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Repair or Replace the Glass? Glass Window Repair in Chicago

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Repair or Replace the Glass? Glass Window Repair in Chicago

If you drive, sooner or later the glass in your vehicle is going to be damaged, usually by some kind of flying debris. At that point, the question is, can the damage be repaired, or do you need to replace the glass?

Part of the answer lies in which glass has been damaged. Has the windshield been damaged or is it the side windows or the rear window? The type of glass used for each of these is different, so let’s take some time to explore both.

Car Glass Repair or Replacement Chicago

Windshield Glass

Your vehicle’s windshield is made of laminated glass. That means it’s composed of two layers of glass, with a layer of plastic in between, designed to prevent the windshield from shattering on impact. Because of this built-in feature, it’s often referred to as safety glass.

As a rule of thumb, if the damage is a chip or a crack less than five inches in length, it can probably be repaired by injecting a clear and curable resin into the outer layer of glass. This process restores the integrity of the glass and improves its appearance. On the other hand, if longer than five inches, and in particular, if the damage is in the driver’s line of sight, you should seriously consider replacement.

Side and Rear Glass

Tempered glass is the type most commonly used for side and rear windows. This type of glass is extremely strong and resistant to breakage. But when it does break it tends to shatter into small pieces.

In addition, unlike laminated glass, tempered glass does not contain any resin, making it difficult to repair. In all probability, you will need the window replaced.

Frank’s Auto Glass is Ready to Help You

Whether it’s repair or replacement that you need, the expert glass technicians at Frank’s Auto Glass are ready to assist you. And if you can’t come to us, we can come to you with the very best mobile windshield repair service in Chicago. Mobile auto glass repair is one of our specialties at Frank’s.

Also, if your budget happens to be a bit strained at the moment, that’s no great problem. At Frank’s we always maintain a large inventory of high-quality used glass that will not break your budget.

For auto glass services, both glass repair and replacement , Frank’s Auto Glass is the name to remember in the Chicago area.

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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

Over 50 years of service to the Chicago Area