As the name suggests, a car’s windshield acts as a shield and provides safety. It is the most durable window in the car; made from two layers of glass fused with a Poly Vinyl Butyral or PVB layer in between. However durable it is, it can be cracked or damaged. And in such a case, the damage needs to be fixed as soon as possible. But how should you get it fixed – should you get windshield repaired or get it replaced altogether? In case you are unable to decide on your own, it’s always better to get an advice from an auto glass expert.
Sometimes, a crack may seem too minute to pay attention to but if it is directly in the line-of-sight of the driver, it requires immediate replacement. Other times, if it isn’t causing a hindrance to the driver, it can be replaced in a few days.
Instances during which it is absolutely clear that the windshield needs to be replaced can be when a rock or any heavy substance punches a hole through the windshield or if there are multiple cracks covering a large surface area or if the inner layer of the glass has also been broken.
A windshield can be repaired too. In fact, it is cheaper than replacing it. But it totally depends on the type, location, size and thickness of the crack. If it is a small crack and is not on the driver’s side, it can be repaired.
Cracks weaken the entire windshield, so sooner or later you will have to get it replaced. Replace it at the earliest if the glass is tempered, not laminated. Or if the crack is huge and deep.
An important thing to note here is to fix a crack in a timely manner. A crack may aggravate in a matter of days, so it is better to visit an expert as soon as you notice a crack, however tiny it is. Also, a tiny crack can be repaired in a short span of time and costs relatively low.
Don’t wait before it’s too late! In case of a damaged windshield, call Auto Glass Masters – an ISO certified company – for all your needs related to car glass repair and replacement. They offer services through a chain of 8 service centers in Delhi, Gurgaon and Faridabad supported by mobile vans for doorstep service. They offer glass replacement for passenger as well as commercial vehicles.
To know more, get in touch with Auto Glass Masters by visiting their website – https://autoglassmasters.in/.