Windshield Repair and Replacement
You can't control when your windshield is damaged, but you can control your response. Don't hesitate to call upon Glass Doctor® of The Shenandoah Valley for expert advise and care. The windshield is an important part of a car’s safety restraint system, so deciding whether to repair or replace the damage should be left up to the experts. Glass Doctor of The Shenandoah Valley specialists are familiar with an assortment of car, trucks and SUVs. We will give you the best recommendations for your damage. Count on team. We fix your panes!®
Factors to consider for Windshield Repair or Replacement
Size of the Damage
The size of the damage determines whether repair is a viable option. Chips larger than 3/8 inch cannot undergo windshield chip repair. Cracks three inches or longer mean your windshield needs replacement rather than repair. No matter the service your pane requires, understand we will work to meet your budgetary restrictions while still restoring your pane.
Location of Cracks and Chips
If the cracks and chips block the driver's line of sight, the best option will be to replace the windshield. Windshield chip repair is possible but it will leave an outline around the repair area. If you notice that cracks have spread towards the edge of the windshield, the only viable option is to replace your windshield.
Timeliness of Damage Repair
A successful repair depends on the age of the damage. Cracks allowed to fester for longer periods without repair attract dirt and grow bigger. These impurities make it difficult to perform a successful repair operation.
Benefits of Repairing Your Windshield
Selecting Glass Doctor of The Shenandoah Valley to make your auto glass repair guarantees top-notch service. We strive to make caring for your car and simple and stress-free process.
Insurance companies prefer paying for windshield repair rather than replacement because of the financial implications. Most insurance companies are willing to relinquish your insurance deductibles to settle the repair costs.
Glass Doctor of The Shenandoah Valley has a working relationship with major insurance companies; we are willing to handle all the paperwork for you.
For many car owners, cost determines if it is feasible to repair or replace your windshield. The cost of repair is relatively cheaper than making a replacement. However, the extent of damage to the windshield might raise repair costs. Thus, replacing the windshield might be a more viable option.
Replacing your windshield will have a negative impact on the environment. The glass in your windshield is difficult, if not impossible, to recycle. Removing the pane means it stays in the landfill.
Performing a windshield repair job does not take long and can be completed anywhere. Set an appointment during work hours without missing a minute. We make repairs wherever you need.
Windshield replacement becomes imperative if the damage to your windshield is beyond repair. Ensure you never comprise passenger safety with a weak windshield. We complete same-day appointments to deliver premium service.
Glass Doctor of The Shenandoah Valley specialists perform the following steps during windshield replacement:
- Careful removal of the damaged windshield to avoid scratches to your vehicle’s paint and body
- Installation of a windshield matching the quality of the original manufacturer
- Use of Auto Glass Safety Council™ practices and adhesives to replace your windshield
Any windshield we replace is automatically protected with our G12® Road Hazard Guarantee. This guarantee safeguards your new pane from normal road wear for 12 months after replacement.
Count on Our Team for Every Pane
Our team has the necessary expertise and experience to repair or replace every pane on the market. Do not compromise on your safety with substandard care. Contact Glass Doctor of The Shenandoah Valley today for to receive a free review of your glass care options.