Windshield Repair and Replacement
A chipped windshield on your vehicle may not seem like an immediate problem, however, if left alone that chip will spread. The glass experts at Glass Doctor® of Lynnwood are skilled in windshield repair and replacement for your vehicle. In order to keep you and your family safe, it is recommended to replace a windshield with cracks that are longer than three inches. This ensures that the durability and safety features of the vehicle are protected as well as your loved ones.
Windshield Repair Factors
There are a few deciding factors that our specialists look at before recommending a windshield repair or replacement. The first factor is size. In most circumstances, cracks larger than three inches and chips that are larger than 3/8 of an inch will require the windshield to be replaced.
The second factor our experts look at is the location of the damage. Chips or cracks that obstruct the driver’s vision require replacement because the repair will often leave a cloudy outline that is distracting to the driver. Situations where cracks have spread to the edges of the windshield will also require a windshield replacement because the cracks will weaken the bond holding the windshield in place.
The final factor that influences windshield repair success is time. When you have chips or cracks in your windshield, time is of the essence. As time passes, more dust and dirt will settle into the chips and cracks in your windshield, making a windshield replacement a more likely scenario.
Glass Doctor of Lynnwood makes affording a windshield repair or replacement easy. We accept all major insurance carriers and will even handle the claim paperwork. This makes for a stress-free and simple experience that our customers love. As always, double-check your coverage with your insurance agent before receiving a replacement or repair.
At Glass Doctor of Lynnwood , a windshield repair is always recommended over a replacement. A repair is more economically beneficial than replacing an entire windshield because most insurance companies will cover the cost of the repair and waive the deductible. Saving you money, time and trouble is our priority. A windshield repair will usually takes less than an hour to complete, and our mobile team performs repairs onsite.
We start by removing dirt and debris from the area affected. In some cases a drill is used to create a clean and a special repair resin is then applied to the area. A special tool that attaches to the glass is used. Once the resin is applied, it is cured and polished to create a clean finish.
In some cases, a windshield replacement is unavoidable. The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) has stated that in a rollover accident, 60% of the crash safety system is dependent upon your windshield, however this can vary with the make and model of your vehicle.
Glass Doctor of Lynnwood follows all procedures approved by the AGSC, ensuring the safety of you and your loved ones. To start, our experts remove the windshield and are careful to avoid damaging the bonding surfaces and paint. Damaging this area will cause corrosion and leaks to your new windshield. Next, we select a new windshield replacement that matches the original equipment manufacturer's standards. Our experts then apply adhesives that are approved by the AGSC. We follow all procedures recommended by the AGSC, including the one-hour drive-away time for passenger safety, allowing time for the adhesive to cure.
For peace of mind, we offer our Windshield Protection Plan. We will repair or replace your windshield if it is damaged within 12 months, at no cost to you. If you have a crack or chip in your windshield don't hesitate.Call Glass Doctor of Lynnwood today!