AUTO GLASS REPAIR IN PHOENIX, AZ METRO
In Phoenix and its surrounding areas, we offer mobile auto glass and windshield repair and replacement service for your car, SUV, minivan, or truck. Our certified professional technicians use only the best OEM glass and urethane to ensure the safest and most effective automotive glass replacement and glass repair throughout Phoenix.
For mobile service and in-store appointments, please call (480) 491-4184
Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Near Me
Sun Devil Auto proudly serves the Phoenix valley metro with locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Maricopa, Queen Creek, Cave Creek, Glendale, Sun Lakes, and Sun City West.
Find a location near you today to service your cracked or broken auto glass. Our certified glass repair technicians will be happy to assist you.
We proudly offer a Nationwide Lifetime Warranty* and we stand behind it. When you have a broken car window or cracked windshield, call us! We fix auto glass in our Valley-wide auto repair shops or our mobile technicians can come to you!
*Some exclusions and limitations apply. Mobile available in most areas, call for details.
AUTO GLASS SERVICES INCLUDE:
- FREE mobile service in most areas
- Professional installers
- We work with most insurance companies
- Windshield replacement includes a certificate for a free oil change, lube and filter service
- Lifetime workmanship guarantee
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Laws Regarding Cracked Windshields in Arizona
The windshield is an important and integral safety feature on all motor vehicles. It provides structural integrity for the vehicle and protects the driver from road debris. Driving down a road with excessive debris, at high speeds, can be dangerous and even fatal. The windshield also provides structural integrity to the roof of the vehicle.
In the event of a rollover accident, the damage to the roof could be worse causing critical damage to occupants. Even a small crack could compromise the integrity of a windshield.
While the State of Arizona does not have an official cracked windshield law, according to ARS 28-957.01 all motor vehicles must “have an adequate windshield.” This means that in Arizona, a law enforcement officer has the authority to determine whether damage to a windshield is sufficient enough to warrant a citation.
The federal laws regarding a windshield state:
- Windshields cannot have multiple cracks that intersect each other
- Chips and cracks must be less than ¾ of an inch
- Damaged areas cannot be within three inches of each other
- Windshields cannot have damage or discoloration in the center of the driver’s field of view
- One crack is okay as long as there is no intersecting
It is important to remember, however, that federal laws do not supersede local and state laws.
Auto Glass Repair and Replacement Process
When a technician arrives to replace your windshield, they will usually move the vehicle to a place where both front doors can be opened, making the damaged windshield more accessible to lift and remove.
The technician will begin by using a cutting tool to remove the old sealant which then allows them to remove the windshield from the frame. Any moldings, pillars, trim, cowls, and wiper arms that obstruct access will also be removed.
The windshield will then be lifted away from the frame and discarded. All remaining sealant will be removed from the frame area, giving a clean surface to mount the new windshield. A thick bead of special sealant is then applied, with the use of an electric applicator, to the windshield itself.
With the assistance of a rigging device or another technician, to ensure the windshield is centered and placed properly, the windshield is then set into place. Once centered, the windshield is firmly pushed into place ensuring the sealant fills in all frame areas to avoid road noise and potential moisture from leaking into the interior.
Finally, all moldings, cowls, and other accessories are put back into place and the curing process begins.
The technician replacing your windshield should always ensure that any excess urethane is cleaned up to avoid staining the vehicle. The vehicle will need to set for 2-3 hours in sunlight to ensure a tight and dry bond before driving the vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Glass Repair
Q: How long does auto glass repair take?
A: Most mobile auto glass repairs and replacements performed at your home or office are ready to drive within a few hours, however, some sealants and windshields can take longer. Your customer service representative should help you understand how long the process can take.
Q: Can a cracked windshield be repaired?
A: In most cases, a small chip can be repaired, but the repair is meant to be temporary and prevent the windshield from cracking or spreading micro-cracks with the use of fast-drying resin. Once a chip spreads and turns into a crack, the windshield must be replaced.
Q: How much does auto glass repair cost?
A: Most windshield repairs cost between $20 – $50 depending on the size of the damage, type of chip, and time required to complete the repair.
Q: How much does auto glass replacement cost?
A: Auto glass replacement costs vary greatly from vehicle to vehicle. With new materials being developed, moldings that are no longer reusable, auto-braking features, rain sensors, noise reduction systems, and other new vehicle technologies, many factors contribute to the cost. Sun Devil Auto works with most insurance companies to process your vehicle’s glass claim, making the process smooth and easy for you.