Auto Windshield Repair - Should you repair or replace it?
Having your automotive windshield repaired is the appropriate choice when the size of the damaged area is smaller than a quarter. Learn more about windshield replacement.
To test this, you can simply take a U.S. quarter and cover the damaged area. As long as all of the damage can be covered by the quarter, our Phoenix windshield repair technicians will be able to successfully fix your windshield. One other consideration is the location of the damage. Blue Chip Auto Glass does not recommend windshield repair if the damage is directly in your line-of-site while driving. This is an industry-wide guideline and most insurance companies will not recommend repair for line-of-site damage. For line-of-site damage, a windshield replacement is generally recommended.
How Windshield Repair Works
Repairing an auto windshield involves injecting a clear liquid resin into the damaged area of the glass. Once the chip and all extending cracks are filled with resin, the technician treats it with a UV light, which causes the resin to cure and harden. This hardening process restores the structural integrity of your windshield and prevents the damage from getting any worse. In most cases, a successful repair will make that damaged area look much better than it did before the repair took place. In some cases you won't be able to locate the damage at all.
Why Repair Your Windshield?
Having your glass repaired by a local Phoenix auto glass repair company can save you money, especially if you are paying out of pocket for the work to be done. On average, a repair is 75% less expensive than having your windshield replaced. In addition, most insurance companies will cover the cost of repairing your windshield and may even waive any deductible that might have applied to a claim. A typical repair generally takes less than 30 minutes after which you are safe to drive the car without any down time.
Blue Chip Auto Glass - The Professional Choice
Living in Arizona, especially in Phoenix, there are people offering auto glass repair services at gas stations, car washes and automotive repair facilities on every corner. Many of these "repair technicians" have little or no training on the correct way to repair a windshield. At Blue Chip Auto Glass, all of our technicians are NGA Master Certified which means that they have actually been trained and tested to ensure their expertise. Incorrectly repaired glass can actually cause more damage to the windshield, create a loss of structural integrity and prevent another company from correctly fixing the problem.
At Blue Chip Auto Glass, our warranty states that if the repair fails, we will credit the cost of the repair to a replacement for as long as you own the car.
When you need auto windshield repair In Phoenix and surrounding cities, Call Blue Chip Auto Glass today! 602-885-5330