Where to get my windshield replaced or repaired


Where to get my windshield replaced or repaired

Regarded as your vehicle’s number 1 safety restraint, your windshield serves as a layer of protection that keeps things out of your car, and keeps you inside. It is comprised of two layers of glass bonded together by a layer of strong vinyl or lamination. A crack or chip in your windshield doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll need to replace the entire thing. It’s possible that you’ll be able to get by with only a repair. The following ways are tests that can help you decide if you’ll need to spring for a whole new windshield or if you can get it repaired. At Pfaff Autoworks, we can replace or repair your cracked and chipped windshield.

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How can I tell if I am in need of replacement or repair?…

How large is the damaged area?

The size of the damaged area on your windshield is a huge factor in whether it needs to be replaced or if it can be repaired. In general, if the amount of damage is less than the size of a dollar bill, it can typically be repaired. Any damage larger than that is too difficult to repair so a replacement is warranted.

Where is the damage located?

The placement of damage is important. If the damaged part of the windshield is in the view of the driver, the windshield will need to be replaced. Even if the crack or chip is small, if it is in the driver’s vision, it will leave a mark that can impair the driver’s vision.

How much damage is there?

A small amount of damage makes it more likely that your windshield can simply be repaired. For example, if you have three or fewer chips, it is likely that you can have it repaired. However, any more than three chips make it more susceptible to shattering without any prior notice. On a similar note, a small crack likely won’t necessitate a complete windshield replacement while a crack longer than a dollar bill.

If you have recently been involved in a vehicle collision that has left your windshield cracked or chipped, then Pfaff Autoworks can administer your repairs. For quality windshield repair or replacement, consider our experienced technicians and state of the art equipment today!

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