How It Works
The first step in repairing a windshield is to assess the damage.
Types of windshield damage fall into two basic categories - chips or cracks. Cracks are normally the expansion of a previous chip but can also be caused by stress between the glass and the frame of your vehicle. Windshield chips take many shapes and some of the most common breaks can be seen in more detail to the right.
After the damaged has been assessed, the next step is to completely clear the damaged area of debris. With the area clean, windshield repair resin is forced into the damaged area until all the voids are filled. Heat is applied to the repair resin to begin the curing process. After curing between 20 and 45 minutes (depending on the damage), your good-as-new windshield is ready for the road. Learn more about safe windshield repairs and safe drive away times on our Windshield Repair Safety page.