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Do I Need Windshield Replacement?

Worker holding car windshieldAll too often people in Denver drive their car with dangerous cracks on their windshield. The truth of the matter is, if a crack is repairable the minor repair is much less costly than a windshield replacement. However, if a replacement is required, driving around with a crack too big to repair can be risky. Driving at high speeds can cause the windshield to suddenly shatter. The last thing you want is to have glass flying though your car as you drive down the freeway. We have advice concerning repair and replacement.

Can My Chip or Crack Be Repaired?

Windshield breaks usually come in cracks and chips. If it can be repaired depends on the type and size of the break. A chip is usually a round break with spurs extending from the middle. It is usually caused by something like a rock or debris hitting the windshield. If the chip is smaller than a quarter it can usually be repaired. If it isn’t repaired, over time it can turn into a crack as well. If a crack is smaller than three inches it is usually repairable as well. Again, waiting to get repairs down can cause further damage over time. If the chip or crack is too extensive windshield replacement will be required.

What Does Windshield Replacement Entail?

First and foremost, windshield replacement does not harm your vehicle and is a fairly easy process. The parts holding the glass in place will be carefully removed by expert technicians that handle this work on a daily basis. Car owners always ask about the rear view mirror as it is attached to the glass. The technician simply removes it and adds it to the new windshield. Special adhesives will be added to hold the windshield in place. Your car will be ready to pick up and drive home the same day the repair is conducted.

Trust the Experts at Complete Auto Glass

At Complete Auto Glass in Denver we conduct a wide variety of vehicle glass services. Whether you need your windshield repaired or replaced we can help. In most cases, your insurance will cover all or a portion of repair or replacement. We can assist with these details as well. Contact us today to find out more. One of our experts will be happy to assist you with an appointment or answer your questions.