Windshield Repair FAQs

I have a minor crack in my windshield. Should I repair my windshield now?

If you don’t repair a chip or small crack, it will grow and require you to replace your windshield. And it will be more costly as compared to repairing a minor crack. So, our windshield repair Ottawa experts highly advise you to repair the minor crack as soon as possible.

What is the cost of repairing a windshield chip at your premises?

The cost of repairing a windshield chip depends on the degree of the same. Also, your insurance claims come into action when calculating the exact cost. So, do reach out to our Auto Glass Repair Ottawa team. They will analyze the required factors and give you a solid quote.

How much time does windshield repair take?

Repairing or replacing your auto glass will take approximately 45-60 minutes. Auto Glass Ottawa provides same-day windshield replacement & repair services.

Can extreme cold weather in Ottawa affect windshield repairs?

Ottawa’s harsh winters can affect windshield repairs, particularly if the temperature is extremely cold. Cold temperatures can make it challenging for the repair resin to cure properly. It’s advisable to consult with a professional windshield repair technician who is experienced in dealing with Ottawa’s climate conditions.

Is there any preventive maintenance to reduce the risk of windshield damage in Ottawa?

Yes, there are preventive measures you can take to reduce the risk of windshield damage in Ottawa. Maintain a safe following distance to minimize the chance of debris kicked up by other vehicles. Additionally, avoid parking under overhanging branches, especially during ice storms, and regularly clean your windshield to remove dirt and debris that can lead to scratches and pitting.

Does your windshield repair work come with a guarantee?

To ensure your confidence in our services, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a lifetime warranty that covers any issues related to leaks or air noises, assuring the quality and safety of the work performed on your vehicle.

Windshield Replacement FAQs

What type of materials are used for windshield replacement in Ottawa?

A windshield replacement in Ottawa typically involves the use of high-quality automotive glass, which is designed to meet safety standards and provide clear visibility. The glass used is specifically manufactured for vehicle windshields and is durable and shatter-resistant.

Can I drive immediately after a windshield replacement in Ottawa?

After a windshield replacement in Ottawa, it’s recommended to wait for a specified curing time before driving your vehicle. This curing time can vary depending on the adhesive used, but it’s typically around 1 to 2 hours. Your service provider will provide specific instructions to ensure your safety and the effectiveness of the replacement.

What precautions should I take during extreme weather conditions, such as heavy snow or ice, after a windshield replacement in Ottawa?

After a windshield replacement, take precautions during extreme weather conditions in Ottawa. Avoid using excessive force to remove ice or snow from the windshield, as it may damage the seal. Instead, use a soft brush or a de-icer solution to safely clear the windshield.

Can I choose between OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and aftermarket windshields for replacement in Ottawa?

Yes, you generally have the option to choose between OEM and aftermarket windshields for replacement in Ottawa. OEM windshields are made by the vehicle’s original manufacturer and are designed to match the exact specifications of your vehicle. Aftermarket windshields are produced by third-party manufacturers and may offer cost savings but may vary in quality and fit.

How often does a windshield replacement in Ottawa require recalibration of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)?

If your vehicle is equipped with ADAS features like lane departure warning or adaptive cruise control, a windshield replacement in Ottawa may require recalibration. The need for recalibration depends on the vehicle’s make and model. 

Do I Have To Pay For Auto Glass Replacement?

No, your Auto Glass Replacement can cost you $0 as we handle your insurance claims at no extra charge. In most cases, we can waive up to 100% of your Claim Deductible. Contact us for more information.

How Long Does Windshield Replacement Take Process?

Replacing your auto glass will take approximately 45-60 minutes.

Auto Glass Insurance FAQs

Is windshield repair covered by insurance?

Windshield repair and replacement is often covered by insurance as part of their comprehensive insurance coverage. Some insurance providers also provide complete auto glass insurance in which case you don’t have to pay a deductible. It’s essential to check your insurance policy or contact your provider to determine your coverage and deductible.

If I make a claim, how will it impact my premium?

In our experience, most glass-only claims normally don’t raise your insurance premiums. However, the impact of your claim on your premium depends on your claim history.

Do I Have To Go Where My Insurance Company Tells Me?

No! You have the Right to Choose. They may also tell you that you will have to pay any difference in price if you don’t go to the shop that they recommend. It is your right as a policy holder to go where you want to go! Before you go where your insurance company wants you to go, ask whether that shop uses OEM windshields, the proper urethane sealant and primers and provides a lifetime warranty. If they don’t, tell your insurance company you are not going to a shop that gambles with your safety