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Top Reasons You Should Choose Mobile Windshield Replacement

September 8th, 2020 Posted by Autobody shop, Blog No Comment yet

Having to get your car or truck windshield replaced is no fun, but having to drive to the windshield repair shop and waiting for the work to be done can make it even more of a pain. With mobile windshield repair, the technician brings tools and equipment to your location and does the work there. Here are the top six reasons why mobile windshield replacement is a great option for many people. 

  1. Mobile Windshield Replacement is Quick and Easy

In our day and age, everything is go-go-go, and it’s a drag to have slow down. That’s why mobile replacement fits into so many lifestyles. Windshield damage can literally stop you in your tracks, but it doesn’t have put your day on hold while you sit in a waiting room. With the mobile option, a repair technician comes to you with all the tools and equipment needed to replace the windshield.

In-shop replacement is fine, too; it typically takes only an hour or two, but when you go to the shop, the schedule can get sketchier because you’re competing with other customers for staff time. When the mobile technician comes to you, they concentrate their entire energy on your vehicle and get the job done quickly.

Mobile windshield repair service appointments usually take closer to one hour than two, unless the windshield frame needs extra work or you drive a very unusual vehicle that makes the process more time consuming.

The technician can even do the repair on a rainy day, as long as you have a covered area for them to work. You’ll need to keep your vehicle out of the rain before your appointment and be sure to keep it covered for at least one hour afterward to allow for proper drying and setting of the adhesives.

  1. Mobile Auto Glass Repair Cost is the Same as In-Shop

There has to be a catch right? No, there’s no catch. Most windshield shops don’t charge extra for coming to you (we don’t). They don’t skimp on tools, and they use exactly the same processes they would in the shop. You save gas money by having the technician come to you, so mobile auto glass repair actually turns out to be a little cheaper.

The average cost of windshield repair is between $100 and $400, but bear in mind that not all windshield damage requires replacement. If your damage is light enough, you may be able to have the windshield repaired—rather than replaced—for as little as $50. If you think you’re a candidate for repair, it’s best to take the vehicle to the nearest Auto Craft location and have it evaluated. In many cases,when repair is an option, your insurance company will pick up the tab. And in some instances, if the cost of the windshield is extremely high, you can make an insurance claim under the comprehensive portion of your policy, which usually carries a lower deductible

  1. You Can Watch the Work Being Done

You should never have to worry about what a reputable windshield repair shop is doing to your car, but it can be reassuring to be able to watch the technician work. And if you have questions, you can ask. Think of it as having a personal chef rather than eating at a restaurant.

If you have a passion for mechanical things, it can actually be pretty interesting watching an auto glass replacement technician work. They have to consider several aspects of the windshield’s purpose when performing a replacement, not all of which are as simple as shielding passengers from the wind and rain. You car’s windshield is considered part of the vehicle’s structural safety system, as it supports the roof and helps protect you from injury in case of a vehicle rollover. A good auto glass technician evaluates any damage to the windshield frame that could compromise that protection. The windshield is then mounted with an automotive-grade urethane adhesive that makes the upper part of the vehicle stronger while sealing out the elements.

  1. The Auto Glass Replacement is Done on Your Schedule, Wherever You Are

Whether you run a business on the go, work from home or drive to a job every day, mobile glass replacement can bring the service to you at a time that’s convenient. If you have a long meeting at a client’s office, set the appointment there, and the tech will work in the parking lot while you take care of business. If your vehicle typically sits in your employer’s parking lot all day, set the appointment for a time when it’s convenient for the technician to connect with you and get your key. If you can’t—or don’t want to—be onsite for the repair, no problem. Of course, we’ll still need your vehicle key, but you’re free to go about your schedule.

  1. It’s Safe

Safety is the most important reason to have your windshield replaced, as it compromises your vehicle’s mechanical integrity and often limits driving visibility. You should never drive your car or truck if visibility is compromised. This, alone, is enough reason to opt for mobile repair rather than in-shop auto glass replacement.

But again, the windshield is so integral to your vehicle’s safety system, that it’s always best to get the repair done sooner rather than later.

  1. Mobile Glass Replacement is Guaranteed

In terms of quality, mobile replacement is every bit as effective as in-shop replacement, so of course, you get the same quality, processes and warranty in either case. But it’s on your schedule, at whatever location you choose.

Learn more or schedule an appointment by calling 757-488-5108

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Car Sun Damage

April 12th, 2018 Posted by body shop, car sun damage, tips No Comment yet

With Winter ending, the sun will soon be blazing across Western Branch, Chesapeake, And Portsmouth. As a body shop located in the Western Branch And Portsmouth Area, we understand damage, to any part of a car. Just because the sun is not a 2000 lb Toyota smashing into your side, does not mean it cannot hurt your vehicle. And this damage can hurt you at re-sale or just in your general satisfaction with your car or truck.

car repair for sun damageIn fact from the minute your car’s paint gets exposed to sunlight, the potential for long term sun damage begins. And it is not just the exterior. As heat builds up in the car interior the upholstery fades, cracks, and takes on damage. These all become expensive eye sores that hurt resale value.

Protecting The Exterior

A simple remedy to prevent paint damage to the car exterior is to regularly wash and wax your car. This keeps harmful pollutants, dirt and minerals off the paint and insulates it from future damage

Protecting The Interior

A simple interior windshield cover can keep the outrageous heat levels down in your vehicle. This simple remedy can help you protect your upholstery for years to come. Also park in places with natural shade. Why incur sun damage that you do not have too.

Here is a video with some quick easy reminders on why you need to protect your car interior and exterior from ongoing sun damage

Need Body Or Auto Body Repair In Western Branch?

Maybe you have had too much sun exposure to your car. If that is the case, we are here to help. We specialize in the restoration of interiors and exteriors of many types of vehicles. This includes trucks and cars. We also work with insurance companies.


repair sun damage to carReferences

“How To Protect Your Car From Sun Damage.” Autobytel.com, www.autobytel.com/car-ownership/maintenance-repair/how-to-protect-your-car-from-sun-damage-121619/.

“Protect Your Car from the Damaging Effects of Sun and Heat.” State Farm® – Simple Insights®, State Farm, 3 Apr. 2018, www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/auto-and-vehicles/protect-your-car-from-the-damaging-effects-of-sun-and-heat.

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