There is nothing like avoiding life threatening accidents on the daily commute only to have a rock damage your windshield. Auto windshield replacement can be done in minutes. If the damage can be repaired before it spreads and becomes too severe, the windshield may not Windshield Repair Tulsa have to be replaced. It can be repaired by a professional or the owner can do it themselves. After the deductible is paid the insurance will cover the cost.
Online quotes can give the car owner a comparison look at what is available in the local area. Most online businesses have national networks that will deliver the windshield, replace or repair it at the owner's home or place of business. Kits are available for those small jobs that do not require replacement. The repair expert follows a few easy steps.
- The area is cleaned of excess moisture, dirt and debris.
- A resin compound is injected to fill in the hole or crack.
- A piece of mylar is used to cover the resin to smooth the surface while it is dried.
- An ultra violet light dries the resin.
- The mylar is removed and the excess resin scraped off.
- The windshield is cleaned and the driver is ready to go.
If a crack is left to spread, weather conditions can speed up the process. Extreme cold and hot temperatures will cause stress to the crack. Eventually the glass could shatter. Shattering is a danger that could happen at any time. If the whole windshield has to be replaced, that process is also easy. Help might be necessary for handling the glass once removed.
- Remove mirror and windshield wiper accessories from around the windshield.
- Check the gasket to make sure it does not have dry rot and need replacement.
- Use a butter knife or flat head screwdriver to loosen the gasket from the glass perimeter.
- Push the windshield from the inside to release it from the frame. The helper can steady the glass while it is released.
- Replace the gasket, then the windshield with the help of a second person.
Many businesses will make the transition quick and convenient. These simple procedures can cost two to three hundred dollars with no insurance to cover the cost. If there is no insurance, a kit and a copy of these procedures will put the driver back on the road with a clear view.