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Windshield Repair

Windshield Crack Repair

Windshield chipped or cracked?

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What is a chip?

A chip in a windshield occurs when a small rock or other object impacts it, nicking the glass and causing a small damaged spot. A chip may be a very small spot that is barely noticeable, but most people know instantly when they occur because of the loud popping sound of impact.

Why you shouldn't wait to fix it

For the best chip repair possible, in which the windshield is left very smooth and clear, the repair should be done within a few days after the damage occurs. Left alone, a chip can often burst into a pattern of tiny cracks, or even grow into one long crack. If you did not repair a windshield chip and it grew into a big crack, now you'll be spending hundreds of dollars on a new windshield. If the chip is repaired promptly, the car owner can avoid a more costly repair and the original factory seal around the windshield can be left intact. This is especially important to remember when a chip occurs near the outside edge of the windshield. Once the resulting crack gets too close to the edge, it might not be able to get fixed.

Repair Cost

The cost of windshield repairs is typically covered by most full coverage insurance plans, because insurance companies value the logic of repairing small chips before they become large, expensive problems. For customers without insurance, or whose insurance plans do not cover chip repair, the cost isn't going to crush the bank. Obviously, repairing a chip is preferable to replacing the windshield.