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How Long Does A Windshield Repair and Installation Take

Posted in Windshield Repair, on March 22, 2021

Small cracks and chips in the windshield become common over time, as rocks and other small debris will hit the windshield while the car is on the road. Although usually not an issue, constant wear and tear on the windshield and significant damage from accidents can jeopardize the structural integrity of the windshield. We recommend repairing your windshield sooner than later, as the last thing you want is for it to shatter while you’re driving. Below, we got over the reasons you should get your windshield replaced and what you can expect from the windshield crack repair process. MRM Auto Glass is the best auto glass replacement company in Markham, and we provide the best products on the market while also guaranteeing the best prices. 

Safety Reasons To Get Your Windshield Replaced

windshield installation serviceYour windshield is one of the most important safety mechanisms in your car, and it's crucial to ensure that its structural integrity is up to par. If your vehicle is ever in a major collision, your windshield is a layer of protection to prevent anything from the outside from hitting you and to prevent you from being ejected from your car. Also, if the airbag is deployed up in a crash, the windshield is an essential factor as it helps the airbag safely cushion you. If the windshields’ integrity is weak, it can prevent the airbag from launching and let items from other cars hit you. Lastly, cracks and chips in the windshield can impair your view when driving, leading to distraction, impaired driving, and potential accidents. It’s crucial to repair your windshield as soon as possible to protect your car, passengers, and yourself. 

What the Law Requires

The law for windshield replacements varies between places. However, all laws have a minimum requirement that the windshield must be strong enough to withstand a collision. As mentioned, this requirement is in place to protect the driver and passengers from debris in the case of an accident. It is also illegal to drive with a significantly damaged windshield, impairing driving by blocking clear vision through the glass. Ensure that your windshield meets the law by having it fixed as soon as you can. 

How Long Does A Windshield Repair Take

Depending on the extent of damage to the windshield, our repair services to the windshield can take between 30 minutes to an hour. It can be quicker or longer depending on how many cracks and chips the windshield has. If looking to do a full replacement, we usually complete a full windshield replacement within 3 hours. Several factors affect how long a repair or replacement can take, such as the car and the extent of the damage. 

If your windshield has several chips and cracks, or you think its structural integrity may be compromised, it’s best to call in and have your windshield looked at. The windshield is one of the first layers in protecting your car, passengers, and yourself in case of an accident and is required by law to be fixed. A windshield replacement will only take about 3 hours, and at MRM Auto Glass, we can provide mobile services and help ensure your windshield is quickly repaired and ready to go.

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