How Does Auto Glass Repair Work?

How Does Auto Glass Repair Work?

There are many great benefits of owning a franchised auto glass repair business. There are multiple blog entries and pages on our NOVUS Glass website detailing why an auto glass franchise is a good investment and the economic reasons for the success of auto glass repair businesses. But at the very heart of it, how does it work? You need to know something about auto glass repair if you’re going to successfully run an auto glass repair business. So that begs the question, how does auto glass repair work?

Auto glass repair

Auto glass repair businesses have existed for as long as auto glass has, which is nearly as long as automobiles have. (The first automobiles offered no protection from the wind and various bugs, a design flaw that was soon corrected.) Auto glass repair is not something most people can do on their own. Many people trust professionals to repair just about anything in their vehicles, but some enterprising people can learn how to gap a spark plug or replace a headlight. But hardly anybody can replace or repair their windshield on their own. The skill, expertise, tools and technology required is beyond the scope of most people.

How auto glass repair works

Chips can happen to any vehicle’s windshield, no matter how well it’s made and how carefully you drive. Gravel, hail, bits of pavement, glass, sticks and countless other forms of debris can cause chips if they hit your windshield at the right angle. Or, perhaps the “wrong angle” we should say. To repair a chip, an adhesive injection is required. An injection of epoxy or adhesive acrylic can stop the chip from spreading creating a crack, which could compromise the integrity of the entire windshield.

That’s why it’s important for motorists to repair their auto glass as soon as possible. Dirt and dust can get into chips and cracks and make them harder to repair, not to mention they can spread. A large crack in your windshield can cause it to shatter, and that’s very dangerous. Sometimes chips and cracks are just too large to be repaired with an adhesive injection and thus the entire windshield needs to be replaced.

Franchised auto glass repair businesses

There’s a lot of knowhow and expertise that goes into auto glass repair. Once you know how to do it, you can replicate the repairs over and over and, often, quite quickly. This makes it ideal for a business; you can meet client after client either where they need you or they can come to you if your run a fixed location auto glass repair business. The auto glass repair business also lends itself well to the franchise model.

Auto glass repair may seem like a simple procedure, and in some ways it is. But the technology required to repair auto glass effectively can be quite involved and can be closely guarded business secrets. A company that has a number of patents and who invests a lot in research and development can pass that auto glass repair technology on to their franchisees. This ensures that their franchisees provide a great service which makes it more likely for customers to bring their business to the same or a different franchise location.

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If you would like to learn more about how auto glass repair works, please contact NOVUS Glass.

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