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BROKEN AUTO GLASS? AVOID THESE 5 COMMON MISTAKES

Your windshield is in place to protect you from the elements, keep you safe as you drive, and is an essential part of the vehicle’s structural integrity. So, it is critical to address any issues that arise and get windshield repair right away and not wait.

Unfortunately, there are common mistakes individuals will make in the event the glass is broken. Zenith Auto Glass is here with the list to save you time and money!

MISTAKE #1: IGNORING THE DAMAGE

One of the first issues is that individuals may put off getting auto glass repair because they believe it’s not that big of a deal. The truth is that ignoring even a tiny crack can eventually spread into a much larger problem leading to a complete replacement.

In most cases, getting the damage filled will be far less expensive than getting a brand-new windshield and will save you time in the long run.

MISTAKE #2: DIY WINDSHIELD OR AUTO GLASS REPAIR

It may be tempting to go online to get information about how to do the job done by a professional. However, the people doing the videos have many years of experience with these situations, so they know which tools to use and which materials and solutions are best.

While it is possible to repair it yourself, it will require spending a significant amount of time watching guides online, when it ultimately would save more time and money to take it to an auto glass repair shop. Learning how to fix things yourself is great, but when it comes to windshield repairs, unless you’re a professional, it is easy to create more work by doing it incorrectly.

You are also taking a greater risk by trying to do it yourself because it can cause you injury or even damage to the glass due to improper or unsafe methods.

MISTAKE #3: DRIVING WITH WINDSHIELD DAMAGE

If the windshield is broken, you want to avoid driving the vehicle because this can cause additional risks. The glass shards are problematic, but they can cause cracks to spread much faster, and if an accident occurs, it increases the chances of more personal injuries to individuals in the car.

Leaving the vehicle at the place of service is the recommended option, and once it’s repaired or fixed, you can begin to use the car as you usually would.

MISTAKE #4: NOT ASKING FOR A WARRANTY

Warranties are in place for a reason, and not every mistake will be from someone trying to fix the glass. Sometimes, the driver will have a professional repair but not ask for warranty coverage. Issues can always arise down the road, and glass replacement can be complicated, so always get a warranty for extra protection.

MISTAKE #5: USING AFTERMARKET PARTS

There’s a reason why OEM parts have a higher rating than aftermarket ones; the components are specifically designed for your vehicle. Aftermarket and unofficial auto glass might work well to keep out the elements, but the automaker hasn’t tested them to ensure they are completely safe, so always choose the manufacturer-recommended replacement parts.

CHOOSE THE PROFESSIONALS TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT

Fixing your windshield might seem like a good idea, but the truth is that without the proper knowledge, materials, and tools, you can create more work for yourself, so it makes sense to bring your vehicle to the professionals.

Zenith Auto Glass is a trusted name in repair and replacement for auto glass and is here if you need help with your boat windshield or calibration with ADAS.

We have five-star results and offer a free quote for all our clients, so call us at 218-275-5555 or contact us online today. 

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