Yes, it does. Damaged or chipped glass can break when you hit a bump in the road, and your glass serves as an important structural purpose during an auto accident. Never drive a car with damaged glass longer than you have too.
Yes , Windshield glass is laminated safety glass, designed to react differently in an auto accident, where the sides and rear are often tempered glass.
Depending on the size of your chip or crack. If it is larger than a dollar bill in size, then you may have to have the window replaced. Otherwise a resin can be injected into the damaged windshield for an easy repair.
You want to wait at least 24 hours prior to washing your car after a windshield repair.
Repair times vary from 30 minutes to an hour or two, depending if the windshield must be replaced or just repaired.
If you have your windshield replaced you will want to notify your glass installer prior to the repair. Most resin dries in 1-3 hours and glue from glass installation can dry in as little as 1 hour or as long as 24 hours.
Nothing if you have full coverage with glass coverage. Glass repair is so easy and streamlined that as long as you don?t have an excessive amount of glass claims, the repair should be covered by your insurance. Without it, prices can range from $100 to $700 depending on the type of glass you want to install and the car you are driving.