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Car Rear Window Replacement

Glass Doctor® experts specialize in auto glass repair and windshield replacement. If your rear window is cracked, chipped or broken, don’t stress. Our glass specialists are experts in both vehicle rear window replacement and repair.

Rear Windshield Replacement with Glass Doctor

Rear window replacement for your car might seem like an extreme response to a crack in your auto glass, but windshield damage can become a bigger problem if it’s not taken care of properly.

Rear Windshield Glass

Your car’s rear window is made of tempered glass, which is designed to shatter when broken. This way, in an accident, passengers aren’t injured by sharp glass shards. Therefore, if the glass is slightly cracked, it could eventually shatter—even when doing something as simple as turning on heat or driving in rain.

Front Windshield Glass

Front window shields, in contrast, are made of laminated glass, which includes two layers of glass and a thin layer of vinyl between them. When the front windshield is cracked or broken, you risk your safety in the case of an accident, so it is always best to fix the problem as soon as you are aware of it.

Car Window Repair and Replacement: When Is it Necessary?

Knowing if you should fix or replace a back window depends on the severity of damage. Going with the cheapest option may seem like the best answer, but at Glass Doctor, we want to offer the best solution at an affordable price.

A small crack in a back window may not require a full window replacement. The decision is based on the following:

Size

If there’s a tiny chip or crack (less than 6 inches), a repair is typically the best response. A crack is considered no longer than 14 inches, according to ROLAGS, but even that might be too large to simply repair.

Depth

This may not be noticed upon first sight, but if the damage has gone through two or three layers, in the case of a windshield, then a repair might not be sufficient enough to fix the problem.

Location

If the damage is at the edge of the window, or blocks your view, then a repair might not be the best option.

A repair may be the best—and most affordable—solution. If you need a rear window replacement or repair, it is important to get this taken care of as quickly as you can.

Why Use Glass Doctor for Car Window Damage?

Not only are we specialized in fixing auto glass, but we have the technological capabilities to repair and replace both windows and windshields.

When you choose Glass Doctor for your services, you will receive the following:

What We Offer:

  • Full-service glass repair
  • Competitive pricing
  • Quality service
  • Mobile service
  • Customer satisfaction

Our standards are set forth by the Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC), and we will even file your insurance paperwork for you. The goal is to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

We have over 270 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Find the nearest location to you or call us at 855-603-1919 to get a quote or schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

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Sources:

How Stuff Works: https://auto.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/safety-regulatory-devices/auto-glass3.htm

Safe Windshields: https://www.safewindshields.org/

Repair of Laminated Automotive Glass Standard: https://rolags.com/repairable-damage/