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We consider several factors when we decide whether to repair or replace your windshield, including the size of the chip and its location. Repairs are always preferred over a replacement because of the convenience and price.
A cracked or chipped windshield isn’t just a nuisance; it’s a safety hazard. If your vehicle’s windshield has been damaged, it’s time to call your local Glass Doctor®.
From windshield chip and crack repair to full windshield replacement and ADAS recalibration, our local experts will get you back to cruising in no time.
Have a windshield emergency? Call (833) 365-2927 for 24/7 emergency windshield service.
Windshield Replacement or Repair: What Does My Car Need?
Glass Doctor can repair most chipped windshields and cracks. But cracks that are more than three inches, chips that are close to a half-inch usually require windshield replacement to protect the structural integrity of your car and the safety of its occupants. So do damaged areas that obstruct the driver’s view.
When deciding if you need to have your windshield repaired or replaced, consider these three factors:
- Size: There are a few exceptions, but chips larger than 3/8 inch and cracks longer than three inches generally require windshield replacement.
- Location: Cracks that splinter all the way to the edge of the windshield typically require replacement, due to their tendency to spread. Chips or cracks directly in your line of vision require replacement as well, as a repair often does not cure clearly, leaving a slight outline in the repair area.
- Timespan: The longer you leave chips and cracks unaddressed, the more likely dirt will build up, making it difficult to perform a successful repair, and requiring a replacement.
Of course, a member of our team will provide our professional recommendation and reasoning during our consultation.
Mobile Windshield Services
No time to take your car to the shop? Glass Doctor mobile windshield repair and replacement services can come to you. Call (833) 365-2927 to check mobile availability and to schedule an appointment.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Recalibration
There’s more to your windshield than meets the eye. Most new vehicles are equipped with advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS, technologies. ADAS technologies like lane departure warning systems, intelligent speed adaptation and parking sensors are designed to increase the safety of vehicles. They are also often dependent on windshield-mounted sensors. Approximately 60 Glass Doctor locations now employ Opti-Aim™ technology to re-calibrate windshield-mounted ADAS technologies following a windshield replacement.
Does Glass Doctor Accept My Car Insurance?
Glass Doctor works with all major insurance carriers, handling the insurance filing for you. It is advisable to contact your local agent to verify coverage before having your windshield repaired or replaced.
Don’t let windshield damage threaten the safety of your family. Our auto glass specialists have the skills and experience necessary to determine your windshield replacement and repair needs.
Trust Glass Doctor With Your Windshield Service Panes
From window tinting to headlight restoration and repair, Glass Doctor has the answer to your auto glass panes. With over 50 years of experience and 270 North American locations, there’s no better choice when it comes to home, commercial or auto glass repair. Don’t just take it from us – read reviews from satisfied customers, and browse the Why Glass Doctor section of our website. Once you’re satisfied, contact your local Glass Doctor to schedule an appointment.
Have a glass emergency? Call (833) 365-2927 for 24/7 emergency service.