Great Mobile Rock Chip & Windshield Repair San Juan Capistrano CA
Most people today know about, or have at least heard about rock chip repairs. And with the internet and especially YouTube, anyone is able to wrap their mind around how the process works. However, there also some factors essential to repairing laminated glass that are often ignored. How long the stone damage has been exposed to the elements of nature is a major factor. The more time the passes from the time of the damage, the greater the likelihood of road grime, dust and dirt contaminating the broken area of your front windshield. It’s a direct correlation: the higher the impurity level, the worse the repair will look. Sooner is ALWAYS better.
San Juan Capistrano Mobile Windshield Repair Solution
The rock chip specialists at First Choice will travel to where your vehicle is located, up to a point. If you ask us about going to Big Bear Lake, you will be humorously informed that area is just a tad further than we like to travel. But if you happen to live or work in the triangular area formed by San Clemente, Tustin and Newport Beach, we’ll be able help with small rock chips or longer cracks on your damaged laminated glass, often on the same day. And if you’re not from around here, San Juan Capistrano is inside this service area.
Educated San Juan Capistrano Windshield Repair Specialists
Recently, First Choice celebrated its 15th year in business. While that is obviously more important to us than you, it is important when you are deciding with which company to do business with. Heck, with the internet being the great consumer equalizer, one could do just a minor amount of digging and find that our domain was indeed bought 15 years ago. A companies time in business, coupled with what past customers say about them on the internet (the new word of mouth) are probably the most important parts of the decision making process a consumer goes thru. Naturally, price is important as well. A strong combination of the 3 almost always provides the best customer experience. Are we perfect? We wish. But we’re not too far off.
Auto Glass & Windshield Repair Benefits
- Safely restores the structural strength of the windshield.
- Windshield’s original factory urethane seal is preserved.
- Blocks moisture entry into the glass’ plastic laminate layer.
- Reduces the sun’s glare from the windshield’s damaged area.
- Glass surfaces is smoothed out for best windshield wiper use.
- Clarity of damaged area is almost completely restored.
- A repair will save you up to 95% the cost of a new windshield.
Mobile Services Offered
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Common Questions And Answers
Q. Do windshield repair kits work on long cracks?
A. Short answer: no. Long answer: HELL no. OK, probably not. The quality of the injectors and resins in these kits is average at best – not a deal breaker. Here’s the biggest issue: if the repair process you attempt is unsuccessful, neither us, nor any other windshield repair professional, can come in afterwards and fix the rock chip due to the impact point and a portion of the internal damage being plugged up with cured resin. Once it’s in there, it’s in there to stay. So, instead of saving $60 or so, now you’re buying a whole new windshield, many of which are over $1,000.
Q. When should you not use a windshield repair kit?
A. If I was king, the answer would be never. Since, I’m not, our estimation is DIY repair kits will work as promoted about 10-15% of the time. Quality of the tool and resin in these kits is main reason.
Q. Do glass repair kits really work?
A. Most of the time, the answer is no. Bullseye cracks with fairly large impact points & size of a quarter or less are the best candidates.
Q. How do you fix a cracked windshield with Permatex?
A. This is the brand name of one of the DIY repairs kits sold in auto parts stores. Bullseyes with large pits & size of a quarter or less are the best types of breaks to use these kits on.
Q. How does glass repair fluid work?
A. By fluid, we are assuming windshield resin. It goes into the breaks in liquid form. Once all cracks are filled, it’s cured with UV (ultra violet) light.
Q. How long does a windshield repair kit last?
A. Professional grade resin can have a shelf life of a couple of years if stored properly. The DIY kit resin? Your guess is as good as mine.
Q. Can you repair a large crack in a windshield?
A. Yes. Up to 14″ long. This is the current standard. And we have been doing so since the late 1990’s.
Q. Can you fill windshield cracks?
A. Yes. We have been performing this service for over 20 years. Plus, repairing maintains the original urethane seal and cost less. Sometimes ALOT less.
Q. How good are DIY windscreen repair kits?
A. Compared to doing nothing, they are good. Compared to the tools and resin used by professional windshield repair techs, they are marginal at best.
Q. How long does windshield resin take to set?
A. If it is cured by the sun, a couple of minutes. If cured by our powerful UV (ultra violet) light, 10-15 seconds.
Q. Does Solarez work at night?
A. Solarez is a product designed for use in collision repair shops for body work and is not applicable for auto glass repair.
Q. Will a black light cure windshield resin?
A. Yes. The black light will provide a stronger and faster resin cure than sunlight. Even more so if it’s cloudy.
Q. What can I use if I don’t have a UV light for resin?
A. Your best bet is to enlist the help of a rock chip repair specialist. If you absolutely have to do it yourself, cure the resin in direct sunlight, but not before damaged area is completely filled.
Driving Directions From San Juan Capistrano To First Choice Windshield Repair
Our office is located at 26040 Acero, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
- Head east on Ortega Hwy toward I-5 Fwy
- Use the left 2 lanes to turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Del Obispo St/Ortega Hwy
- Continue to follow Ortega Hwy
- Use the right 2 lanes to turn right to merge onto I-5 N toward Ortega Hwy
- Merge onto I-5 N
- Take exit 90 for Alicia Pkwy
- Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Alicia Pkwy
- Use the 2nd from the left lane to turn left onto Jeronimo Rd
- Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Acero
- Turn right
- Turn right
Destination will be on the left.
Information About San Juan Capistrano, CA
San Juan Capistrano, Spanish for “Saint John of Capestrano” is a city in Orange County, California, United States. The populace was 34,593 at the 2010 demographics, up from 33,826 at the 2000 census.
San Juan Capistrano is the site of a Catholic mission for which it is named, Mission San Juan Capistrano. At the time the Mission was established in 1776, the region was inhabited by the Acjachemen band of Native Americans, called Juaneños by the Spanish. They had stayed in the location for around 10,000 years. The goal was named after Giovanni da Capistrano (1386– 1456), the Franciscan saint from Capestrano, in the Italian area of Abruzzo.
San Juan Capistrano is additionally understood for its high cliff swallows. The protected birds return during migration, which originates in the community of Goya, Argentina, around St. Joseph’s Day (March 19) yearly. The day is commemorated by the city’s annual Swallows’ Day Parade as well as other joyful events. The swallows leave around October 23, the feast day of St. John of Capistrano. The 1940 hit song “When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano”, written by Leon René, is a love song influenced by this yearly event.
From 2009 to 2017, the renowned swallows did not go back to San Juan Capistrano. They instead started migrating to as well as nesting in the Chino Hills , CA north of San Juan Capistrano. They developed their mud nests in the eaves of the Vellano Nation Club, located around a fairway in the Chino Hills just north of the Chino Hills State Park. Concerned San Juan Capistrano authorities specified that the swallows altered their course because the mission wasn’t the highest building in the location because of uncontrolled development, and hence quit drawing in the swallows for nesting.
Recognizing the city’s popular birds were no longer returning house, participants of the Mission San Juan Capistrano enlisted the aid of Dr. Charles R. Brown, a cliff ingests expert from the University of Tulsa. In 2012, the very first phase of a two-step procedure began, where the audios of the bird’s calls were played throughout the mission to tempt the birds back home.
In 2015, the project proceeded with the second phase where a replica wall of synthetic nests was built to provide the birds a nest to return to. The nests were built to be extremely similar to the original nests made in the mission, before the early 1900s re-stabilization. As of summer season of 2017, the cliff swallows have actually returned residence to Mission San Juan Capistrano as well as are still well known annually at the community’s yearly Swallows Day Ceremony and Mercado Road Fair.
In 2018, the community commemorated its 80th yearly Swallows Day Ceremony and Mercado Road Fair placed on by the San Juan Capistrano Feast Organization. The event shuts down a portion of the downtown location to give way for floats, equines, and also people walking in the ceremony. The occasion holds the title of being the longest-running and biggest non-motorized ceremony west of the Mississippi.
What is San Juan Capistrano known for?
Mission San Juan Capistrano is known as the “Jewel of the California Missions” and welcomes over 300,000 visitors each year. Great things to see include: The iconic bell wall, which still features daily bell ringing to honor the legacy of Saint Junipero Serra.
Is San Juan Capistrano safe?
San Juan Capistrano is as safe versus other cities of the same size for crime. The table below compares crime in cities with comparable overall population in the city’s boundaries. Considering only the crime rate, this city is safer than the California state average and safer than the national average.
Do the swallows still come back to San Juan Capistrano?
The city is by law a bird sanctuary. Every year around the Day of San Juan (October 23), the famous cliff swallows of San Juan Capistrano swirl into the sky and head back to their wintering grounds in Argentina, 6,000 miles south. And they faithfully return every spring in mid March.
Is San Juan Capistrano a good place to live?
San Juan Capistrano is one of the most naturally beautiful cities in Southern California. Its rolling hills, rich history, and small-town community give it a rare, special character. People who live here tend to feel unbelievably blessed to be apart of this community.