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Windshield Repair vs. Replacement

Sep 10, 2019 3:26:00 PM / by Windshield Remedy Content Team

Every day society becomes more and more environmentally concerned with all the changes going on around us.  Windshield Remedy is trying to do its part by constantly advancing in our capabilities to repair instead of settling for a replacement. Every time we complete a windshield repair instead of replacing it, that is one less windshield that is unnecessarily filling up our landfills.  Also, the manufacturing process for windshields is harmful to our ever-so-fragile environment and uses valuable resources. The more informed our customers are, the more and more they will choose repair over replacement for chips and long cracks because it is the eco-friendly solution for damaged windshields.

A broken windshield can compromise the tensile strength of the windshield drastically. Tensile strength is the ability for the windshield to be stable when the windshield is “torqued.” This includes hard turns at high speeds, side impact accidents, and the constant jarring and bumping while driving on our road system. Windshield Remedy restores the structural integrity of the windshield back to 100% in the repaired area. This is the most important advantage of the repair process.  Structurally, the same result is achieved with a repair or replacement.

Repairing your windshield retains the original factory seal in the windshield. This is important because each time a windshield is replaced, there is a chance that it will not be done properly.  There is a set of standards that is to be followed with each windshield replacement.  If a sub-standard replacement is done, it can lead to air noise, leakage, and a number of other problems. Also, improper windshield replacements can lead to the windshield being ejected when the airbag is deployed. The windshield acts as a backstop to a deploying airbag. If it is replaced improperly or if damage is left unrepaired, the windshield’s major safety function is no longer functional. It is imperative to passenger safety that the windshield is properly replaced, or better yet, properly repaired. We always recommend windshield repairs when possible to avoid unnecessary replacements.

Not only is the integrity of your windshield compromised with faulty replacements, but they are very expensive.  Compared to repair costs, replacements costs are astronomical.  For a quality aftermarket windshield, the average price is anywhere from $250-$1000. Depending on the make and model of the vehicle, an Original Equipment Manufactured windshield can cost more than $2000. Not to mention, as soon as the windshield is replaced, another rock could damage the windshield the next day. It is always best to keep costs down to repair the windshield and save 100’s or 1000’s of dollars per instance.

Call or contact us to schedule an appointment to experience the amazing results that Windshield Remedy can deliver to your damaged windshield. Remember… at Windshield Remedy they’re “Fixed Fast & Sure to Last!”

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