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What You Should Know Before Hiring An Auto Glass Company

You were driving down the highway when a rock flew up and smacked your windshield. Oh, no! Immediately a large crack appears, and you just know that it will fan out across the glass. Cracks are dangerous because they impede your vision while driving, can spider to become bigger, and reduce the structural integrity of your windshield. You can also be liable for a fix-it ticket if you are pulled over by law enforcement. That’s why it’s important to get the glass replaced as soon as possible. If it’s a small chip or crack that can be repaired, it’s just as important to take your vehicle to a professional for auto glass repair before the damage gets too extensive and can’t be fixed.

When it’s time to hire an auto glass company, here are some things to keep in mind.

Research the company

Have you looked into the auto glass company online? Look at their website to get a feel for their business and get basic information, but also check out reviews on Google, Facebook, Angie’s List, or Yelp? These websites will give you information from real customers on how they were treated and the quality of the installation.

Verify insurance

Will the auto glass company accept your insurance? What do you need to do to make sure your windshield is covered? Be sure to verify coverage before getting your glass fixed or repaired, or you might be stuck with a bill you didn’t expect.

Take it to the repair shop

The best place to have your windshield replaced is at the repair shop. Although that’s not always possible for everyone because of logistics, professional technicians prefer to do repairs inside their shop, and you should too! Instead of worrying about rain, sun, wind, or other environmental factors, the tech can focus on your windshield. They have all the tools and comfort of working within a professional facility instead of in a parking lot somewhere.

Don’t rush it

It can be tempting to go with an auto glass repair company that says they can replace your windshield in under an hour. However, experts would caution you against a hasty replacement. The urethane that bonds the windshield to your car frame takes at an hour to dry before the vehicle is safe to drive. If you move the vehicle too soon, it can be disruptive to the stability of your windshield.

If you need auto glass repair in Kent, WA or the surrounding areas, be sure to call Lucky Dog Auto Glass for professional service!

Contact us today at 253-569-9403 to schedule your appointment.

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Lucky Dog Auto Glass remains open as the maintenance of your automobile is essential during these challenging times. We are here to serve you. To ensure your safety and the safety of our team, we have initiated the following measures:

  1. We offer free pick up and delivery of your vehicle. This allows us to deliver high quality service in our shop environment while still protecting you and your family.
  2. If you should wish to visit our shop, please be aware that our Lobby is closed. Please call ahead for an appointment and we will make sure that there is only one customer in the Lobby at a time. We will of course, practice social distancing during your visit. We regularly sanitize our premises.
  3. We want to make our customers aware that one consequence of this global pandemic will be a shortage of auto parts, including auto glass. Because of this issue, we are advising our customers to make critical auto glass replacements as soon as possible.

Our goal is to help you maintain your vehicles despite the challenges that we all face. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us directly at (253) 569-9403.