Windshield Repair and Replacement
If your vehicle’s windshield has been damaged due to a collision or a stone striking the glass, then you may need to have the pane repaired or replaced. Call on Glass Doctor® of Northeast Michigan for quality windshield restoration and replacement. Our team will always repair your windshield if possible, but, if safety regulations designate the crack or chip too large, count on our team to perform a quality replacement service when necessary.
To decide whether a windshield repair or replacement is necessary our engineers will take a look at your glass to determine the extent of the damage. Generally speaking, there are three factors that will affect whether or not a repair is viable:
- Age of damage: Older cracks and chips start to accumulate dirt, which can make a repair difficult. We encourage car owners with a chip or crack in their windshield to contact us as soon as possible to avoid a replacement service due to grime build-up.
- Location of damage: A chip or crack in the direct line of sight of the driver may mean you need a full replacement; a repair may leave a slight mark, which could obscure the driver’s field of vision. Cracks that extend all the way to the edge of the windscreen often spread so these too often require a full replacement.
- Size of damage: The larger the chip or crack the more likely a full replacement will be necessary rather than a simple windshield repair. If the crack is three longer than inches or if the chip has a bigger diameter than a pencil eraser, then you may need to schedule a replacement service.
For most customers windshield repairs are free, covered by their insurance that will typically waive the deductible. We advise customers to check their coverage before making an appointment. Glass Doctor of Northeast Michigan will not only deliver your repair quickly and efficiently, but we will also help you with any insurance paperwork.
Act Fast for Windshield Repair
As we’ve already mentioned the age of the damage is one of the key factors in whether we can deliver a repair or a replacement. We advise car owners to act quickly because windshield repair is the more convenient and cost-effective solution to damage. Windshield chip repairs take less than 30 minutes to complete and can be performed anywhere. Plus, it is more environmentally responsible to repair a windshield since it saves on throwing away your current windshield.
Act now if you have a windshield chip or crack damage. Our specialists will clean the impact area, inject a special resin used for repair, and then polish to a clear finish.
Don't Delay Full Windshield Replacement
With a windshield responsible for as much as 60% of your car’s structural integrity in the event of a rollover accident it is essential you get the glass replaced when needed for the safety of your passengers and yourself.
The experts at Glass Doctor of Northeast Michigan follow a tried and tested method to ensure that your windshield replacement is as good as the original on your car. Your existing windshield is first removed and a replacement ordered that is a match for quality. The new windshield is then installed using methods and adhesives recommended by the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). For most customers, the adhesive is cured quick enough to drive away within an hour, safe in the knowledge that their new windshield is protected by our Windshield Protection Plan.
Trust our team to care for your car, delivering the best repair and replacement work every time!