Windshield Repair and Replacement
Damage to your windshield is distracting and dangerous. Opt to have local experts restore your windshield. Glass Doctor® of Oxford, MI, makes your safety our priority. Our skilled specialists will do what is necessary to provide you with a windshield that protects you and your family.
Glass Service Criteria
Glass Doctor® of Oxford, MI, will determine if your windshield is in need of repair or replacement after considering the following details:
Size and depth: Generally, cracks less than three inches in length or chips 3/8 inch in depth can be easily repaired by our specialists. Damage in greater dimensions may require a windshield replacement.
Location: If windshield damage is in the driver's line of sight or on the far edges of the windshield, a full replacement is encouraged. Repair, while cheaper, may leave a visible outline on your windshield. Cracks near the edge of a window often spread and are difficult to permanently repair.
Timespan: The sooner you are able to bring your vehicle in for windshield crack repair, the better. Cracks and chips in glass collect dirt particles, which makes a successful repair less likely.
Contact your local insurance agent to confirm you are covered for windshield repair or replacement. Glass Doctor® of Oxford, MI, will file insurance for you, and we work will all major carriers.
Windshield Crack Repair
If your windshield has suffered minor damage, windshield repair is a great way to save money and make your vehicle safe again. We often recommend repair service over replacement for a few key reasons:
Convenience: We complete windshield crack repair in an hour or less.
Inexpensive: Thanks to our refined techniques, Glass Doctor® of Oxford, MI, will repair your windshield for a much lower cost than a full replacement.
Insurance benefit: Insurance companies will often waive a deductible to pay for repair, given the lower cost compared with replacement.
Environmental responsibility: Windshield glass, due to its use of PVC layers, is difficult and expensive to recycle. Repairing your windshield keeps it out of the landfill and on your car for years to come.
Glass Doctor® of Oxford, MI, specialists use industry-standard methods to repair your windshield. First, we will remove any dirt or debris that has built up in the chip or crack. Next, we will fill the chipped area with a special repair resin. Finally, the resin is cured and polished until transparent, making your windshield safe and unobstructed.
A vehicle's windshield provides structural integrity and road visibility for the driver, and we encourage timely replacement if it suffers significant damage. Glass Doctor® of Oxford, MI, follows these steps to properly replace your windshield:
- To prevent harm to your vehicle's paint and body, the damaged windshield is carefully removed.
- We select a high-quality Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) windshield for your car, truck or SUV.
- Our installation process follows procedures endorsed and recommended by the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). This includes using only adhesives approved by the AGSC and a one-hour drive-away time for safe curing of the adhesives.
While we work on your windshield, discuss the complimentary guarantee with our team. The Windshield Protection Plan covers any windshield crack repairs for a year. The plan covers the cost of a new pane should the windshield become severely damaged.
Count on Glass Doctor® of Oxford, MI, for your windshield care. Set an appointment with our team today!