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What to Ask Before Getting Your Car Windows Repaired

December 13, 2017

What to Ask Before Getting Your Car Windows Repaired

Many people don’t really know what goes into car window repair or they don’t know what questions to ask their window repair man. Here are some questions you should ask so that you can gain a better understanding of window repair.

How soon can I drive my car after getting my windows repaired?

Not every vehicle can be used immediately after the work is done. There are several factors that determine how long it will take before you are able to drive your car again, such as the make and model of your car, as well as the type of repair or replacement work was done. Different types of window repair jobs require different kinds of adhesive, and not all adhesives dry at the same rate. Find out what this time estimate is, and plan your day accordingly.

How long does it take to repair car windows?

The time it takes to repair or replace your car windows also depends on the make and model of your car. On average, repairs can take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes. Asking for a time estimate can make it easier for you to plan your day effectively.

Do your products or services come with a warranty?

If your car windows become damaged shortly after the repair, a warranty is very handy to have. Getting a warranty means that if any issues occur after repair or installation, then those issues will be fixed without any additional cost. Cover your bases and find out what the warranty procedure is, as well as what all it covers, so that you can avoid having to pay more.

Do I have to pay the deductible when it comes to car window repair or replacement?

You need to look over your insurance policy and ask your insurance provider if they will wave deductibles for window repair. If you have full and comprehensive insurance coverage, the only out of pocket expense you will pay is the comprehensive deductible.

Some insurance companies will wave your deductible entirely if you are getting your windshield repaired. However, if you are replacing the entire windshield, then you may have to pay your deductible. Make sure that you go over your insurance policy with your agent. It’s better to have this information beforehand than to be surprised.

Will the entire window be replaced if there is a chip?

For small chips in the windows, usually the entire window will not have to be replaced. A special formulated resin can be injected into the damaged area of the window and is then cured with an ultraviolet light.

The crack on my windshield is very small and does not obscure my view. Do I need to get it repaired?

It’s advisable to get it repaired right now. Cracks can grow over time and cause problems for you in the future. Furthermore, the longer you wait, the more you will likely have to pay for repair or replacement.

How long do I have to wait before washing my car?

The amount of time to wait before washing your car after getting the windows repaired or replaced depends on the type of adhesive that is used. Ask what the recommended time frame is before washing. Usually the wait time is three days for regular car washes, but only one day for handwashing. 

Hopefully these questions will help guide you when the time comes around any window repairs that need to be done on your car. Make sure you cover all your bases before committing to car window repair or replacement.

Contact AAA Discount Auto Glass today for all of windshield repair and car glass repair needs!

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