Pebble and crack? When is it advisable to repair the windshield of the car

Although many drivers choose to live with small marks that do not affect the visual appearance, repairing them is not costly and takes little time.

When faced with a windshield breakage, the question of whether it can be repaired or whether the part must be replaced depends on the type of breakage in question.

“Everything depends on the dimension of the damage and the depth of the impact and the place of the glass surface where it occurred. If from inside the car you can feel a relief in the area, we recommend changing the part directly,“ they say from La Casa del Parabrisas”.

How is it repaired?

To remove the mark, a resin that is cold injected is used to remove the mark, and then an ultraviolet lamp is used to harden it.

“It is repaired by making a vacuum in the break, to remove air or dirt. Then, the resin is placed; prior to hardening with the ultraviolet lamp, the excess is removed to even out that area”, says Parabrisas Sud.

What about a crack?

In the case that the windshield has been left with a crack, the procedure is similar, but requires more time for repair.

“The crack should not exceed 60 centimeters in length. In this case, the line produced is filled with resin, which eliminates the annoying mirror effect that occurs when the sun hits the windshield from the front”, explains La Casa del Parabrisas.

Useful data

  • The side windows and the window of the car cannot be repaired.
  • In the event of a breakage, the ideal is to fix it as soon as the glass is broken, since after three months water or dust usually enters and sticks to the middle sheet.
  • The estimated time to repair a windshield is between 30 minutes and one hour. In the case of a crack, the time is 2 to 3 hours.
  • The cost to repair a mark ranges between $ 300 and $ 500. A crack ranges between $ 1,000 and $ 1,400.

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