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 a 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.