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If you’re thinking of buying a “do-it-yourself” repair kit for your glass damage, you need to be aware of how they differ from a professional repair.
Though you can do a lot of vehicle maintenance jobs at home to the same standard as a professional, windshield repair quality very much depends on the tools and materials you have available, and your own expertise.
The difference between a quick-fix repair kit and Safelite®
Safelite® experts use a primer solution to remove impurities and to clean out auto glass damage to prepare for resin. Our newly enhanced primer process is much better quality than any found in windshield repair kits.
Using a good primer enhances the cosmetic appeal of a repair and can help minimize the visibility of the damage.
Quality of the resin
The resin is the solution that is injected to fill and seal the damage during a repair. Better resins give a stronger and more durable result. At Safelite®, we have the most advanced auto glass resin on the market and inject it using professional tools. If you purchase a home repair kit you will find a much lower quality resin.
Repairing windshields is a skill, one that it takes experience to hone. Safelite AutoGlass®employs auto glass repair experts, who must pass our exclusive SafeTech™ certification program.
Many people using Do It Yourself (DIY) repair kits may have little-to-no experience and it usually takes longer than expected to attempt a home windshield repair.
Every Safelite® repair and replacement is covered by our national warranty for as long as you own or lease your vehicle. If something goes wrong with self-repairs, you will not be able to re-repair the damage. See Our Warranty for details.
To learn more about our windshield repair process, visit our windshield chip repair or windshield crack repair pages. To your repair your windshield with Safelite®, schedule an appointment now or call our auto glass experts 24/7 at 877-664-8931.