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Windshield Repair and Replacement

It is a fact of life that you will eventually suffer some windshield damage in one form or another. An auto glass expert should determine whether that damage means repair or replacement, as the windshield of a car offers both visibility for the driver and structural support for your vehicle. 

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The glass specialists at Glass Doctor® of West Central MN will make a firm recommendation as to what you should with your vehicle. Here are factors that should be considered. 

  • Size: Chips larger than 3/8 of an inch or cracks longer than three inches long will inevitably spread. A full windshield replacement is recommended to ensure the safety of you and your passengers. 
  • Location: Chips or cracks near the perimeter of the windshield should be replaced. The stresses placed on the glass will cause the damage to spread. While a repair technique can slow the spread of a crack, a full replacement is recommended.
  • Timespan: Cracks and chips are not only distracting; they also collect dirt and debris over time. The longer you wait to repair your faulty auto glass; the more it becomes a necessity to fully replace your vehicle’s windshield.

A clean and mar-free windshield is essential for safe driving. For this reason, insurance carriers will often waive the deductible and pay for the repair in full.

Windshield Repair in St. Cloud

A windshield repair has some significant benefits over a full windshield replacement. It is far more affordable and convenient; the glass specialists from Glass Doctor of West Central MN will repair your faulty windshield at your home or office, usually in under an hour. A windshield repair is ecological - a repair keeps the old windshield from adding to the mountains of garbage that form our nation’s landfills. 

The repair process is simple. Debris is removed from the damaged area and a special resin is then injected. After curing, the area is polished and the repair is complete. 

Windshield Replacement in St. Cloud

Since a windshield provides a large percentage of the structural integrity of a vehicle, it is imperative that it be installed correctly. To ensure proper installation, Glass Doctor of West Central MN uses original equipment manufactured (OEM) quality glass. Our specialists also use Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) approved adhesives and installation procedures. St. Cloud glass specialists perform a series of validation checks to ensure your windshield was properly installed.

If you are in St. Cloud or the surrounding areas, contact Glass Doctor of West Central MN for more information about the windshield repair or replacement process.