You’re driving down the road and out of the blue when it happens. A bird, rock or other piece of road debris smashes into your windshield. It leaves a major chip, gouge, crack, splinter or shatter in the windshield. Even worse, a roadside collision with another car, obstruction or larger animal has shattered your entire windshield, leaving only an open hole with glass debris dangling from the edges. You’ve stopped the car and made sure you’re still in good health, and everyone in the car is safe. Now you have some choices to make, revolving around how you want to proceed and what options will work the best for you in getting the windshield repaired or replaced.
Obviously, if anyone has been injured the first step is to call emergency services to get them the help they need. Then it’s a matter of deciding how to move forward with auto glass repair. Roadside assistance can typically offer a free tow to the nearest auto glass repair service. This can take time, but it is far more cost effective to keep a roadside assistance policy than calling for a regular towing service. In either option, having the glass work performed by an auto glass specialist will offer drivers a significant discount when compared to having glass repairs performed at a full service auto mechanic or auto body shop.
An increasingly popular option for modern drivers who only have to contend with auto glass damage is to call for mobile auto glass repair. A mobile repair service can provide a fast and simple solution to most minor incidents of auto glass damage. Chips, scratches and gouges that don’t pierce both layers of a laminated two part windshield can be easily repaired with a resin injection.
Even major damage can be treated right at the roadside in many instances. If the only major damage a vehicle has suffered in an auto accident is to the auto glass, a mobile service can provide a far cheaper alternative to going to a brick and mortar shop. A mobile glass repair specialist can perform a new windshield installation right at the site of the accident, freeing the driver to do whatever they like with the rest of the day.
In the wake of a collision with minor or major roadside debris or hazards, auto glass is often the first thing to break. If the damage is to the auto glass alone, calling a mobile repair service can save a driver quite a bit of time and quite a bit of money. An auto glass specialist can perform minor repairs or a full windshield replacement in the time it can take a driver to arrive at a brick and mortar shop via tow-truck. Normally auto glass specialists are the cheapest option, as well.