Can You Drive After a Windshield Repair?
Yes, after the completion of your auto glass repair you are safe to drive. In some circumstances we may advise that you wait before driving, like if it’s raining outside. However, in general as soon as your repair is finished, you’re all cleared to continue with your day. In the circumstances when we do recommend waiting before driving, it become especially convenient that we offer our free mobile service, because you can wait from the comfort of your home instead of having to wait at our shop.
Is a Windshield Repair Covered By Insurance?
In many cases, yes! Many insurance companies will have a special program just for windshield repairs, which covers the cost in full and waives your deductible. To verify whether your insurance includes this, we recommend calling them. Let them know you’d like to work with Texan Glass, and they will take care of everything on the back end. Then simply call us to schedule an appointment! If your insurance company doesn’t cover rock chip and crack repairs, then it would be most wise to go out of pocket, unless of course the cost of the repair exceeds your deductible. However, we’ve found that in most cases the cost of a repair or even a replacement is far under the deductible.
How Much Does a Windshield Repair Cost?
The cost of a windshield repair ranges depending on the extent of the damage, and in some cases we may determine that it is not safe to do a repair and a replacement is necessary. Rock chip repairs start at $55, then an additional $10 for each chip after. For crack repairs up to 6″, the repair takes longer and thus the price goes up from there. If you’d like to find out exactly how much your crack repair will cost, call us today!
How Long Does a Windshield Repair Take?
Typically, windshield repairs will take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. If you’re looking to get a full windshield replacement, it can usually be completed in 45 minutes. If you’ve been looking at several auto glass companies, you may notice that our services take less time to complete. This is because we’re using the most advanced, up-to-date tools available and our technicians have years of experience. From this, we’re able to complete jobs more efficiently.
Can You Repair Auto Glass Yourself?
Though we wouldn’t recommend it, some people decide to take on an auto glass repair themselves. They might buy a $10 DIY windshield repair kit and try to tackle the damage alone, without fully understanding the process of how to properly complete a repair. Though these DIY kits are extremely affordable, they are nowhere near what we use during our auto glass repairs. Additionally, the kits do not come with the pricey tools our technicians are trained to use. So sure, DIY kits might make the damage look better, but don’t be surprised if it still ends up spreading later on!