Your windshield goes through a lot in the line of duty. Drive your vehicle long enough, and there's a good chance you will eventually need rock and chip repair. This kind of damage isn't just unsightly. Cracked windshields are hard to see through, make the window less safe in an accident, and could develop bigger cracks over time.
It's important to get any cracks or chips repaired ASAP. Below, we go into detail about DIY windshield repair and why it’s simply not a good idea to try yourself.
DIY Windshield Repair
You can find a number of repair kits on the market. These are often acrylic or epoxy products that fill in nicks and glue cracks back together. However, they have to be applied correctly, or they won't bond and create a smooth, solid surface. And correctly applying these products is difficult work, which is why it’s simply best to leave it to the professionals.
Professional Windshield Repair Services
At Only 1 Auto Glass, we will bring the experience needed for this job. Our trained professionals will understand which products to use and can get the window repaired more quickly than an average vehicle owner and with just one attempt. In fact, it may end up cheaper to go to a window repair service than to waste valuable time struggling with multiple kits!
Our pros will also be able to determine when repairs are the wrong call. Sometimes, the window is cracked in a certain way that the epoxy won't be enough. Other times, the damage is too extensive. Professional auto glass installers can explain your options for windshield replacement.
Safety is Key
Your windshield is an important part of the safety features in your car or truck. If you aren't sure about your DIY skills or are facing more extensive window damage than a few light scratches, it may be best to take your vehicle to the pros. At Only 1 Auto Glass, we'll repair or replace your window and get you safely back on the road in no time. Contact us today to get a free estimate.