Caring for your car should extend to its glass, but auto glass repair is not a DIY project for a novice. Trust Glass Doctor® of North Staten Island to deliver first-rate glass service using cutting-edge techniques and technology. We will find the most efficient and effective solution for your auto glass damage.
While our specialists can repair the majority of chipped windshields, we consider several criteria in determining the best service for your damage.
- Size: Although there are always exceptions, cracks longer than three inches and chips bigger than 3/8 inch will typically require windshield replacement.
- Location: When cracks have splintered to the edge of the windshield, it typically requires replacement because of the likelihood of the damage spreading. If the crack is directly in your line of sight, it will most likely require replacement because a repair may not cure clearly, which leaves a distracting outline of the repaired area.
- Timespan: The longer you leave the crack or chip unattended, the more time dirt and debris have to accumulate and cause the damage to spread. Once this happens, it becomes significantly more difficult to perform windshield crack repair. As soon as you notice any damage, it's vital to get your vehicle to contact Glass Doctor of North Staten Island.
Glass Doctor works with all major insurance carriers, handling the insurance filing for you. It is advisable to contact your local agent to verify coverage before having your windshield repaired or replaced.
Don’t let a crack in your windshield threaten the safety of your family. Contact Glass Doctor today. Our auto glass specialists have the skills and experience necessary to determine your windshield replacement and repair needs.
The windshield repair process begins with our experts thoroughly cleaning the area and removing all of the debris. After the area is cleaned, a special resin is injected into the impacted area. Finally, the resin is cured and polished to a point where you will never know the windshield was ever damaged.
Benefits of Windshield Repair
Windshield chip repair is the more cost-effective service when compared with windshield replacement. In most instances, it's performed in as little time as 30 minutes. These benefits have encouraged most insurance companies to waive deductibles and simply pay for the windshield repair. We will file the claim to ensure you receive your full benefits.
If we decide a replacement service is in your best interest, we will schedule an appropriate time for you to visit our shop. The process begins with our experts carefully removing the old windshield without damaging the bonding surface and paint. Any damage to these areas may result in corrosion and leaks. After finding a windshield matching the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS), we attach the pane using only industry-approved adhesives and procedures. Finally, we ensure it's safe to drive away by observing the one-hour drive-away waiting period, which allows the adhesive to cure. We follow every standard set by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC).
Benefits of Windshield Replacement
According to the AGSC, your windshield accounts for up to 60% of the structural integrity of your vehicle in an accident, which makes windshield replacement a matter of safety. After we replace your windshield, it's protected by our industry-leading Windshield Protection Plan, which covers the windshield for 12 months. If your window sustains damage during this period, we fix the problem at no charge.
Window Chip Repair and Replacement Solutions
At Glass Doctor of North Staten Island, we make the process as painless as possible. We have working relationships with all of the major carriers and strive to deliver a hassle-free claim experience. While you should always contact your carrier to ensure coverage, our experts specialize in helping customers understand their windshield repair and replacement options. Contact one of the experts today at Glass Doctor of North Staten Island for the premier windshield solutions.