Your windshield is one of the most important features of your car. Not only does it protect you from wind and weather (and bugs!), it is an important structural component of your vehicle and keeps you and your passenger safe in the event of a collision.
Many things can damage your windshield, from hail and sandstorms to rocks, pebbles, and debris kicked up by other drivers – even a jealous ex. While a small chip or crack may seem like only a minor inconvenience, it is actually very dangerous.
A chip or crack will eventually grow with time and ultimately require replacement, which costs more money. But more than this, if you are involved in a car accident, it weakens the safety structure of your vehicle and leaves you vulnerable to more serious injuries. Watch this video to see how important your windshield really is.
In fact, your windshield is so important that most insurance companies will cover a rock chip repair for free. Repairs only take about 30 minutes, but it is important that you schedule a repair as soon as you possibly can. If you wait too long, dirt and debris build up in the chip. If so much build-up that it can’t be cleaned efficiently, the resin used to seal these chips will not be effective and your windshield will be compromised and in need of replacement.
Keep that in mind about your insurance provider, because they really will usually cover these out of pocket due to the vital importance of your windshield. This part of your car is truly seen as so essential that you won’t be paying out of pocket in many circumstances, especially if you have so-called collision or plus coverage.
On top of that, there’s a good chance that doing so won’t significantly impact your premiums since damage from a rock chip isn’t necessarily related to driving ability or how you’ve been conducting yourself out on the road.
When it comes to windshield chip repair Las Vegas drivers are well covered too, because of local experts. In fact, when it comes to rock chip repair Las Vegas technicians often have to see this kind of thing because of the local climate and desert landscape, not to mention all of the times you see a dump truck carrying gravel that bounces right out the back and onto the road.
Take a look at how it’s done.
One of our certified AGRSS technicians will examine your crack or chip to see whether or not it can be repaired. If it can be repaired, the tech will use a specialized tool to inject resin into the damaged area, filling the crack or chip completely. The vehicle is then left exposed to UV light, which allows the resin to harden and restore the glass to its factory standard.
If you’ve ever had your nails done or done any dental work that involved a special lamp, then you already know how things are done when it comes to rock chip repair Las Vegas. Once the resin sets up, it’s normally every bit as good as the original glass to a point.
Many Las Vegas area drivers have found that they’re able to use a repaired windshield for countless miles and that it holds up even when they get a rare bit of rain to deal with. While this part of Nevada is known for being rather dry, there’s no reason a sudden storm couldn’t hit at certain times during the year. During the rest of the year, your windshield will help to keep out regular dust particles.am
Best of all, you won’t pay a lot even if you do have to find windshield chip repair Las Vegas area technicians and pay them out of pocket.
For as little as $50 (costs from a reputable shop will depend on the type of chip or scratch you have), you can have your chip or crack repaired, which is far less expensive than replacing the glass in its entirety. Just call your insurance company to see if your deductible will be waived, then tell them that Team Acme Inc. in Henderson will be doing the repair and they will dispatch a free insurance claim to our shop. It doesn’t get any cheaper than free!
Then again, there’s always the chance that drivers with budget insurance policies will get stuck paying at least somewhat out of pocket. If that’s the case, then don’t sweat it because you’re not going to have to pay much more than maybe that original $50 or just a bit more. Many drivers look at the cost of a new windshield and experience instant sticker shock. If that sounds familiar, then you don’t have to worry because you won’t need to invest in a whole new windshield.
Once it’s in place, we’ll even back it up.
We stand behind every chip repair we do. If the chip ever spreads, we will credit your paid invoice to cover the cost of a new windshield.
All rock chips are different and, as such, all completed repairs will differ in visual reduction. Some disappear and some are still visible. This is due to its size and the light as it refracts off the crack from different angles. But as long as the resin is fully injected the repair will last.
Our warranty is not transferable if the vehicle is sold. However, it’ll last while you keep your current ride out on the road. That means you won’t have to worry if the chip spreads, though that normally isn’t even an issue. As long as that exact spot doesn’t get stuck again, you usually won’t have that problem when the crack gets filled properly.
When it comes to rock chip repair Las Vegas drivers are well covered by our local technicians right here in Henderson, Nevada. Team Acem is ready to review your auto glass and estimate repairs for windshield cracks.
If you have a chip or crack in your windshield that needs to be repaired, don’t wait. Just use our online form to get a quote and have your damage taken care of quickly and effectively. You can also contact us online and tell us more about your troubles if you need Team Acne to look over another area of your vehicle and provide a few potential corrections.