Can My Windshield Be Repaired?
The longer you wait, the more time the damage has to spread; and it will. Small changes in temperature, additional impacts from road debris and small bumps in the road will eventually cause that small chip to spread. If left untreated for too long, you may have to replace the entire windshield.
If your windshield has multiple impacts (5 or more deep chips), the glass usually cannot be repaired safely as the damage is to extensive. Other situations that leave a windshield irreparable include:
- Cracks over 6" long
- Chips that pennetrate the glass, leaving a hole
- An area on the windshield that has already been repaired
How Do Windshield Repairs Work?
When your windshield is damaged, the impact causing a chip or crack actually removes glass from the windshield. This loss of material is what you perceive as the chip or crack. The windshield repair process is NOT designed to eliminate the damage. The process makes the damaged area invisible to the naked eye but, more importantly, prevents the damage from spreading. It is this preventative measure that makes windsahield repairs a time-tested, reliable way to extend the life of your windshield.
In addition to preventing additional cracking, the repair also restores clarity, reduces added glare, and, let's face it, just looks better! Want to know how the repair process works? Learn more here.