Your Windshield Just Cracked. Now What?
If your windshield is damaged, it’s important you bring it in for service as soon as possible.
Small chips and cracks can usually be repaired easily but, if they’re not tended to quickly, they can get progressively worse until your only option is to spring for a windshield replacement. Replacing your windshield is far more expensive than repairing it, so don’t put off making that appointment. Keep in mind that your windshield plays a key role keeping you safe on the road, so its maintenance should never be neglected.
In cases where the damage to your windshield is minimal, our technicians may be able to salvage it. For your windshield to qualify for repair, the chip must be small, no bigger than a loonie, and must not be located in the driver’s line of vision. Additionally, the damage should be limited to the outer layer of the windshield. If the chip is too close to the edge, the windshield will have to be replaced. That’s because, over time, edge chips cause the windshield to move out of position. We use high-performance adhesives in all our repairs, guaranteeing that your windshield will last for a long time to come.
When your windshield is severely damaged, it’ll need to be replaced entirely. Replacement is carried out in just two to three hours, so you’ll be back on the road in no time. Windshields typically need to be replaced in the following circumstances:
- There are multiple cracks or chips
- The damage reaches the edge of the windshield
- A chip or crack obstructs the driver’s field of vision
- There’s a chip larger than two inches
- There’s a crack longer than 14 inches
While replacement is more expensive, it’s not something you want to skip. Remember, a damaged windshield compromises your safety and that of your passengers.
Windshield Replacement & Repair in Edmonton
If your windshield has a crack, bring it in to All-West Glass, where our team of experts will determine whether is necessitates repair or replacement. Our location in Edmonton offers same-day service, so you don’t have to worry about going without your car. With our large inventory of auto glass, you can rely on us to have the correct product for your particular vehicle. We use state-of-the-art adhesives to maximize your windshield’s lifespan. Don’t hesitate to contact us to get a quote or to book a consultation.