Auto Glass Repair
What is windshield repair?
Simply, it’s a high technology process of injecting a resin into the break or small crack. The air in the break is suctioned out, and the resin is cured with ultraviolet light.
Does it work?
Yes, in most cases it fixes the appearance of the break, seals it for water tightness, and stops it from cracking further. Although normally about 10 to 20 percent of the impact area may still be visible.
Does it work on all breaks and cracks?
No, since all breaks are different, sometimes the resin can’t be injected properly and the damage can’t be completely fixed. If the damage is in an acute area of the windshield i.e. in the drivers view, it may be unsafe and not practical to repair it. In these cases it will have to be replaced. Also if the chip turns into a crack and it spreads to over 2 inches It may not be repairable.
How much does it cost?
The average price of repair is about 50.00 dollars per chip, although it depends on the size. Normally the cost is free to you. Almost all insurance companies in the state of Pennsylvania waive your comprehensive deductible if you chose to have your windshield repaired.
Why would my insurance company waive my deductible?
The cost of having a windshield repaired is dramatically lower than the cost of replacement. Your insurance company saves a tremendous amount when we can repair it. They pass some of that savings onto their policyholders in the form of waiving your costs.
Will the claim affect my Insurance?
No, this is considered a comprehensive claim, like theft, vandalism, or road hazard. In the state of Pennsylvania, this is a pay it and forget it claim. Don’t avoid turning it in, it will actually save you and your insurance company dollars.