Windshield Repair and Replacement

You probably don’t give your windshield much thought until it suffers damage, but it’s a vital component of your vehicle’s safety system. If it has a crack or chip, you’ll need to have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible to ensure your vehicle’s structural integrity – and the safety of you and your passengers. Trust the specialists at Glass Doctor® of North Winnipeg to restore your windshield’s ability to protect by following the high standards set forth by the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC).

Windshield Repair and Replacement

Windshield damage should be addressed as soon as possible because small chips and cracks may spread, exacerbating the damage. Our specialists will fix your windshield damage when it will result in a safe repair and replace it when needed. Our specialists will even file your insurance paperwork for you to help save you time and aggravation.

Windshield Repair

This option is more economical than a replacement, and many insurance companies will waive the deductible. However, when damage is more extensive, a windshield glass replacement may be needed. We’ll consider the following factors when deciding whether your best option is a repair or replacement:

  • Size: Chips smaller than 1 cm in size and cracks shorter than 7 cm are often able to be repaired.
  • Location: Cracks or chips that interfere with the driver’s vision often make a replacement necessary, since a repair may leave a slightly blurred appearance. Those that have reached the edge of the windshield usually require a replacement.
  • Timespan: If your crack or chip has had time to have dirt embedded in the damage, this makes an effective repair more difficult.

To achieve a safe repair, our specialists clear dirt from the crack or chip. We’ll then inject a special resin into the damaged area, allowing it to safely cure. Finally, we’ll polish the area to a clear finish.

Windshield Replacement

When a windshield glass replacement is necessary, our specialists follow the steps recommended by the AGSC to ensure that the work is done according to the highest standards.

First, we’ll carefully remove your windshield while preserving the paint and bonding surface to avoid leaks and other damage. Next, we’ll select an Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) quality windshield for installation. Using AGSC-approved adhesives, we’ll replace your windshield and give it an hour to safely cure. Finally, our specialists will tell you about our free Windshield Protection Plan. If your windshield is damaged within a year, we’ll make unlimited repairs or replace it once for free, minus the cost of labour.

If your windshield is chipped or cracked, contact Glass Doctor® of North Winnipeg today. We’ll fix or replace your damaged glass quickly and professionally, making your vehicle sage!