Repair or replacement?
Repairing the windshield is by far the most economical and environmentally friendly solution in that it saves you the cost of replacing your windshield with a new one. You also save time because repairing your windshield takes only about 30 minutes.
Here is how to know if your windshield is repairable:
- The size of the crack should not be bigger than a toonie.
- The point of impact must be at least 4 cm from the edge of the windshield.
- The point of impact must not be in the driver's field of vision (an area 30 cm wide above the middle of the steering wheel).
An impact to your windshield weakens the glass. Usually, the initial resistance of a windshield is 180 kg/cm2, but the windshield will break at 30 kg/cm2 due to an impact. In addition, a chip in the windshield can reflect sunlight and oncoming headlights, and the resulting glare can cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle. Potholes and freezing and thawing can also cause cracks to grow in size.
Whatever the case, don't wait until it's too late! Whatever the type of crack, act quickly. Come and see us, we will be happy to inspect your windshield and give you a quick diagnosis of the state of the damage. The inspection is free and there is no need for an appointment.
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