When should you repair or replace a cracked windshield?

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Auto Glass Now offers the most reliable auto glass repair and replacement services across the nation! A chipped or cracked windshield can truly be a pain in the glass! Cracks larger than 10 inches can reduce vision of the road in front of you, greatly reducing road safety. With nearly 80 locations across the United States Of America, our team is committed to providing the fastest auto glass service at the best value guaranteed. We understand car owners don't plan for auto glass repairs, so we are here to help them get back on the road fast, at the prices they need.


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How to Ensure a Quality Repair

Your windshield is classified as a “safety device” because it provides structural strength to the body of your vehicle and supports inflation and performance of passenger side airbags. This being said, it is vital to ensure a grade A repair is made when having your windshield replaced. The quality and proper installation of the auto glass adhesive is equally as important as the quality of the windshield.

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Windshield Replacement or Repair: What Does My Car Need?

Glass Doctor can repair most chipped windshields. Chips that are over one inch (25 mm) in diameter usually require windshield replacement to protect the structural integrity of the glass and the safety of the car’s occupants. A windshield replacement is also most likely needed if a damaged area obstructs the driver’s view.

When deciding if you need to have your windshield repaired or replaced, consider these three factors:

  • Size—There are a few exceptions, but chips larger than one inch in diameter may require windshield replacement.
  • Location—Cracks that run all the way to the edge of the windshield typically require replacement, due to their tendency to spread. Chips or cracks directly in the driver’s line of vision require replacement as well.
  • Timespan—The longer you leave chips unaddressed, the more likely dirt will build up. Dirt accumulation inside a chip makes it difficult to perform a successful repair and makes windshield replacement the better option.

Of course, a member of our team will provide our professional recommendation during your free consultation.

Will My Car Insurance Cover Windshield Replacement and Windshield Repair?

It depends on your individual auto insurance policy, but Glass Doctor works with all major insurance carriers. Your Glass Doctor location will even handle the insurance filing for you. Leave it to Glass Doctor to confirm your insurance coverage for you when you schedule an appointment to have your windshield repaired or replaced.

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