Why should I repair a windshield crack?
Well it’s ugly but that’s not the most important reason for repairing windshield cracks. If you don’t repair it promptly that small windshield crack can very quickly turn into a much larger crack. Repairing a windshield crack is relatively inexpensive and usually takes around 30 minutes. If you neglect a crack you vehicle may need to undergo a windshield replacement and that’s a significantly more expensive task.
What should I do when I get a windshield crack?
If your windshield has a crack you should cover it with a piece of tape immediately. The last thing that you want is for dirt, debris or water (including wiper fluid) to seep into crack. These foreign objects may increase the repair time and they can make the crack worse.
Tape keeps your windshield protected from the elements and stops dirt and moisture settling into the crack and expanding. For road safety try to use a clear/transparent tape so that it won’t obstruct your vision while driving. Now that you’ve taped it up, bring you car into Windshield Repair Edmonton as quickly as you can and let us take a look at it for you.
Windshield Crack Repair Process
First we clean the windshield of any dust and glass using a commercial tool. This will ensure that our resin bonds to the windscreen correctly.
Then we place another special tool over the crack which creates a vacuum around the damaged area.
Now we grab our strongest resin and push it all the way into the crack.
Then we use a special UV light to quickly harden and strengthen the repaired area.
When the resin dries we clean and polish your windscreen to be sure that we have removed any excess resin and leaving your windshield with a smooth finish.
How much does it cost to repair a cracked windshield?
It typically takes about thirty minutes to repair a cracked windshield and costs start at about $50 for the first crack and $10-$15 for any additional cracks. If you comprehensive car insurance you might even get it repaired for free.
Cracked windshields in Edmonton
Windshield cracks are a common occurrence in Edmonton. There is often a lot of loose gravel on the roads and winter sanding only makes matters worse.
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