Auto Glass Replacement FAQ

Do you have questions about the windshield replacement process? Some of the most common auto glass and windshield replacement related questions can be found below. If you can't find an answer to your question there, please call our service center toll free at 866.351.2193.

Frequently Asked Questions: Auto Glass & Windshield Replacement

  • Is it better to replace or repair a windshield?
    It depends. Unlike the rest of the glass in your car, windshields are laminated and for that reason, can be repaired if the chip is small enough. Because it’s glass, however, even if repaired, it will never look new. Though a chip may be less noticeable after it is repaired, repairs are not cosmetic but designed solely to prevent a chip from spreading into a large crack. Depending on the vehicle, in some cases, a new windshield can be installed for close to the amount that some shops may charge for a repair.

  • Do mobile services cover my area?
    Our mobile services travel all over Ohio to provide quality auto glass and windshield services in cities like Cleveland, Akron, and many more. To find out if you're in our service area, look on our service areas page or call us at 866.351.2193.

  • How long will it take to replace my auto glass?
    Typically, a windshield or other auto glass can be installed in about 60 minutes or less. However, C-Auto Glass recommends waiting to drive the vehicle for about an hour after the replacement is complete.

  • How long will it be before I can drive my vehicle after the replacement?
    We use some of the highest-grade auto glass materials in all our replacements. However, before the glass is completely secure, the urethane (or glue) must have time to dry. We recommend a 1-hour waiting period after the glass is installed before driving the vehicle.

  • My windshield has a rear view mirror attached to it. Will your technicians reattach it to my windshield?
    If you're getting your windshield replaced and need your rear view mirror reattached, just make sure to let us know when you set up your appointment. We'll be sure the tech is equipped with everything needed to reattach the mirror once the new windshield is installed.

  • How much will it cost to replace my auto glass?
    It's almost impossible to give a general amount for replacement auto glass. Price can fluctuate depending on whether or not you're buying OEM (or OEE) glass or if you need a specific option like a built-in antenna. For an accurate quote, call us at 866.351.2193 or click on the link below to email the shop nearest you.
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  • Will your techs clean the broken glass from my car?
    Yes! At C-Auto Glass, our policy is to return every customer's vehicle in as good of shape, if not better than how we got it. If your car happens to be returned without being cleaned, please let us know.

  • The damage on my windshield seems small. Do I have to replace it?
    Not necessarily... If the damage to your windshield is roughly the size of a quarter, a windshield repair may fix your problem. Repairing your windshield is a great option and can save you lots of money when compared to a replacement.