Your windshield is an integral part of your car’s value and structure. Providing a clear view of the road, and maintaining the safety of the passengers, are two of the main functions of a windshield. In a rollover, the windshield provides strength to keep the roof from crushing. In a head on crash, the windshield is designed to keep passengers from flying out and other objects from coming inside the car. When the windshield breaks, it is weakened and a distraction to the driver. Some chips and cracks can be repaired, but cracks over 6” require a windshield replacement.
Replacing A Windshield
Professional windshield replacement takes about an hour plus set-up time. The auto industry has an efficient distribution network that can deliver the specific windshield to the repair technician in just a day or two. This makes the wait for the new windshield a non-issue. For most current vehicles, the old glass has to be cut out and all surfaced metal cleaned and primed. The auto repair technician will also vacuum the area and the interior of your car leaving it clean and safe for driving.
The new windshield is “glued” on the car with a flexible urethane adhesive. The adhesive must be the correct type for the weather condition at the time of installation. Make sure that the auto repair technician uses the correct type. Also, be sure to tell the company about any original tinting on your current windshield. You should also alert them if your car has a rain sensor or a mirror that dims when a following vehicle has bright lights.
You will have two choices for glass. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) glass or Original Equipment Equivalent (OEE) glass is available to replace windshields. The federal government regulates glass standards, but there are price and quality differences with each type.
The cost to replace a car windshield is surprisingly inexpensive. Your automobile insurance might provide coverage. If someone else causes the windshield to break, the policy should cover the cost. In either case, your reputable windshield replacement company can provide good coverage advice. They deal with insurers every day and know most of the coverage issues.
If you are in need of windshield replacement in Indianapolis call the highly trained auto glass technicians at Waxwerks. Many of our team members have over 20 years of experience in auto windshield replacement and windshield repair– bringing experience and knowledge that sets Waxwerks apart from the rest. In addition to auto glass repair and windshield replacement, we also perform services such as window tinting, car detailing, car scratch repair, and dent removal. Contact Waxwerks in Indianapolis today at 317-577-9700 for more information or to make a service appointment.