Not only do car windows protect your vehicle but they also enable you to drive safely with optimum visibility. When that’s compromised by cracked or shattered glass, a collision center can help. There are several different types of repairs, from crack filling to whole-window replacement. To help you understand the process, Midtown Collision Center of La Crosse, WI, shares some information about window repair below.
The least significant type of window damage includes cracks and chips in your windshield. These can be caused by debris on the road kicked up by cars in front of you while driving. A chip or crack may seem insignificant, but if ignored, they will grow and compromise your windshield. If caught early, these cracks can be repaired without having to replace the whole windshield. A collision center can repair cracks by filling them with a clear polymer that bonds with the glass, rendering the cracks invisible.
Broken windows can be caused by car accidents or vandals. If your glass is broken, you need an immediate replacement to protect your vehicle from the elements and theft. Replacing broken windows is a more involved process than repairing cracks. Front and rear windshields require removing the weather-stripping carefully before they can be replaced. Where side windows have to be replaced, the technician must dismantle the assembly to install the new glass.
Car windows that won't roll up or down are a security issue. If your automatic windows aren't operating properly, there could be several different causes. An auto technician will first check the fuse box to see if it's an easy fix, but the problem might be a broken motor. If this is the case, the technician will dismantle your car door to replace the device.
Whether you get into a severe accident or just get a chip in your windshield, Midtown Collision Center has the expertise you need. Their knowledgeable technicians can provide paint jobs, windshield replacement, and dent removal. Contact them today at (608) 784-4771 or visit their website to learn more.