctor of Bay City, MI, today to get a free, no-obligation quote for your windshield repair or replacement.