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Learning About Mobile Windshield Repairs

Hello, my name is Sydney Gray. Welcome to my site. I am excited to share my knowledge about mobile windshield repair on this site. On my way to work on day, my windshield was hit with a rock kicked up by the truck in front of me. When I made it to work, I immediately started looking into my repair options. When I called to schedule an appointment for after work, the windshield repair tech let me know that they could come to me. To prepare for the appointment, I started learning all I could about the process used for onsite replacement and repairs. I will share that information on this site to help others prepare as well.




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Learning About Mobile Windshield Repairs

Factors That Influence Whether Mobile Windshield Replacement Is Suitable

by Ted Fuller

If your windshield has a big chip or long crack in it, you'll probably have to replace it rather than repair it. The decision you need to make is whether you'll have mobile replacement or if you'll have the work done in a shop after driving there or having your car towed there. Here are some things to consider before you make your decision.

The Degree Of Damage 

It's against the law to drive with a damaged windshield, so you don't want to get a ticket by risking a drive to a repair shop. Also, driving with a damaged windshield isn't safe. If the damage is bad, the best option is to have a mobile repair van come to your location so you don't have to drive the car. In some cases, that might not be possible, and if it's not, you should have your car towed to a repair shop rather than drive it.

Your Location

While a mobile repair van might get to you right away, you also have to consider traffic conditions and how long you'll have to wait for the repair van. Then, besides waiting on the job to be completed, you have to wait on the adhesive to cure, which could amount to a few extra hours. If you're on the side of the road after being struck by a rock while driving, then it may be inconvenient to sit there for hours.

If you are in an unsafe location, you don't want to sit around waiting for your windshield to get ready for the road. On the other hand, if you're at home or just starting work for the day, the most convenient option is to have mobile repairs done on your car since your car will be able to stay parked for a few hours while you are safe and occupied elsewhere.

The Weather

You want the repair job to be flawless so you won't have trouble with your windshield failing later on. The weather might possibly interfere with the technician's ability to do a good job. For instance, if it is raining or snowing, you might not be able to have mobile repairs. Also, if the wind is very strong and blowing dust, it might affect the repair work. Plus, if it is freezing cold out, it may be better to have the work done in a heated shop.

When you call for a windshield replacement, be sure to ask if mobile replacement is recommended given the current weather conditions and your location. If your car is at your house, you can always schedule the work for a later day when the weather is better. If you need immediate attention, then towing your car to the shop might be necessary. Under ideal conditions, you'll have mobile repairs and the replacement will be completed quickly so you can get back on the road as soon as possible.