“Q. I was told that I need to reseal my 2013 Volvo C-30’s windshield. You can actually lift it slightly in the upper corners of the glass. I have since learned that there was a sealant problem with Volvos back then. There is no leaking or evidence of dampness, mold, mildew, or rust. I don’t want to take the chance that the windshield could break when being resealed, which I was told by the dealer could happen at a cost of $1,000 to replace the windshield. Do I take the path of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? If it is a matter of safety, I do want to take care of this, but in the most cost-effective way possible.
A. It is always possible for a windshield to break, but it usually only happens when there is already a crack. The idea that you can move the seal concerns me because the windshield is actually part of the overall safety structure of the vehicle. The windshield adds to the rigidity of the body both in normal driving and during a crash. If it were my car, I would get it resealed.”
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When it comes to safety, there should be no compromise. While replacing a windshield may be expensive, you can’t replace a lost life. It is always better to err on the side of caution than to save a few bucks. A qualified technician should be able to reseal the windshield with minimal risk of damage. If there are no defects, cracks, or dings on the windshield then there is little chance of damage occurring during the resealing process.
At Advantage Auto Glass we offer a variety of windshield repair services to residents in the Twin Cities area. Call us at 612-343-8984 to learn more or speak to a representative who can answer your questions.