Driving with a chipped glass on your car or truck can not only be an inconvenience, but also a risk of future damage. Every day your windshield gets struck by all sort of debris, and even though most of the times they just bounce off, sometimes the impact is strong enough to penetrate the glass, chipping it or causing it to crack.
Windshields are one of the most important safety features of a vehicle. Not only do they keep you dry and warm, keeping rain and snow outside, but also give support to the roof and, in case of an accident, make the airbags properly deploy. Without the windshield the roof could collapse, preventing the airbags from staying in the necessary position to protect the passengers.
But when a windshield gets chipped, most drivers will just ignore it. This is a big mistake because your car is subjected to vibrations which can easily turn that small chip into a crack. Once the windshield cracks, you are in a race against time to get it fixed. Cracks can spider out, quickly extending to large areas of the glass, and once it reaches this condition, the windshield will need to be replaced since its structural integrity has been compromised.
Another reason why many drivers don’t get their auto glass repaired is because they think that it will be a complicated and expensive process. None of this is true. For starters, most car insurance policies include a glass coverage, and we can help you with the paperwork. Our relationships with all insurance and fleet companies and our knowledgeable staff will help you fill out any required forms, and in most cases your claim bonus will not be affected.
The repair process is quick and painless; you can be driving out with your windshield repaired in less than an hour. After cleaning and drying the damaged area we fill it with a transparent resin which has similar properties as glass. Once it hardens, the chip will be almost invisible and it will not be able to crack and cause further damage.
You must be aware that these autoglass repairs are only possible on windshields. This because they are made from laminated glass, where two sheets are joined with a plastic coating.
Have you ever watched a police car chase on TV and noticed how the officers use their batons to break the side windows and pull the driver out? That type of glass can shatter, so when it gets damaged, it must be replaced. Same thing happens to the rear windshield; a replacement must be made if you notice any cracks on it.
For your next autoglass repair in Scottsdale, AZ, don’t risk your safety and use the services of a true professional. Shoddy auto shops open every day. These places will use low-quality materials to save costs, which can represent problems in the future.
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At Diamond Auto Glass, we have been in business for over 30 years, offering quality and speedy service. Get in contact with us and schedule an appointment; we offer 24/7 service and strive to create a lifetime relationship with our customers.