A broken windshield is not only a bummer, but a crack or break in the wrong place will render your vehicle undrivable as well. If you have a break on the driver’s side, it will obscure your view. Driving with even a small crack in a windshield can lead to problems. Let’s take a look at how to repair or replace your windshield properly, with advice from Len Stoler Chevrolet.
When faced with replacing a windshield, you may look to the lowest priced option, but is this the best? Also, how do you know when you need an entirely new windshield, or when a repair might be possible?
Sometimes it’s obvious that a repair isn’t possible – when there is a large break, or the entire windshield is shattered. For smaller cracks, a repair may be possible.
You should always work with a professional auto glass repair and replacement company so ensure you’re getting trusted advice about your windshield. You don’t want to pay money for a repair that breaks again (or cracks more) when you’re back on the road.
Your windshield is your number 1 safety restraint in the vehicle. It’s very important that you keep it in working condition and well cared for. The windshield keeps you IN the car, and it keeps other things out. It’s a literal SHIELD of protection for you.
Always ask the repair shop if they wear gloves while installing, if they use original equipment glass, and how long the car should sit after the installation is complete. If they tell you that you can take your car right away, that is a red flag, and you need to pick a new repair place. Depending on your insurance, the glass repair could be covered in full, or you may only have to pay a deductible.