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There was a time when a chip or crack in your windshield meant certain replacement. Fortunately, that’s no longer the case. Modern technology makes it possible for us to repair your windshields that would have previously been scrapped. Not only does this save your windshield, it also saves you money. But be aware that even the most advanced glass repair techniques have their limits. So if your windshield is severely damaged, new glass may still be in your future.
Emergency Glass is known for repairing windows tint, decorative glasses, mirrors, showers and other important parts of a vehicle.
Do I have to replace my windshield or can it be repaired?
Windshield repair & replacement in Dallas depends on the size, location and severity of the damage. The majority of windshield repair shops can repair quarter-sized rock chips and cracks up to three inches long. Anything bigger and most places will recommend replacement.
However, we, at Emergency Glass, use a special technique that allows us to repair cracks up to 12 inches long. So it pays to check around before committing to a new windshield. The position of the damage also plays an important role in determining your windshield’s fate.
Cracks at the edge of the windshield tend to spread very quickly and can compromise the structural integrity of the glass. If they’re caught in time, they can be repaired. But in most cases, we usually advise to replace the windshield. Also be aware that some facilities may not repair a chip that appears directly in the driver’s line of vision. Because the repair process leaves minor distortions in the glass, some shops prefer to replace the windshield rather than compromise the driver’s vision.
Regardless of the size and location of a chip or crack, it’s always advisable to have it repaired quickly. If you wait some time to repair it, dirt can work its way into the damaged area, affecting the effectiveness and clarity of the repair.
Finally, bear in mind that if your windshield took a big enough hit, it may simply be beyond saving. Major impacts (BIG objects) or accident damage goes beyond what any repair facility can fix. In these severe cases, replacement is a must.
How much will this cost?
The cost to repair a windshield is pretty standard across the country. MSN Autos surveyed windshield repair facilities across the country and found that costs are fairly consistent. The cost to repair most cracks is about the same. However, if the crack is longer than three inches, it may require special treatment. Long-crack specialist Novus typically charges about $70 to repair a six- to twelve-inch windshield crack. Windshield replacement costs considerably more and varies greatly depending on the vehicle. In addition to the cost of the windshield itself, a windshield molding kit and installation labor must be factored into the overall replacement cost.
For the all types of Auto glass repair in Dallas, we, at Emergency Glass are ready to replace your windshield. Emergency Glass services just about every automotive Make and Model on the road today. We offer windshield replacement in Dallas and window replacement on Commercial Trucks, most RV’s and other special vehicles. However we do not repair or replace glass for sun roofs, or convertible tops. We also don’t specialize in mirrors or glass cutting services. Our specialty is mobile windshield replacement and auto glass repair for all passenger vehicles. If you’re from the other side of the pond, yes we provide a windscreen replacement and windscreen repair for your BMW.
Most cars and trucks take less than one hour for windshield replacement or auto glass repair. However, some parts/autos can take much longer and some even require two people to complete. The point of impact on the glass will often be marked by a bull’s eye crack. Left untreated, this small web-looking chip will spider and spread across the windshield. Don’t wait to repair a crack as they will worsen with time, temperature change or repeat damage. Auto glass shops like Mobile Glass are conveniently open 24 hours a day for quoting via our website.
Can every crack be repaired?
While many windshields can be repaired, some will require replacement. If the initial bull’s eye chip is smaller than 1 ½ inches in diameter, or about the size of a silver dollar, it can usually be repaired. A crack that’s less than 6 inches long is also a great candidate for repairing.
An affordable windshield repair solution
Repairing a windshield is also a good value. If you have comprehensive coverage, and if you choose to repair your windshield rather than replace it, most insurance companies will waive your deductible, leaving no cost for you.
Quality service, quality materials for windshield repair
Because quality matters when it comes to Dallas Auto Glass Repair, our repair specialists complete extensive classroom and hands-on training and use only the highest quality materials. Dallas Auto Glass Repair® specialists perform more than 1,000,000 windshield repairs each year, more than any provider in the business. All Dallas Auto Glass Repair® repairs are backed by a national warranty and are guaranteed to pass lease turn-back and state vehicle inspections.
A Matter of Safety
Many people do not realize that a crack in the windshield compromises their safety. In modern cars, the windshield is actually part of the vehicle’s safety restraint system along with seat belts and airbags. The safety restraint system (SRS) is designed to keep the passengers inside the vehicle’s main compartment during a collision. Your windshield supports the structural integrity of the passenger compartment and helps to keep the roof from collapsing during accidents and rollovers. It also supports the passenger-side airbag during deployment. Windshield technology is designed to break and flex which cushion the blow of an impact. All of these safety features could be compromised if your windshield isn’t repaired after it cracks. Please, schedule service online with Dallas Auto Glass Repair, or call 214-869-0597 to speak to our expert.