Windshield Repair and Replacement
A chipped or cracked windshield requires immediate attention. Even the smallest chip can spread and put both you and your passengers at increased risk. Your windshield is a major component of your cars safety system, and therefore must be maintained. Glass Doctor® of Elko offers repair or replacement of your damaged windshield, returning your vehicle’s safety and structural integrity the same day you call!
Determining Windshield Service
There are several factors we consider when determining if windshield repair is an option, or if a windshield replacement is necessary.
Size of the Damage: Though there are exceptions, generally any chip larger than 3/8 inch or cracks longer than three inches require replacement.
Location of the Damage: Cracks that extend to the windshield's edge generally require replacement because they have a tendency to spread. Chips or cracks that directly impair sight lines also require replacement. Repair sometimes does not cure clearly and can leave a slight outline in the repaired area.
Timespan: The longer your wait, the more likely replacement will be necessary. Dirt and grime can build-up-making repair unreliable or impossible.
We work directly with all major insurance carriers and will handle the paperwork for you. It’s always smart to contact your insurance representative to verify coverage before having any work done. Don’t procrastinate and put your family at risk! Contact Glass Doctor of Elko today. Our specialists have the expertise to determine all of your windshield repair or replacement needs.
Windshield repair is a safe and low-cost alternative to replacement that can stop chips and cracks from spreading. Glass Doctor of Elko will always try to repair your windshield first. We recommend repair over replacement for many reasons including:
Convenience: Our specialists can perform most repairs and have you back on the road safely in less than an hour. Work is completed onsite for your benefit.
Inexpensive: Repair is an economical alternative to replacement,
Insurance Benefits: Because it’s so economical, most insurance companies will waive the deductible and pay for the repair.
Environmentally Sound: Repair keeps your windshield out of the landfill where it will stay forever!
For proper windshield crack repair, our specialists begin by removing any debris from the impacted area. We sometimes use a drill to create a clean passageway for the resin. The resin is then injected into the damaged area using a special tool that adheres to the windshield’s surface. After injection, the resin is allowed to cure and polished to a crystal clear finish.
When windshield crack repair is impossible, timely replacement is necessary. Your car’s windshield is crucial to the structural integrity of your vehicle. When replacing a windshield, Glass Doctor of Elko performs a series of steps to ensure proper replacement and complete restoration of your vehicle.
- We carefully remove your old windshield to avoid damaging the paint and bonding surface, which can cause leaks and corrosion.
- We select a windshield matching your vehicles original equipment manufacturers standard.
- We only use Auto Glass Safety Council™ approved procedures and adhesives.
- The one-hour recommended drive-away time is observed to allow the adhesive to cure properly and you’re on your way!
Every replacement comes with our G12® Road Hazard Guarantee. If your windshield is damaged at any time in the 12 months following your visit, we’ll repair chips or cracks free of charge. If your windshield is damaged beyond repair, Glass Doctor of Elko will replace the glass for free!
Don’t procrastinate if your windshield is damaged. Call Glass Doctor of Elko today. Our specialists will fix your windshield and have you back on the road in about an hour.