Windshield Repair Or Replacement? Here's How To Decide


Are you wondering whether you should have your vehicle's windshield repaired or replaced? Here are a few things you can do to make your decision a little easier:

Get a Quote for Both

It is a good idea to have your vehicle inspected by a professional and to get a quote for both repairs and a replacement. Repairs may end up being more expensive than a replacement, so don't assume otherwise or you could waste money unnecessarily on repairs when you could have gotten an entirely new windshield at a lower rate.

On the other hand, if repairs are less expensive than a replacement, you can have peace of mind in knowing that you will not be wasting money should you choose this route. Knowing exactly how much each option will cost ahead of time will help you enable an educated budgeting decision about how you handle your windshield problem.

Check with the State

If your state maintains vehicle inspection laws, it is a good idea to check with them about what the rules are for windshield repairs before deciding whether to make repairs or invest in a full replacement. The repairs that your service provider can do may not meet the state's standards when it comes time to have your vehicle inspected.

For example, if your service provider plans to seal a crack in the windshield but the crack is still visible, the visibility could cause you to fail inspection and then you would not be able to legally drive it until the windshield is replaced. If this is the case, you might as well consider skipping repairs and having the windshield replaced now.

Consider the Future

Another thing to consider when deciding whether to have your windshield repaired or replaced is what you plan to do with the vehicle in the future. If you are planning to trade it in for a newer vehicle a year or less from now, windshield repairs should keep you on the road until then. If repairs are less expensive than a replacement, you may as well save the money and put it toward your new vehicle.

If you plan to keep your vehicle for years to come, it is a good idea to consider having your windshield completely replaced so it performs like new again. This will minimize the chance that your windshield will succumb to more damage and require even more repairs again in the future. Reach out to a shop that provides auto glass repair and replacement to see what you should do. 


20 September 2021

Glass: It Is Here to Stay

Over the years, the materials that people use to make buildings and decor have changed. We rarely build homes from stone or brick anymore. They're made from wood, concrete, and drywall. But one material has not changed much over the past few hundred years, and that material is glass. Since glass windows were invented in the 17th century, they've become ubiquitous in homes. It's hard to imagine a home without glass windows! Glass is here to stay. That's one of the reasons we are happy to present this blog. Since glass is here to stay, we are going to discuss it here, in depth.