Repair or Replace? Windshield Damage Advise | CPR Auto Glass Repair

What Should You Do In Case Of Windshield Damage?


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Imagine a situation where you are going on a drive with your loved one and all of a sudden the windshield gets damaged. What will you do then? Get it repaired or replaced, of course. But how will you decide upon which will fulfill your purpose better?

Is Tending To A Damaged Windshield Really Necessary?

Let us consider a scenario where you are driving a car with a damaged windshield and all of a sudden you manage to hit something. You come to the conclusion that because of the damaged windshield obstructing your view, you were unable to see clearly and thus the accident. You wouldn’t like this actually happen. Would you? A damaged windshield can be the cause of serious mishaps and it is therefore a good decision to repair or replace it as soon as possible.

Repairing or Replacing- Which Would Be the Best for You?

Whether your automotive windshield needs replacement or repair depends on the amount of damage it has suffered. Most of the windshield repair companies have equipments that can fix damage made by “quarter- sized rock chips” and cracks that are up to 3 inches long, thereby saving both time and money. However, damage of a more extensive nature has to be met with replacement as it is not really possible to deal with damage of this nature by just repairing the windshield. Nonetheless, there still are some companies on the block that repair cracks even up to 12 inches in length.

Replace or repair? The answer to this question also depends on the area of damage that the windshield has suffered. For instance, if the windshield has cracked up at the edge of the windshield, then it is likely that it will spread rapidly, thereby increasing the extent of the damage. It is therefore wise to deal with the crack at the very onset.

Another thing to be noted is that tending to even the smallest of damages at the earliest possible hour is of utmost importance as the delay will cause dirt objects to stick inside the crack, thus affecting the visibility quality.

Repairing Vs Replacing Windshield- The Expenses

Repairing a damaged windshield is definitely way cheaper than replacing the entire thing. However, the amount of money that you would need for repairing the windshield again depends on the extent of the damage that it has suffered. The more severe the damage is, the greater will be the cost of repair.

Replacing a damaged windshield is definitely a more expensive affair. If you are opting for replacing the whole thing then make sure that you are doing so with replacements of OEM standards. Going for inferior quality windshields will save you a few bucks for sure, but it won’t ensure the longevity of the product. The use of replacement products of OEM quality though is a bit of a pocket pinch but it is sure to last for a longer period of time.

A stitch in time saves nine- how many times have we heard of this saying? The same goes for windshield repair as well. The longer you put off tending to damages, the heavier will be the charges of repair. It can also be concluded that whether your windshield requires repair or replacement depends on the extent and location of damage.