If your vehicle has recently encountered windshield damage, you
may be wondering whether repair or replacement is necessary. While
Auto Resources can repair most chipped windshields, cracks typically
longer than three inches indicate an immediate need for windshield
replacement in order to protect the structural integrity of your
car and the safety of its occupants.
To decide if your best option is windshield repair or replacement,
Glass Doctor considers a few factors.
- Size: Though there are a few exceptions, chips larger than 3/8
inch and cracks more than three inches long generally require windshield
- Location: Cracks that have splintered to the edge of the windshield
typically require replacement due to their tendency to spread. Chips
or cracks directly in your line of vision require replacement as
well, as a repair often does not cure clearly, leaving a slight
outline in the repair area.
- Timespan: The longer you leave chips and cracks unaddressed, the
more likely dirt will build up making it difficult to perform a
successful repair, and requiring a replacement.
Auto Resources works with all major insurance carriers, handling
the insurance filing for you. It is advisable to contact your local
agent to verify coverage before having your windshield repaired
Don't let a crack in your windshield threaten the safety of your
family. Contact Glass Doctor today. Our auto glass specialists have
the skills and experience necessary to determine your windshield
replacement and repair needs.
To properly repair your windshield, Auto Resource specialists remove
debris from the impacted area, sometimes using a drill to create
a clean passageway for the repair resin. A special resin is then
injected into the damaged area using a tool that attaches to the
surface of the glass. After injection, the resin is cured and polished
to a clear finish.