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Are DIY Windshield Chip Repair Kits Okay to Use?

a car with recently repaired windshield chip repairIf you have owned a car for any number of years you have dealt with the dreaded windshield chip. The unfortunate event happens most often when you are driving down the freeway and a rock from the road flies right towards your glass making a chip. Most often, drivers will attempt to see how long they can go without windshield chip repair before the tiny crack spreads. Others will buy a chip repair kit and attempt to fix the problem themselves. We have a professional viewpoint on these at home kits.

What Does a DIY Kit Come With?

The usual DIY windshield chip kit comes with instruction, tools, a piece of film, and resin. It essentially will have everything needed for an at-home windshield chip repair kit. There are also a ton of YouTube videos with people trying the kits out for themselves. The trouble isn’t so much what the kits come with, but what they leave out. You can use the kit, but it won’t include the professional equipment we use at our shop. And a DIY kit you buy for a couple dollars doesn’t come with an expert who has conducted hundreds of Windshield Chip Repairs.

The professionals at our shop understand how to distinguish different types of cracks and how to fix them. Our experts also use high-quality resin, not the same resin that comes in crafting kits. Not only that, many people who have conducted DIY jobs complain that their wipers catch on the bump of resin left behind.

Trust the Experts Instead

In the long run, leaving windshield chip repair to the experts is your best bet. First of all, your insurance will often pay for this fix in the first place. Secondly, although you are tempted to buy a kit to save money, a resin is permanent and if you don’t get it right on the first try an expert may need to replace the whole windshield.

If you have a crack in your windshield you should get it fixed right away. Waiting too long can lead to the crack spreading. If you drive at high speeds down the freeway on a regular basis the risk is even greater. If the crack does happen to spread your fix may end being more costly. Contact us today to have your windshield fixed by our experts. We will have you back on the road in no time.