Windshield Repair & Replacement
Trust Glass Doctor® of Carterville, IL to restore your windshield when a road-thrown rock causes an unsightly blemish. If your windshield has been damaged, don't procrastinate repair service. Ask our auto glass specialists if a repair will restore your windshield or if a total replacement is the safest option. Glass Doctor of Carterville, IL will always attempt a repair if it will restore your windshield's safety. To decide which option is best for you, our specialists will consider the size, location, and cleanliness of the damaged site.
- Size: Chips smaller than 3/8 inch and cracks less than three inches long can usually be repaired, although there are a few exceptions to this rule.
- Location: : Cracks that have not spread to the outer edge of the windshield are excellent candidates for repair. Chips and cracks that are not directly in the driver's line of site may also be repaired.
- Cleanliness: If dirt has gathered in the damage site, a clean repair may not be possible. To avoid dirt buildups cover the site with tape to help make repair a more likely option.
Our specialist will come to you to perform windshield repair, so there is no reason to procrastinate seeking Glass Doctor of Carterville, IL help. We are familiar with major insurance companies' procedures and are able to handle the paperwork for you. Prior to service, contact your agent to verify coverage.
Windshield Repair in Carterville, IL
A repair will stop cracks and chips from spreading and is an inexpensive alternative to a replacement. We always attempt to repair your windshield because it is more convenient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly than a windshield replacement.
More convenient:Windshield repair service gives vehicle owners the option of onsite repair. Our team typically completes repairs in under an hour, so your day is uninterrupted.
Less Expensive:Because we do not have to replace the entire pane, windshield repair costs less than a replacement.
Insurance Deductible: Insurance carriers often waive the deductible and pay for the repair service.
Environmentally Beneficial:The materials used to compose a windshield is not easily recycled, so when a windshield is replaced, the damaged glass will lie in a landfill forever.
Our team uses industry best practices to ensure a quality windshield repair service. We will remove all debris from the damaged site and surrounding area. A high-quality resin is injected and allowed to cure; it is then polished for a clear finish.
Windshield Replacement in Carterville
A structurally sound windshield is key to passenger safety. During a crash, the windshield accounts for more than 60% of the vehicle's overall durability and provides the best chance for a safe outcome for occupants. Getting your windshield replaced in a timely manner is critical to your overall safety. Our team will replaces windshields according to the Auto Glass Safety Council™ set standards.
First, the windshield is removed, using care to avoid damaging the bonding surface and paint. A replacement windshield is selected that matches the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality. This quality measure includes ensuring that various gauges and sensors are restored. The windshield is attached with only Auto Glass Safety Council approved adhesives. The adhesive is required to cure for one hour to ensure passenger safety.
While the windshield sets, our experts will review the Windshield Protection Plan that is included in the windshield replacement service. If your new windshield sustains any damage within 12 months, our team will repair any cracks or chips at no charge. We will also replace the windshield once at no charge if it is deemed broken beyond repair. Labor and installation package options are additional costs.
There is no reason, ever, to jeopardize your safety. Call Glass Doctor of Carterville, IL at (618) 364-4993 or schedule your appointment online today!