A common misconception about windshield repair or replacement is that it’s a big hassle. Because of this, people tend to postpone it for as long as possible. However, cracked or chipped windshields pose many safety concerns, such as impaired views, improper airbag deployment, and ejection from vehicles. For these reasons, addressing your damaged windshield should happen sooner rather than later.
But you have a busy life: family obligations, work responsibilities, and other factors demand your time and attention. As such, you may wonder how long a windshield replacement or repair job takes. Keep reading to find out.
How Long Does a Windshield Replacement/Repair Take?
When done by a reputable and experienced technician, a windshield repair takes 15 to 30 minutes. Conversely, a windshield replacement takes between 1.5 hours to 2 hours. Before installation, a professional technician will inform you of the estimated time and will discuss any concerns you may have.
Expert Tip: When choosing an auto glass company, 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 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.
5 Star Auto Glass Makes Windshield Repair and Replacement Easy
For the safety of yourself and other motorists, it’s best to get a windshield repaired or replaced as soon as it’s damaged. If you cannot come to an auto glass shop, 5-Star Auto Glass can come to your home, business, or anywhere you need us. Our mobile service is free of charge within 10km of our shop, or for a small travel fee, outside the area.
Whether you need us to come to you or for a same-day turnaround, 5-Star Auto Glass is here for you. Contact us today for qualified windshield repair and replacement services backed by a lifetime warranty.