Auto Windshield Repair & Replacement: Things You Must Know

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A stitch in time saves nine!

The same goes true for auto windshield damage. Ignoring a minor crack or chip on your windshield can prove to be more expensive at a later time – as what is repairable today might become irreparable tomorrow. And, it could be dangerous as well – a crack that obstructs the visibility angle can lead to road mishaps. Also, the damage caused to a windshield deteriorates the roof of the vehicle, so the risk mounts on if the repair task gets delayed.

While windshield replacement is possible, life replacement is not. So, whether you own a private vehicle or a commercial one, it’s a must that you take care of its health. Here is a list of auto glass repair or replacement services that you can expect from reputed vendors like Go Glass that conform to the Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard (ROLAGS).

  1. Bullseye Damage Repair

In this type of damage repair, small cracks within 1-inch are repaired successfully by the injection of formulated resins that bind the elements of the glass. Before injecting the chemicals, a jet of air is made to pass through the damaged area that helps with eliminating the undetached elements and dirts.

  1. Star Break Repair

A star-break happens when the windshield comes across a speeding object. Usually, the size of the damaged area is more than 1.5 inch in diameter. The result is – multiple cracks originating from the epicenter of the hit area. An auto windshield repair expert takes into consideration the depth of the crack and accordingly applies the right solution that can seal the gap. Different repair methods are applied to fix damages with tempered and laminated glasses.

  1. Bullseye+ Star Break Damage Repair

In this case, a windshield repair professional has to deal with a damage type which is a combination of both the above. After such damage, you should avoid driving at all, or at least on roads with bumps. Make sure you get it fixed urgently as there is a risk of it getting spread throughout the screen. In that case, you will be left with no other option than to go for a windshield replacement service.

  1. Surface Pit Damage Repair

This type of repair work is required when the damage is superficial, and only a layer of the glass is scraped or removed, that too partially. There are three layers of the windshield glass – external layer, plastic inner-layer, and an internal layer. The repair is efficient when the depth of the pit is not beyond 1/8th of the total glass width.

Things to Keep in Mind When Going for Windshield Replacement

Go with the appropriate windshield as per the make and model of your vehicle. Compare prices online. It’s quite easy. Request online quotes from four to five certified vendors, and pick the best deal.

At Go-Glass, we adhere to the standards as approved by National Windshield Repair Association. We are a team of experienced professionals committed to providing you with the best auto windshield repair and windshield replacement for different vehicles, including the economy and family cars, luxury vehicles, sports cars, commercial vans and much more.

2 thoughts on “Auto Windshield Repair & Replacement: Things You Must Know

  1. Deb Pearl says:

    I was driving on the freeway and a rock came and hit my windshield! I have a small star break in my windshield now and I don’t know what I should do. That is great that there are different methods that will be applied to fix the damages! I wouldn’t want it to get any bigger! Thank you for the information!

  2. Alexandria Martinez says:

    For a couple days now, my fiance and I are considering getting an auto glass replacement. We don’t think that a repair would suffice and we are not comfortable leaving it as it is. When we go in, we will remember to look for the right type of windshield like our model of car calls for.

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