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Checklist to Auto Glass Repair

By Rapid Auto Subscribe to RSS | April 9th 2012 | Views:

If your automobile has a damaged glass, then you should hurry and get it repaired. You should not wait for the rock chip to spread throughout the expanse of the auto glass. Moreover, it is dangerous to drive, if your glass is damaged, especially with damaged windshield gals. You can chose a glass repair service for the job, however, before you entrust them with the job, you should check out few things, that include the following.

Determine the damage

Before actually making a call to the glass repair services you should access the damage. If the damage is on the edges, then it is best to go for windshield replacement. However, you do not need to get your glass replaced for any minor chip. A rock chip that is small enough can be easily repaired and thus saves your money and time. The repairing job does not take much time and thus you do not have to wait for long.


This is very important factor to consider. Generally, auto glass is insured along with the insurance of the vehicle. However, some type of damages is not covered. Therefore, you need to enquire, whether the damage on your vehicle is insured or not. You also need to check, whether or not the workshop you have called, honours your insurance policy. It costs a lot to replace a glass, even repairing is not cheap, therefore, you should consider about the insurance of your vehicle, before hitting a workshop.

Engaging a service provider

When you have properly assessed the damage and inquired about the insurance, now it is time to get quote. Sometimes repair center charge a minimum amount, regardless of the damage. It is better to avoid such workshops. In some cases, before you can finalize, you need to either visit the workshop, or a technician will visit you.

Fix the appointment

As soon as the quote is finalized, you must either take your vehicle to the workshop for repair, or the technician can come and fix it. However, you need to make an appointment for the same, and confirm it before actually visiting the workshop. Generally the vehicle is repaired on the same day, and if you need to go in the meantime, then, the workshop offers you service of courtesy car.

Act fast

Apart from the aforementioned the most important thing that you should consider is to get it repaired as soon as possible. It is dangerous to drive a car that has broken or damaged glass. So it is not wise to ignore, better get the glass repaired or replaced.

There are certain other factors that you need to consider, including the quality of the glass used to replace the damaged glass. Moreover, you should always consider the best service providers for the job, as you get some free services as well.

Rapid Auto - About Author:
Rapid Auto Glass is a Coquitlam-based auto glass shop with government-certified technicians to accomplish auto glass repair jobs and commercial and residential glass services. It also offers windshield replacement services in the region.

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