We have all experienced or have known someone who has had to repair or replace the windshield of their car. Often all it takes is a small rock striking our windshield, starting with a circular chip that spreads to a spidery web of cracks. Luckily, most windshield replacements are covered by your car insurance, sometimes up to 100% of the cost, based on your coverage. When looking for auto glass repair, the Greater Toronto Area has many listings of professionals who specialize in this field. How do you find the one that is best for you?
First of all, it is important to find a shop that employs technicians that are certified and that they meet the FSCA standards. Second, your technician should have good communication with you regarding information about the whole installation. This should include telling you if the windshield is repairable or just simply needs to be replaced and how long it will take to make the repair or replacement. Often windshields can sustain significant damage from the smallest nick, and in the GTA, auto glass replacement can be more common than repairs for this reason.
However, if it is determined by your technician that you do not need a replacement and you only need to have your windshield repaired, professionals can fix most dings or chips. A simple repair can be done as long as the damage is smaller than the size of a looney, including any cracks and is most importantly not be located in the driver’s line of vision. For windshield repair, the GTA shops offer speedy repair your windshield.
In the GTA, auto glass is a big industry. From windshield repair and replacements to custom glass and tinting, there is a demand. Due to this demand, it is a very competitive business. That is good for the consumer and insurance companies as competition can help keep prices low.
Another benefit of competition is that it can drive auto glass shops to hire the most highly skilled technicians and to give all of their customers the best customer service for windshield replacement. In addition to the tips listed previously, it is also important to ask if the shop offers a warranty on repair or replacement. Most written warranties are for at least a year, but AMG Autoglass offers lifetime warranties that are good for as long as you own your car. This warranty covers material defects and workmanship issues such as water leaks and air leaks.
When repairing or replacing a windshield, what you must consider is your safety. It is important to realize is that the windshield is actually a major safety element of your car. Auto safety experts say that your windshield offers up to 60 percent of protection in a rollover accident as it keeps the roof of the car from crushing. This is another reason why you should find the best professional.
AMG Autoglass has over eight locations to serve you. We carry glass for a wide range of car makes and models. Call us today at (647) 834-0200 to get a quote or request a quote online.