Thinking about fixing that crack in your windshield yourself? With the help of a windshield repair kit, it definitely sounds easier than it actually is. If you’re confident enough to tackle the task of fixing your own windshield, make sure to find out about the common mistakes car owners make to avoid causing further damage.
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Typical Do-It-Yourself Windshield Repair Mistakes
Buying Cheap DIY Kits: Many car owners make the mistake of using a cheap eBay DIY kit that over states how simple it is to repair a crack or chip in a windshield. The cheap kit may sound like a good idea at the time, but it can result in huge consequences. Without any background knowledge, car owners may end up causing even more damage and could eventually require a professional to do windshield replacement instead of the prior repair.
Unaligned Tools: Typical DIY windshield repair kits use a suction cup that helps to keep your tools in place; this makes filling the damaged area with resin (the material in between the two layers of glass) much easier. Many car owners don’t realize that the suction cup tool should be aligned directly above the damage; this can result in failing to properly repair the damage. As mentioned before, this may only result in more problems and will not be as well done as a professional’s work.
Air Bubbles: Many owners fail to get rid of all air bubbles in the crack when applying the special resin. The more air bubbles there are, the worse it will look. Furthermore, the windshield may not be fully repaired if air bubbles are present, and can be susceptible to more damage.
Time: Most DIY repair kits can take well over an hour, especially if the owner is heavily lacking in experience. Having to learn about the tools, windshield, and how to repair will only leave more room for mistakes. A professional can get it done around 20 minutes with little to no wait time.
Insurance Policy: It’s important to check your insurance policy in the case of your cracked windshield, as some policies will be voided if you choose to repair your own windshield yourself. If you end up making a mistake with the kit, you may end up with no warranty and a windshield in worse shape than it was initially. If your insurance does cover the damage, you may want to reconsider fixing your windshield on your own.
If you’re unsure about repairing your own windshield, it’s best not to handle it yourself. Your best and safest bet is to call a professional where you can be confident that your windshield is fully repaired.