Windshield Replacement Services in Durham, NC
As soon as you notice your windshield is damaged, you want to get it fixed as quickly as possible. Your windshield helps to protect you from the elements as well as debris and vehicle emissions. It also provides structural integrity to your vehicle’s cabin if you have an accident. When you need your windshield replaced, you can count on our auto glass specialists to get the job done efficiently. Our service is convenient because we can travel to you!
Why Choose Us for Windshield Replacement?
Glass Solutions has certified and experienced technicians that offer some of the best windshield repair and replacement services in Durham, NC. We offer professional windshield replacement for:
- Cars, Trucks, SUVs
- Commercial Vehicles
We work with the following dealerships:
- Johnson Lexus of Raleigh
- Johnson Lexus of Durham
- Hendrick Chevrolet
- Hendrick Dodge
- Hendrick Kia
- Toyota of Apex
- Johnson Subaru of Cary
- Johnson Hyundai
- Crossroads Ford
- Land Rover of Raleigh
- Land Rover of Cary
- Johnson Maserati
- Hendrick Buick GMC Cadillac
- Leith Porsche
- Capital Chevrolet
- Audi of Cary
- Universal Chevrolet
Call us today at 919-772-1007 to discover how Glass Solutions can help you when you need your windshield replaced.
Our Windshield Replacement Process
Most windshields can be replaced within an hour or so. During this time our technicians will:
- Carefully inspect the damage
- Completely remove your old, damaged windshield
- Clean up any debris in and around your vehicle
- Use only the most advanced primers and adhesives
- Test the windshield and walk you through the next steps (e.g. how long to allow your vehicle to sit before driving, etc.)
Recalibrate Your Windshield Camera
If you have a newer model car, you most likely will have an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that includes a forward-facing camera. Vehicle manufacturers recommend having the camera recalibrated after windshield replacement to ensure accuracy and precision. At Glass Solutions, we offer windshield camera recalibration and can often do it at the same time as we replace the windshield.
Why Replace Your Windshield?
Many people delay getting their windshield replaced, but doing so is putting you, your passengers, and other people on the road in danger. Plus, any small nicks or cracks can quickly turn into larger problems and may even shatter.
If your windshield fits any of the following criteria, you’ll want to get it replaced as quickly as possible:
- Spiderweb cracks or a crack longer than three inches
- Multiple chips and pits in the glass
- A single-chip larger than 1/2″ in diameter
- A chip or crack that is growing in size or spreading
- A chip or crack that affects visibility
Many people don’t realize that their windshield is part of their vehicle’s safety restraint system (SRS). This includes your airbags and seatbelts. Your windshield prevents your roof from crushing you if your vehicle rolls over. Your windshield also allows your airbags to properly deploy. Plus, your windshield can protect you and your passengers from being ejected during a serious vehicle collision. If one of these components becomes damaged, it could lessen the effectiveness of the others.
FAQs About Windshield Replacement
Windshield Replacement FAQs
How long do I have to wait to drive after my windshield is replaced?
From start to finish, windshield replacements have been known to take anywhere from 60 minutes to 2 hours. To avoid safety risks, it’s recommended that you wait at least one full hour after the service is completed before you drive.
How much does it cost to replace a broken windshield?
The cost to replace a broken windshield varies based on the damage, and your vehicle’s make/model. While many windshield replacement companies charge upwards of $250-500 to replace a broken windshield, Glass Solutions provides the most cost-effective windshield replacement services in Durham, NC for less than most competitors. Not only are our windshield replacement services affordable, but we stand behind our work. To request a free estimate, fill out this form.
How do I know if my windshield needs to be replaced or repaired?
As a general rule, if your windshield has a crack that is shorter than 2 inches wide and less than 1 inch deep, your windshield can be repaired rather than replaced. But, if your windshield has a crack that is larger than the above measurements, it will most likely need to be replaced in full. To request an estimate or a professional opinion from our auto glass professionals in Durham, please fill out this form.
Does replacing a car’s windshield decrease the value of the car?
In most cases, replacing the windshield on your car will not decrease its value barring that the windscreen is not broken. However, with that said, you may also request that the windscreen be replaced if you are concerned about the value of your vehicle post-replacement.
How long does it take to replace a windshield?
Our Durham auto glass repair technicians typically spend 1-2 hours replacing a windshield. It’s important to know that there are several factors that contribute to the time it takes to replace a windshield.