Car windshield cracks can happen for many reasons, from temperature changes to flying debris. In some cases, stress cracks can occur, which are cracks that have no apparent source. Regardless of what caused the crack in your windshield, it’s important to address the issue with haste to prevent it from growing in size and severity. In extreme cases, your windshield can even shatter while you’re driving, leading to accident, injury, or worse.
Once the windshield is compromised with a large crack, it’s best to replace the entire thing. Unfortunately, many drivers purchase DIY kits to try to fill in the cracks themselves. Here, Main Auto Body, Inc. discusses why it’s so important to leave windshield replacement to the certified professionals.
Professional Windshield Replacement Is Affordable
One of the main reasons people turn to DIY repair kits when their windshield develops a crack is to save money. However, many auto insurance policies cover the costs of professional windshield replacement. If your plan covers this service, all you’ll need to do after the repair is made is file a claim through your provider. In some cases, your repair company will even file the claim for you, so you can sit back and relax while your car is taken care of.
DIY Repairs Can Be Dangerous
Safety is one of the most important reasons why you should leave windshield repair to the professionals. The repair gum included in DIY kits sometimes won’t enter the crack correctly. This usually happens when the crack occurs beneath your windshield’s surface. If you continue driving with an improperly repaired crack, the crack will likely grow in size and may cause the windshield to weaken over time. In some cases, the windshield can even shatter while you’re driving. Not only can this damage your car and require even more money out of your pocket, but it can also cause serious medical problems for you and your passengers. Why take the chance?
Professionals Always Know Best
Professional car repair technicians have a full suite of tools at their disposal and know much more about vehicular repair than anyone else. For example, they know just how important it is that your new windshield stays moisture-free and that its urethane forms a solid seal with your car. If you allow someone without this knowledge to replace your windshield, you could end up with more cracks or even a complete shatter later on down the line.
Leave It to the Professionals
At Main Auto Body, Inc., our service technicians are I-Car Gold Class certified, meaning that they are fully trained in automotive repair best practices. For this key reason, you can trust them to repair your windshield the right way from the beginning.
When replacing clients’ windshields, our team takes every precaution to avoid further damage. For example, before removing a car’s windshield, they:
- Apply protective tape and towels across the dashboard
- Remove the wipers
- Detach the rearview mirror
By following these precautions, our technicians can keep the interior hardware of the car safe from glass shards and damage. Plus, we also offer a lifetime warranty on our windshield replacement service, meaning that we will remedy any faults in our craftsmanship and defects in your new windshield quickly and without any cost to you. So, if your windshield is cracked, give us a call at 541-926-0073 to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled technicians.