You have a damaged windshield and you know you need to get it fixed pronto. But you’re super busy and you’re not quite sure if you can afford to wait around for in-shop auto glass service. You’ve heard about mobile windshield repair and replacement, but you don’t know anyone who’s had it done, so you’re not sure whether it’s a good idea.


Will you get the same quality repair? Or, if you need a windshield replacement, can the auto glass techs actually do that in a parking lot? Our team at Only 1 Auto Glass is here to set your mind at ease. Read on to find out everything you need to know about mobile auto glass service.


Mobile vs. In-Shop Auto Glass Service: Quality of Work

If you’re worried mobile windshield repair or replacement won’t live up to the quality of in-shop work, don’t be. At Only 1 Auto Glass, our technicians are highly trained and professionally certified to perform both mobile and in-shop auto glass service.


They use the same high-quality materials and precision techniques to do the job, whether they’re doing it indoors or outside. The only difference between the two services is the fact that we can’t control the surrounding environment with mobile repairs and we can with on-site service.


Weather Can Interfere With Mobile Windshield Repairs

If the weather is poor on the day of your scheduled mobile repairs, you may have to push back your appointment until the skies clear. To repair a minor chip or crack, we inject resin into the damaged area, and your windshield must be totally dry for that resin to adhere and cure properly. If it’s wet outside and you park in a garage or another covered area that’s 100% shielded from moisture, you can keep your repair appointment.


Mobile Windshield Replacement Requires Specific Conditions

If your windshield is eligible for a mobile replacement, the weather needs to be just right on the day you schedule service. Temperature, moisture, and airborne debris can all affect the adhesive’s ability to adhere to the frame of your vehicle.


Our mobile techs must consider all of these factors before performing their work. If conditions might interfere with the quality of the replacement, you’ll need to push your appointment back.


Generally speaking, an in-shop windshield replacement is a better option, simply because we’re able to control the environment indoors. If you can spare your vehicle for the day and get a ride or rent a car, opting for in-shop auto glass replacement will ensure the work gets done on time.


Schedule Mobile Auto Glass Repair or Replacement With Only 1 Auto Glass

If you need auto glass repairs or a complete window replacement but don’t have the time to wait for in-shop service, our team at Only 1 Auto Glass is at your service. We offer mobile auto glass service for vehicle owners throughout the Twin Cities and our expert repair specialists can meet you wherever you are. Give us a call today at 651-789-1111 to schedule an appointment or request a free estimate to learn more.