It’s important to address even the smallest crack or chip in your windshield. A small chip can slowly spread and grow through the rest of the windshield causing problems in the long run. It can also suddenly crack which can be very dangerous; specially if this happens while driving your vehicle.
Do not leave things to chance, remember that your windshield breaking while you’re inside the vehicle could be very unsafe. That is also the same threat that poses to your loved ones and even other motorists. So when you notice something wrong with your windshield, seek immediate assistance from an auto repair shop.
Things to look out for when looking for windshield glass repair and replacement:
Repair or Replace?
Is it really necessary to have it replaced? Would repairing it to the trick? Those are the questions you should be asking when you walk into the shop. If it’s a shop you’re accustomed to, one you can trust, then follow their advice right away. However, if you just stumbled upon an auto repair shop preceding an accident or incident that damaged your windshield, I strongly suggest you canvass other options first. Do not be too trusting as some shops would do whatever it takes to squeeze out money from you. Giving you the bit that there’s no other way but to replace the part even if in reality a repair would suffice. Of course, a replacement would mean less work but more bucks for these guys even if it comes with an unnecessary inconvenience for you.
The quality of the glass material used is very important. Keep in mind, the windshield glass is what shields you and keeps you safe from outside elements such as rain, heat, dust, snow and more. The auto glass used on your vehicle should be OEM certified and should be specifically designed for your vehicle make and model. This is very important to keep an eye on.
You want to be sure you deal with seasoned and experienced professionals. The level of expertise and experience of the technicians that work on your vehicle glass will have a lasting impact on the quality and durability of the job performed. Do your research online and make sure you’re dealing with true professionals and a reliable and reputable company.
Whatever company you choose to move forward with should possess excellent communication skills. They should be able to clearly articulate what happens during the windshield replacement process, expected turnaround time and how to properly care for your windshield going forward. They should be knowledgeable and be able to answer any questions that may arise.
It’s important to remember that nothing beats taking care of your car and windshield, despite the fact that you can have it replaced should something go wrong. The truth is, constant neglect could lead to more problems in the rest of your car and not just your windshield. So clean it thoroughly, giving special mind on the rubber gasket holding the glass in place. It is with little dirt or tiny pieces of rocks that gets stuck on the rubber gasket that things start to go south for an otherwise fine windshield.
A windshield glass is the #1 safety restraint in your vehicle. The windshield is composed of two sheets of glass held together by an inner layer of strong vinyl. If the windshield is not strong enough and the occupant is ejected from a speeding vehicle, the chances of survival drastically decrease. 30% of all vehicle fatalities are a result of the occupant(s) being ejected from the vehicle.
Don’t take any chances the next time you’re getting your glass replaced or repaired. Contact us A&A Auto Glass for reliable and top of the line work.