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How to Replace Auto Glass

Does your windshield have a chip or crack in it? Any front windshield damage can provoke a pulsating headache, but fear not! Replacing a windshield is a straightforward and budget-friendly solution. Read this guide to learn how to replace auto glass on your car.

Steps for Replacing Auto Glass

Assessing the Damage

First, assess the damage. Small cracks may be fixable with a repair kit, but larger ones may require a complete replacement. Knowing the problems you’re dealing with prepares you for a successful repair project.

Gather Your Tools

Then, gather your tools: safety gloves, a windshield removal tool, replacement glass, and a urethane adhesive kit. Having these on hand will streamline the process.

Safety First

Park your vehicle on a level surface and disconnect the car battery. Wearing protective gear is a must to prevent any accidents during the replacement.

Removing the Old Glass

Use a windshield removal tool to extract the damaged glass. Be careful and take your time to avoid further damaging your windshield or harming yourself.

Clean and Prep

Ensure a smooth fit for the new glass by cleaning the frame thoroughly. Remove any old adhesive or debris to create a pristine surface.

Installing the New Glass

Place the new glass into the frame using the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply the urethane adhesive generously to your car’s windshield for a durable bond.

How Much Does It Cost to Replace Auto Glass?

Repair costs vary depending on your vehicle’s make, model, and type of glass. On average, repair can range from $200 to $400, making it a reasonable expense for the car’s long-term care.

Hire Professionals for Expert Installation!

You don’t have to do this yourself. Take your car to Frank’s Auto Glass! Our repair shop offers windshield and window repair services. We can remove cracks and chips or replace windshields or car windows with quality glass.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our trusted auto glass specialists!

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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