Safelite lifetime guarantee

Under our nationwide lifetime warranty, automotive glass is warranted against defects in material or workmanship for as long as you own the vehicle in which the glass is installed so long as such defects are brought to the attention of Safelite within 30 days of your discovery of a defect.
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Is Safelite glass as good as OEM?The Safelite glass quality is generally satisfactory, though. When it comes to OEM glass vs Safelite, you have better assurance of almost par Safelite windshield quality with the original glass, but not necessarily at 100%. Nonetheless, they offer a lifetime warranty for added assurance.

Can still see crack in windshield after repair?

Why Can You Still See a Crack or Chip After it Was Repaired? When a windshield repair is done, a small amount of clear resin is injected into the chip, crack or star. This simply fills up the crack or chip with a material that helps prevent it from cracking further. It does not disguise or hide the damage.

How big can a crack be in windshield to repair it?

Windshield repair technology is a rapidly advancing industry, so the ability to repair large chips or cracks changes often and can vary depending on the repair company. Generally speaking, chips smaller than a quarter, and cracks up to three inches long can be easily repaired.

How much does it cost to fix a broken windshield Star?

Windshield Chip Repair Costs 2021
The average windshield chip repair cost is $35 with the average cost to fix a chipped windshield or window ranging from $10 to $60 in 2021, according to costhelper.com. Your estimated price depends on the type of chip and its location.

Related Questions

Is Safelite rain defense worth it?

The one-time process was straightforward with adequate instructions, and the tools provided were easy to use. When driving in the weather, the result was good. The rain and sleet beaded well and, if I didn't want to, I didn't have to use my wipers much. I will say, however, that the price tag is a bit steep.

Will replacing my windshield void my warranty?

Although many dealers would have you think otherwise, simply having an aftermarket part or modifying your vehicle cannot void your warranty. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act states that a dealer must prove that aftermarket equipment caused the need for repairs before it can deny warranty coverage.

What is a stress crack in a windshield?

Stress crack
Stress cracks happen without any pressure being applied to the glass. It occurs due to a sudden and extreme change in temperature. A windshield expands in hot weather and contracts in cool weather, when the two happen constructively, a windshield can develop a stress crack.

Does Safelite use OEM parts?

Our windshield replacement service uses OEM or OEE glass and an industry-leading one-hour drive-away time adhesive for a fast, safe result.

Are all windshields the same quality?

OEM Windshields offer the benefit of being identical to the windshield that was installed when your vehicle was manufactured. OEM windshields are made by the same companies that manufactured your original windshield and will match the original windshields color, thickness, fit and shape.

How can I hide a crack in my windshield?

How to Hide a Crack in a Windshield

  1. Pour 1/4 cup of water to the mixing bowl. Then add a 1/2 teaspoon each of salt, bug repellent and rubbing alcohol.
  2. Dip the rag in the solution and rub it into the crack. Keep dipping the rag in the solution and rubbing it into the crack until all the solution is gone.

How does windshield look after repair?

Things to look out for when checking your windshield repair:
It should be completely smooth to the touch – it should not feel rough with any protrusions. You should not see any broken glass – the chip should only be very faint up-close. The chip or crack should not develop or grow in size once it has been repaired.

Can a 6 inch windshield crack be repaired?

Roughly 80-85% of Windshield Chips and Cracks are Repairable
So the short answer is that cracked windshields can indeed be repaired in many cases. Current windshield repair standards classify short cracks as less than 6 inches and long cracks as between 6 to 14 inches.

What kind of cracks in windshield can be repaired?

Typically, a crack less than three inches long (or the length of the short side of a dollar bill) can be repaired by injecting the outer layer with a clear, curable resin. However, longer cracks increase the risk of the inner lamination becoming exposed, thus compromising the structural integrity of the windshield.

Can a star crack in windshield be repaired?

Can a Star Chip Be Repaired? As a general rule of thumb, most star cracks or chips can be repaired on a windshield.

Can a windshield star be repaired?

Can it be repaired? A star chip can only be repaired if the cracks that stem out from the center are no longer than 3-inches. It is therefore said that a star chip should be promptly repaired, as the cracks are likely to spread out, which might make the windshield irreparable.

What is Safelite rain defense?

Safelite AutoGlass – Rain Defense is our windshield secret weapon. Just one application to your glass provides better visibility, reduces windshield glare, and lasts up to six months. Add it to your service today!

What can void a warranty?

Below are some of the most common reasons warranties are invalidated by merchants:

  • The warranty period has expired.
  • The defect or part is not covered.
  • The product failure is due to misuse or lack of proper maintenance.
  • You have made significant alterations to the product, affecting its performance.

Does insurance cover a stress crack in a windshield?

As soon as a crack appears in your windshield, don't wait to fix it. But, some insurers will waive the cost of your deductible when it comes to windshield damage. Your policy will therefore pay for this damage. Likewise, for more expensive replacements, you'll often have coverage regardless of deductibles.

Is windshield stress crack covered under warranty?

A warranty should cover both the glass and the installation. This should cover water and wind leaks, cracking due to improper installation. In the case of rock chip repair the warranty should cover spreading of the chip or crack.

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