If your auto glass is compromised in any way, you will be tasked with deciding between in-shop repair and mobile auto glass repair service. However, if you are like most people, you do not know which of these two options is superior. Solid arguments can be made for both approaches. Let’s take a look at the merits and also some drawbacks of in-shop auto glass repair and mobile auto glass repair to help you make the right decision for you.
Making the Case for In-shop Auto Glass Repair
There is an argument to be made that performing auto glass repair in-shop is the better approach. It provides the repair specialists with more space to work and easier access to the tools and supplies necessary to get the job done. Add in the fact that some auto glass repair specialists are more likely to take their time when doing the work in the comfort of a shop, and it seems logical to take this route. Also, some people just feel more comfortable with a business if it is in a dedicated location. They have a greater sense of trust that the business is legitimate and trustworthy and that the work will be of high quality.
The Case for Mobile Auto Glass Repair
Mobile auto glass repair has its own unique merits. For one, this approach involves repairing compromised auto glass from any location as opposed to restricting the work to the confines of a shop. Some customers are partial to the convenience of mobile auto glass repair since it allows for the work to be conducted in a work parking lot, a driveway, the garage, or potentially even on the side of the road. Opt for mobile auto glass repair, and you can go about the remainder of your day as you see fit without taking the time and effort necessary to bring your vehicle to the auto glass repair shop. However, if there is particularly inclement weather, it has the potential to make mobile auto glass repair difficult or even impossible. If the weather is too cold or too hot, it might reduce the effectiveness of adhesives, glue, and other components used to ensure the windshield remains firmly in place. This interference can potentially affect the quality of the work.
Your Schedule and Preference Dictate Your Decision
Your schedule and preference will be the deciding factor between in-shop or mobile auto glass repair. If you have the time to make an appointment, take your car to the shop and wait for repairs, then in-shop may be for you. Some customers are simply that much more comfortable having their auto glass repaired within a conventional brick-and-mortar shop.
However, some situations will arise in which it is difficult or even impossible to schedule in-shop auto glass repair. This is precisely why mobile service is available, allowing for auto glass repair at nearly every location regardless of the time of day or night. You don’t need to take off of work or alter your schedule significantly.
In general, it will take around an hour for the work to be done, regardless of whether it is performed in-shop or by way of mobile service. However, there will be a delay before the vehicle can be safely driven so the windshield can properly set. Regardless of whether your vehicle is serviced in-shop or through mobile service, the final drive-away time will likely be two hours or more.
Advanced Auto Glass Is at Your Service
If you need glass repair or replacement, look no further than Advanced Auto Glass. We are here to help with both auto glass and residential glass. Contact us today to find out more about our repair and replacement options and schedule service. You can reach us by dialing (817) 595-3200 or by filling out our online contact form.