Do-it-yourself kits may make repairing a windshield chip or crack seem as easy as changing your car’s oil, but it’s quite a bit more difficult to get it right. There are people who’s jobs are dedicated to repairing and replacing windshields, such as the certified technicians at Ideal Auto Glass. Our technicians are all certified by the Auto Glass Safety Council and can ensure that a small problem with your auto’s windshield or glass doesn’t turn into a major issue.
In fact, the at-home kits are probably the #1 mistake in windshield repair. People try to save some cash and repair a chip or crack themselves, but end up damaging the glass further and having to replace the whole windshield or window. Even if the repair kit comes with a video or you look up a video online, the process isn’t as simple as it seems. Professionals make the steps look like a snap, but just like baking fails, it’s not always as easy as it looks. And when it comes to your windshield and the structural integrity of your auto, the results could be much worse than some ugly cupcakes.
Another common but dangerous mistake is waiting to fix a crack or chip in your windshield. It may seem harmless, but extreme temperatures, pressure, and even just time can cause a tiny crack to spread quickly and without warning. At best, the crack may obstruct the driver’s view, at worse, spread further across the windshield while you are driving.
The best way to avoid these mistakes is just to take your vehicle to Ideal Auto Glass in Orlando when your windshield or window sustains a chip or crack. Our professionals will get you on your way in no time, or we can come to your home or workplace and usually have the repair or replacement finished in an hour. Contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment.