Windshield Repair vs Windshield Replacement

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 9:59 pm
A windshield being installed

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.


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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.

A large crack in a windshield

Factors that Determine Whether or Not Windshield Replacement is Necessary

  • Damage Depth
  • Damage Spread
  • Proximity to Corner
  • Visibility Concerns

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