Differences between Repairing and Replacing a Damaged Windshield
When a windshield is cracked or chipped, there are two possible solutions: Repair or replacement. Wondering how automotive professionals determine what the best course of action is after a windshield is damaged? We’ve highlighted all the major differences between repairing and replacing a damaged windshield.
Windshield repair is preferable to windshield replacement because it is a cheaper and less rigorous process. However, in the event a windshield’s damage is so severe that its structural integrity is compromised, a full replacement will be needed.
Factors that Determine Whether or Not Windshield Replacement is Necessary
- Damage Depth
- Damage Spread
- Proximity to Corner
- Visibility Concerns