It happens to the best of us: a rock flew up on the freeway and hit your windshield, leaving a small but noticeable circular mark in your windshield. The question on your mind afterward (after muffling various expletives) is whether you should look into Tri Glass windshield repair kits, or get your windshield replaced. Continue reading for some general information for when you run into this problem.
Replace or Repair?
It is probably in your best interest to have it looked at by a windshield repair shop. They can usually tell you if they can fix it, or if you’ll need to get it replaced. But as a general guide, cracks up to three inches long can often be repaired. If the rock chip is about the size of a quarter, they can probably fix that too. Some professionals can repair longer cracks up to a foot long, so get a few opinions before you buy a new windshield. It could save you a lot of money. Another aspect that is considered when attempting to repair the crack or chip is where it occurred. If it happened at the edge of your glass, you might be out of luck. The key is to get it examined quickly before it worsens.
Who Can Repair It?
There are many places you can take your car to for repair or windshield replacement. Automotive glass specialists can help you, even if it’s for another window on your car. Many places specialize in repairing chips and cracks but won’t replace the glass for you. Dealerships could help you. Other places will come to your residence to fix your cracks or chips. Finally, general glass services can often help with automobiles too.
Doing It Yourself
If you don’t want to take it to a professional or don’t want to deal with insurance, you can always purchase Tri Glass windshield repair kits. Make sure that the windshield repair kit you buy provides you with all of the right tools to do it yourself. Injectors need to be used to replace air with resin, using the right kind of pressure. The tools should be metal to avoid bending. Ask about how long the resin will hold up as well. Search online for tips and videos on fixing your windshield yourself.