The weather is getting nicer, so you are be starting to get your summer projects ready to go. One of those projects could be cleaning up your car, and getting rid of that nasty crack on your windshield. You might be asking yourself if you should leave it a little longer, try fix it yourself, or take it into an auto glass repair shop.
Well, you most definitely shouldn’t leave it; leaving that crack not only gives it time to get worse, but it is dangerous as well. With websites like Pinterest, finding ways to do it yourself (or DIYs) is easier than ever. That’s great if you want to make a cool gift for your Mom, but when it comes to repairing your windshield, it is better to leave that to professionals. Keep reading to find out why. If you need a windshield repair, give Wizard Auto Glass a call. We have the training and equipment that can repair your windshield properly so you don’t have to worry about fixing it twice.
Cheap DIY Kits
Spending a couple of dollars on a cheap DIY repair kit sure sounds better than spending $75 or more on a professional windshield repair, but is it? The reality is that although those DIY kits may seem like a better option because they’re cheaper, they can actually cause more damage to your windshield. Which in the end, can cost you even more to repair it than it would have if you had just gone to a repair service in the first place.
Windshield repair is not as simple as it may appear, and if you have no knowledge or experience, you can make that small crack or chip a lot worse. Do yourself a favour; don’t be cheap and let an experienced professional repair your windshield.
Most DIY windshield repair kits will take at least an hour, and have to be done outside on a clear sunny day. During that wait time for a sunny day, the damage can get worse, especially if you are still driving your car. Repair shops on the other hand can take as little as 20 minutes to fix the damage on your windshield, and they are done inside the shop, so they won’t have to wait for the weather to get better to do it.
Before you go out and buy that DIY windshield repair kit, double check your insurance policy first. Many policies will become invalid if you use a DIY kit to fix the damage on your windshield. This is because if you are more likely to make a mistake and end up doing more damage than a professional would. Plus, some insurance policies will actually cover the windshield repair; so by using a DIY kit you may not only be making more work for yourself, you might even be wasting more money. Make sure you are familiar with your insurance policy before trying your own handyman.
Most DIY windshield repair kits come with a suction cup that holds the other tools in place. This is supposed to let you accurately fill in the damage with a special glass filler called resin. One of the biggest mistakes people tend to make when using these kits is not properly aligning the suction cup. If you don’t properly align the tools directly above the damage, than you won’t be filling in those pesky cracks, and basically just making a mess on your windshield.
Another big mistake people tend to make when using DIY kits is failing to properly smooth out the air bubbles from the resin. If you leave the air bubbles, not only are you not fixing your windshield, but you’re actually making it look a lot worse. The technicians at repair shops are trained to repair windshields, and will be able to smooth out the air bubbles more effectively than you will.
Save the DIYs for another time. Book a windshield repair with Wizard Auto Glass today! Call 1-(877)-564-5331 or book online!