Windshield Repair and Replacement
Windshield damage requires special treatment to resolve. Glass Doctor® of Paw Paw, MI, employees trained professionals prepared to fix your panes no matter the make or model of your vehicle. Depending on the extent of the damage, a repair may be possible. Our specialists will always be honest with you and tell you the best course of action for your vehicle.
Windshield Service Determination
We review several different factors to determine if your damage is a suitable candidate for repair:
- Size: Barring a few exceptions, chips bigger than 3/8 inch and cracks longer than three inches require professional replacement.
- Location: If your crack or chip is located on the edge of the windshield, replacement is recommended because the damage will most likely spread. In addition, chips or cracks directly in front of the driver require replacement as repairs can still impair vision.
- Timespan: The sooner a windshield is tended to, the more likely we will be able to make a successful repair.
Windshield chip repairs are less expensive than windshield replacement work. The process is relatively simple. A specialist at the Glass Doctor® of Paw Paw, MI, will remove the debris from the area. Then, the specialist will inject a special resin into the chip or crack. The resin is cured and polished, effectively repairing the damage.
In addition to being more convenient and inexpensive than replacement work, windshield chip repairs are often fully covered by insurance companies. The original glass is restored, which is the more environmentally conscientious option.
Sometimes a windshield chip repair will not resolve the damage. In those cases, replacement is unavoidable. When you need auto glass expertise, turn to Glass Doctor® of Paw Paw, MI.
Our specialists carefully follow all of the windshield replacement procedures endorsed by the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) to ensure your safety. The windshield is removed according to our technical processes, so we avoid any damage occurring to the paint surface and bonding material. This prevents any leaks and corrosion. We select panes matching the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality for installation in your vehicle. We only use AGSC-approved sealant and adhesives to ensure your safety and lasting quality. The final step in the replacement process is observing a drying period. We allow the windshield to bond for one hour after the installation is complete. This guarantees that the adhesive has enough time to cure and assure enduring safety. While you wait for your car, we discuss our free Windshield Protection Plan, which promises if your newly replaced windshield is damaged within 12 months we pledge to repair any chips or cracks without charge. Additionally, if the windshield is damaged beyond repair, Glass Doctor® of Paw Paw, MI, will cover the cost of new glass at no charge to you.
Count on our team to deliver quality workmanship for any windshield care you require. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your windshield chip repair.