Windshield Repair Details
Some things to remember when dealing with windshield repair:
Contrary to what you may have heard the windshield repair process is not designed to make the windshield chip or crack disappear. Now I’m sure David Copperfield or Houdini would be able to argue with me and more than likely prove me wrong on this point. However, windshield repair is done solely for the structural purpose of preventing the windshield from cracking further and resulting in the need for a complete windshield replacement.
Keeping the windshield from cracking further will ultimately help you save money over the cost of a full windshield replacement. Complete windshield replacements can range from $145 on the low end and be more than $1,200 on the high end. A windshield repair only takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete and will generally cost between $40 and $60 depending on the shop you choose to perform the work. I’m not sure about you but $40 to $60 and 20 to 30 minutes of time sounds a whole lot better than hundreds or even thousands of dollars to me.
Further interesting details pertaining to windshield chip repair is the strength of the windshield after a repair is finished. A factory windshield without a chip or crack in it can handle approximately 1,750 pounds of pressure hitting it. A factory windshield with a chip or crack in it can only handle approximately 1,350 pounds of pressure hitting it. After a windshield repair has been performed, the windshield is able to handle approximately 1,850 pounds of pressure. In my opinion a windshield repair can definitely help restore your windshield to its original strength when properly performed by an auto glass specialist.
Many people put off repairing small chips and cracks in their windshield until it’s too late and the damage spreads across the entire windshield. Save yourself some money and contact your local auto glass specialist to have any damage in your car glass fixed before it’s too late.
Click the link below to view the different types of repairs State Farm discusses on their site.