On your way to work, the car ahead of you throws a rock up onto your windshield, chipping or cracking the glass. You just don't have much time to spend getting it fixed, but you don't want to drive long with a broken windshield. Here are a few options to get the repair done while impacting your schedule very little.
Quick Rock Chip Repair
You need to get a rock chip repaired quickly, before it turns into a cracked windshield which will need to be replaced. The repair takes only a few minutes. You may have seen, and ignored, the kiosks set up in parking lots with signs saying "Free Rock Chip Repair". Now is the time to take advantage of one of them.
The repair itself takes only a few minutes and you'll be back on the road. The "Free" part of the sign is because many insurance companies will pay for the repair and waive the deductible. This is to encourage you to get the chip repaired before the windshield cracks and the insurance company has to pay for the replacement.
If you don't see any of these kiosks, when you get to work, call an auto glass replacement company that is on your way home and make arrangements to stop and have it done after work. Again, it will take just a few minutes of your time and you'll be on your way.
One more option is to check with your local quick auto oil change franchises. These businesses often have a rock chip technician on site who can fix the windshield wile you wait. It is a good incentive to get your oil changed, too, if it's time for that.
Broken Windshield Replacement
This is a more extensive repair, but it can be done while you are at work. Many auto glass replacement companies now offer a mobile service. You call them to make an appointment and tell them where your car is located in your company's parking lot. They will send out a unit with the replacement windshield to your workplace.
The technician will protect your car with an awning and remove the old windshield. Once they set the new windshield in place, they'll clean up any broken glass fragments . When you come out to your car at the end of a day at work, you'll have a new windshield without spending any time yourself getting it done, other than making a phone call.Share
19 June 2016
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