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DIY Windshield Replacement: Why It's Just Not Worth the Initial Savings

Last updated 6 years ago

If you’re like most Americans, then you’re fond of saving money—even if it means putting in a little extra work. While taking care of the yard, installing a new shelf, and changing your own oil can be challenging and rewarding, some DIY jobs have several hidden costs. Here’s a brief look at why DIY windshield replacement is not a good idea:

  • Hospital bills

Most people don’t realize how heavy windshields actually are. If you try to install your own windshield, you may end up pulling an important muscle or dropping the glass on top of yourself. Though the windshield won’t break, the sheer mass of it could easily put you into a hospital bed. In order to prevent a costly trip to the hospital, you should have a professional do the job for you.

  • Vehicle damage

If you’re the kind of car owner who holds his or her vehicle in high regard, then you’ll be saddened to learn that a DIY windshield replacement project can also cause significant damage to your vehicle. Even if you have a good idea of how to replace a windshield, do you really want to risk causing a dent or breaking a window?

  • Windshield damage

A windshield will only perform well if it is installed properly. If you purchase the wrong windshield for your vehicle or install it incorrectly, you may find yourself paying for two windshields instead of one. In order to save yourself the extra expense, you should strongly consider having your windshield replaced by a trained professional.

If your windshield has seen better days and is in dire need of replacement, contact Glass on the Move. We’re proud to offer our clients many types of auto glass repair. Plus, instead of forcing you to come to us, we’ll come to your home. For more information, call us today at (510) 338-4791.  


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