Common Windshield Repair Mistakes
When your windshield gets cracked or broken, we all know it needs to be repaired, and the sooner the better. But not all windshield installations and repairs are equal. Sometimes Windshield Repair Mistakes happen. Read on to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes other Dallas drivers have made when repairing their windshields.
Driving Straight to An Auto Glass Repair Shop
While it is important to get your windshield repaired as soon as possible, this does not mean you have to waste your whole day waiting around a grungy glass shop for your windshield to be repaired. Savvy people use a mobile windshield repair service, like Glass Genie’s mobile windshield repair fleet, to save them both time and money on their repairs. Glass Genie comes to your home, work, or other location, gives you a price quote on the spot, and makes the repairs same day in most cases. All without ever seeing the waiting room of a repair shop. Dry time is also an important factor. In a perfect world, you should not drive your car for at least 24 hours to ensure a full permanent seal.
Going Cheap with Non-OEM parts
Face it, you didn’t budget for that crack in your windshield, and now you are facing repair costs. Can’t you save money by using aftermarket parts instead of OEM? While aftermarket parts do serve a purpose and can save you money, a windshield is not the same from vehicle to vehicle.
It is important to remember that your windshield does more than keep rain out and catch bugs zooming down the highway. A proper OEM windshield is part of a carefully installed crash safety system tested by your car’s manufacture which could save your life in the event of a crash. It is a large component in roof support in the event of a rollover accident, and is custom formed to limit less life-threatening things (but still very annoying) like road noise and water leakage. Aftermarket parts don’t always match the thickness and tolerance of the original equipment manufacturer’s windshields, sometimes causing optical distortion and additional heat transference. So is it truly worth saving a few bucks while sacrificing your safety and comfort? Glass Genie offers OEM windshields and glass parts for discounted prices, all included in your mobile install!
Hiring an Inexperienced Windshield Installer
It may not be rocket science, but making sure your windshield is properly installed is paramount to both your safety and your comfort. From road noise to airbag deployment, your windshield needs to perform at its best. That means it must be properly installed.
Improper installation could be caused by: improper removal of old adhesive, improper adhesion due to rust, poor adhesion due to improper handling of the glass, use of the wrong adhesive during installation, use of expired adhesives to install windshield, or improper preparation of metals and adhesion sites. Sounds like a lot can go wrong, right? All of these factors are controllable by hiring an experienced professional windshield installer that works with a company who stands by their product. Glass Genie’s professional installers are highly trained and experienced to make sure that every windshield is properly installed, every time. Glass Genie stands by their installers, offering installation warranties for their glass installs.
Not Getting a Warranty
When you think about it, why would you ever hire a company that does not stand behind their work? Glass Genie takes it a step further, guaranteeing both the install and the parts. While we only buy and install quality parts, there is a small chance for defects in any product. If this is ever the case, Glass Genie will come to your location and take care of the defect as soon as possible.
Glass Genie stands behind their products, sends experienced mobile installers to your location, and installs the right parts for your vehicle to get you back on the road. Give us a call today for your quick quote for auto glass repairs!