Did you know that there are 4 common auto glass myths that a lot of people still believe? It’s true. Getting advice on auto glass from various sources (online and offline) that are NOT NGA-certified, is a sure way to do incorrect assumptions. And unfortunately, those assumptions usually lead to mistakes in auto glass maintenance which can later on cost you a replacement or repair.
In order to be absolutely sure that you’re doing the best thing for yourself, your passengers’ safety and your vehicle, make sure that you get advice from an NGA-certified professional or service. These are the 4 most common myths:
Myth #1: You don’t need to repair minor cracks or chips
So many people hear the common myth about window repairs, but this just isn’t true. If your windshield has tiny chips or cracks, it is best to have it fixed. Over time those small chips will cause bigger issues that you’ll need expensive replacement options for later on down the line if you start putting things off and ignore them! So instead of doing a costly repair try some simple fixes first before going to these more drastic measures. And don’t forget to get advice from a certified professional or service!
Myth #2: DIY windshield repairs are just as good as a professional repairs
Many vehicle owners want to save as much money on windshield repairs so they tend to opt in for do-it-yourself repair kits which cost way less than a professional repair. However, these DIY repair kits have one major problem – they are low in quality compared to the materials used by professionals.
Furthermore, auto glass repairs do require experience and training, in order to do it properly. Now, even though these DIY kit do contain some basic instructions (and you can find manuals online) that won’t be as good as a repair performed by a professional. In the end you could do more damage and you will have to turn to a professional. And that repair might be costlier that the first one, if it were done by a professional.
Myth #3: Windshield repair will increase your insurance premium
I constantly see posts on social media stating that when their car has windshield damage or replacement, they have to pay higher insurance premiums. But this is not always the case! It all depends on your agent and what type of policy you have. The best thing that you can do with auto glass repairs is to clarify with your insurance company.
Myth #4: Auto glass services are expensive
This is yet another false myth. Even though paying for an auto glass repair/replacement out-of-pocket might not seem cheap, but it’s definitely not as expensive as they make it out to be. Payment discounts are frequently offered by shops that offer cash payments too.
The cost of a replacement depends on the shop and severity of the damage in most cases you won’t pay more than $100.
Hopefully, this information will clear things up and that you will turn to professional auto glass repair shops for expert advice and service. If your windshield is just lightly cracked or soiled, stop by at Sacramento Windshield Replacement or contact us today to schedule an appointment.
A lot of vehicle owners think that all they need to do is find the best price for an auto glass repair. But there’s more than just a price, like customer service and warranty information which most people forget about when looking for quotes. If you’re thinking: “I’m going to use this one,” then make sure it has at least a lifetime (or unlimited) warranty because if a replacement becomes necessary in the future, you will be paying twice as much or more. And no company would offer such warranties without fully knowing their products are excellent quality and workmanship!
So now that we’ve debunked these myths, what should you do instead? Talk with your trusted NGA-certified professional at Sacramento Windshield Replacement! They have everything from experience