Driving with a chipped or cracked windshield is a gamble. Damage directly influences the performance of a windshield in an accident, so it's extremely important that even small chips are repaired. Glass Doctor® of Vancouver, WA will assess your windshield damage and recommend the safest course of action, either windshield repair or replacement service. Our experts will use their knowledge and experience to complete a job promptly with attention to detail.
Windshield Repair or Replacement
Although repair is optimal for most budgets, it's important to know the dangers if you don't take the best course of action. A chip, crack or poor repair has the potential for becoming a major hazard. This includes:
- Inefficient airbag deployment
- Risk of passenger ejection during an accident
- Compromised vehicle durability in a collision
A few factors influence our service recommendation; we look at the location, size and age of the windshield damage. Damage to specific areas of your windshield is more likely to spread. Damage in a driver's visual field may be distracting, even if repaired. Because clear vision is essential to incident-free driving we often recommend replacement service for windshields with this type of damage. In general, chips larger than 3/8 inch or cracks longer than three inches will require a replacement. It's also essential to remember that the longer you leave a simple chip, the more likely it will end up a replacement.
We try to make auto glass repair as convenient for you as possible, so our mobile team will repair your windshield at a time and location that works for you. They’ll also handle all of the insurance paperwork and make the entire process quick and hassle-free. The cost, time and environmental impact of repair make it our specialists’ first choice.
- Cost: Windshield repair is affordable, and insurance companies will often wave your deductible and pay for the repair.
- Time: A repair takes less than an hour.
- Environmentally-friendly: Repair helps prevent unrecyclable glass from ending up in the landfill.
During a repair, Glass Doctor will thoroughly clean out your damaged area, drill a passageway for the resin and then inject the repair resin into the site. After the resin cures the area will be polished.
Windshield replacement is a lengthier process, but Glass Doctor of Vancouver, WA will still work to have you back on the road quickly. There are a few steps involved in the process:
- Careful removal of the windshield
- Selecting a quality, matching replacement windshield
- Seal the windshield with an Auto Glass Safety Council™-approved adhesive
- The windshield dries one hour
Glass Doctor reviews our G12® Road Hazard Guarantee while your vehicle dries. Our guarantee covers your new windshield for 12 months after installation.
Keep car, truck or SUV windshield in prime condition with the help of Glass Doctor of Vancouver, WA. Contact us to set up your appointment today.