Windshield Replacement vs Repair

windshield replacement

Windshield damage it’s a very common issue, even if we are careful.   When the chip or crack is small, some drivers consider repairing it. This post is intended to provide useful information on why you should replace your windshield when it’s damaged instead of repairing it. 

Optimal conditions

The windshield was designed not only to protect the inside of the car from the rain or external agents, but it’s also engineered as a key component in the structural integrity of the vehicle. It’s imperative to have your windshield in the best conditions. When there is a chip or crack, the best thing to do is to have the windshield replaced. 

Interior or exterior damage

Replacing the windshield is always the best alternative for your protection and that of your passengers. Take into consideration that windshields with any type of damage on the interior layer of glass, even if the external layer is intact, must be replaced. 


Repairing a windshield takes time. Besides that, you may be thinking about the possibility of it getting cracked again. There is no guarantee that your repair will last. If the repair area gets chipped or cracked again, you’ll spend more time and money. 


Repairing a windshield may seem cheaper than replacing one, but in the long term it will be more expensive. If you’re not satisfied with the result (which is likely to be the case) you’ll go back to make another payment for the replacement besides the one you did for the repair. 


By repairing your windshield, you won’t guarantee that the visibility will be completely restored where the chip or crack was.  On the other hand, with a new windshield you ensure the highest level of visibility, where chipped or severely pitted glass may still seem less clear even after being repaired.

Final thoughts

The certain way to restore the safety and integrity of your car when your windshield has a chip or crack is by replacing your car windshield. One of the best benefits is that you’ll have peace of mind when driving alone or with your loved ones. Enjoying family trips won’t be a hazard any more!


At Y & L Auto Glass, safety is first. We don’t recommend fixing your windshield; the best option for your safety is to replace it. We have different incentives and benefits for replacing your windshield. Contact us for more information! 

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