Frequently Asked Questions: Windshield Repair

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How do I know if my windshield can be repaired instead of replaced?

Windshield repair is often feasible for smaller chips and cracks. Generally, if the damage is smaller than a dollar bill and isn’t directly in the driver’s line of sight, it can likely be repaired. However, the depth, type, and location of the damage will determine the feasibility of a repair. It’s best to consult with a professional to assess the damage.

How long does a windshield repair take?

A typical windshield repair can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the severity and number of damages. The process involves cleaning the damaged area and injecting a special resin, which is then cured and polished to restore clarity and strength to the glass.

Will my insurance cover the cost of windshield repair?

Many insurance companies cover the cost of windshield repair without requiring a deductible because repairing is typically less expensive than replacing. However, coverage can vary based on your specific policy and the extent of the damage, so it’s a good idea to check with your insurance provider.

Will the repaired area be completely invisible after the process?

While windshield repair is designed to restore the structural integrity of the glass and prevent further spreading of damage, a slight blemish or imperfection might remain visible. The primary goal is safety and prevention, but in many cases, the appearance is significantly improved post-repair.

Can a repaired windshield crack again?

A properly repaired windshield should not crack further from the original damage point. The special resin used in the repair process is designed to bond the glass together, restoring its strength. However, new impacts or damages will require separate assessments and repairs.