Auto glass replacement is quite complex and there are lots of factors that you need to consider in order to assure that you will be able to get the highest possible quality of the windshield that you are going to replace for your car. Here is a complete guideline that you could use when it comes to replacing your windshield.
Reasons to replace your windshield
There are some people who just ignore the importance of getting their windshield replaced. However, here are the top two reasons as to why you should really consider replacing your windshield. The first one is that you can’t see the road clearly ahead of you, as you have pits and chips and cracks in your windshield. Having a clear vision on the road is important when it comes to driving. If your windshield is damaged, you should consider replacing it, especially to the point that it already blocks your vision on the road. A cracked windshield could also gather a glare from the sunlight, headlights and street lights.
Furthermore, one of the aspects that needs to be inspected in your car in order to assure your safety is your windshield. You cannot pass a state vehicle inspection if your windshield is damaged so you’ll be forced to get it repaired as soon as possible.
How to inspect damage on the windshield
It is important that you know how to inspect the possible damage in your windshield so that you could decide if it needs just a repair or a replacement. First, check the location of the chips and cracks. If the cracks are in the edges of the windshield itself, it is highly recommended that you should replace already rather than just repairing it.
After the location, you should also inspect the size of the crack. Measure it using a dollar bill and if the crack is a bit larger than the bill, you’ll eventually have it replaced rather than being repaired. The type of damage falls into two different options, it could only be cracks or chips that can be repaired as what we have mentioned above or they could be damage that should be contained on the outer layer of the auto glass already. If ever the cracks have penetrated all throughout the exterior into the interior of the glass, you should replace it already. Normally, the warranty also covers the spider web type of cracks so make sure that you also visit your car insurance company.
Amount of time
You should also consider the amount of time after the damage has occurred into your windshield. If you wanted to save money, you should get it repaired as soon as possible so that your problem will not get worse and you should also get a professional technician inspect the damage first before they could decide for the estimate of the replacement or repair. Do not just neglect cracks, chips and pits because it could just introduce new problems.