Windsheld Chip Repair FAQ’s

Tempe Windshield RepairWhat is a car windshield chip repair?This is a process of filling the crack or break in the car windshield with a clear resin in order to prevent the window from cracking or breaking more so as to avoid needing a total replacement of the windshield later.


How is a car windshield chip repair accomplished?Windshields are actually made with three layers of thickness. There is a vinyl sheet layered between two glass sheets. When a rock is thrown up at the window, it normally just the outside glass layer that is marred. To prevent a small break or chip from spreading, a technician totally cleans all debris from the area around the chip, inserts a resin solution, and heats it in order for it to spread and fill in the damaged area. This does a relatively good job of filling up the hole or spreading along the crack lines. The damaged area may still be slightly visible, but the main objective of the repair is to prevent further spreading of the cracked area.


Can my car windshield just be repaired instead of being replaced?Windshield chip repairs can be accomplished very successfully if the hole is no larger than a quarter or a crack is shorter than about 3 three inches.


Will the car windshield damage totally disappear after being repaired?Not completely. You will still be able to see where the point of impact occurred, but it will be very slight. If someone does not look closely, they probably would not see it. This fix is basically to prevent the crack from spreading and later requiring a new car windshield which would be more costly. How much does it cost to replace a car windshield?


Do insurance companies cover the windshield chip repair costs? Most companies would rather waive the deductible and have the glass repaired rather than have it replaced since the cost is considerably less for a repair. Therefore, if you carry a comprehensive insurance policy regardless if you have a glass waiver or glass endorsement on your policy, most insurance companies will cover the full cost of the repair. So, if you have comprehensive coverage with a $500 deductible and your windshield is in repairable condition (up to 6 inches with insurance) than your insurance company will waive your deductible if the repair is successful. State Farm is the only insurance company (now) that requires you to have the glass waiver or endorsement on your policy for them to cover the cost of the windshield chip repair. Start your Windshield Repair Claim Now!


Can the car windshield repair be redone if I do not like how it looks?Once the resin has been inserted into the glass and hardened, there is no way to redo it. Often the results depend on the size and type of damage to your car windshield and the amount of time between the occurrences of the damage and when it is brought in for repair. The sooner you have the glass repaired, the better the chances of the results looking better.


Could something go wrong during windshield crack repair that would damage my windshield further?There is always that possibility. Because applied pressure on the windshield is required there is always the chance it could cause the crack to spread. The windshield installation technician doing the repair should be able to recognize damage that may be at a higher risk for this to happen. He should discuss the risks involved before starting the crack repair. If your glass already has veins running from it, it will more than likely spread whether the pressure is applied or not. But, taking the chance and having it repaired is a better first choice than going directly to installing an entire new glass unless the cracks running through it are drastic.


Is Tempe Windshield Replacement the only place that has these risk during a windshield chip repair?Definitely not! Every windshield repair shop run the same risks. Unfortunately, many try to hide this possibility until after the repair has failed.


Will my car windshield continue to spread after it is repaired?No. The purpose of the repair is to halt any further spreading of damage. However, it ran from the point of repair at a later date, we will apply the cost of the windshield chip repair towards a new car windshield replacement. In addition, Tempe Windshield Replacement offers very competitive low cost windshield replacement costs and offer free windshield chip repairs with every new windshield we replace.


Is there a guarantee on this type of repair job?Definitely! There will be no charge from Tempe Windshield Replacement for any failed windshield repairs. If the repair is successful but later runs further from the impact point later, Tempe Windshield Replacement will deduct the cost of the failed repair and apply it towards a new windshield replacement. We provide very competitive low-cost  car windshield replacement prices and free windshield rock chip repairs with every new windshield installed.


What sort of time frame are we looking at for the car windshield chip repair work to get done?You should be in and out in less than a half hour. For multiple cracks and chips it will take a little longer.


Care I take my automobile to the car wash after a completed chip repair job?Yes. After the resin is fully cured, which only takes a matter of minutes, the car can be washed.


Do the insurance companies cover the repair cost?Most companies would rather waive the deductible and have the glass repaired rather than have it replaced since the cost is considerably less for a auto windshield chip repair. Tempe Windshield Replacement will do all the paperwork to send in to the insurance companies and it will not cost you a cent. Start your windshield repair claim now!


If I do not want to have it charged against my insurance, how much would the auto windshield chip repair work cost?The repair for one crack or chip is $39.95. For any additional breaks on the same glass the cost is $10.00 each.


What do you charge for your mobile service?The mobile service does not have any additional charges.


If a rock hits my glass, is there anything I can do  to prevent it from spreading?About the only ways to prevent further spreading is to avoid bumps and severe temperature changes. That not only means outside temperature, but also the inside. Avoid using air conditioning and heat if the crack is already spreading. Bring it to Tempe Windshield Replacement as soon as you can.


Can I do anything that would assist the cosmetic success of the car windshield chip repair?Keep the windshield dirt-free if possible and get it repaired right away.


If it is raining can I still have my windshield repaired?No. It is necessary for the glass to be moisture-free. Except during monsoon season this is normally not a problem in Arizona.