Windshield Repair and Replacement
A cracked, chipped or damaged windshield can leave you wondering if your vehicle needs car glass repair or replacement. Instead of guessing, let the professionals at Glass Doctor® of Ocala help you see the road more clearly.
Repair or Replacement
The specialists at Glass Doctor of Ocala use several factors to determine whether your windshield can be repair or must be replaced, including:
The longer you allow cracks or chips in your windshield to go unattended, the more likely the windshield will have to be replaced. The best solution is to contact Glass Doctor of Ocala as soon as you notice a crack, chip or ding in your windshield.
While there are always exceptions, cracks larger than three inches and chips larger than 3/8 inch will require auto glass replacement.
When cracks splinter to the edge of the windshield, it typically will have to be replaced because the crack will continue to spread. At the same time, cracks or chips in your line of sight will generally require replacement because these repairs do not cure clearly, which can leave a slight outline of the repair area.
No matter the service you need, Glass Doctor of Ocala makes car glass repair and replacement as simple as possible. We work with all of the major insurance carriers and handle all of the claim paperwork for you. However, we do suggest you contact your agent to make sure you have coverage before having your windshield replaced or repaired.
Car glass repair is the most cost effective solution for stopping cracks and chips from spreading. The specialists at Glass Doctor of Ocala, FL, always prefer repair to glass replacement for several reasons, including:
Cost: Simply put, car glass repair is significantly cheaper than replacing the entire windshield.
Simplicity: Our auto glass experts can perform most car glass repairs in less than an hour at any location.
Insurance Benefits: Due to the cost benefits of auto glass repair, the majority of insurance companies waive deductibles and pay for the glass repair.
Environmental Advantages: When we perform auto glass repair, we keep non-biodegradable windshields out of landfills where they will sit forever.
The process of repairing your windshield starts with getting rid of all of the dirt buildup in the damaged area. In some cases, we use a drill to create a clean passage for the new repair resin, which is injected into the impacted area with a special tool that attaches to the glass. After the injection is made, the resin is cured and polished to a brilliant finish.
Since the timing of the replacement is vital, we use the following steps to quickly replace your windshield:
- We carefully remove the windshield to prevent damage to the bonding surface and paint, which can lead to corrosion and leaks.
- We choose a high-quality replacement windshield and only use Auto Glass Safety Council approved adhesives and practices in the process.
- We observe the one-hour drive away time to make sure your windshield is safe before you drive away.
While you wait for your windshield to cure, our team will go over our Windshield Protection Plan, which included with every replacement service. It ensures the integrity of your replacement for 12 months. We have different plans to suit every driver's protection desire. Every Windshield Protection Plan covers windshield damage repair and a single replacement service, coverage cost varies from plan to plan.
Don't let a chipped or cracked windshield compromise the safety of your family. Contact Glass Doctor of Ocala today for a clear solution.