Does a Broken Windshield Need to Be Repaired or Replaced? – Miracle Auto Glass Center

Does a Broken Windshield Need to Be Repaired or Replaced?

Damages in the windshield of a car can be problematic. Small damages may soon cause the windshield to break or have large cracks. But, no matter how small or large the windshield damage is there is always the question of whether it has to be repaired or replaced.

An article on TahomaGlass.com offers useful advice on how to determine if a damaged windshield is need of repair or replacement.

Is It Possible to Repair a Broken Windshield?

There are factors to determine when making a decision. Check if the damage is only in the outer layer of the glass. The damage could have already penetrated through the windshield.

To determine whether repair is an option or not, there are things to consider. Repair is no longer an option when damage is located near the outer part of the glass. Repair also is no longer an option when a crack is not less than 12 inches or when a bull’s-eye crack is already one inch in diameter.

Benefits of a Windshield Repair

Having a windshield repaired by an expert technician as quickly as possible can prevent cracks from spreading across the windshield. It also keeps other damages from worsening. A repair job is quick. It is also relatively inexpensive than a replacement job. The insurance company usually pays for auto glass damage repairs, and the coverage usually allows a policy holder to incur only a small amount of out-of-pocket expense.

Benefits of a Windshield Replacement

While replacing a windshield is a longer process than a repair job, the process usually only takes a day to complete. Windshield replacement is more expensive than a windshield repair. However, a replacement ensures that a car becomes more structurally sound after a new windshield has been installed.

About Miracle Auto Glass Center

Miracle Auto Glass Center has the equipment for (windshield repair) and other (auto glass repair) and replacement services. The company employs technicians with at least 10 years of experience to provide excellent service. And, the company can also give a $50 discount to customers on (auto glass repair), which will be applied to the insurance deductible to help customers with their out-of-pocket expenses.