A common misconception with windshield repair or replacement is that it can be a big hassle. Because of this, people tend to put it off for as long as they can. However, there are safety concerns to consider with a cracked or chipped windshield, including:
• Impaired view
• Improper airbag deployment
• Ejection from your vehicle
At 5-Star Auto Glass, our main priority is your safety on the road. Below is more information about the windshield repair and replacement process.
How Long Does Replacement Take?
When done by a reputable and experienced technician, a Windshield repair takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes and Windshield replacement anywhere from 1.5 hours to 2 hours.
Before installation, a professional technician will inform you of the estimated time it will take to repair your windshield and will discuss any concerns you may have.
Expert Tip: When choosing an auto glass company, be sure to get a written lifetime warranty with your windshield repair or replacement.
Is the Windshield Repairable?
When it comes to repairing your windshield, there are some factors to consider such as:
• Size of the damage – 5-Star Auto Glass can repair cracks and chips that are one inch in diameter or up to three inches long
• Depth of the damage
• Location of the crack or chip
• Type of crack or chip
• If your vehicle has passenger side airbags
If the repair is too extensive, your technician will recommend a windshield replacement instead.
For your safety, it’s best to get a windshield repaired or replaced as soon as it’s damaged.
If you are unable to come to an auto glass shop, 5-Star Auto Glass will come to your home, business or anywhere that you may need. Our mobile service is free of charge within 10km of our shop or for a small travel fee outside of the area.
Whether you need us to come to you or for a same-day turnaround, 5-Star Auto Glass is here for you. Call us today for qualified windshield repair and replacement services backed by a lifetime warranty.