Windshield Replacement Peoria, AZ
Windshield Replacement Peoria, AZ
If your windshield has sustained damage from a flying piece of road debris, material that fell off of the back of a construction vehicle, or even a foul ball from kids playing in the neighborhood than you may be curious if it should be repaired or completely replaced. Although Diamond Auto Glass specializes in both services there are certain criteria that dictate which one is best for your particular situation. Our highly experienced technicians will be able determine the safest option after a thorough inspection of your windshield.
In the meantime we would like to share with you a few of the basic factors that we use to determine if you need a windshield replacement. Although we aim to save you as much money as possible, the bottom line is your safety, and the safety of those around you while driving on the roads of Peoria, Arizona. While Diamond Auto Glass can
properly repair a great deal of chips and small cracks, a great deal of circumstances require an immediate windshield replacement in order to maintain the structural integrity of your vehicle.
That being stated, the three main factors are location, size, and time span. Regarding the location of the crack, if it has splintered to the edge of your windshield than it will typically need to be replaced. This is based on the fact that a repair will not prevent the crack from spreading further. Chips or small cracks that are directly within your line of vision also require a full windshield replacement. In most cases repairs leave small blurry spots. Although that is fine for most areas of the windshield, you need a perfectly clear direct line of sight.
The size of the crack also has a tremendous bearing on whether the windshield can be repaired or needs to be replaced. In most cases chips that are larger than 3/8-inch in diameter, and cracks that are larger than three inches long cannot be repaired and require a windshield replacement. Our last basic determining factor is the time span since the chips or small cracks first appeared. The longer you leave them in place greatly increases the likelihood that dirt, and other road gunk will build up within the chip or small crack.
If that occurs it becomes next to impossible to make a clean repair. The lesson here is that the longer you wait the chances vastly increase that you will need a full windshield replacement. Diamond Auto Glass works with most major insurance companies. We make the process easier for you by taking care of the insurance claim. However, we highly advise that you contact your insurance agent in order to verify your coverage prior to having your windshield replaced. Do not allow a crack in your windshield to compromise the safety of your passengers, yourself, and everyone driving on the roads around you.
Please contact us today day to set up an appointment. Diamond Auto Glass has been in business for over thirty years and will continue to be here for you well in the future as well.
Most drivers take their windshield for granted, that is unless they are having trouble seeing through it. That being said, if your windshield is damaged do you truly know what to look for when hiring a reputable windshield replacement company? Most consumers do not, and that may very lead you down the path of relying on someone that does inferior work. Since windshields are one of the most important safety components on your vehicle it is extremely important to only work with a company that is an expert in the field, like Diamond Auto Glass.