When you hear a rock hit your windshield, it can make your heart sink as you see a crack form, but auto glass repair can get you back to your day quickly. Auto Glass Direct makes it easy to book an appointment with one of our friendly reps for our prompt mobile service. Our team travels anywhere in the tri-state area to fix your windshield or can recommend a full replacement, depending on the damage and what’s going on with your vehicle.
The auto glass repair process is straightforward and can get you back on the road in no time. Here’s what to expect from the process and how Auto Glass Direct can help.
Give the team at Auto Glass Direct a call and we’ll let you know what kind of service you need right over the phone. For example, a windshield with cracks and fissures that are more than 2″ typically requires a full windshield replacement. If you’re not sure about the damage, we’ll send a professional technician out to assess the extent of the damage to determine if repair or replacement is necessary. However, if the damage is directly in your field of vision and looks problematic, we may recommend a full replacement, even if the damage isn’t large yet.
Repairing Small Chips and Cracks
For small chips and cracks, our team can usually inject a clear resin into the damaged area. The resin is then cured and polished to make the damaged area almost invisible and restore the structural integrity of the glass.
It’s important to take even the smallest damage to your windshield seriously. It can quickly spread and become more costly to replace. A weakened windshield can also compromise your safety on the road. For example, if your car rolls over and your windshield isn’t strong enough, it can cause the main cabin in your vehicle to collapse.
Choosing the Right Windshield Glass
If your windshield needs a complete replacement, it’s crucial to use the right type of glass for the make and model of the vehicle. Going with an off-brand glass or trying to skimp can quickly compromise its proper fit and functionality. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) glass is designed to meet your vehicle’s manufacturer’s specifications, while aftermarket glass may be produced by third-party manufacturers.
Quality Assurance Check
Once your auto glass is repaired or replaced, our team will perform a quality check to ensure the glass is properly installed and any issues are properly addressed. Our goal is to ensure your windshield is fixed correctly the first time to keep you safe on the road and minimize your downtime.
Keep in mind that a DIY windshield repair kit will not offer the same level of safety standards and quality. For example, a kit may address a tiny bullseye and keep damage from spreading, but you’ll never know if inclement weather, hitting a pothole, or just wear and tear will suddenly derail your efforts and cause catastrophic damage. In other words, DIY windshield repair is not safe.
Auto glass repair can be done in about 30 minutes, but it will take some time to set and cure. This ensures the resin is completely hardened and ready to go. Once everything is complete, your windshield is strong and durable again. The damage will no longer spread; however, it won’t prevent new rocks and debris from further impacting your windshield.
Depending on your insurance coverage, auto glass repair can be completely free. Many insurance policies will even waive the deductible, making it a no-brainer to get your windshield fixed as quickly as possible. Otherwise, you’re facing a costly windshield replacement that also requires ADAS calibration to ensure your sensors and vehicle’s safety features are working properly together.
Call your insurance company in advance to inquire about what to expect from your coverage and windshield repair costs. Regardless of what your insurance says, we offer affordable, competitive pricing you can count on.
Compliance with Legal Standards
Don’t get caught driving a vehicle with windshield damage. Many states, including New Jersey, can issue a citation for any damage an officer feels impedes your vision or safety. In other words, it’s up to their discretion. The cost of your fine will likely exceed anything you would pay for a simple auto glass repair service.
Get Auto Glass Service
Ready to get back on the road? Auto Glass Direct is focused on providing exceptional and personalized customer service to restore the safety and integrity of your windshield. We don’t answer your calls with automated responses or robots. You’re always connected to a friendly, knowledgeable representative who can help. Our team also upholds the highest ethical standards. We act with honesty and transparency for the quality customer service you deserve. Book your auto glass repair. Get a quote today!