Windshield Repair and Replacement
When your windshield has suffered damage, expedient care is vital to safe driving. Glass Doctor® of Kalamazoo, MI, will restore or replace your pane to ensure you enjoy the maximum protection your windshield offers. Our mobile team takes the hassle out of setting an appointment. We will come to you and verify the type of work you require free of charge.
Windshield Repair Factors
Prior to beginning any auto glass service, our team will assess the state of your panes to determine the best course of action. The size, location and state of the damage determine the service.
Size of damage: If your windshield has suffered a chip deeper than 3/8 inch or a crack longer than three inches, our specialist will recommend replacement service.
Location: Cracks that have reached the border of the windshield usually require full windshield replacement. Cracks or chip repairs directly in the driver's line of vision are deemed to distracting for to be repair.
Length of time: Repairs are less effective on older damage because dirt and grime accumulation.
Our automotive glass experts have the requisite skills and tried-and-true experience needed to assess your vehicle's windshield damage. Trust us to make the best decision for your safety.
Our tailored windshield repair services are a value-priced alternative to windshield replacement. Windshield repair prevents chips and cracks from growing, stopping them from causing greater problems and expense. Our team will always attempt to perform a repair when possible. Windshield repair service offers vehicle owners numerous benefits:
Convenience: Glass Doctor of Kalamazoo, MI, specialists usually are able to accomplish windshield repairs in less than 30 minutes.
Economical: Windshield repair is a more cost-effective option than replacing the entire windshield.
Insurance Benefits: Because of the financial benefits of repair over replacement, most insurance carriers will waive your deductible and pay for the repaired windshield.
Ecologically Friendly: Repairing your windshield prevents your spent windshield from ending up in the landfill, where it would never biodegrade.
Our team follows the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) recommendations for windshield care. To effectively repair your windshield, Glass Doctor of Kalamazoo professionals remove dirt and filth from the impact location. We drill the space to ensure the site is clear. We fill the site with a special resin. After application, the resin is allowed to cure and is then polished to perfection.
Prompt windshield replacement is critical for you and your passenger’s safety. The AGSC estimates a windshield constitutes up to 60% of the structural support in a vehicle rollover accident. Glass Doctor of Kalamazoo, MI, follows a carefully planned procedure to verify your vehicle's windshield has been properly and securely replaced.
Every windshield replacement begins with careful removal of the damaged glass. If the windshield touches the car's exterior it could damage the paint or bonding surface. To avoid making this costly mistake, we use high-grade equipment to remove the windshield. The replacement windshield is selected to match the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pane. Matching the pane ensures any windshield technologies and special characteristics are restored. After the new windshield is mounted, we allow the pane to cure for one-hour. This dry-time is recommended to ensure the resin has completely cured. While you wait, a team member will discuss our complimentary windshield replacement guarantee.
Glass Doctor of Kalamazoo, MI, works with all major insurance companies. We are happy to take care of the insurance filing process for you, too. Prior to meeting with our team, we recommend you contact your local insurance agent to ensure that windshield repair and replacement is covered by your particular policy.