“The only real up side to DIY repair kit is the upfront cost. It is obvious that you will pay around $50.00 to $60.00 more for a professional windshield repair job. Using a kit is very time consuming. Most who have used a kit like this end up frustrated and overwhelmed. A kit seems a lot easier to use than it actually is. When a car owner uses a kit, they usually end up having a bigger and more costly problem on their hands.
In order for a repair kit to work, the damage on your glass has to have a sufficient entry point for the repair resin to enter. If not, the repair resin will not fill it in. This is because glass is capable of breaking below the surface. Since the surface without an entry point will not let the resin in, a professional has use the necessary tools to create an adequate surface for an auto glass repair. Professionals have special drills and bits that they use to do this. An untrained DIY-er will not know whether or not the surface is properly prepped for a repair and nor should they try to prep the surface themselves.”
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While it might seem like an easy repair job if you purchase a kit, the truth is, it may not be so simple. The time you spend trying to repair the chip could be much longer than expected. Also, if there is any moisture in the cracked area the repair will not work. This information might not even be available in the manual of the repair kit you purchased.
At Advantage Auto Glass our goal is to provide a cost-effective rock chip repair service that’s convenient. That’s why we offer mobile service to residents in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. Call us at 612-343-8984 to schedule service.