Auto Glass Repair and Replacement Services in St. Louis
As a leading auto body repair shop in St. Louis offering collision repair services, Hughes Auto Body is experienced in the replacement of auto glass as part of the regular automotive repair process. However, in addition to auto glass repair in conjunction with major collision repair, we offer a variety of affordable glass repair and replacement services as well. If you are looking for a windshield repair or replacement, make Hughes Auto Body your choice in St. Louis.
Windshield Chip & Crack Repair Services
Windshield chips and cracks occur as a result of normal everyday driving. Often smaller cracks and chips in windshields can be repaired quickly and easily without requiring complete glass replacement. High quality auto glass repair for chips, cracks, and nicks will make blemishes less noticeable, prevent damage from spreading, and restore the structural integrity of the windshield.
Windshield and Auto Glass Replacement Services
Windshield replacement is required when the damage caused to a windshield is too large for repair. In these cases, the glass has been damaged beyond the point where structural integrity can be restored to the existing windshield. Therefore, replacement is necessary in order to ensure proper safety. Windshield and other auto glass replacement services are relatively quick and hassle free. We can complete your windshield replacement and give you the security and peace of mind you deserve.
Choosing Auto Glass Replacement or Repair
While windshield repair is by far the more cost effective solution for cracks and chips, there are times when this is not the ideal alternative for your auto glass problems. Hughes Auto Body can help you determine under what circumstances windshield repair can be utilized and when replacement is necessary. The following are some factors that affect which service you will need.
- Location: The location of the damage on your windshield can play a role in determining whether auto glass repair is an option as cracks near the edges spread more quickly.
- Vision: Since glass repairs can leave slight distortions behind even after the crack or chip is repaired, often cracks or chips that enter the driver's line of sight cannot be repaired and glass replacement is necessary.
- Size: Often impacts with large, heavy objects result in structural damage to the windshield so that repair is not a feasible option. In addition, following serious collisions, often glass is damaged beyond the point of repair and the windshield must be replaced.
- Safety: Overall, your safety is our biggest concern in all types of auto glass replacement and repair. The final decision whether your windshield will require replacement or repair will be based on the structural integrity of the windshield and its ability to protect you and other passengers as needed in the event of a collision or other impact.
Auto Glass Repair and Replacement Prices
The cost to repair or replace your windshield can vary based on several factors. While in general, the cost to repair each chip in a windshield is fairly standard, repair costs can increase for larger cracks, as they require special treatment processes. Windshield and side window replacement costs will vary depending on the type of vehicle and window size. Factors that contribute your final windshield replacement price include the cost of the windshield itself, the cost of a windshield molding kit, and installation labor costs. To find out the price of windshield replacement or repair for your vehicle, request a free auto glass quote. If you would like more information about any of the auto glass services available at our auto body repair shops located around St. Louis, please contact our estimator.