Windshield Repair and Replacement
A tiny rock is enough to cause a chip that can quickly turn into a sizable crack. Luckily, Glass Doctor® of the Sunshine Coast can easily repair most cracks and chips without having to do a full windshield replacement. However, larger cracks can compromise the architectural strength of your windshield, cause a safety hazard and require a full windshield replacement. Don't let a little crack turn into a big problem. Our auto glass experts can assess your situation and recommend the best course of action.
Here are just a few factors our auto glass specialists take into consideration before deciding whether a repair or a replacement is the best option for your vehicle.
Size: Windshield chips that exceed the size of a quarter or cracks extending longer than a dollar bill will require a complete replacement.
Location: Cracks on the edge of the glass and chips that fall directly in the driver’s line of vision will merit a full windshield replacement.
Timespan: Even a small crack can become difficult to repair if left alone long enough. Dirt and other debris tend to build up, making it impossible to repair.
If you have a damaged windshield, you can rest assured that our team works with all major insurance providers. We will make sure your claim is correctly filed and get you safely back on the road. However, it is good practice to double check your coverage before having a windshield serviced.
In a lot of cases, a simple windshield repair will be enough to stop cracks from spreading and protect your glass from further damage.
Glass Doctor of the Sunshine Coast will recommend a repair instead of a replacement because:
Convenience: An auto glass expert can typically complete a repair in under an hour.
Cost: A repair is much less expensive than a total windshield replacement.
Insurance Advantages: Often times, insurance companies will waive your policy's deductible if you get a repair. Essentially, they reward customers for choosing a less costly option that also saves them money in the long run.
Environmentally Responsible: A windshield repair means one less piece of glass in the landfill taking up space and not being used.
The windshield repair process begins by cleaning the area and removing any dirt or debris. Our auto glass experts may have to drill a small hole to provide room for the repair resin. Next, the damaged area is filled with a quick curing resin that is allowed to dry clear before being given a final polish.
If you need a windshield replacement, timeliness is key. A vehicle's windshield serves as an essential safety device that provides up to 60% of total structural integrity during a rollover accident. Don't gamble with your safety; Glass Doctor or the Sunshine Coast has a tried and true method for properly replacing your windshield.
The old windshield is carefully removed in order to prevent any damage to bonding surfaces, which can cause leaks and corrosion down the road. Your new windshield will meet Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) standards and be secured using adhesives approved by the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC). The windshield is then given a full hour of cure time before being ready to drive.
Our Windshield Protection Plan covers every windshield replacement; which provides free repairs or replacements for 12 months after installation.
Call us today to schedule an appointment for your vehicle!