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Why You Should Always Leave Windshield Repairs to a Professional

Diamond Glass Calgary Why You Should Always Leave Windshield Repairs to a Professional

Do you need an urgent windshield repair? Find out why you should always opt for a professional auto-glass service instead of attempting a DIY fix. 

Your windshield is among the most important safety functions of your vehicle. That’s why it’s crucial to ensure that your auto-glass is in good condition at all times.

 Ignoring the need for a windshield repair can have serious consequences including:

  • Increased risk of injury during an accident
  • Decreased visibility while on the road
  • The need for a full windshield replacement in the future  

At Diamond Glass, our clients’ safety always comes first, which is why we offer a range of affordable and quality auto-glass services including windshield repairs and replacements to help get you and your family safely back on the road. 


DIY Vs Professional Windshield Repair Services

If your auto glass is chipped or cracked, you might be trying to make the decision between buying a DIY kit or taking your vehicle to an auto-glass repair expert. If you are considering your windshield repair options, here are a few things you need to think about:


Are DIY windshield repair kits less expensive than a professional auto-glass service? Yes. But remember that if you do not have the necessary experience to perform this task, you risk the possibility of doing the repair incorrectly and making the problem worse, leading to higher costs down the road.


If the chip in your windshield is smaller than a quarter, this usually means it can be repaired. However, anything larger may require a full replacement. When assessing whether a windshield repair is the correct course of action, remember that every crack is unique in its severity.

 If you aren’t sure how severe your chip is, it’s best to leave the repair vs replacement decision to an auto-glass professional.



DIY auto glass repair kits may work just fine for small chips but that is highly dependant on you doing it correctly. Even so, there is no guarantee that it will remain in good condition.

At Diamond Glass, our team of auto-glass experts have the correct skills and tools to perform a quality windshield repair that will last you many years.


A DIY auto-glass repair will take time, especially if you are not equipped with the right knowledge and tools. This means that if you choose this option, you are either likely to spend an unnecessary amount of time on it or you will continue pushing off the windshield repair until the chip turns into a crack.

At Diamond Glass, our team can perform quality windshield repairs in UNDER 1 HOUR. Better yet? If you can’t come to us, we offer mobile auto-glass services so no matter where you are, we are able to restore your windshield to mint condition.


Tips on Avoiding Windshield Cracks

Chips and cracks to your windshield are very common occurrences so it is likely that you will eventually need a windshield repair or replacement if you are a car owner.

However, there are some tips you can follow to avoid having to go through the hassle including:

  • Keeping your distance from the car in front of you to avoid any stones, debris or rocks being thrown back at your auto-glass
  • Reducing your driving speed
  • Examining your windshield regularly
  • Parking your car under shade (but NEVER under a tree)
  • Avoiding construction sites, especially in the summer time


Call Today

To find out more about our extensive and quality auto-glass repair services including mobile windshield repairs and replacements, contact our Calgary office today at 403-568-7086 or request a repair quote.

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