Deciding Between Windshield Repair and Windshield Replacement

Deciding Between Windshield Repair and Windshield Replacement

Windshield Repair or Windshield Replacement – Choose Wisely

There comes a time in every vehicle owner’s life when they need to decide between windshield repair or a complete windshield replacement. Looking at the mess in front of your eyes, you already know that this isn’t a DIY. Before you start looking for a professional, you will need to evaluate which is the best path forward.

1. First Check the Terms of Your Repair and Insurance Contracts

The cost of full windshield replacement or repair will vary greatly depending on your insurance contract, location, and even the type of vehicle. If you DO have insurance, a visit to True Blue Auto Glass Wayne, PA, could surprise you! Without auto insurance, however, you will have to pay a significantly higher amount.

2. Look For Damages Around the Edge of Your Windshield

If you see chips or cracks around the edges, you should know that the whole structure of your windshield has been compromised. Even if you choose windshield repair, this damage could turn out to be a major safety concern in the near future. Choose windshield repair instead!

3. Consider Your Line of Sight

If the damage is around the driver’s line of sight, then this could interfere with their vision even after a windshield repair. That being said, the most dangerous area stands at around 12 inches (30 cm), right in front of your steering wheel, and extends to the height of the windshield wipers. If the damages are around this area, the experts at True Blue Auto Glass Wayne, PA, would highly recommend a windshield replacement.

4. Measure the Crack

Why though? Well, there are some modern techniques by which cracks shorter than 6 inches (5 cm) can be fixed without a hassle. For larger cracks, you will need a complete windshield replacement.

5. Examine the Depth of Those Chips

Windshields are typically made of 2 layers of glass with a layer of plastic in between. If the crack you want fixed extends beyond the outer layer and into the interior, then a windshield repair is out of the question. We can help you with this evaluation at no charge.

Why Look Any Further?

Have you determined which of the two you need? Well, now it’s time to dial 610-935-5588 for the expert advice of professionals at True Blue Auto Glass Wayne, PA. We work with every insurance company to make sure you can call us, speak with our thoroughly trained and friendly team and schedule a repair or replacement 24/7.

Windshield replacement take approximately one hour, but repairs are typically completed within 15 minutes! Go ahead and get an instant quote and schedule on our website.

You can schedule a windshield replacement or windshield repair with us 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  If you schedule during regular business hours, we’ll call you right back to confirm all of the details and if your schedule with us after-hours, we’ll call you back first thing the next day.  We serve the entire Delaware Valley and there’s never a charge for our mobile service.  If you prefer, please call us at 610-935-5588.

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