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The Downsides of Repairing a Windshield Crack Yourself

Got a crack in your windshield? You may be thinking about repairing it yourself. But before you head to the automotive store to pick up do-it-yourself supplies, learn why it may be a bad idea to fix a windshield crack yourself.

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Your Windshield Is Broken: What's Next?

If you've been in a crash and suffered a broken window, your insurance company likely covered the repair, and you had no part in how it happened. However, not all broken windows are the result of a traffic accident. Unfortunately, there can be vandalism which results in a broken window, road debris can cause a chip or crack whether it expands or not, or in some cases, if the weather is just right a window can crack on a hot day. In each of these situations, it becomes a safety issue to have the windshield repaired. Even if your insurance does cover the repair, you may decide it's better to pay out of pocket rather than use the insurance company.

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Should You Replace a Chipped Windshield?

Chipped windshields often-times turn into more than just eyesores, which is why you shouldn’t waste time replacing your auto glass. The structural integrity of your windshield may become compromised, creating a myriad of risks for you and your passengers. Below are some reasons to either repair or replace chipped glass.

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Can You Have a Filled Auto Glass Crack Refilled If It Continues to Grow?

When a rock hits your windshield, a crack or chip gets left behind. It is recommended that you get this crack or chip filled in as soon as possible to help prevent your windshield from cracking further. Resin is injected into the crack or chip, strengthening the area. However, depending on the size of the crack and the conditions your car is exposed to, this crack or chip may occasionally still spread, even when filled. This may leave you with many questions. Here are a few of the questions you may have about your windshield chip that has been filled, yet is continuing to grow.

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Signs Your Car's Windshield is Not Correctly Installed

If you have just had a new windshield installed, or you have been in a car accident that may have shook the windshield up, you will want to pay close attention to your windshield. If this windshield shifted in an accident or was not properly installed, it will give you signs that are indicative of a problem. If you notice any of these signs, you will want to take your car to a windshield repair or auto glass company to have it looked at. A windshield that is loose will not protect you in the event of an accident. Here are a few of the signs that your windshield glass is not correctly installed at this time.

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Can Tinted Windows Be Repaired When They Are Chipped By a Rock?

Anytime a crack occurs in your windshield, you will want to have the crack repaired as quickly as possible. Temperature extremes and vibrations from your car can cause the crack to grow. If this occurs, your entire windshield may need to be replaced. But, if a crack occurs on your tinted windshield, you may be wondering if the crack can be filled due to the tinting film. Here is some information you need to know if you need a windshield crack filled on a tinted windshield.

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How to Properly De-Ice a Windshield

When ice builds up on your windshield, you will want to remove it. But many removal methods can harm your windshield. Here are three ways to remove the ice without harming your windshield in the process.

 

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How Long is the Warranty on Windshield Replacement and Auto Glass and what does it Cover?

How long is the warranty on windshield replacement and auto glass and what does it cover? When you have a broken car window, the glass and the installation should be covered by a written warranty. How long that warranty coverage lasts and what it covers is important and warranties can vary from one installer to another.

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Why is Auto Glass so Expensive?

The glass used in automobile windows is a special type of glass that is more costly because it is very different from home window glass. Auto glass replacement is a job for professionals, and that also adds cost.

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Should I Pay for a Cracked or Chipped Windshield Replacement so my Insurance won't Go up?

That annoying crack in your windshield is only going to get worse. Should you pay out of pocket or let your insurance handle it and will your rates go up if you do?

Unlike some types of repairs like a minor fender bender or a scratch, auto glass repair  or windshield replacement is almost always mandatory. A crack in your line of vision can be a violation that can  earn you a ticket. Even a small chip or hairline crack can " Grow" over time causing complete windshield failure.  Getting a repair as soon as is possible is best.

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