Windshield Replacement FAQ
If you have never replaced your windshield, you probably have a lot of questions about the process, which can be overwhelming. To make things easier, we have gathered all of the frequently asked questions about windshield repair to help answer your questions.
If my windshield has a chip, do I need to replace my entire windshield?
You will need to determine the severity of the chip with an auto glass specialist to decide if the entire windshield needs to be replaced. If the chip is small, it most likely can be repaired. Resin will bond the chip and prevent it from spreading.
I have a crack that is not in my field of vision. Does it need to be repaired?
No matter the location of the crack, it is important to get it repaired so that it does not spread. Most chip and crack repairs are covered by your auto insurance.
Will my windshield replacement have a warranty?
Most auto glass repair companies offer a warranty on windshield replacements. Glass Works Auto Glass offers a warranty against manufacturer defects, workmanship, and leaks for as long as you own the car. This warranty comes at no cost to you.
How do I know I am receiving the right glass?
There are a few glass options for your windshield. Most insurance companies are partnered with an auto glass manufacturer that will provide the glass for your windshield. Most auto glass repair shops have the opportunity to use OEM glass, which means the glass meets the specifications of your vehicle.
Will I have to wait a long time for my replacement?
It typically takes about an hour to replace the windshield, and a two- to three-hour waiting period to allow the adhesive to dry. You have the option to drop your car off for the services, wait for it to be finished, or have a mobile technician come do the work at your home or office.
Are my insurance rates going to go up?
It is illegal for you to drive with a damaged windshield. Due to these laws, the insurance companies are not allowed to raise your rates for repairing or replacing a damaged windshield.
Can I wait to get my chip or crack repaired?
It is recommended that you repair any chips or cracks as soon as you notice them. Your window is made of two sheets of safety glass that are bonded together, so your entire windshield will not shatter. Instead, the chip or crack will slowly start to grow, potentially requiring a replacement rather than just a small repair.
Contact a Windshield Replacement Specialist Today
Glass Works Auto Glass in Tulsa has friendly representatives who are waiting for your call. They are experienced with different chips, cracks, and windshield replacements. Their expertise will leave you feeling confident that you are getting quality service, and they will have your windshield back in optimal condition in no time.