Windshield damage is a common occurrence for car owners, but it can be frustrating to figure out how best to deal with the problem. Do you need a repair or replacement for your windshield? What kind of repair is most appropriate? How much does it cost? We’re here to help answer these questions and more as we explain why you might want to repair your windshield instead of replacing it.
The windshield is dull.
The windshield is dull and you can’t see through it.
The glass may be dirty, or you might have a film on the inside of your windshield that needs to be removed. If this is the case, try cleaning the inside of your window with some water and soap before polishing it with an automotive cleaner like Windex or Rain-X (and then drying). If you still can’t see through it after doing this, then consider getting a replacement instead of just repairing your old windshield as they’re unlikely to help much in either case!
You see cracks or chips in your windshield.
If you see cracks or chips in your windshield, it’s a good idea to get it repaired as soon as possible. Cracks can be caused by flying rocks or other debris, and are not always a problem. But if the crack starts to spread and gets larger, this could be an indication of more serious damage underneath the surface of your windshield.
If you have any doubt about whether or not you need windshield repair services, make an appointment with us today! We’ll take care of everything for you so that hopefully there will be no more cracks in sight!
You have a new crack that has appeared within 24 hours of a previous repair.
If you have a new crack that has appeared within 24 hours of a previous repair, it’s possible that the first repair was not done correctly. It is also possible to have multiple small cracks that appear after a repair. If you see a new crack after your windshield has been repaired, get it inspected again by another auto glass company before deciding whether or not to get another repair.
Your windshield wipers are not clearing the windshield properly.
If your windshield wipers are not clearing the windshield properly or at all, this may be a sign that you need to have your windshield repaired or replaced. The following are some common issues:
- Wipers leave streaks of water on the windshield. This can happen if there is damage to the wiper blades themselves or if they’re missing pieces that help them clear off the glass effectively. In either case, it’s best to get these problems fixed right away so they don’t cause more serious damage in the future!
Your visibility through the glass is impaired by dirt, moisture, or other debris.
If you can see dirt or other debris on your windshield, it’s time to clean.
To clean your windshield:
- Use a commercial car wash with a squeegee. This kind of washing removes dirt and grime from the surface of your windshield, but it doesn’t reach into cracks or crevices where mold is likely to grow. If this doesn’t work well enough for you, try one of these other methods:
- Use wiper fluid instead of water when cleaning off frost or ice from your windows in the wintertime–the alcohol content will kill any bacteria that would otherwise thrive in warm weather conditions after being exposed outside all day long!
If your windshield has suffered any damage and you’re not sure what to do, contact us for a free inspection and quote!
If your windshield has suffered any damage and you’re not sure what to do, contact us for a free inspection and quote! We will inspect your windshield and provide you with an estimate on the repair or replacement. Our technicians will then schedule the work based on your schedule.
If you’re not sure if your windshield needs to be replaced or repaired, contact us for a free inspection and quote! We have years of experience helping people like you with their windshields.