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The Downsides of Repairing a Windshield Crack Yourself

If you have a crack in your windshield, it is imperative that you have the crack filled in as quickly as possible. This helps to prevent the crack from growing larger and helps keep the structural integrity of the windshield in place. You have two options when it comes to repairing the windshield; you can repair it yourself or have a professional repair it. If money is tight or you like making automotive repairs yourself, you may quickly come to the conclusion that you can repair the crack yourself. But before you do, you should always take the time to learn the downsides of doing this. Here are a few of the disadvantages of repairing a windshield crack yourself.

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Your Windshield Is Broken: What's Next?

If you've been in a crash and suffered a broken window, your insurance company likely covered the repair, and you had no part in how it happened. However, not all broken windows are the result of a traffic accident. Unfortunately, there can be vandalism which results in a broken window, road debris can cause a chip or crack whether it expands or not, or in some cases, if the weather is just right a window can crack on a hot day. In each of these situations, it becomes a safety issue to have the windshield repaired. Even if your insurance does cover the repair, you may decide it's better to pay out of pocket rather than use the insurance company.

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Can You Have a Filled Auto Glass Crack Refilled If It Continues to Grow?

When a rock hits your windshield, a crack or chip gets left behind. It is recommended that you get this crack or chip filled in as soon as possible to help prevent your windshield from cracking further. Resin is injected into the crack or chip, strengthening the area. However, depending on the size of the crack and the conditions your car is exposed to, this crack or chip may occasionally still spread, even when filled. This may leave you with many questions. Here are a few of the questions you may have about your windshield chip that has been filled, yet is continuing to grow.

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Signs Your Car's Windshield is Not Correctly Installed

If you have just had a new windshield installed, or you have been in a car accident that may have shook the windshield up, you will want to pay close attention to your windshield. If this windshield shifted in an accident or was not properly installed, it will give you signs that are indicative of a problem. If you notice any of these signs, you will want to take your car to a windshield repair or auto glass company to have it looked at. A windshield that is loose will not protect you in the event of an accident. Here are a few of the signs that your windshield glass is not correctly installed at this time.

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Can Tinted Windows Be Repaired When They Are Chipped By a Rock?

Anytime a crack occurs in your windshield, you will want to have the crack repaired as quickly as possible. Temperature extremes and vibrations from your car can cause the crack to grow. If this occurs, your entire windshield may need to be replaced. But, if a crack occurs on your tinted windshield, you may be wondering if the crack can be filled due to the tinting film. Here is some information you need to know if you need a windshield crack filled on a tinted windshield.

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How Long is the Warranty on Windshield Replacement and Auto Glass and what does it Cover?

How long is the warranty on windshield replacement and auto glass and what does it cover? When you have a broken car window, the glass and the installation should be covered by a written warranty. How long that warranty coverage lasts and what it covers is important and warranties can vary from one installer to another.

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Why is Auto Glass so Expensive?

The glass used in automobile windows is a special type of glass that is more costly because it is very different from home window glass. Auto glass replacement is a job for professionals, and that also adds cost.

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Heat and Windshield Cracks: What You Need to Know

There is never a good time to get a crack or chip in your windshield. But summer can be an especially bad time due to the warm weather. When you hear this, you may find yourself wondering why warm weather is bad for a crack. Here are a few questions you may have and the answers to these questions.

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Dings, Chips, Cracks, and Holes: Does My Windshield Need Repair or Replacement?

When your car’s windshield has chips and dings, or cracks, or more extensive damage, you’ve likely wondered how to tell if the repair potentials you’ve seen advertised might apply or if you need a full windshield replacement. The reason the concept seems so befuddling is there really is no clear and easy answer. Whether or not a crack can be repaired depends on the size and how soon the issue is addressed. Chips and dings can typically be repaired, unless there are enough to make it more economical to conduct a full replacement. Modern technology embedded in the window adds a new element to the repair process and changes what traditionally determined whether a repair or replacement was necessary.

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In-Shop vs. Mobile Auto Glass Servicing

Mobile auto glass servicing is a convenient and easy option, but it isn't ideal for every scenario. In general, mobile installations can become necessary if a vehicle owner simply cannot get their car to the shop otherwise. However, though in-shop servicing may be less convenient, it's usually better for the vehicle.

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