When deciding on a professional windshield repair system, the first thing we should look at is technology.
Technology and innovation matters, particularly in the sense that technology allows for you to get an excellent repair even when the situation is not ideal. When climate factors are involved or when you are working with a difficult break. Technology can help you get the air and moisture out. Technology can help get the resin in and flowing. It can help to provide a better-looking repair regardless of the circumstances. So great technology should be your number one priority.
Many technicians make the mistake of buying an entry-level system and then a few months later or a year or two later buy a little bit better system when in reality the difference in cost for that initial investment may have only been 100 or 200 dollars.
The other thing you really should factor in is simplicity. You know, the greatest technology in the world doesn’t matter if you can’t use it properly.
Here at GlasWeld, our philosophy when it comes to engineering is that great technology makes a difficult task simple. So everything we design is with the goal of helping you achieve excellent and consistent results, without creating complex, multi-step processes to get to that point. Looking for simplicity of use is a big factor that’s going to help you get up and running quickly. Ultimately leading to less frustration when you’re out on the job site.
The other factor is training, does the windshield repair manufacturer offer comprehensive training. Not just basic training, but extensive training. Providing you the tools to learn how to do more than just a basic repair.
Do they have a support staff that knows windshield repair? One that you can call when you have an issue with a specific type of repair and have them guide you through the repair process. Indeed, that’s something to factor in as well. GlasWeld, of course, has that staff. We have certified windshield repair technicians available to you, who are also our customer support staff. They are there to support you along the way.
In addition, can you get certified? Do they have a certification option where you can take your training to the next level? Those are all things to factor in when looking for a professional windshield repair kit. The other factor is support, do they have excellent customer service available to you? What are the hours that they’re open to you? If you run into a tough break, do you have somebody there to help you with that?
What’s your warranty on your equipment? Do you have a lifetime warranty on your injector? Is the lifetime warranty indeed a lifetime warranty? How long has the company been in business? What’s their support and track record over an extended period?
Another factor to consider is the longevity of your equipment. Will you have to replace your equipment, every three to five years, or even once a year? Is your windshield repair system built to last? Is it manufactured with the materials and design to last say 10, 15, 20 plus years?
Many GlasWeld customers are still using their original equipment from say 25 years ago or even more. So these are several things you should consider when you’re buying a professional windshield repair system.