A DIY kit may look like a more affordable option, although there are plenty of
drawbacks that come with trying to repair a car windshield on your own.
Value of TimeA trained professional can repair a windshield in as little as 10 minutes. On average, it takes an untrained person at least a couple of hours to complete the process with a DIY kit.
No GuaranteeThere are no warranties or guarantees that come with a DIY car window repair or replacement kit. Just because your windshield may look okay after you complete the process does not mean it will last.
|Plymouth with a professionally repaired windshield|
Quality of ResinDIY kits come with a resin that is intended to fill the crack or nick in your windshield. However, the quality of that resin could be questionable, meaning it could fail to provide a permanent fix.
No Way to Differentiate DamageA DIY kit comes with an instruction manual, but provides the buyer with no way of identifying whether a crack could be considered a star break, combination crack or bullseye. Trained technicians know the proper technique to deal with each individual crack.
No Way of LevelingDIY kits only come with resin, an application tool, an instruction manual and curing film. There is nothing with which to level the pit so that the windshield wipers can function efficiently.
Misleading VideosJust because there is a YouTube video of someone repairing a window does not mean that is the best way to do it. Following advice from untrained professionals and relying on those tutorials could leave your windshield in a bad state.
No Experience to Lean OnAs with any repair process, those who have done it before can adjust to any unforeseen issues. Simply buying a repair kit that contains a few products does not lend an ounce of experience. First-timers are left without any previous knowledge to fix such an important part of their vehicle is.
Instead of trying to carry out the complicated automotive glass repair process on your own, turn to the professionals at Wilson and Tucker Auto Glass Charlotte. Decades of experience will go to work for you and ensure the safety of everyone in your vehicle with top quality auto window repair.