If you drive a vehicle, one day sooner or later, it’s going to happen. You’re cruising on the highway, maintaining the recommended distance behind other vehicles and still it happens–from out of nowhere a stone whips up and hits the windshield with a loud whack. And then you notice a tiny chip or spidery crack spreading across your once pristine windshield. Now what do you do?
The answer is to have the crack or chip professionally repaired by a Windshield Repair in Papillion NE as soon as possible. Prompt attention is important because chips tend to become cracks, and cracks tend to widen and lengthen due to stresses such as temperature changes and road vibration. Making the decision to respond to the damage sooner rather than later, may save you the cost of replacing the entire windshield. Many people don’t realize that almost all automobile windshield chips and cracks are repairable, so long as they are five inches in length or less.
Windshield repair restores and preserves the windshield’s original strength, which is important in the case of an accident because the windshield provides up to 30% of an automobile’s protection. A shop that performs Windshield Repair in Papillion NE, will first inspect your windshield’s crack or chip to determine if it is repairable. If it is, the technician will clean and dry the damaged area and inject it with a glass repair resin that bonds to the damaged area, which is then cured under an ultraviolet light. When dry, the repair is clear and hard. It is then polished to make it completely flush with the rest of the windshield and you’re back on the road.
Most repairs are completed somewhere in the neighborhood of half an hour. This is a half an hour well spent, considering the amount of money and inconvenience it is likely saving you down the road. Best of all, most insurance companies will waive the cost of the deductible, particularly if you have comprehensive coverage, which means that in most cases, the repair will not cost you anything. Paying for windshield repairs often saves the insurance company the cost of replacing the entire windshield later on.