Ever think about the fact that we never really notice or appreciate our windshield until it has a crack in it?  Then the idea of it breaking even further while we are driving can be stressful and dangerous!  Our windshields protect us and our precious cargo while on the road, so it’s imperative to get them fixed asap if we have any damage present.
If your windshield has significant breakage or damage, most likely you won’t be able to drive it anywhere to get it replaced, unless you get it towed, which will have it’s own added costs.  That is why the auto glass replacement services most Windshield shops are mobile, to make things easier on their customers.  The mobile service means that no matter where you are when your auto glass needs replacing, the service tech will set up a time with you, often that very same day that you call, to come right to where you are parked whether it’s at home in your driveway, at work, or anywhere else.   Your technician will bring your new glass and all the necessary tools for working on your windshield.   Replacement usually takes about 2 hours.


Living in New England we all know that the winters are tough on cars.  And our windshields take a beating with all that ice, snow, and salt on the roads.   In the depths of winter many of us have the dreaded chore of scraping a layer of ice off our windshield every morning.  Some have even tried to speed up that process by pouring hot water on the windshield… turns out this is one of the best ways to crack the windshield!  Because we know that broken windshields don’t only happen in warmer weather, we are equipped to handle replacements of your windshield in almost any weather.  They are able to heat the adhesives in our utility vans in order for the glass to set properly.  That is why we they still able to change your windshield when it gets real cold, even down to 15 degrees as a matter of fact.   Damaged windshields are never convenient, that’s why they aim to make our  mobile service to you as convenient as possible.

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Repair vs Replace

Deciding When to Repair or Replace

Are you wondering whether you need to replace your windshield, or if just a repair will suffice?  Both services can be done on site, however it might take a bit longer to replace your glass, as they will need to order a new windshield if they do not have it in stock. 
So how do you tell which service is needed?  That usually depends on the level of damage to the windshield.  With exceptions, a general rule of thumb is that if the crack or chip is larger than your hand, it will need replacing.  If there is a hole in your glass larger than then end of your finger it will most likely need replacing as well.  Glass companies will for the most part give you an accurate diagnosis of the extent of the damage, and what the right solution will be.  If you are unsure of which service you need call somebody.  The top auto glass folks do their best to give you the most affordable options possible, and as always safety is the number one priority.


We often find that some of the most common damages in a windshield is cracks, which could most likely be the result of a chip that has not been repaired soon enough. Typically when the cracking is still small we are able to repair it, and our mobile repair service has crack repair down to an science!  When the lines are spreading out wider though, traveling slowly across your windshield and threatening to divide and conquer, then you can be pretty sure that you’ll need a whole new windshield.  But as always when in doubt, consult the professionals! They can let you know what your best options for fixing will be when it comes to the size of your crack.


Windshield Coverage



Stuck with a cracked, scratched, chipped or damaged windshield?  Auto glass technicians make repairing your damaged window or windshield as easy and painless as possible.  If you need an auto glass repair service to come to where you are, look up a mobile auto glass specialist. For the most part, your insurance should cover it which makes things a lot easier on your wallet.
Find someone that offers quality windshield replacements or repairs, along with a variety of other services like sunroof repair, tempered glass repair, and more.  It’s important that they perform your repair or replacement at home or on site; you can usually request a complete list of the services that are offered as well.
Mobile service vans and techs cover a large are within a state or region, and can easily set up an appointment for glass service. 


Here’s what you should do:

1.  Call your insurance company.  Have them open a glass claim for you.

2.  Tell them that X company will be doing the repair or replacement.

3.  Call your glass company to schedule the replacement. – They’ll take care of the rest!

You may be wondering if windshield repair is covered by insurance.  According to Massachusetts windshield replacement law, if you have comprehensive glass coverage in your insurance plan, then you will be completely covered for any windshield/ window replacements or repairs that need to be done on your insured vehicle.  Typically, there is no glass deductible for this service; your normal deductible will not apply to these types of repairs. Check with your insurance policy, and each state varies on comprehensive coverage as well.
If you are not sure whether you have glass coverage on your policy or not, you can contact your insurance representative for more information.  Most of the time they can also look that up for you as well.



If you might be wondering if techs accept tips, yes they do!  Generally prices include everything you need for your car glass repair or window replacement. However, they work in the service industry and are firm believers that if people do an exceptional job, going above and beyond to help you out, a tip is a great gesture to show your appreciation and thanks for a job well done!   Again, there is no need to tip, but always appreciated!