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To Repair or Replace Your Windshield?

Posted at Mon, Jan 22, 2018 4:15 PM

So you’re driving down the highway, minding your own business and suddenly...bam! Something solid hits your windshield. It could be a pebble, bit of debris kicked up by that truck in front of you or a rock, but there it is...a chip or even a crack.

A windshield is one of the most important parts of your truck, designed to ensure your safety while you’re driving. So what do you do when you get a chip or crack in it? The service experts at Tim’s Truck Capital and Auto Sales in Epsom NH have prepared this information for you.

If you don’t repair a small chip in your windshield, it can quickly create a crack and then you’ll have to replace the entire windshield. If you repair the chip, you get to keep the original factory seal on your windshield, which is a good thing. As mentioned, the cost of repairing a chip is far less than the cost of replacing an entire windshield. The cost of chip repair varies from shop to shop, but as a rule, it’s about $50. If the chip if smaller than the size of a quarter, in all likelihood it can be repaired.

Once you have a crack in your windshield, be sure to check your auto insurance policy. Most comprehensive insurance coverage policies will pay for the entire cost of the chip repair. If your insurance doesn’t cover it, you can take it to a repair shop and get an estimate. However, many windshield repair and replacement companies will come to you for estimates and repairs. They can come to your office or home, making it very convenient to have it repaired. When a chip is repaired, the repair work is usually not visible, and in almost every case will prevent the chip from becoming a crack. It’s important to note that if your windshield is cracked, you should replace your windshield. You don’t want to drive a truck with a cracked windshield—especially in weather that fluctuates like it does in NH. It will surely break.

The service professionals at Tim’s Truck Capital are happy to inspect your windshield and advise you about next steps. We have a full range of services so we can keep your vehicle running great for as long as you own it! If you want to see used cars for sale in NH or used trucks NH, come see us at Tim’s Truck Capital!

Tim’s Truck Capital

904 Suncook Valley Hwy

Epsom, NH 03234

Phone: 888.659.1537


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