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What to Do When Your Windshield Is Damaged and You Need It Repaired Right Away

Windshield damage is one of the more common glass repairs required on cars and trucks. The windshield glass is durable and will take some impact, but when a rock or piece of debris hits the glass with enough force, it can break the outer layer and cause a crack that may affect the driver's ability to see. Windshield replacement is often the best way to fix the glass so you can drive your vehicle safely.

Mobile Windshield Replacement

When your windshield is damaged, getting it fixed is often the first priority. However, when you are working long hours or don't have time to get your vehicle to the auto glass shop, you may want to consider mobile windshield replacement. 

The windshield replacement is done the same way in the field as in the shop, but the glass repair happens in your driveway or the parking lot where you work, saving you time and often allowing you to get the work done right away. The repair quality is as good as the repair in a shop, and in many cases, you can have a mobile windshield repair service fix the glass the same day. 

You will need to meet the repair technician at the vehicle before the repair starts and then again after the repair is complete. It is also crucial to check with your employer if the repair is happening in a parking lot where you work to ensure they will allow it. 

Making The Repairs

When the mobile windshield repair service arrives, they will need your signature on the repair order and the keys to the vehicle. The tech will remove and dispose of the old glass for you, prepare the area that the glass sits in, install a new seal and replace the windshield. The repair can be completed in about an hour, depending on the complexity of the installation. Some vehicles require specialized sensors in the glass that needs resetting, but the tech will have the equipment to ensure that happens.

Once the repair is complete, the technician will let you know and have you come to the vehicle to inspect and approve the work. If there is a complication during the installation, they will contact you, but most mobile windshield repair services are equipped to handle just about any glass repair on site.

Insurance And Payment

The cost of the replacement windshield and the mobile windshield replacement service will vary from one vehicle to the next. The type of glass, tint, or sensors in the glass and the windshield size can affect the price.

The glass service will give you a price when you book the appointment and can help you determine if the insurance is going to cover the work or not.