To save money, you may be tempted to repair windshield damage yourself. However, it’s very easy to make costly mistakes when trying to do some of the repairs. Those mistakes can lead to a lot of stress.
To try to lend a hand, here are some of the most common mistakes that do-it-yourselfers make trying to repair their damaged windshields.
Making repairs with no experience
While using a DIY kit to repair a cracked windshield may appear easy, it’s really a much harder task that most people realize. If you have absolutely no experience, it’s probably much better to let the pros do the job.
Paying no attention to air bubbles
Most of the DIY kits on the market come with a special resin to fill the chips in your windshield. Once they apply the resin, a lot of amateurs ignore the air bubbles. To do a first-rate job, you need to get rid of those bubbles. Unfortunately, the chances are you have neither the experience nor the right tools to accomplish that important task.
Using the repair tools improperly
DIY repair kits usually come with an aligning tool needed to complete the repair. However, many non-professionals don’t know how to use the tool properly. The end result will likely be an ugly, incomplete repair job that will need professional correction.
Putting off the repairs
Those small chips tend to deteriorate over time, leading to major windshield damage. Whether you try to do the repairs yourself or hire professionals, it’s best to handle the repair without delay.
Failing to check the terms of your insurance policy
Before taking on any DIY windshield repair work, check your insurance policy. Most provide coverage for this kind of work, but most will also consider the claim for payment invalid if you try to do the work yourself. So, let the professionals make the repairs, and let your insurance company cover the costs.
The very best new and used Chicago auto glass
The bottom line is that if you need windshield repairs or replacement, the odds are it’s better to trust the repair work to the professionals providing auto glass services. For the best auto glass repair work, or window tinting, there’s no better choice in the Chicago area than Frank’s Auto Glass.
We maintain a great inventory of both new and high-quality, used glass, and we’ve been repairing auto glass in Chicago for over 50 years. If you can’t bring your vehicle to us, our technicians will come to you with our outstanding mobile windshield repair service.
In our shop or at your location, for glass repair and replacement, you’ll always get the highest quality work with Frank’s Auto Glass.