Hello, and welcome back to our blog. We’ve spent some time in our recent blog posts going over some of the best fall maintenance tips for your car windshield and today, we’d like to shift our focus to auto glass repair. When there’s a chip or a crack in your windshield, even if it is small, it should be repaired immediately. Repairing a chipped or cracked windshield early on can help stop the crack from growing into a larger split in the glass, which also helps to keep the structural integrity of the windshield intact. When it comes to repairing your windshield here in Denver, you have two options: get a DIY windshield repair kit or call a professional auto glass company like us to fix your damaged auto glass. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of a DIY repair to help you make an informed decision on important auto repair such as this.
Pros of Using a DIY Auto Glass Repair Kit
Glass repair kits vary in price, but are usually quite inexpensive, costing anywhere between $7.00 to upwards of $40.00. These kits generally come with standard, run-of-the-mill resins and a plastic resin injector to fill the crack.
Do-it-yourself glass repair kits can be done in the comfort of your own garage, parking lot of your apartment complex, or even at work during your lunch break. Just make sure to follow the instructions carefully as you perform the repair, while ensuring your safety using protective goggles and gloves.
Cons of Using a DIY Windshield Repair Kit
Difficulty Identifying the Type of Damage
While you’ll likely inspect the chip before starting the repair, you may not be able to properly identify whether the damage is simply a crack or a chip, a “bull’s eye” or “star break,” or a combination break in the glass. On the other hand, a certified technician has the experience and knowledge to accurately identify the type of break in the glass, and can determine which repair will be most effective for the type of damage.
While there is no shortage of DIY videos that offer guidance and instruction for an auto glass repair, these videos don’t provide you with the decades of experience and skill that a qualified technician can provide.
If you have a crack or chip in your windshield, it’s best to leave the auto glass repairs to the experts at Denver Mobile Auto Glass. We can help those in and around the Denver Metro area with all of your windshield repair and replacement needs. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment or click here to request a quote online!