There comes a time when your windshield is chipped, cracked, or even completely shattered. That’s the time when you will need to get it repaired for your own safety. Now, the type of repair you get will depend on the kind of damage your vehicle’s windshield has suffered. The cost of the auto glass repair will also vary depending on the damage that is being cleaned up. In this article, we are going to talk about windshield and all about their safety.
So before you can actually begin repairing your auto glass, you need to make sure that you know the kind of damage it has suffered. Determining the type of damage will require a professional to look at it and access the strength of your windshield. Sometimes, you are able to tell by just looking at the windshield. But, that may not be easy for some people. If that’s the case with you, then you need to take your vehicle to your local auto glass repair shop to get it accessed and repaired.
Before we get into other details, let’s talk about the normal scratches first. You may get scratches on your windshield for many reasons. It can get scratched due to the normal wear and tear, or it could get scratched by objects that often fly at your while driving on the road. It’s the small stones that are kicked at you by other vehicle’s tires that cause the most trouble. They have the potential to chip, crack and shatter your car’s windshield glass.
If you can see that your windshield is scratched, and it is affecting your view while driving, you should consider getting it repaired. Repairing scratched windshield is quite easy actually. You can walk into any automotive store and get yourself a do-it-yourself scratch repair kit. They are very easy to use and come with detailed instructions.
However, if you are not good at technical stuff and have hard time following somewhat technical instruction, you should consider taking your vehicle to a professional shop. These auto glass shops have professional technician who have years worth of experience doing such things. They can properly assess the condition of your windshield and suggest the best repair that is needed. I highly recommend them if you are not good with the DIY scratch repair kits.
Now if you have a chipped windshield, it is not difficult to repair either, assuming that the size of it is comparatively small. Like you did for scratched windshield, you need to get yourself a kit that repairs stone chips kind of windshield damages. Again, these kits come with good instruction and I have used them many times. They have easy to follow step-by-step instruction that will guide you every step of the way.
When doing such repairs, make sure that you set aside good amount of time just to be safe and sure. Repairing chip damages can take anywhere from ten minutes to an hour, depending on your skill level. Also, once you have performed the repair, you might need to leave your vehicle under sun light for the resin to set in and fix well. Therefore, make sure that when you do the repairs, it’s sunny outside. Alternatively, if the weather is not good, you might need a UV lamp for resin fixation.