Whether you have a damaged front windshield, door, quarter, or back glass -- we can take care of it for you without leaving the mountain. Whether the result of an auto collision or the unwanted result of a rough mountain commute, we can handle your auto glass repair needs through a local glass partner because we understand the scheduling difficulties of leaving the mountain for this important service. Your ability to see the road is as important as your brakes or airbags and we are here to help get you back on the road with a clear, safe view.
As vehicle technology continues to rapidly advance, it has also become necessary that certain ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) operations are performed after a glass replacement such as front camera calibration after OEM windshield replacement (e.g. Subaru Eyesight.) This extremely important process is also another service we can provide through a local partner to avoid the unsafe and costly trip off the mountain to another glass supplier or dealership.
If you need auto glass repair -- and the possible resulting ADAS calibration(s) -- as the result of a collision or you see a chip that's slowly spreading, call 909.867.7025 to make an appointment with our team.
Repair Vs. Replace
A common question we receive from our customers is whether their chip or crack requires a full windshield replacement, or if can just be repaired. The answer is different in every case, but our expert technicians have collaborated with our glass partners from High Caliber Auto Glass LLC to compile a list of conditions for when it’s a small enough job for auto glass repair, or when it’s time to replace the whole piece.
A Repair May Be Best If:
- Fixing the damage will not reduce the safety of the car.
- There is a bullseye chip and it is less than ~1 inch.
- The only layer damaged is the outer layer.
- The crack or chip does not extend into the margin of the glass.
A Replacement May Be Best If:
- The driver’s visibility is impaired.
- There is a crack OR a bullseye chip that is larger than ~1 inch.
- Multiple layers of the glass have been damaged.
- The damage extends into the margins of the glass.
Let Us Help
There are numerous factors to consider for any glass damage, such as the placement of the crack or chip. Is it located on the front windshield? Is it directly in the driver’s line of sight, or is it in the upper part above the passenger seat? Is it close to the edge where the crack could compromise the seal of the glass? There may be further safety issues if the structure of the glass is compromised. The front windshield is considered a structural component and it might not offer the normal protection if it is compromised in an accident. At Showtime Collision, our team of technicians will discuss these concerns with our glass partners to make recommendations for your vehicle, and decide on an auto glass repair (or replacement) plan that works for you. Come by our shop today at 32049 Encina Way to talk to our estimating professionals today.