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Repairing a Cracked Dashboard


If you were looking for repairing a cracked dashboard, you came to the right place. Recon Pros Auto Upholstery and Reconditioning has been in business for over 25 years now, serving thousands of clients all over Orange County. We offer a wide variety of services for both the interior and exterior of your vehicle.


Dashboard issues? We’ve got you covered! Recon Pros handles the restoration of cracked or damaged dashboards. We can repair leather, plastic, vinyl and padded dashboards and make color matching replacements of any part.


How much does it cost to Replace a Dashboard


When restoring cars, it is often too expensive to replace a cracked dashboard. That’s assuming that a new dash board is even available for your year, make and model. The average cost for a dashboard replacement is anywhere from $2,000 to $2,500. Labor costs range from $600 to $800 while parts are priced around $1,500!


Why Does a Dashboard Crack?


Similar to skin, the vinyl plastic that many dashboards are made out of can become dry and brittle. This is especially the case during hot summer months. The sun and humidity can make your vinyl plastic surfaces very dry. The result is shrinkage and cracking.


How to Prevent Dashboard from Cracking


The best way to prevent dashboards from cracking is by protection from ultraviolet light and extreme heat. When possible, park the car inside a garage or a shady location. It is also recommended to use a windshield screen or a car cover to block sunlight. Avoid harsh cleaners and use only a soft rag and warm water to clean the dashboard. There are also moisturizing treatments that can be applied to the dashboard.


Repairing a Cracked Dashboard


“So what should I do if my dashboard is cracked or damaged?” you might ask. Should you follow some DIY tutorial from the internet and try to fix the crack yourself? Well yeah, you could try that; however, there are a lot of steps and products that is needed to get the job done right. There will be sanding involved, repairing the crack with fillers, texture coating and painting.


Your best option would be to get the help of a professional, and Recon Pros Auto Upholstery and Reconditioning are here to help! Our team of experts will fix your cracked dashboard, and make the interior of your car look as new again. We will let you know upfront about all the details and the costs.


For all types of upholstery and reconditioning services in Orange County, contact Recon Pros today! You can find out more info on our website or give us a call at (949) 276-2242.

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