Windshield Repair & Replacement Near Oklahoma City

Windshield Replacement in Oklahoma City 

Windshield Repair & Replacement at Bob Moore Collision Center

Your vehicle's windshield is one of the most critical safety systems designed to protect you as you travel. It is also one of the most fragile parts of your car. You can get it repaired with Bob Moore Collision Center for safer driving around Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and the Chickasaw Nation.

An automotive windshield is made of laminated glass, which is two layers of glass with a layer of plastic in between. Even though this is the safest form of glass for this purpose, it is also very susceptible to cracks, chips, and breakage.

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Even the smallest of chips or cracks in your windshield need to be addressed by a professional. A small chip, often referred to as a "rock chip," creates a weak point in the surface of the glass. This weak point can spread quickly, worsening the condition, and ultimately causing failure should you be involved in an accident. Cracks and runs on the glass surface can also impair the driver's vision, making it difficult to spot potential danger. A single rock chip can be enough to cause your vehicle to fail its safety inspection.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Windshield?

Our team of certified glass technicians at Bob Moore Collision Center can evaluate your windshield and determine if it can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. In most circumstances, if the damage can be covered by a U.S. half-dollar coin, then a repair is acceptable. Anything larger than this will require full windshield replacement.

Rock Chip Repair

The process of repairing a windshield requires special tools and bonding chemicals. If your windshield can be repaired, the technician performs the following actions:

  1. The technician drills a hole through the first layer of glass down to the plastic layer.
  2. The technician then fills the hole with a special bonding resin that fills in the crack and prevents it from spreading.
  3. The bonding agent is allowed to cure using an ultraviolet light
  4. The windshield is then cleaned, and the repair is inspected for quality.

Although repairs of this type are usually successful, a windshield repair is an "attempt" to save your windshield, and success is not guaranteed. There is still a chance that the crack could re-open, and the windshield could ultimately need to be replaced.

Windshield Replacement

If a repair is not a valid option due to excessive damage, your windshield needs to be replaced by certified windshield replacement specialists. The process of removing the damaged windshield is very dangerous and can lead to serious injury. Also, there are specific glues and bedding materials that must be used to ensure the windshield is set at the proper height and sealed completely.

Our technicians will:

  • Remove the broken windshield, taking care to protect your vehicle's paint and interior from glass shards and dust.
  • Clean and prime the pinch weld to ensure that the surface is optimal for the attachment of your new windshield.
  • Install the proper windshield for the make and model, taking into account any trim options such as rain sensor attachment or safety features that may be housed on the windshield.
  • Ensure that the windshield is set correctly, and the bonding agent has had the proper amount of time to cure.
  • Clean your new windshield.

Contact Bob Moore Collision Center to have your windshield repaired or replaced. You can make your appointment today with our online service scheduler