Windshield Repair and Replacement
It is almost impossible to avoid suffering a chip or crack in your windshield. Road debris and rocks that get kicked up by passing cars make it all too easy to experience damage. Luckily, Glass Doctor® of Little Rock offers expert windshield repair and replacement services backed with a 12-month guarantee.
A small chip or crack can quickly turn into a bigger problem if it isn’t addressed in a timely manner. In many cases Glass Doctor of Little Rock will be able to simply repair your windshield without having to do a complete replacement. To determine if your windshield qualifies for repair or is in need of a full replacement, we look at the following factors:
The size of the chip or crack is one of the main factors that helps our specialists decide whether your windshield can be repaired or it needs to be completely replaced. Typically, any crack that exceeds three inches will affect the structural integrity of your windshield. This significantly reduces safety for your and your passengers because the windshield provides most of the protection during collisions and rollover accidents.
In addition, any chip that is larger than 3/8 of an inch will also probably require a complete windshield replacement. Our specialists will measure and evaluate the damage and determine whether your windshield can be repaired without compromising your safety.
The exact location of a crack or chip can also influence the windshield repair process. If your crack reaches to the edge of the windshield, it will most likely require a replacement. These types of cracks have a tendency to spread, making them difficult to adequately repair. Any crack that sits directly in your line of vision will also require a complete windshield replacement.
Untreated cracks tend to accumulate dirt, which can make it difficult successfully repair.
Benefits of Windshield Repair
- Cost: Windshield repair services are less expensive than paying for a replacement.
- Environmentally Friendly: Fewer windshield replacements mean that fewer pieces of glass end up in our landfills.
- Convenience: A windshield repair project can often be completed in under an hour.
- Insurance Advantages: Most insurance companies are more than happy to waive your deductible fee if you opt for windshield repair rather than replacement.
Windshield Repair Process
Repairing your windshield requires a few simple steps. First, our specialists will remove any dirt and create a clear space that will receive our special resin. After the resin has been allowed to cure, the glass is polished until all that is left is a clear finish. This entire procedure takes less than an hour and is covered by most insurance companies.
If you do need a complete replacement, this process is also quick and easy to perform. Your damaged windshield will be replaced with new glass that meets original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality. The replacement glass is secured in place using only adhesives that have been approved by the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). In just one hour, the adhesive will have had enough time to safely cure and you will be ready to drive.
When you call to schedule a consultation, be sure to ask about our unbeatable Windshield Protection Plan. If your windshield is cracked our broken within 12 months, we will complete any repairs or replace your glass for free.
Provide maximum safety for you and your passengers. Don't put off your windshield repair project any longer, call Glass Doctor of Little Rock.