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Repair or Replace?

Posted on February 21, 2012 by asg

Even if you don’t have a broken windshield, you may be surprised to learn that your windshield or other auto glass components need to be replaced. Seemingly harmless cracks and minor imperfections could actually be seriously impairing your ability to drive safely. When chips, cracks, dings and defects appear, it is imperative to repair them right away in order to avoid a dangerous driving situation for yourself and your passengers. But if the crack has started to spread, it may be too late. Whether your whole windshield is broken or if a small ding from a pebble has spreads into a lengthy crack, it’s important to replace it right away so that you can safely get back on the road. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be as expensive and time consuming as you may think.

When Repair Is Possible

Auto glass replacement may be avoided if you have a small defect and if you act fast before it gets any worse. There are trained professionals, such as the experts at All Star Glass, who can inject a polymer blend right into the damaged part of the windshield or window. It is like patching a hole in a wall, but it’s much more high-tech and longer-lasting. The windshield or window will look like new again, and you will be able to drive safely without having spent much money. However, this process will only be effective if you are managing a small chip or crack.

When Replacement Is Necessary

If a chip, crack or ding has started to spread, you will need to replace the windshield to ensure safety and quality. Obviously, if you have a broken windshield from some sort of accident, it will need to be replaced right away before you can drive. In this case, you would need to have the vehicle towed to the service center for the replacement service. Your service provider should be able to provide this service along with the repair. Luckily, the process can be completed in a short period of time, so you won’t be inconvenienced by being without your car for days at a time.