It is not uncommon for a person to ask, when something is wrong with their car, is it necessary to get it fixed? A surprising number of people live by the old “turn up the radio and the car is fixed” mentality. We understand the inconvenience of a new problem arising in your vehicle, especially one that the radio white noise will not cover:
Your windshield, somehow, some way, has a crack or a chip, or a even a small hole. How did this happen? Why did this happen? Maybe the truck that passed you on the highway flung a rock in your direction, or possibly it is a pressure crack on older glass because you have had that car since you were sixteen. Whatever the reason, no matter why or how, the evidence is there and now there is the question of what you are going to do with it. The experts at Speers Auto Glass Repair here in Hamilton have compiled a list of answers to questions you ask yourself before a repair.
Do I Really NEED a Repair?
The answer is absolutely. Without windshield repair it is very likely that a crack or chip will spread and cause further damage, making it less of a repair and more of a replacement. This raises the cost as well as the time it takes to have your windshield fixed. It can cause you a bigger headache in the end, so a repair is necessary.
How long does it take to repair my windshield?
For a typical in-and-out, straightforward repair, it can take an hour or less! It depends on how extensive the damage is, how long it has gone untreated, and the type of car. These are all factors in the wait time of your repair but you will not be waiting more than a few hours.
Can the damage even be repaired?
Our technicians are highly trained and professional; they will be able to find the damage and fix it right away in most cases, but in some, where the chip has spread or become deeper, a replacement may be the better option. We recommend having a chip or crack inspected upon it happening. If it is under the size of a quarter it is likely able to be to repaired.
When it comes to auto glass repair, we tend to put it off in hopes that we will not need it. These problems do not solve themselves and they often get worse with time. We at Speers Auto Glass make it our mission to be your solution to auto glass repair in Hamilton.