Need to Get Your Windshield Fixed? Make Sure You Budget the Right Amount of Time

Posted on: 3 March 2018

If you have a crack in your windshield that needs to be fixed, you need to make sure that you have the right amount of time in your day to get it fixed. Here are a few things you need to know about the time that takes to fix your windshield.

Small Chips

If you have a very small chip in your windshield, it is not going to take very much time for a professional to fix the small chip in your windshield.

With a small chip, all they have to do is fill in the chip with some epoxy material. You don't even need to let the material dry for more than a few minutes. This type of repair can easily be achieved on a half-hour lunch break.

Large Crack

If you have a large crack in your windshield, it could take a little more time to fix. The windshield repair technician is going to need to clean your windshield and then carefully apply epoxy over the crack.

With a large crack, this can take some time as well as some attention to detail. The windshield technician is going to want to check your windshield and make sure that the epoxy filled in the crack and that the crack is not still visible from the inside of your vehicle. This can take a little longer than a half-hour but should be done on your hour-long lunch break.

Severe Damage

If you have multiple little chips all over your windshield, or a very large and deep crack, and your windshield needs to be replaced instead of repaired, the process is going to take a little longer

When your windshield is replaced instead of repaired, it takes around an hour for your old windshield to be taken off, and a new windshield to be properly put and sealed in place. This also includes cleaning up any mess made inside of your vehicle during the windshield installation process. 

Once the new windshield is installed, you can't just drive away. The material used to seal your windshield in place needs time to cure and dry. You should not drive your vehicle for at least an hour and should avoid going at high speeds. 

If you need to have your entire windshield replaced, it can be useful to use a mobile windshield repair company. They can come to your home or job, and fix your windshield while you work or do chores. That way, you don't have to spend time waiting for the windshield to be installed and waiting for all the glue to dry and cure. 

If you just need to fix a small chip or crack on your windshield, you should be able to squeeze it in on your lunch break. If you need to replace your entire windshield, you should hire a mobile auto glass repair team to come to you to fix your windshield.