Windshield repair can be an incredible improvement to the aesthetics and structural integrity of your automobile. When you incur a chip, crack or scratch out on the road it is reassuring to have the option of repair instead of replacement, which can be a money saver and a “green” alternative. These are the factors that motivate Ray Sands Glass to provide FREE windshield repair to customers in our Rochester community.
But not all windshield damage can be repaired, and we want customers to understand our intentions when we have to tell them that their glass must be replaced. We can’t repeat this enough: the windshield is essential to your automobile’s frame strength. Those pieces of laminated glass are what keep your body inside in the event of a collision and prevent the roof from collapsing in the event of a rollover. It makes us shudder to hear companies claim they can repair a crack up to a foot in length, this is considered an unsafe practice by most auto makers and Ray Sands Glass agrees.
There isn’t a responsible insurance company or body shop out there that would tell it’s safe to repair a foot long crack in the auto body’s frame. So why should the windshield be any different? The truth is it shouldn’t. The point of windshield repair is to fix the damage before it get large enough to jeopardize the roof support structure. When an dubious repairman slathers some compound on a large crack, it has the general effectiveness of a piece of scotch tape – it looks better but doesn’t hold up under pressure, when you need it most.
So please reconsider if you are thinking about trying to save a few dollars by avoiding replacement with a treacherous repair. It could be your life (or your passengers’) on the line!
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