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4 Auto Glass Repair Myths Debunked

Windshield Repairs & Auto Glass Repairs Calgary

Your windshield is a key safety feature of your car. So when it comes to windshield repairs, it’s important to know how to properly care for your auto-glass and what to expect when it’s being replaced.

If you’ve never had any kind of auto-glass repair done before, it is likely that you have some misconceptions about it.

However, learning the reality of the process will put you in a much better position to ensure that your vehicle - and your passengers - stay safe.

At Diamond Glass, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and, whatever your auto-glass repair needs, we have an affordable, efficient and safe solution for you!


4 of The Most Common Myths About Auto-Glass Repair

It’s true that with any type of auto-glass repair project, there are many solutions. However, they differ in terms of their safety, longevity and efficacy.

If you require any auto-glass services such as a windshield repair or a side-mirror replacement, here are some of the myths you should be aware of:

Myth 1: DIY Repair Kits Can Fix All Cracks & Chips

Many people try to fix their windshield chips at home with a windshield repair kit they’ve purchased at an auto-store. While this is often advertised as a way to save money, in the long run it will cost you much more.

In fact, DIY projects can make a problem much worse than what it originally was and turn what would be a simple windshield repair into a full windshield replacement.

Hiring an auto-glass expert to fix your chipped glass is important because they:

  • Know how to avoid further damage while repairing a chip or crack
  • Have the professional equipment to do the job correctly the first time
  • Know how to fix different types of windshield chips
  • Use high-quality resins for long-lasting, safe results

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Myth 2: Very Small Chips Don't Need To Be Repaired At All

There are many places where you may read that a small chip in your windshield is nothing to worry about and that you are safe.

However, believing this could be dangerous for you and your passengers. Even a tiny crack can compromise the strength of your windshield and over time, can turn into a much more serious safety hazard.

When you get your windshield looked at by an auto-glass professional immediately, chips are often very easy to repair and it will be almost impossible to tell that there was a break at all.


Myth 3: A Full Replacement Is Required For All Chips & Cracks

While some people say that when a windshield becomes damaged in any way, it’s time to replace it, that is not always the case. Sometimes, all that is needed is a small repair and you can save yourself a lot of money.

At Diamond Glass, our auto-glass repair experts will ALWAYS try to repair your windshield before recommending a full replacement. We can assess your auto-glass and help determine what the best course of action is.


Myth 4: All Windshield Repairs Have To Be Paid Out-Of-Pocket

While getting your windshield repaired or replaced can cost you some money, it will probably not be as much as you think. In fact, your auto-glass insurance may even pay for most of it, depending on several factors.

Most auto-glass insurance companies cover windshield damage caused by:

  • Small rocks and other road debris
  • Vandalism and break-ins
  • Other accidental breakages

Whatever the case, it is always best to go with a professional for auto-glass repair or replacement. You may not have to pay the entire cost and it’s worth it to know it’s done correctly the first time.


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If you do need a windshield repair, Diamond Glass offers affordable, quick services and we promise to get you back onto the road within the hour!

For more information, contact our Calgary auto-glass company at 403-568-7086 or request a repair quote.

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