When Vehicle Glass Is Damaged
Windshield damage can be caused by all sorts of things, from outright collisions to road debris being kicked up by the vehicle ahead of you to weather related phenomena like hail or jetsam. Side and rear glass can be damaged by a lot of the same things but is not as common.
While the windshield takes more of a beating than the rest of the glass on a car, there is an upside: because it is laminated glass, a windshield can often be repaired where the same damage on a side window or rear glass will require replacement.
Whether you need a new windshield or the existing one can be fixed is determined by how large the damaged area is, how deep the damage goes and where it is located. In many cases, an insurance adjuster will be the one who determines which way it goes but a good rule of thumb is that if there is a chip or crack that is less than 3 inches and does not go to the edge of the windshield, we can repair it.
Speaking of insurance, glass damage is covered by most auto policies and we work with every insurance company. Of course, we will do the best job for the most reasonable rate, whether it goes through insurance or you are paying out of pocket.
We can replace or repair the glass on almost any make and model of vehicle. If replacing a windshield or other window is necessary, we make sure that you get an OEM part and that it is installed properly.
Even if you don’t have or don’t think you have glass coverage through your insurance, please reach out to us if you have windshield or other glass damage. We don’t charge for estimates and you may well be pleasantly surprised that getting your cracked or pitted glass dealt with is not as costly as you might think. Driving around with damaged glass can be quite dangerous as it seriously diminishes your protection in the event of a collision or other type of accident.
Don’t wait until it gets worse. Driving around with a major safety risk like windshield damage is not something you want to do for a minute longer than you have to, so get in touch with us today for a free estimate.