Windshield Repair Checklist

You’re driving along and you realize that you have a crack on your windshield. You decide to do the smart thing and look into getting it repaired right away, because you know that waiting puts your vehicle  at risks for more damage. What do you need to do to make sure everything goes smoothly? Well, luckily for you, the team at Speers Auto Glass has put together a handy checklist to guide you every step of the way. For a windshield repair in the Oakville area, give us a call today! Keep reading for our checklist and get on that windshield repair!

Windshield Repair Checklist

Step 1 – Take a Photo

Once you’ve seen the damage, you need to take a picture of it. This is for a couple of reasons; the first is if you decide to file an insurance claim on the repair, you’ll have proof of the damage in case your insurance company asks for it, or refuses to pay for the damage unless proof is provided. Having it on hand will make the process much easier. The second reason is so you can compare the results after the repair. If you take to to an auto glass repair shop and they end up damaging your windshield more, you’ll have the proof on-hand. You don’t need to take a professional photo, just make sure that the damage is visible and accurately shown in the picture.

Step 2 – Check the Damage

Now it’s time to measure the damage on your windshield. Cracks smaller than six inches are easily repairable, but anything larger means you’ll likely need a replacement. A replacement will cost a lot more than a repair. Knowing how bad the damage is can save from spending more if the auto repair shop you go to tries to tell you need a windshield replacement when, in reality, you don’t. It’s another good thing to know if you’re looking to get your insurance to cover the repair.

Step 3 – File Your Insurance Claim

After you’ve taken the photo and you’ve measured how large the damage is, it’s time to review your insurance policy to see if you have auto glass damage included in it. If you do, and you decide getting it covered is worth it, you can go ahead and file your insurance claim. If you need help with this, Speers Auto Glass will be more than happy to assist you in filling out your claim. We’ll even talk to your insurance company for you for a hassle-free experience.

Step 4 – Find an Auto Glass Repair Shop

Once you’ve filed your insurance claim, it’s time to find somewhere to get your windshield repaired. Make sure to double check with your insurance company in case there is a specific company they require you to take it to, or else they may decide not to cover the repair. If you have the option to decide yourself, do some research. You’ll want a company that only hires certified technicians; this way you’ll assured that they’ll know how to properly repair your windshield and not damage it further. Places that offer same-day or emergency services means you won’t have to wait to get it repaired. Finding an auto glass repair shop that also gives warranties is another thing to look for. This means that they stand behind their work, and if something does go wrong, you won’t have to pay for a second repair. You should also go with a place that gives you a quote, so there will be no surprises when the bill comes. Lastly, ask around or read reviews online so that you know you’re going with a trustworthy company that will do a good job.

Step 5 – Book Your Windshield Repair Appointment

After you’ve decided on a repair shop, all that’s left is to book the appointment and bring your vehicle in for the repair. Either call or book online, and then once you’ve got the appointment, your set. Some places, like Speers, even offer complimentary mobile services so if your vehicle is too damaged to drive, you don’t have to worry about getting it to the shop. Need a windshield repair in the Oakville area? Give Speers Auto Glass a call today at 905-339-0339 for a hassle-free repair!