July 17, 2024


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Damaged windshield: better to repair than to replace

Damaged windshield: better to repair than to replace

Small stone impacts and glass repair are part of every vehicle owner’s life. Cracked and cracked windshields are commonplace and shouldn’t be ignored. In any case, it is better to take the necessary measures as soon as possible.

Even if the damage seems trivial at first glance, small shards of glass can suddenly become the source of an expensive repair. The size of the shards increases when pressure is applied to your windshield. This can come from various sources, even trivial ones, such as the jet of water from a car wash or temperature fluctuations, as in winter for example, when the temperature difference between the outside and the inside of the vehicle is great.

Once the small shards of glass have turned into cracks, they cannot be repaired and the windshield must be replaced.

Why is it better to have any snags in your windshield repaired quickly?

  1. Your vehicle will be safe
  2. The function of the windshield is to protect the passengers of a vehicle. A cracked or cracked windshield reduces visibility and is a safety risk. A cracked window could shatter and make driving dangerous, possibly causing injury or an accident. Windshields are designed to withstand 180 kg of pressure per square centimeter and a single crack can considerably weaken it and drop its resistance to 30 kg/cm2.
  3. Did you also know that the windshield plays a key role when deploying the airbag?
  4. It’s more economical
  5. A claim for the repair of a tear in the windshield costs much less than a claim for the complete replacement of a cracked windshield.
  6. If your auto insurance policy includes All Risks Except Collision or Upset coverage, which is often the case, you won’t have to pay a deductible and it won’t affect your insurance premium. So you have no reason to hesitate to contact your insurance company if your windshield needs to be repaired.
  7. However, replacing your windshield will affect your insurance premium and you will have to pay the deductible. Acting now can save you hundreds of dollars!

Repairing a windshield: a simple procedure

Repairing a windshield is done in a few quick steps, usually in less than an hour:

  • Glass cleaning to remove shards of glass
  • Removal of the air in the breach
  • Injection of a transparent liquid resin to fill the crack
  • Polishing when the resin is dry

And now, voila! Some professionals even offer the services of a mobile team that can come to your home or workplace to repair the windshield.

By taking the initiative to repair shards of glass in your windshield as quickly as possible, you’ll save money, exercise caution, and avoid bigger trouble.