Imagine this: you’re running late to work, so you’re driving quickly on the freeway. We’ve all been there: the fear of being late combined with traffic on I-25 can be a real bummer. So, you’re there driving, sweating a bit, when a large something–maybe a rock, maybe a piece of hail, smashes into your windshield, leaving a large crack. Many people have the same reaction: they yell a bit and then shrug it off and keep driving. In fact, many people opt not to fix a windshield crack at all! But this decision can be detrimental to your safety. If something else were to hit it, it could shatter in your face as your driving. If your windshield, or any other window on your car, is damaged, Complete Auto Glass in Denver can help. When one of your car windows is damaged, it can be hard to know if you can take it in for a simple repair or if you’ll need to replace it altogether. Here’s how to know.
Auto Glass Replacement vs. Auto Glass Repair
Here are a few simple ways to know if you need a full-on auto glass replacement or if you can get it repaired:
- Your Windshield- Small chips and cracks in your windshield can easily be repaired. However, if these chips and cracks are bigger than three inches, we will have to perform auto glass replacement.
- Your Side Windows- Luckily, chips and cracks in your side windows aren’t as common as in your windshield. But, if one of your side windows is damaged, we will have to replace it. Unfortunately, side windows can’t be simply repaired.
- The Back Windshield- The back windshield or rear window–whatever you’d like to call it–is the same as your side windows and cannot be repaired if it is cracked or chipped. Unlike your front windshield, having a cracked back window isn’t quite as dangerous, but it can pose as an easier access point for potential burglars.
No matter which window on your car is cracked, you should get it fixed right away. It’s not worth the risk.
Auto Glass Replacement in Denver
Oftentimes, your vehicle requires an auto glass replacement rather than a repair, as you can see from the explanations above. At Complete Auto Glass in Denver, we handle your auto glass needs with care. We’ll safely remove your old window and replace it with a brand new one. The process is fairly simple but should be handled by a professional. If you need to have your windshield replaced or repaired, call Complete Auto Glass today!