Are You Driving With A Damaged Windshield In Reno, Nevada?
If you are in need of windshield repair or replacement in Reno, then 1-800-Windshield can provide the solutions you’ve been looking for. We help area residents prevent further vehicle damage and injury by providing quality auto glass services at competitive prices. Whether your windshield was damaged by road debirs while driving 70 miles an hour down I-80 or hit by a branch while it was parked in your own driveway, you will need a trusted windshield repair service.
What causes windshield damage?
The Biggest Little City in the World can be rough on windshields. Sources of damage typically found in either urban or rural areas are both present in Reno. Among the most common forms of windshield damage include:
- Airborne Debris. Examples found in Reno include rocks flung into the air by tires, refuse flying off garbage trucks, and large dust particles from windstorms.
- Falling Objects. Examples found in Reno include furniture from apartment patios and inadequately installed garage door openers.
- Automobile accidents. Examples found in Reno include collisions with other vehicles, wildlife and stationary roadside objects.
- Criminal activity. Examples found in Reno include vandalism and theft.
What auto glass services does 1-800-Windshield provide?
Our members provide the full range of windshield repair services, including:
- Inspection of damage
- Determination of possible solutions
- Estimation of costs
- Repair with chemical adhesives
- Full auto glass replacement
How do I get started with the repair process?
We know how important it is for you to have options, which is why we have provided two customer-friendly methods of reaching us.
- Telephone. If you would like to speak with a representative directly, all you have to do is dial 1-800-Windshield. Our courteous and professional staff will inquire about your specific needs then make you an appointment with our local Reno affiliate.
- Internet. If you would like to reach 1-800-Windshield electronically, fill out the form on this webpage. Once you complete that form, send it to us for review. We will then contact you with additional details and instructions.
How do I know if I have to replace my windshield?
When possible, repair is preferable to replacement because it is cheaper and faster. However, repair is not always safely possible. While it is impossible to know for sure if your windshield must be replaced without first inspecting your vehicle, there are some general guidelines to follow:
- Features of Repairable Windshields. Windshield repair is primarily done through the use of chemical adhesives. These scientifically-designed chemicals stick the edges of windshield damage together and hold them in place, thereby preventing the damage from spreading and saving the windshield from replacement. These chemicals work best when the damage has not gone straight through the glass, which means that it is most effective on chips and scratches. Adhesives also are not powerful enough to deal with major damage or small damage that is found on multiple locations across a windshield. Perhaps the greatest limitation of repair is that it will rarely restore the original clarity of the glass. This means that damage which lies outside the driver’s direct line-of-sight is the most likely to be repairable.
- Features of Windshields that Must Be Replaced. The easiest way to define a windshield that must be replaced is to say that it is one that either cannot be repaired at all or will not leave the driver with a safe level of visibility if repairs are possible. Damage which goes all the way through the glass such as cracks is not normally repairable, and missing pieces of auto glass always require replacement. A windshield that has had its integrity permanently compromised by extensive damage also must be replaced. Damage located in such a way that it interferes with the driver’s ability to clearly see the road ahead will also dictate replacement.
How much will it cost to repair or replace my windshield?
That is impossible to determine without first inspecting your vehicle. However, the single biggest determinant of cost is whether or not you have to fully replace the auto glass.
- Cost of Repair. The cost of repair is largely dictated by the severity of the damage, as that dictates the amount of material and number of man hours which will be necessary. In general, repair will run between $30 and $200.
- Cost of Replacement. The cost of replacement is largely dictated by the make, model, and year of the vehicle and the availability of replacement parts. Different vehicles require different windshields, which in turn cost different amounts of money and take different amounts of time to install. In some cases, the owner will have a choice between several replacement parts, which can also influence cost. Certain common and easy to work on vehicles can have a new windshield installed for around $200, while rarer and more challenging vehicles may require $1,500 or more for the same procedure.
In any case, you may not end up having to pay the full costs of repair, as many auto insurance policies partially or fully pay for necessary windshield repairs. We will work with you and your insurance company to get you the best price.
We provide service to residents of communities throughout Washoe County, including:
North Washoe City