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Sometimes it's Best NOT to DIY

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Sometimes it's Best NOT to DIY

You may have seen do-it-yourself windshield repair kit available at hardware stores, complete with tools for removing broken glass, injecting the resin and smoothing out the surface. How great! You can fix that chip or crack at home and save yourself time and money, right? Not necessarily. We are going to explain how most of the time, windshield repair work is best left to the professionals.
A DIY kit provides you all the tools, but can it provide you the expertise on how to actually repair the chip? The reason people take their vehicles in to professionals for repair is because they have the expertise and years of training necessary to get everything back to normal working order. Kits are a one-size-fits-all product, and because every crack is different and requires tweaked techniques, you are unlikely to fully repair the damage to full satisfaction.
The equipment that auto glass professionals have is of significantly higher quality, allowing for a quicker, more effective repair. These tools ensure the crack or chip is completely clear of moisture and loose glass. The resin used is made of favorable materials, and is shielded by special UV protection equipment so as not to warp the damaged area of glass. The whole process will generally take less than an hour, while it can take a DIYer up to two hours for lower quality results.
Unless you have the experience, repairing your windshield yourself can be a total waste of your time and energy. Bring your car in for a windshield repair at Frank’s Auto Glass, where our technicians have the right tools and experience to get the job done and get you back out on the road safely. No time to bring your car in? Ask us about our mobile windshield repair service!
 
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I got my windshield replaced recently and it took less than an hour. Then as I was driving home the rear view mirror fell off. It kept doing it so I rode back and they replaced it. No haggling or anything. With this kind of service I will keep coming back. I am a repeat customer as they do not dissapoint!

Jataun R. - Google Reviews

Decent prices on the parts you need. Honest and informative workers. Reasonable and efficient service. They’re also pretty well stocked and will likely have the part you need for just about any replacement or repair. If not, they’ll order it for you and usually have it in a day or so. Overall, no real complaints on my end. I’d recommend this place.

Davonte W. - Google Reviews

I got my windshield replaced recently and it took less than an hour. Then as I was driving home the rear view mirror fell off. It kept doing it so I rode back and they replaced it. No haggling or anything. With this kind of service I will keep coming back. I am a repeat customer as they do not dissapoint!

Jataun R. - Google Reviews

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