A Guide To Windshield Chip Repair In Canmore
Thwack! You’re driving down the highway and you hear that dreadful sound of a rock hitting your windshield. In Alberta, it’s unfortunately all too common on our roads and happens to just about every driver. When you search online for ‘windshield chip repair in Canmore’, you’ll receive a few different options. When you expand that search to all of Alberta, there are endless choices of auto glass professionals to pick from.
The question is, what’s the difference between one auto glass shop to another? Are all windshield chip repairs the same? The short answer is no, not all auto glass shops use the same technique. Many technicians still use the outdated method of repairing windshield rock chips, which can create more damage than the chip itself. And when it comes to something as important as your windshield, you want to make sure the repair is done well.
Keep reading to learn more about the different types of windshield repair options available, the types of damage, and when to get your windshield repaired.
Windshield chip repair options
- Windshield repair tents & mobile services – You’ve likely come across windshield repair tents in a parking lot or mobile windshield repair that comes to you. While these services are certainly convenient, quality windshield repairs need to be done in a controlled environment. The reason being is that glass naturally fluctuates with temperature changes, so any repairs that are done in the summer heat or outside during the cold months are not ideal. At Aspen Auto Glass, our windshield repair process involves moving the vehicle into an environment where we can cool the vehicle down in the summer and warm the vehicle during the winter. This ensures that the repair is done properly.
- DIY windshield repair kit – A DIY kit promises fast, easy, and cheap – all things that you don’t want to risk with something as important as your windshield. If you’re wondering whether DIY windshield repair kits are worth it, the answer is no. They don’t come with the right tools and any small mistake cannot be undone.
- Auto glass shops – Your best bet is to take your vehicle into an auto glass repair shop where trained and certified technicians will make sure the glass is repaired properly. However, we recommend inquiring about the process. Keep in mind that the old way of drilling and heating a windshield creates more damage to the structure and many auto glass shops continue to use this method.
At Aspen Auto Glass, we use an advanced computerized windshield repair system, which is currently the most user-friendly system that is fully automated. This enables us to return your windshield to its original strength.
When to get your windshield repaired
Schedule a windshield repair as soon as you see damage, no matter how small. Depending on the type of chip, the damage can quickly spread and require a full windshield replacement which is more costly. Temperature fluctuations, vibrations of the car while driving, and something as simple as shutting doors can all cause the damage to spread.
If you can get your vehicle in right away, the damage can be repaired efficiently, preventing a full replacement. We repair windshields on all makes and models, including RVs, camper vans, and service vehicles. We also offer full auto glass replacements, including the windshield, back glass, sunroof, side door glass, side mirror, and quarter glass. Get a free estimate of your auto glass repair or replacement or give us a call at (403) 678-6621 for more information.