Windshield Repair and Replacement
If your vehicle has windshield damage, you’ll need to know whether it is better to repair or replace the glass. When looking at a damaged windshield, the experts at Glass Doctor® of Greenville SC will consider important baselines to help you decide what option best keep you safe and save you money.
Windshield Repair Factors
- Size: Chips 3/8 inch or larger and cracks three inches or longer most often require replacement. The larger the damage, the more the structural support of your vehicle is compromised.
- Location: Cracks splintered toward the edge of the glass can spread or cause the entire windshield to break. Damage that also affects your ability to see the road, like a crack directly in your line of sight, is a candidate for windshield replacement.
- Time: The longer chips and cracks are left on your windshield, the more likely they will cause more damage. Most cracks and chips are fixed by injecting a special resin to the surface of the glass. Windshield repair becomes hard to achieve if dirt and debris have accumulated near the site of the damage.
Consult the specialists at Glass Doctor of Greenville SC as soon as you notice chips or cracks on your windshield. Oftentimes, these are repairable, as long as they have not spread. When it doesn't compromise your safety, our specialist will recommend repair because it is convenient, inexpensive, and good for the environment.
Windshield repair typically can be done within 30 minutes and is a cheaper alternative to complete windshield replacement. And because your windshield is not removed from your car, it won't end up in a landfill.
When you file a claim for windshield repair, most insurance companies waive your deductible and cover the service. This provides an additional financial advantage if you are not ready to replace your entire windshield.
Although windshield repair is sometimes a cheaper option than installing a new windshield, we consider your safety our number one priority. The Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) suggests a windshield replacement for damage that affects your vehicle's structural support system or the driver's line of sight.
When you are thinking of windshield replacement, depend on the professionals at Glass Doctor of Greenville SC to get the job done right. We work to repair most windshields within one hour, so you can get back on the road as soon as possible.
All replacement windshields installed by Glass Doctor of Greenville SC match the quality of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). We also use only adhesives approved by the AGSC, and we follow all AGSC-recommended procedures.
Glass Doctor of Greenville SC also makes windshield replacement hassle-free by working with all major insurance carriers and filing your claim. After you have called your insurance agent to verify coverage, we will do all the paperwork for you.
Because we want our customers to be 100% satisfied, we offer the Glass Doctor Windshield Protection Plan. If something damages your windshield within 12 months of our service, we will provide free repair or replacement if needed.
Your Windshield Repair Experts
A crack or chip on your windshield should never turn into a bigger problem or compromise your safety and that of your vehicle’s occupants. Call Glass Doctor of Greenville SC to discuss the pros of windshield repair or windshield replacement.