3 Tips for Starting a Windshield Repair Business

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Windshield repairs are always in demand. Anything can happen while on the road, and when a windshield chips, drivers need a high-quality fix. A windshield repair business can be highly profitable and easy to run business, with the right preparation, planning and windshield repair equipment. Operating your own windshield repair business will allow you to be your own boss, work on your own terms, maximize your take-home pay and do something you enjoy. Windshield repair businesses are also extremely cost-effective with very little overhead and start-up capital required. In this post, we’ll show you how to get started with your windshield repair business.

Getting Started: Skill & Tool Acquisition

It’s important to first acquire the skills and tools needed to run your own windshield repair business. There are many online and classroom resources to learn the skills necessary, meaning that learning the necessary skills is easier now than ever.  The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA), the only association in North America dedicated solely to the needs and promotion of windshield repair, provides education and accreditation to would-be windshield repair technicians. Understanding the types of equipment needed for your business is also important.

TOP TIPS:  How to Market your Business Effectively

After finding the right windshield repair equipment, marketing your business is the next most important part of developing your own windshield repair business. Here are the key tips for marketing your business successfully:

  1. Be listed on as many directories as possible.

Online directories are what phonebooks used to provide, a simple way of seeing the contact details and basic information of a business. Yelp, Google My Business, and Yellow Pages are all examples of directories you need to be on. This means that when people needing a windshield repair search for one online, your business will be the most likely to appear, as many businesses under-utilize or are inconsistent with their directory listings.

  1. Acquire as many reviews as possible.

Reviews are like gold-dust when it comes to marketing your windshield repair business. The more reviews you have, the easier it will be to get business and the more likely people will be to buy from you. Search engines such as Google rank reviews very favorably and can help you stand out. Google actively encourages this practice, and this will help put you far ahead of the competition who do not ask for reviews for their business. Getting reviews will allow you to outrank other businesses who might invest heavily in paid advertising.

  1. Target Locally

If you have a website for your windshield repair business, be sure to target locally. This means adding keywords highly relevant to your area on your website and social platforms. For example, if you are based in New York be sure to include this repeatedly throughout your digital assets. This way, when someone searches for Windshield Repair New York in Google, you’re the most likely to come up.


Tri Glass Introduces: Essential Windshield Repair Kit

Our third kit; Tri Glass Essential Windshield Repair Kit.  For many years Tri Glass has only had two different kits; our basic and professional.  This Essential Windshield Repair kit has a bit of both products from these best selling kits.  The first is the Dremel Drill with a charger.  It also comes with a 1/16 collet to fit the drill and 2 pointed tip drill bits.  The second is the 12 Volt lamp.  It is durable, dependable and fast.

The Tri Glass Windshield Essential Kit contains our number 1 selling resin; Tri Glass UV thin resin (TRI 101) and our strong UV thin pit sealer (TRI 102).  By having these resins and sealers you will be able to fix bulls-eyes, star, and combination breaks.  It includes our patented bridge with 2 stainless steel injectors and metal bar.

Tri Glass Essential Windshield Repair Kit (Includes a Dremel Drill with Charger!)



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Product Name:

Tri Glass Essential Windshield Repair Kit

Product Description: 

Introducing a new kit from Tri Glass.  The Essential Windshield Repair Kit.  This sturdy, portable kit box contains high quality products to produce high quality repairs.  It contains:  (1) patented Tri Glass Bridge; (1) 12 Volt Lamp; (1) Dremel Drill with charger and 1/16 collet and 2 drill bits; (1) 1 oz. Thin Resin;  (1) 1/2oz  Thin Pit Sealer; (25) Small O-Rings; (1) 1/2 oz. Pit Buffer; (1) 1/2 oz. Pit Polish, (1) Inspection Mirror; (25) pit sealer tabs, (1) Hook Scribe, (1) Suction Cup Lube, (1) Shop Cloth, (1) Acetone Container, (1) training DVD.

Features & Benefits:

This kit is ideal for someone starting their own repair business.  If you would rather have a Dremel Drill instead of a scribe it is the kit for you.

We have been purchasing our resin and sealer from the same manufacturer for over 20 years.  It is tested and approved to fix bulls-eyes, star, and combination breaks.  Our patented bridge is included, which has two stainless steel injectors and metal bar.  Pays for itself with just a few repairs.

2 Unique Tri Glass Products That Every Auto Body Shop Needs

A majority of an American’s life is spent traveling.


Places you could be regularly traveling to:

  • Work
  • Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Parties
  • School


Places you shouldn’t be regularly traveling to:

  • Auto Body Shops


Yes, regular auto maintenance is important, but if you are constantly bouncing back and forth between your home and your dealership, chances are they may not have your best interest in mind.


Up-selling unnecessary services is a common tactic employed by many service shops. Mechanics realize that the average car owner is not an expert, so they try to scam shoppers into constantly returning for unneeded products to make a quick dollar. If you have a scratched windshield, you don’t need a new windshield every time. Even if the scratch is a foot-long or a half-inch thick., Tri Glass, Inc. has a solution that will save you and your customers time and money.


If you work in the automotive business in 2016, you know how fast word travels. From Yelp to Facebook, customers have an instantaneous way to post their experiences from their cell phone.


Consumers have wised up to the fact that every time there is a minor issue, it doesn’t mean you need to take major action.


Here are a couple of the unique products we carry that will help your shop thrive while gaining trust from your customers:

  • Tri Glass UV Long Crack Repair Resin – This product is one of our staples. The 1oz bottle contains a low viscosity, optical grade ultraviolet curing resin and repairs the longest cracks efficiently while being barely visible to the naked eye. Not all shops have this product, but they should! (BONUS – it has a one year shelf life!)
  • Professional Window Repair Kit – A must-have for all automotive companies that offer repairs. This set has everything a cracked windshield needs. The kit contains a 2oz container of thin resin as well as a 2oz container of thick resin, PLUS two ounces of thin pit sealer. For a limited time, we are also offering a FREE Dremel Drill and a charger in the kit. Don’t lose customers by pricing your services out of the market. People know what they need, and they want a great value (like this.)

 Tri Glass Inc. Pro Kit

To buy windshield crack repair equipment, visit www.triglassinc.com today or call our friendly and dedicated employees at 800-419-8601.

All of our commercial auto glass repair kits are for sale at the lowest prices in the business. 

Professionals and consumers alike benefit from the unique offerings we provide. Take control of your automobile and shop with the gold-standard of windshield repair products.

Rising Above Windshield Repair Scams as a Glass Restoration Business Owner

If you’re a windshield repair business owner, being well aware of your competition can largely influence the success of your company. By looking at what your competition is doing, you can remain one step ahead of the game. Sure, you’ve got to keep tabs on the windshield repair businesses around you – but there’s another type of windshield business you should also be watching out for: windshield repair scammers. In a world filled with thousands of vehicles in need of windshield glass repair, there are three types of restoration businesses – the good, the bad, and the scammers. These windshield scammers – the con artists – are making our businesses look bad. How can anyone trust us to fix their windshield if our industry is associated with crooks and crimes?


To rise up against the corruption of windshield repair, glass repair businesses need to build a positive reputation for themselves. By following the moral standards of the field and operating with ethical values, your customers will learn to trust you with their repair. You should make sure that you perform work with professional-grade, quality supplies for your windshield repair business so that you can conduct the best restoration services. Having the right tools, materials, and equipment on hand will allow you to perform repairs that will last, making your customers feeling satisfied with your services. Offering a warranty on your restoration service will also provide your consumers with confidence in their purchase.




As a reputable online supplier where businesses can go to get professional windshield repair systems for sale, we stand up to scammers by offering the finest products. In our inventory we have quality tools such as resin, pit sealer, the Tri Glass Bridge, UV lamps and more – everything you need to provide a superior level of glass repairs. We also provide windshield repair kits for those looking to start their own glass restoration business. Our prices are affordable too – so that you can make a successful return on investment that doesn’t involve any unethical schemes.


Here are some ways to show your customers that you are trustworthy:

  • Operate using a fixed address – no PO Box or pickup truck!
  • Make your billing invoice presention transparent, clear, and easy-to-read.
  • Offer a guarantee on your repairs.
  • Charge for your services using an honest and accurate pricing module.
  • Have all employees represent your company by wearing a badge or uniform.
  • Promote your business as reputable and trustworthy.
  • Partner with insurance companies to obtain a positive reputation and gain leads.




Don’t let windshield repair scams scare you out of the business or have a negative effect on your consumer base. Research conducted by the Swansea Metropolitan University shows that 90 percent of chips found on auto windshields crack within just three years. With that being said, the demand for windshield repair is high. And of course, with our topnotch products, we’ve got you covered.

Why You Should Consider One, or Both of Our Windshield Repair Kits

If you repair windshields for a living or own an auto shop that offers this service, it is likely that you know how time-consuming it can be to acquire all of the tools and equipment needed to perform repairs. What’s more, you may have heard that instead of acquiring everything you need to perform repairs individually, you could purchase a Windshield Repair Kit. However, one question might remain: What kit should you choose? Well, ultimately, the answer depends on how often you are making repairs, and how much you are willing to spend.

Here at Tri Glass, Inc., we offer two kits. One is our “Tri Glass Professional Windshield Repair Kit,” and the other is our “Tri Glass Basic Windshield Repair Kit.”

Why choose our Basic kit?

If you are in the business of repairing windshields but don’t do it as often as the other auto services you may provide, choosing our Basic kit is ideal. In a nutshell, this kit has everything that you will need to produce strong and clean repairs, and you should expect anywhere from 200-250 to be completed by the time you use all of the thin and thick resin.

Tri Glass Inc. Basic Kit











This kit is typically available for $475.00, but we have it available for 20% off ($375.00.)

What is so special about our Professional kit?

If performing windshield repairs is your forte, and/or this is your main business offering, this is the kit to choose. Simply put, this is the perfect kit for individuals who have a strong need for professional-grade tools, accessories, and resins to consistently meet the demands of an ever-expanding customer base (although that is not to say anyone can order it!)

Tri Glass Inc. Pro Kit








This kit has everything our Basic one has and more, as it has double of the basic kit (2 bridges), and is typically just available for $200.00 more. If you do happen to purchase this kit, not only will discover that you can perform one repair, but that you can have someone else utilizing what is in there at the same time.

When it all comes down to it, you should choose the kit that is most suitable for you or your business’s needs. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to purchase one or the other. After all, if you have a thriving business, it is perfectly alright to order both!