The windshield of a car is much more important than most people realize. If it is not installed properly or has damage, it could cause life-threatening injuries and even death in an accident. To avoid these dangers, damage to a windshield needs to be repaired as soon as possible. Cracks and dings that meet certain criteria can often be repaired through a Car Glass Company. The sooner these repairs are accomplished; the less likely a complete windshield replacement will need to be carried out.
These criteria must be met for a windshield to undergo glass repair:
- The damage should be fairly new (not over a couple weeks old).
- Dings should be no larger than a fifty cent piece.
- Cracks should be no longer than twelve inches.
- Damage cannot be in the field of vision of the driver.
Older damage cannot be repaired because it is often contaminated. The Damage that is in the driver’s field of vision cannot be repaired because a repair slightly distorts the glass and could interfere with a person being able to drive safely. A glass repair technician will need to inspect the windshield to make sure a viable repair can be carried out.
If a repair seems risky, the technician will recommend the driver has a complete windshield replacement carried out. To repair the ding or crack, the area will first be cleaned and vacuumed to remove any debris. These steps help to ensure the repair process will be successful and allow the resin to bond with the glass for a seamless repair.
Once the area has been prepared, the technician pipes a special resin inside the damaged areas and smooths the area. Once this resin has cured, it becomes one with the glass and can offer a repair that is not overly noticeable with the naked eye.
Car owners who have damaged windshields can trust their cars to Apple Glass Company. They repair damaged glass and also offer windshield replacement services. Contact them right away to see if your damage can be repaired. They will provide you with the expert services needed to ensure your windshield is safe, and the car looks its very best. You can follow them on Twitter.