Start a Business

Looking for financial flexibility? Glass is everywhere. With a little grit and determination, owning a glass repair business can be both highly-profitable and personally-rewarding.

Affordable

Unlike other new businesses, starting a glass repair business is extremely affordable. In fact, a basic GlasWeld windshield repair kit starts at just $695.95. Other initial business costs are optional and usually minimal.

In Demand

Of the 272.48 million vehicles on the roads in America alone, over half of them have a rock chip, foggy headlights, or both. Plus, driving technology like ADAS continues to increase replacement costs, making repair the smart choice.

Profitable

Windshield repair techs charge on average $65 per chip. Headlight repair techs charge on average $100 per set of headlights. Scratch removal techs charge on average $100 an hour. With most repairs costing a couple dollars or less in supplies, that’s serious profit.

Be Your Own Boss

Work hard for something that’s entirely yours. When you start your own glass repair company, you’re the one responsible for your success.

Enjoy Flexibilty

Itching for freedom? Whether you’re looking to do glass repair full-time or as a side hustle, you get to set your own hours.

BUSINESS STARTUP GUIDE

Interested in starting a new business? Trying to grow your current business? This Business Guide will walk you through the foundations of running a successful glass repair business, including pricing and how to find customers.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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The windshield repair business for me has been everything I thought it would be. If you have a desire to get out there and meet people, love people, and hustle, it’s a good life. And it’s never been better for a repair technician with regard to the quality of the Zoom, I can’t see it ever wearing out… it’s just so well built. Dennis Craven | Owner of The Crack Cat
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Windshield repair has helped me and my family by giving me the freedom that I never had in corporate America...It’s allowed me the flexibility as well as the income potential to really provide stability for our family. I can manage my schedule around my family’s needs and it allows me to have a great work-life balance. Glenn Fell | Owner of Wyndshyld

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FAQs

Why should I start a glass repair business?

If you want to be your own boss + experience work-life balance + keep your hard-earned money, consider starting a glass repair business. 

The demand for windshield repair and headlight restoration continues to rise as the cost of replacing these damaged parts becomes more expensive than ever. Plus, with low startup costs and great margins, there are many ways to set up business to suit your lifestyle. From offering mobile services, working with dealerships, partnering with established auto companies, to even setting up pop-up tents, the opportunities are truly endless.

Whether you’re looking for a career change or adding a side hustle, repairing rock chips and headlights can be both rewarding and highly-profitable.

Is it hard to start a glass repair business?

With the right mindset, tools, and training, anyone can run a successful rock chip repair or headlight restoration business. Even with zero experience, you can start repairing in just a short amount of time. 

In fact, GlasWeld offers comprehensive online training and a skilled support team to help along the way. GlasWeld tools take the guesswork out of the repair process, allowing beginners to accomplish their first repairs after less than one hour of practice. Once you’ve been trained, repairs can be done in minutes!

Business skills are also crucial for running your own professional glass repair company. Our online course Starting a Glass Repair Business walks you through the ins and outs of launching and growing your operation. From insurance to marketing, you’ll finish the course feeling confident about taking the next step.

How much does it cost to start a glass repair business?

Compared to the price of starting other businesses, opening a glass repair business is incredibly affordable. In fact, purchasing a kit starts at just $695.95 for a rock chip repair kit or $395.95 for a headlight restoration kit. Once you have your tools, the rest is up to you! No franchise fees or money pits to avoid.

Many techs start off with a low budget and grow their business over time. For example, technicians often operate out of their personal vehicle so there’s no need for a physical location with expensive overhead. For additional ideas on saving money and launching your business, check out our online course Starting a Glass Repair Business.

What do I need to start a glass repair business?

Invest in high-quality tools. The right tools equip you to achieve quick, long-lasting repairs and build a positive reputation for your business. Our windshield repair kits have everything you need to complete 100+ repairs, and our headlight restoration kits will set you up to complete 20+ restorations. After that, getting more supplies is easy through our online shop

Get trained. Become a Certified Windshield Repair Technician to build your confidence, prove credibility to customers, and enjoy 15% off future purchases. Your investment in a repair kit also comes with free online training videos and support from our team of trained professionals. 

Learn the business. We’ve compiled everything you need to know to start and grow your business in the online course Starting a Glass Repair Business. Through a series of 10 videos, learn what the pros wish they knew before getting into business, like how to set up billing and find customers. You’ll also receive an interactive workbook to help you make a plan.

How much can I make operating a glass repair business?

Most techs charge on average $65 dollars per windshield repair and $100 per headlight restoration. Once you’ve made enough to cover your initial investment in a repair kit, the cost of supplies drops to just a few dollars per repair. Once you’re established, you could complete upwards of 15 repairs per day. That’s some major profit!

Where do I find customers?

Millions of vehicles on the road have a damaged windshield or foggy headlights. Next time you’re in a crowded parking lot, take a look around! You’ll likely find yourself surrounded by potential customers. 

There are many ways to market your business. A good first step is to build a digital presence, including a website. Customers and partnerships can be found through car dealerships, body shops, car washes, and even auto insurance companies.

For more suggestions on reaching customers, check out our online course Starting a Glass Repair Business.

Questions? We’re here to help. Call us at +1 (541) 388-1156 or fill out this form.