Few events are more annoying than a chipped or cracked windshield. The Glass Doctor® of Wytheville service professionals have windshield repair experience to make your auto glass appointment pleasant and quick. Our experts will determine the type of service your auto glass requires and outline your best options. Count on our team to present the best solution to restore your safety without compromising your budget.
Determining Windshield Glass Care
Many car owners may not know when they need to repair or replace their chipped or cracked windshield. While you should always ask a service professional for a professional opinion, many non-specialists can determine the service their car requires by observing the damage. These are the easiest ways to determine if your windshield needs repair or replacement:
Size of Damage to Windshield
A general rule of thumb our service professionals use when deciding if repair or replacement is necessary for your windshield is the 'quarter’ test. If your crack or chip is smaller than the length of a dollar bill, less than three inches, you could be eligible for windshield repair rather than replacement. However, if your damage exceeds the dollar bill limitations, you may need to replace your windshield entirely.
Location of Damage
If damage to your windshield is along the windshield's outer edge or within direct eyesight, you need to replace the entire windshield. When cracks or chips occur next to the windshield's edge, a repair cannot be performed because of the possibility to spread. Similar to that, if the damage to the windshield is the driver's line of sight, it can run the risk of growing larger and obscuring the drivers view. An entire windshield replacement may be the best option.
Time Before Windshield Glass Repair
Although windshield glass repair can be an unwelcome addition to hectic schedules, leaving cracks or chips in your windshield can increase the potential for an entire windshield replacement. The longer the windshield remains damaged without repair, the more dirt, and grit that piles into the damaged area. If the damage becomes too dirty, then repair is no longer an option. Restoring your windshield quickly after the damage is the safest and most budget-friendly option.
How Windshield Glass Repair Works
Glass Doctor of Wytheville works to repair any cracks or damages to your vehicle's windshield. Our quick, four-step procedure will get you back on the road in no time:
- Removal of any and all debris or dirt from the damaged area.
- Drilling a small divet into the impacted area.
- Filling the damaged area via the new hole with special resin that helps support and strengthen the integrity of the windshield.
- Apply a clear, protectant topcoat to the previously damaged area.
Benefits of Working with Our Team
By scheduling a glass repair consultation with the Glass Doctor of Wytheville, you will experience superior service, including:
- Safer driving for you and your passengers
- Major types of auto insurance accepted for windshield repair
- Quick repair time
Entire Windshield Replacement Process
Not only do the glass experts repair damaged glass, but they perform glass replacements as well. If you think your damage is unable to be repaired, Glass Doctor of Wytheville can help you restore your windshield with a new, Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) approved windshield. When our service professionals install the glass, your car will be restored to like-new status.
The Benefits of Our Windshield Replacement
If your vehicle needs a windshield replacement, Glass Doctor of Wytheville has an experienced team of glass experts ready to serve you. Common benefits of working with the Glass Doctor of Wytheville:
- AGRSS installed windshields
- Gentle replacement of windshield
- Vehicle will retain structural integrity after professional replacement
- A guarantee on the new windshield
Schedule a Consultation
If you are unsure of your vehicle's windshield repair needs, reach out to Glass Doctor of Wytheville for a consultation. If a windshield replacement is deemed best, we will schedule an appointment for your service at our shop. We strive to make auto glass care easy for every customer! Reach out to a member of our team today!