Glass Doctor of the Black Hills 1400 Deadwood Avenue N Suite B, Rapid City, SD 57702
Auto Glass Services
Glass Doctor of the Black Hills can replace auto glass and windshields with quality original equivalent glass.
You've been looking for quick, reliable windshield replacement or auto glass repair and replacement services in or near Rapid City, South Dakota. You want to make sure that your windshield replacement will restore the structural integrity of the vehicle. You want your service provider to offer a complete auto glass product line, including windshields, side window glass, and mirrors. You want the Original Equipment Manufactured quality windshield glass installed because you refuse to accept poor quality equipment replaced on your vehicle. You want the work to be guaranteed, such as the G12® windshield replacement guarantee. You want your service provider to be able to handle the insurance filing by previously partnering directly with all of the major insurance carriers. And you want your technician to be safe and follow the independent U.S. Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards created with consumers in mind. Your local Rapid City Glass Doctor provides the best in windshield replacement and windshield repair.
STEP 1 – Assessing the Damage - If the windshield has a chip it can probably be repaired using a special resin and polishing technique. If the windshield has a crack larger than the size of a dollar bill, Glass Doctor of the Black Hills can replace the windshield with OEM quality glass with adhesives recommended by the manufacturer. Count on Glass Doctor of the Black Hills for an expert diagnosis.
STEP 2 – Removing the Windshield - Extracting the damaged windshield seems easy, but care must be taken not to damage the pinchweld. This is the ridge around the car’s frame that holds the windshield in place. If the pinchweld is damaged the new adhesive may not seal correctly, resulting in leaks and rust corrosion on the vehicle’s frame. Glass Doctor uses the latest extraction equipment to ensure proper removal.
STEP 3 – Selecting the Correct Windshield - We know you want the job done right the first time. Glass Doctor of the Black Hills offers OEM quality windshield glass because it fits correctly and restores the vehicle to its original condition. Most aftermarket windshield glass is made from a copy of a mold of an OEM windshield, not from the windshield’s original mold in the factory. So aftermarket windshields may not be to the exact dimensions or the glass may be too thin. This results in leaks, increased road noise, and possible failure of the glass in an accident. OEM quality windshield glass fits right the first time.
STEP 4 – Applying New Adhesive - An OEM quality windshield deserves OEM quality adhesive. Glass Doctor uses only quality adhesives by Dow and Sika, the same ones the vehicle manufacturers use. The proper adhesive is applied to the vehicle’s pinchweld and the edges of the windshield.
STEP 5 – Installing the New Windshield - Glass Doctor of the Black Hills follows installation procedures by the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Council. Many Glass Doctor shops have earned the AGRSS certification, which includes following a 20-point checklist. The most important factor in a proper windshield installation is following the recommended drive-away time. The adhesive must be allowed to set, or “cure,” for a specific time before the vehicle may be safety driven. Otherwise, the windshield may move in the pinchweld and will not properly seal to the frame. If the vehicle is in a wreck the windshield could pop out, exposing the occupants to greater risk of injury. For your safety, please follow the drive-away time instructions.
STEP 6 – Reviewing the G12 Windshield Replacement Guarantee - With G12, if an OEM-quality replacement windshield that a Glass Doctor of the Black Hills has installed is damaged or broken within 12 months of the replacement date, Glass Doctor of the Black Hills will repair or replace the windshield glass only at no additional charge to the customer. This guarantee is redeemable one time and does not include: labor, kit, moldings or clips. Coverage is limited to normal road hazards, and other exclusions may apply. Talk with your Glass Doctor of the Black Hills technician about G12, because we believe our product is how the customer feels when we are done.
At Glass Doctor of the Black Hills, our expert team understands that there's much more to your glass repair needs than just windshield replacement. In addition to Rapid City, we also cover Spearfish, Hill City, and Box Elder, SD regions. When you need glass repair work done quickly and affordably, simply call or stop by.