When the damage to your windshield is too extensive to repair, it is time to replace the glass – like it or not. Do you think your car windshield might need to be replaced? Here are a few things you should know when seeking a windshield replacement service.
1. Does my windshield need to be replaced?
Many people don’t know what kind of damage necessitates a windshield replacement service, rather than a repair. Small imperfections, such a chip or small crack, can usually be repaired.
However, a small imperfection can quickly become a large crack due to temperature fluctuations, car movements, and other sources of stress on the glass. It is therefore very important that a chip or small crack is repaired in time. Only in cases where the damage is so great that repair is no longer possible, will you need a windshield replacement service.
2. How soon do I need take my vehicle in?
If you have damage to your windshield, it is important to have it repaired at an early stage, before you need a windshield replacement service. After all, the sooner you take your vehicle in, the greater your chance of limiting the damage. In case of a small chip, it is almost always possible to have your car window repaired, instead of completely replacing it. That can save a lot of time and money.
In some cases, getting in to see your auto repair specialist sooner means you do not have to pay anything out of pocket. While the repair of a car window is fully covered by many insurance companies, you often pay a deductible when replacing it with a windshield replacement service. Take your vehicle to your auto glass specialist as soon as possible if there is any kind of damage to your windshield.
3. How much does replacing a windshield cost?
If you have a car insurance policy where window damage is fully covered, all costs may be paid by your insurance – as long as your chosen auto glass specialist is an approved provider for your insurance network (we’re approved for all of them). However, many insurance policies only cover a portion of the costs. In this case, you may have to make a personal contribution towards your windshield replacement service.
The prices for windshield replacement service can vary. At Fast Glass Service, we know that budget is an important factor for many of our customers, and we work with them to find the right windshield replacement product for their budget and their vehicle.
4. Why should I choose an auto glass specialist?
Auto glass specialists provide a high-quality windshield replacement service. Some companies also carry out other activities, but we specialize in auto glass. That means you can trust our windshield replacement service to be done well – and quickly, and affordable.
Who can argue with that? Learn more about our windshield replacement services here.