Pros and Cons of a DIY Auto Glass Repair, Part 2

Welcome back! In part one of our short blog series, we started looking at the pros and cons of using a DIY kit to repair a damaged windshield. When there’s crack or ship in your windshield, even if it’s tiny, it should be repaired immediately to stop the crack from spidering out into a larger crack. A repair may also help maintain the structural integrity of the windshield. When it comes to a windshield repair here in Denver, you have two options: purchase a DIY windshield repair kit and do it yourself or have the windshield repaired by an expert technician at an auto glass company like Denver Mobile Auto Glass. Let’s continue exploring some of the pros and cons of a DIY repair, which may help you choose how to repair your damaged auto glass.

Pros of Using a DIY Windshield Repair Kit

Saves Time

Using a DIY repair kit can save you the time it would take to drive through Denver traffic to an auto glass repair shop across town. Additionally, a repair done on your own may only take an hour or two, as long as everything goes smoothly and you don’t run into any unexpected issues.

Cons of Using a DIY Auto Glass Repair Kit

No Access to Expert Equipment

A DIY glass repair kit comes with the basic tools you would need for a repair; however, a certified windshield technician at Denver Mobile Auto Glass has a variety of professional tools at their disposal to more efficiently fix a damaged windshield.   

Difficult to Determine Level of Damage

While you’ll certainly be able to identify a damaged windshield, an experienced technician can tell the difference between types of breaks in the auto glass and can then determine the best repair for a lasting fix. Additionally, an expert can determine if a windshield replacement might be the more efficient and cost-effective solution, rather than a windshield repair. This is particularly important if a windshield has multiple chips or cracks which eventually lead to larger cracks across the entire windshield.

When it comes to your auto glass, it’s best to rely on the experts at Denver Mobile Auto Glass to repair a crack or chip in your windshield. We can help those in and around the Denver Metro area with all of your auto glass repair and windshield replacement needs. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment or click here to request a quote online!