Dealing with a damaged windshield but can’t find the time to make it to an auto glass repair shop? Then you’ve probably looked into getting mobile windshield repairs, either at your home or workplace. But should you really take that route? Will the repair be equal in quality to the same type of repair performed in shop? Is it actually safe to get your windshield repaired in your driveway or a parking lot?
Below, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about the safety of mobile windshield repair and whether it’s a good idea for your vehicle.
Mobile vs. In-Shop Windshield Repair: Are There Quality Discrepancies?
One of the most common questions we get at Only 1 Auto Glass is whether mobile repairs are equal in quality to in-shop auto glass repairs. The answer to that question is a resounding YES. A mobile windshield repair is every bit as good as the same time of repair we’d perform in the shop.
Of course, our technicians can’t tightly control the outside environment like they can inside our shop. However, they’ll certainly do their best to prevent any environmental conditions from negatively impacting the quality of the repair.
If it appears that weather may have a negative effect on the technicians' ability to perform the job or complete it to the highest quality standard, rescheduling may be necessary. We take quality very seriously because we understand just how crucial your auto glass is for you and your passengers’ safety.
Is Mobile Windshield Repair Safe?
Yes, mobile windshield repair is safe — just as safe as getting your windshield repaired in the shop. At Only 1 Auto Glass, all of our employees are trained to perform repairs to the highest quality standard and fully vetted to ensure our customers’ safety. We use the same techniques to perform mobile windshield repairs as we use for in-shop repairs, so you can feel safe knowing your auto glass is properly restored.
When Are Mobile Auto Glass Repairs Not a Good Idea?
Certain weather conditions can interfere with any auto glass repair technician’s ability to perform the work to the highest quality standard. Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea to get mobile auto glass repair when:
● The weather is rainy or snowy. Any amount of moisture landing on the windshield during the repair process will interfere with the filler’s and sealant’s ability to cure properly.
● Outdoor temperatures are extremely low. Technically, auto glass repairs can be performed in very cold conditions (as low as zero degrees, in some cases), but those conditions aren’t ideal. Curing may take quite a bit longer than it would in warmer weather, which can negatively impact the quality of the repair.
● Weather conditions are windy. To perform any auto glass repair, the crack or chip must remain completely clean so that the filler can settle inside the damaged area without introducing particles into the repaired glass. When it’s very windy outdoors, the repair technicians may not be able to prevent particles from blowing into the filler and settling there, which may compromise the quality of the repair.
Check out Your Mobile Windshield Repair Questions Answered for more useful info you may want to know.
Schedule Mobile Windshield Repair With Only 1 Auto Glass
Looking for mobile auto glass repair experts in the Twin Cities? Look no further than our team at Only 1 Auto Glass! Our technicians are highly trained and experienced and many are also certified by the Auto Glass Safety Council. Quality workmanship and excellent customer service are the foundation of our business, and we’d love to make you our next fully satisfied client. To learn more or get started, give us a call today at 651-789-1111 or request a free estimate.