Windshield Repair and Replacement
Every driver eventually experiences windshield damage. However, determining whether you need car glass repair or replacement is anything but certain. Fortunately, the experts at Glass Doctor® of Grand Forks offers decades of experience performing windshield repairs and replacements.
Car Glass Repair vs. Replacement
Our specialists can repair most chipped windshields, but sometimes it must be replaced. As we examine your windshield, we consider these factors:
Chips bigger than 3/8 inch and cracks longer than three inches typically require replacement.
The longer you allow the chip to stay unattended, the more dirt will accumulate and make a successful repair impossible.
If the crack has splintered to the edge of your windshield or if it's in your line of sight, replacement is necessary. These repairs do not cure clearly and may distract a driver.
Simple Auto Glass Solutions
Whether it's car glass repair or replacement, we make the solution as simple as possible. Since we regularly work with all of the major insurance carriers, we can quickly complete and file the appropriate paperwork. However, we do suggest you contact your agent to verify coverage before we perform the work. Instead of allowing a damaged windshield jeopardize the safety of your family, contact Glass Doctor of Grand Forks today for the simple solution.
The windshield repair process starts by thoroughly cleaning the damaged area. Sometimes we use a drill to create a fresh passageway for the resin. Then, a special resin is injected into the area with a tool that attaches to the glass surface. Finally, we allow the resin to dry and polish it to a brilliant finish.
Benefits of Car Glass Repair
The experts at Glass Doctor of Grand Forks will always attempt to repair your windshield first. We recommend glass repair over replacement because:
Car glass repair is significantly cheaper than replacing the entire windshield.
Since car glass repair is cheaper than replacement, most insurance companies waive deductibles for the process, which means no out of pocket costs for you.
Our skilled experts are able to perform most car glass repairs in less than an hour, so you will never miss a beat.
Windshield repair prevents you old glass from ending up in landfills where it stays forever. Windshield repair is the greenest possible decision.
If your windshield must be replaced, it is more than for cosmetic reasons. The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) estimates the average windshield is responsible for up to 60% of a car's structural integrity in a rollover accident. Because of this, we take a series of proven steps to ensure your windshield is replaced in the most expeditious and effective manner.
- We start by removing the old windshield to prevent harming the paint or bonding surface, which leads to corrosion and leaks.
- We strategically match the new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) windshield.
- Throughout the process, we only use AGSC approved adhesives and strictly follow their approved procedures.
- After the windshield has been replaced, we observe the AGSC-suggested one-hour drive-away time to ensure the adhesives cure effectively.
- While the one-hour drive away time is being observed, your specialists explains our G12® Road Hazard Guarantee. Our Road Hazard Guarantee states if your windshield is cracked, chipped, or damaged with 12 months, we will fix it or replace it free of charge.
Although the tiny crack in your windshield may seem insignificant today, it will grow into a big problem. Instead of going through the headache down the road, contact Glass Doctor of Grand Forks today for a clear and simple solution.