Don't Wait Windshield Repair
* We adhere to A.N.S.I. Standards... BEWARE of parking-lot insurance fraud scams! *
FACT: Insurance companies require no certification, qualifications, nor experience from those that perform "repairs"!
Monday 9 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 9 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday by appointment
THE SCAMMERS ARE BACK !
rock CHIP or rock BREAK? (aka "The Big Rock-Chip Scam".
The common term "rock chip".... is just that. A blemish. Cosmetic. The term isn't even used by real glass repair tehnicians. In true windshield repair (adhering to A.N.S.I. and NWRA standards), a "rock chip is a non-repairable item. Not UNrepairable. NONrepairable. Not a threat. Cosmetic. Sure, anyone can put a filler in that "nick" on your glass. (even though your windshield will get a few dozen more in any kind of highway driving) . The parking lot scammers want you to believe that the pin-sized nick on your windshield will, one day, run. Not true. But since it' s "free" to you (while charging your insurance company 59 dollars)...many fall for the scam. And if your windshield is truly broken, you're outta luck..... the last parking lot scammer I talked with told me he learned "the art of windshield repair" from a 20-minute youtube video!
I spend a large portion of my day doing "re-works" on rock break "repairs" that have been attempted by amateurs.
REPAIR vs.REPLACEMENT... an important consideration in choosing a repair technician for your windshield should be whether or not the business offers replacement. Generally, glass replacement facilities offer "repair" because .... they were mandated by the insurance industry in the 1980's to do it! )
Consider this... if the thrust of their business is to sell and install auto glass, why would they want to invest the time into saving a windshield? Instead, be prepared to hear, "it's too big", "too close to the edge", "in the wiper path", or "in the tinted area", etc. If they do "repair" it........ generally, you will be offered a "rebate" on a new windshield if their repair "doesn't take." (their words)...... They gain either way!
My business is saving windshields. It's how I put groceries on the table and pay my bills. This tested and approved system of repair permanently stops crack extension and restores the windshield. Allow me to demonstrate my 25 years of experience!
Milton Martin Honda
Milton Martin Toyota
Jacky Jones Ford & Lincoln
Forsyth County Gov't vehicles
Gainesville City Gov't vehicles
Lawson Trucking Co.
Hall County Schools
Forsyth County Schools, etc.
Hayes Dodge Chrysler
Corporate Auto Brokers
Mitch Simpson Motors
Atlanta Motor Co.
Penske Truck Leasing
So, how do you know if it's broken?
You'll see black. Viewing the impact point from different angles will display black in the form of fractures (legs), or shading in a crescent-moon shape. Still not sure? In 23 years, I've never charged a fee to look and discern what action (if any), is needed.
Where on the windshield can you NOT repair?
I've heard 'em all.... "not within 4 inches from the edge", "not in the driver's view", "not within the wiper path", "not in the tinted area", ..... THE TRUTH IS.... ANYWHERE.
MOISTURE is the enemy.....
Consider the break to be a blotter when it comes to absorbing moisture. (or dirt, grease, detergents, and car wash spray-on waxes for that matter). Following a rain, heavy over-nite dew, washing, long periods of fog, etc., A.N.S.I. Standards (Amercan National Standards Institute) require 4 hours of sun to evaporate moisture from the extremities. The same can often be accompished by parking the vehicle (warm hood) in an enclosed garage overnite. (Applying an artificial heat source to speed up the process often produces disasterous results.)
How big is too big?
If you can cover the damage with a silver dollar, it is repairable and warranteed. In the case of running fractures, (often appearing from a border) a length of 12 inches is often manageable providing that the break is recent. ( one week is starting to get old). Incidently, the chief culprit of a running fracture from top or bottom is the metal roof or hood in direct sun getting HOT. Shade is your friend!
& FLEET RATES AVAILABLE
preserve that valuable factory seal and the original factory glass. (after-market glass is less dense, brittle and breaks more easily)
as little as 40 bucks spent now.... saves hundreds in replacement later!
FOR LIFE !
...trusted by dealers, fleets, law enforcement, and the public since 1994
SMALL BREAKS QUICKLY BECOME LARGE CRACKS !
saving windshields since 1994
mobile service … $65
meet at car dealers … $40
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