Many auto glass repair companies are offering a warranty when they repair a chip or crack on your windshield. However, this may leave you wondering how a warranty works and how they can warranty the glass. After all, they cannot prevent a rock from flying up on the freeway and hitting your windshield again. If you are looking at using a company that warranties their auto glass repairs, here is some information you should know.
What Is an Auto Glass Repair Warranty?
An auto glass repair warranty warranties the repair done to your auto glass. It does not mean that your auto glass won't become damaged by any other debris. It simply means that if a crack is filled on your windshield or a chip is repaired, that crack or chip will not further spread or grow. When a crack or chip is not filled, or is improperly filled, it can spread or grow due to a variety of things. It can spread when cold weather causes glass to contract or it can spread if you hit a speed bump or pot hole and the vibrations cause your glass to move. When properly filled, these things won't happen and your chip or crack will remain the size it was when it was filled.
What Happens if The Crack or Chip Grows?
If the crack or chip grows and you have a warranty on a prior glass repair, you will need to bring your car back to the company that performed the repair. Most companies require you to do so within 7 to 10 days of a crack growing. If you wait too long, your warranty may void. Depending on the size of the growth and its position on your windshield, they will either pay to re-repair the crack or chip or replace your entire windshield.
How Long is the Warranty Good For?
The exact length of an auto glass repair warranty varies from company to company. However, most companies will warranty their auto glass repairs from anywhere from 90 days to a year. When you are selecting an auto glass repair company, ask if they warranty their repairs, and if so, for how long. This will help you select a company that has a fair and reasonable repair policy.
If your auto glass has a chip, crack or is shattered and needs to be replaced, contact Only 1 Auto Glass in St. Paul MN. We can help with all of your auto glass needs and ensure you are happy with the work. Give us a call today to find out more about pricing or to schedule an appointment.