Windshield Repair and Replacement
Windshield damage creates immediate safety risks. If left to fester, cracks and chips will expand, especially when the weather changes, causing a simple repair to require a full replacement. In most cases, windshield damage is repairable. However, if a windshield chip or crack permanently compromises your windshield's structural integrity or interferes with your driving visibility, it must be replaced. Let the Glass Doctor® of Mount Pleasant, MI, team of glass specialists make the determination for you. We aim to ensure you enjoy the best repair solution without compromising safety or beauty.
Windshield Repair Factors
To determine the best service for your windshield our team considers several factors:
A crack that spreads to a windshield's edge compromises the structural integrity of your vehicle, requiring replacement. Also, if a chip or crack is directly in the line of sight of the driver, a full replacement is unavoidable because visibility is often distorted, even after a repair.
In most cases, chips larger than 3/8 inch in diameter and cracks longer than three inches require replacement. Also, when cracks and chips splinter, a replacement is required.
Over time, windshield damage gets dirty. Excessive dirt buildup in a crack or chip can prevent anyone from being able to effectively repair the damage. The dirt works its way deep into a crack, preventing repair resin from properly bonding. As such, older chips and cracks may require replacement, regardless of their size and location.
The Benefits of a Windshield Repair
As the least expensive and most convenient solution to windshield damage, we always seek to do a windshield crack repair first. Because insurers understand the importance of windshields, many companies waive deductibles for windshield repairs. We work with most insurers, and handle all of the insurance claim paperwork for you, so you enjoy the benefits of repair without the cost or hassle of filing a claim.
Our Windshield Repair Process
A typical windshield repair performed by a Glass Doctor of Mount Pleasant, MI, specialist takes less than an hour. A glass specialist will begin by removing all dirt and contaminants from the damage and the surrounding area, in some cases, we may drill a tiny hole to create a cleaner repair. Next, your glass specialist will apply a specialized resin to the damage. After the resin has had time to cure, your glass specialist will polish the area for a smoother appearance.
Benefits of a Windshield Replacement
If your windshield needs to be replaced, our glass specialists will use Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) approved methods to complete the replacement. A pane that meets or exceeds your original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) specifications will be used to replace your windshield. If your windshield has any high-tech features, such as a rain sensor or heads-up display, then we will take them into account when replacing your windshield.
Our Windshield Replacement Process
Your glass specialist will begin by carefully removing your current windshield, avoiding damage to the surrounding area. Next, the replacement windshield is installed using AGSC approved adhesives. After the adhesive has cured, about an hour), you are free to enjoy a safe comfortable ride in your vehicle.
The Window Protection Plan
All windshield replacements at Glass Doctor of Mount Pleasant, MI, are backed by the Window Protection Plan, which provides you with unlimited free windshield crack repair service and one full windshield repair for a full year after the replacement.
Set Up an Appointment Today
If your windshield is damaged in any way, contact your local Glass Doctor of Mount Pleasant, MI, today so that we can fix it ASAP.