Windshield Replacement & Repair in Central Illinois

a man sitting inside of white car and staring at the cracks in the windshield When your vehicle experiences unexpected damage to your windshield, it may not seem like immediate action is necessary. Given time, chips and small cracks will turn into a larger problem. At Glass Doctor® of Central Illinois, we understand the importance of having reliable and efficient windshield repair and replacement service. Serving the Springfield, Illinois area, we take pride in providing professional services to ensure your vehicle’s safety.

Windshield Repair & Replacement Services

Whether it’s a minor chip or a complete windshield replacement, our team of skilled service professionals is here to assist you. We utilize high-quality materials and advanced techniques to restore your vehicle to its condition, ensuring maximum clarity and durability.

The experts at Glass Doctor of Central Illinois take several factors into consideration before recommending a windshield repair or replacement for our Springfield customers.

  • Location: The location of the chip or crack is crucial in determining if a repair or a replacement is in order. When chips or cracks obstruct the driver's vision, a replacement is required because the repair will often leave a blurred outline that can be distracting. Replacement is also necessary when the crack is on or near the windshield's edge. These cracks spread easily and will compromise the integrity of your windshield seal.
  • Size: The size of the crack or chip in your windshield is just as important when making the decision to repair or replace your windshield. Typically, chips that are larger than 3/8 of an inch are too big to repair. Similarly, cracks in your windshield that are three inches and longer will require a replacement.
  • Time: When you have a crack or chip in your windshield, time may decide if repair is a viable option. If you leave damage untended for too long, dirt and dust will gather in the cracks. This will make it difficult to repair the windshield. If attended to immediately, a repair will be more likely.

Windshield Repair

If the chips or cracks in your windshield are minor, our team will employ advanced techniques to repair your windshield promptly and effectively, restoring clarity and strength.

To repair your cracked windshield, our glass service professionals:

  1. Remove debris from the impacted area.
  2. Clear and prepare the impacted area using a drill.
  3. Inject a special resin into the damaged area using a tool that attaches to the surface of the glass.
  4. Allow the resin to cure.
  5. Polish the resin to a clear finish.

Windshield Replacement

In cases of extensive damage or irreparable cracks, we offer windshield replacement using high-quality materials and precision installation techniques. Our windshield replacement process is as follows:

  1. The windshield is carefully removed to avoid damage to the paint and bonding surface, a process that prevents leaks and corrosion.
  2. A windshield matching the OEE (original equipment equivalent) quality is selected for installation.
  3. Only Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) approved adhesives are applied to cars during the windshield replacement.
  4. The new windshield is replaced using the procedures recommended by the AGSC. The recommended drive-away time for passenger safety is then observed, allowing the adhesive to cure for safe driving.
  5. We review our Windshield Protection Plan, which states that if your new windshield is damaged within 12 months, we will repair chips free of charge. If the windshield is broken beyond repair, Glass Doctor will replace the glass for free.

Why Choose Us?

1. Reliable and Fast Service: We understand the importance of prompt service, and our team works efficiently to ensure minimal disruption to your schedule.

2. High Quality Materials: We use only the best materials available to guarantee the longevity and performance of your windshield.

3. Professionalism: Our service professionals are courteous, knowledgeable, and committed to delivering professional service with attention to detail.

4. Competitive Pricing: We offer competitive pricing for all our services, ensuring you receive the best value for your investment.

5. Insurance Assistance: Dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming, but our experienced team is here to assist you with the claims process.

6. Personalized Customer Service: When you call us, you’ll speak to a real person who is ready to assist you with any inquiries or scheduling needs, providing personalized attention to your requirements.

Post-Service Inspection

After completing the repair or replacement, our service professionals conduct a thorough inspection of your vehicle to ensure everything is in proper working order, prioritizing your safety.

Book Your Windshield Repair & Replacement Appointment

Trust Glass Doctor of Central Illinois for all your windshield repair and replacement needs in Springfield, Illinois. Conact us today to schedule your appointment and experience the Glass Doctor difference.

FAQs about Windshield Repair & Replacement

Will my insurance cover the cost of windshield repair or replacement?

In many cases, insurance companies cover the cost of windshield repair or replacement, often with no deductible required. Our service professionals are experienced in working with insurance providers and can assist you in navigating the claims process to maximize your benefits.

How soon can I drive my vehicle after windshield repair or replacement?

For windshield repairs, you can typically drive your vehicle immediately after the service is completed. However, for windshield replacements, it’s recommended to wait for the adhesive to cure fully, which usually takes around one hour. Your service professional will provide specific instructions based on the type of service performed.