A small crack or chip in your windshield could cause serious problems for your vehicle's strength and your safety. At Glass Doctor® of Warner Robins, GA, we are often able to repair the damage, leaving the rest of your glass intact. It is important that you do not delay; your windshield accounts for about 45% of your vehicle’s architectural strength in a front-end collision and 60% in a rollover accident, meaning it is essential for safety.
A windshield repair is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to a full windshield replacement. It stops the spread of cracks and the growth of chips while ensuring that the damage is barely noticeable. Your eligibility for the service is based on three factors:
- Size of damage: In most cases, cracks must measure less than 3 inches and chips less than 3/8 inches to be eligible for repair.
- Location: A repair is only a viable choice if the crack does not extend to the edges of your windshield and if all chips are out of the driver’s line of sight — even a repair leaves a slight mark, which could distort your vision.
- Age: If you continue to use your vehicle with its damaged windshield, debris will build up in the cracks and chips. After too much time, it becomes impossible for our specialists to remove all the dirt and perform a successful repair.
The process for a windshield repair works as follows:
Our specialists clean the damaged area, sometimes using a specialized drill, to prepare your windshield for resin injection. After the resin has been injected and has been given time to cure, we polish the glass until it shines. The repair work takes around just one hour to complete. Finally, we handle all your insurance paperwork for you. In many cases, our customers find that the service costs them nothing, as most insurance providers prefer an economical windshield repair rather than a full windshield replacement.
In some cases, a windshield replacement is your only option. If this is the case, you will not receive a better service than with Glass Doctor of Warner Robins. Our specialists are trained to carry out this delicate job to Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) standards to ensure that no problems arise from the replacement.
We begin by carefully removing your old windshield, replacing it with a windshield that matches the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) quality, and affixing the glass with an AGSC-approved adhesive. After one hour, the adhesive will have cured and you can drive away safely.
After receiving a windshield replacement from Glass Doctor of Warner Robins, you will automatically be eligible for our G12® Windshield Road Hazard Guarantee, which entitles you to a free repair or replacement if your new windshield suffers from any damage due to normal conditions in the following 12 months.
Contact us for your windshield repair or replacement as soon as you notice even the slightest damage to the glass. This will keep the occupants of your car safe and could even save you from needing a more extensive service in the future. Schedule an appointment with Glass Doctor of Warner Robins today!