As the weather begins to turn cold, windshields are being exposed to changing elements during our daily commute to work, school or appointments. Do you have a chip or crack in your windshield? A small repair can easily turn in to a major repair if not taken care of in a timely manner, and before colder temps can escalate the problem. Mobile auto glass repair brings windshield repair or replacements to you, taking only an hour or two to complete.
Because windshields provide up to 60% of a car’s structural strength, some repairs can’t wait due to safety reasons. If a vehicle is involved in a crash, the windshield provides support to the roof in case of a rollover as well as helping keep occupants from being thrown from the car. If a windshield is compromised by a chip or a crack, you could be compromising your safety too. As the weather turns colder, windshields bend to a concave shape, allowing small chips or cracks to potentially spread horizontally – comprising both the strength and protection of the windshield.
Mobile glass companies employ certified technicians who inspect windshield damage and determine if repair is the best solution for your vehicle. If a windshield has a small chip, mobile glass repair technicians can fill in the damaged area with a specially designed resin. When the chip is filled in, an ultraviolet light hardens the resin and seals the damage. Any excess resin can be removed to ensure a flat, flush surface. Most certified glass installers can repair chips and cracks – even those across a windshield – up to six inches in length.
If your windshield has larger cracks or significant chips, or if you’ve had an accident, you may not need to have your windshield repaired – you may need to have it replaced. Fortunately, most mobile glass services offer the same services on-site or at a location of your choosing as those done traditionally at repair stations. A mobile glass company gives you the flexibility and freedom to have your windshield replaced wherever you are.
Most importantly, if you have comprehensive insurance, coverage is usually 100%. Most insurance companies will also waive the deductible if you can choose repair versus replacement. If you discover a blemish in your windshield, don’t wait until the problem grows – consider contacting a mobile glass company like Jack’s Glass to save you time and money from the start.