Windshield Chip Repair and Resale Value

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Not all auto glass repair services are created equal.  It’s a better idea to invest a little money (which is not much more than a do-it-yourself windshield repair kit at the store) and have your windshield rock chip repaired correctly and not ruin the resale value of your car.

Beware of shops that promise to do the job for far less than others or even for free, or that don’t have testimonials or guarantees to back up their work. Look for a certified on-site or mobile windshield repair shop, either from a friend’s recommendation or based on your research online. You can look up a shop through the Better Business Bureau to see their reputation and decide if it’s a safe bet.

Problems with Windshield Replacement

While windshield replacement is sometimes necessary, it is not as common as simple windshield chip repair. Know that windshields that are replaced incorrectly can leak when it rains, or become unglued if the bonding is not secured. If your chip is the size of a quarter or smaller, you probably need only windshield chip repair, not replacement.

In addition, windshield chip repair is a simple process and does not affect your car’s resale value. Your auto glass repair technician should guarantee the work, so you know that your car is protected as long as you own the car.

Good as New

Windshield crack repair is fast and easy, and leaves virtually no evidence of the original damage to the car. Not only is it cosmetically pleasing, but it’s also good for the health of your vehicle. A healthy car is a happy car, and happy cars sell better!

Getting quality windshield repair is inexpensive, and usually costs around $60 for a single chip, and $20 or so for additional chips. Shop around to see what prices are averaging in your area, and look for recommendations on a certified technician. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions to see if the technician is knowledgeable and has the experience you are looking for. After all, a car is a large investment, and you want to ensure you are putting it in capable hands!

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