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The windshield in your vehicle protects you from the outside elements, as well as any debris that may fly in your way. It takes quite a beating in its lifetime, so it’s not unusual to chips, cracks, and even breaks happen.

Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind concerning your car’s windshield:

  • Repair if it's small: In some cases you may have a small crack, or chip in the windshield that doesn’t require a full replacement. Instead you can have a professional make a high quality repair. The repair must be done properly in order to maintain the strength and integrity in the windshield. Repairs are done with various methods, it’s best to ask around and get information before going ahead.

  • If replacing, buy new: Sometimes the damage to your windshield is too large to fix, in that case a replacement windshield must be purchased. Be sure you purchase a brand new windshield rather than a reclaimed, or used one. Brand new is the only way to ensure the glass will be strong and safe.

  • Right fit and quality installation: The windshield must fit your make, model, and year perfectly or else it won’t be effective and can’t guarantee your safety. If the windshield doesn’t fit right it will be easier to break. To install the windshield it must be bonded to your vehicle. This means you want to go to a reputable place with plenty of experience.

  • Material: The majority of windshields are made from laminated safety glass. It features a layer of plastic that is laminated between two layers of curved glass.

Your windshield has an important job where your safety is concerned, which is why they are meant to be durable and take a beating. With that said breaks and cracks can still occur.


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Kenneth

19 years of experience
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Kenneth
19 years of experience
Toyota Sequoia - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Newport Beach, California
Kenneth is so awesome. He walks you through everything and let's you know the truth, of what you really need to maintain and service your ride. Thanks Kenneth.
Toyota Sequoia - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Newport Beach, California
Kenneth did a great job and very knowledgeable. He has a great attitude and I will for sure be using him again.

Steffon

10 years of experience
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Steffon
10 years of experience
Kia Sedona - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Hunt Valley, Maryland
Steffon did a great job for me. He was on time, professional and quick. He kept me up to date and gave me some advice on what to expect. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone.
Hyundai Veracruz - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Owings Mills, Maryland
Punctual. Very knowledgeable. Removed unnecessary and pricey services other untrustworthy mechanics said were required. Completed work faster than original estimate and for a great price. Would definitely request Steffon next time!

Ralph

37 years of experience
128 reviews
Ralph
37 years of experience
Nissan Frontier - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Spanaway, Washington
Great mechanic! Efficient, knowledgeable, etc. Would definitely recommend to anyone and would book again for future appointments.
Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Spanaway, Washington
Ralph competed installation of drum brakes on my Nissan Sentra. Ralph was very personable and knowledgeable about my car. He did an excellent job! I will be hiring him again. Thanks Ralph!!

Michael

15 years of experience
518 reviews
Michael
15 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz GL450 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Atlanta, Georgia
Micheal was punctual and friendly. Work was completed within promised time. Will definitely use again.
Volvo S80 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Roswell, Georgia
Michael was SUPER QUICK with doing my brake and rotors. Great communication throughout the whole process. Will always recommend

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