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Windshield Scratch Repair

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From time to time, people get chips and small cracks in their car windshield, usually from a small rock being thrown up off the road or some other type of debris. When this happens it is important to fix the damage as soon as possible by either calling a windshield scratch repair company or repairing the scratch yourself.

A windshield scratch is not only cosmetic damage, it can also become a driving hazard. A small scratch can impair your vision while driving if the scratch happens to be in the right place. If your windshield scratch is not repaired, then it can become a much larger crack or expand in a spider web pattern. Not only do large scratches and cracks pose a driving hazard, they will also cause you to have to replace the entire windshield instead of making a simple repair.

If your windshield gets a small crack or scratch, you have a few windshield scratch repair options: using a scratch repair company or performing a simple fix yourself. There are advantages to using both.

Windshield scratch repair company

  • Mobility – Repairing a small windshield scratch or crack is usually an easy job that requires few, if any, tools. This makes it very easy for windshield scratch repair companies to come directly to your car to make the repair, either at your home or at your place of employment.
  • Insurance – Windshield scratches and cracks often fall under the comprehensive coverage portion of your car insurance. Most insurance companies will even waive your deductible if you get a small crack repaired before it requires a whole windshield replacement. Usually, the scratch repair company will simply bill your insurance company directly with no out-of-pocket expense to you.

Do-it-yourself repair

  • Cost – If you don’t have the necessary insurance coverage to get your windshield scratch repair made for free, then you can make the repairs yourself with a windshield and glass sealer. These sealers are available at most auto parts stores for less than $10. Simply spray or brush the sealer into the crack and wipe away the excess.
  • Convenience – If you do a lot of driving on unpaved roads or anywhere else where windshield cracks and scratches are likely to occur, then you can just keep a bottle of windshield repair sealer in your car to immediately repair any cracks.

By taking care of minor windshield cracks and scratches early, you can save yourself time and money.

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