Window Tint Repairs

January 27, 2012

Windshield and windshield tint repairs are needed when your windshield is cracked, chipped or damaged. This repair can be done by a car owner when it involves damage to the surface of the window or by a professional when the damage threatens the structural integrity of the windshield.

Windshield Repair Costs

Windshield repairs can cost between $20 to $325 depending on the type of repair work that needs to be performed on your windshield. The cost to repair and replace a passenger car's windshield can be as high as $200 while the windshield repair cost for sports utility vehicles, pick-up trucks and minivans can go up to $325. These costs include the replacement windshield and labor associated with the repair.

Where to Have a Windshield Repair Performed

Windshield repairs are typically performed by auto glass repair shops, auto dealership service centers and mechanics experiences with windshield replacements. Auto glass repair shops are national and local based service centers such as Safelite AutoGlass and GEICO Auto Repair Xpress.

Performing Do-it-Yourself Windshield Repairs

Some windshield repairs can be done by a do-it-yourselfer with the ability to perform this task. Windshield replacement and repairs are an involved process and labor intensive. Additionally, improper installation of a car's windshield may result in serious injury and possibly death to a car driver and their passengers.

Windshield repairs, aside from addressing minor scratches that occur on the surface with a rubbing compound, should be left to a professional. The decision to do windshield repair work should be based on your comfort and expertise in performing the task, not on the cost and saving a few dollars.