At Fort Collins Foreign Car Service we do all kinds of repairs, including fixing cracked windows. In fact, we provide the service of replacing or repairing cracked windshields in addition to offering our normal full service auto repair suite. If your window has been cracked and is in need of repair or replacement, there is no reason to contact some fly-by-night service, just bring it in to your local auto shop and we’ll get you fixed right up. In the rare case that we can’t fix it, we’ll refer you to someone who can.
Unfortunately, windshield cracks and chips are part and parcel of driving these days. There’s usually not much you can do to avoid them. Cracks and chips can come from riding behind trucks carrying beds full of debris or having a branch fall on your car among other things. They usually are not the fault of the driver and just more a consequence of some bad luck and being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
So, getting your windshield fixed essentially requires just injecting a liquified plastic or glass substance into the crack or chip in order to repair it. This can be done in most cases without compromising the structural integrity of the windshield. It also is typically very difficult to see the crack or dent after the repair (if it can be seen at all).
You can also purchase kits to repair the windshield yourself, but as with most things auto repair, we recommend that you get a professional to fix the windshield unless you have a significant amount of time and energy to invest to make sure the job is done right. If you’re the DIY type you want to make sure that you don’t make a mistake because the worst case scenario is that your windshield shatters while you are driving which could be very dangerous indeed.
For more information on windshield and glass repair, or any kind of auto repair don’t hesitate to contact us at your local auto shop, Fort Collins Foreign Car Service.