Everything you need to know about repairing a chipped windshield
Your car is an essential part of your life. It gets you to work, gets the kids to school and gets the whole family wherever else your busy schedule takes you. All your car’s parts have to be working together in order to keep your family safe on the road, and that includes its windshield.
At All-West Glass Ltd. we offer windshield repair services all over Western Canada, including Edmonton, Whitehorse, Yellowknife, and more. One of the most common causes of windshield damage is debris flying around on the highway. If you’ve recently had your windshield chipped or cracked, here are a few reasons to get it repaired today.
Why is it important to get a chipped windshield repaired?
When it comes to chipped or cracked windshields, many people may think that it’s not a big deal and are glad that it wasn’t worse. Of course, it’s great news that it wasn’t worse, but that doesn’t mean that a chipped windshield doesn’t need to be repaired.
Although it may seem to be just a pane of glass, your windshield is made out of special high-impact glass that’s designed to break in a much safer way than traditional glass. In order to work correctly, however, your windshield has to be as structurally sound as possible. Once it’s been chipped or cracked, its integrity has been compromised and the safety it provides will be reduced. What’s more, once a chip or crack has occurred, the chances of the crack growing or another chip occurring go up as well. Taking your car to a windshield repair expert in Edmonton soon after it has been damaged will save you money down the line.
Is it difficult to repair a windshield?
If you have the latest technology for the job, repairing a cracked or chipped windshield can take as little as fifteen minutes. The job varies, however, depending on the nature of the damage and the kind of windshield you have. Since your windshield is actually a piece of pretty advanced technology, repairing it will require a little skill and know-how. For example, some repairs are simply a matter of using a special resin injection and vacuum pressure to fill in any chips and cracks and seal the window tightly.
Where can I go to get my windshield repaired?
If your windshield has been damaged, bring it in to us at All-West Glass Ltd. We repair windshields and glass for RVs, cars and trucks of any kind, foreign or domestic. We have locations all over Western Canada, including Edmonton, Yellowknife, Whitehorse and more. We treat your car like you’d treat it yourself so contact us today to find out how quickly we can get your car back on the road!