Auto glass cracks from rocks

Auto Glass cracks from rocks

A lot of people wait until the last second to repair their windshield when it gets damaged. The windshield is made up of lots of layers, so the crack at first seems very small, and sometimes it’s hardly noticeable. The windshield is 3/8 inch thick, so when the outer layer takes the impact, it can take the damage. But when the crack is big that a dent appears, drivers still don’t think about it. Hey, it’s a small crack, so why worry about it? Factory glass is supposed to be strong and very durable, especially if the car is made by a well known manufacturer, such as Toyota or Honda.  Then the crack expands, and it then expands up to a point where it impairs the driver’s vision a lot, or the windshield has to be replaced entirely rather than being repaired. So the driver has to pay more than three times the repair cost for the replacement. So it’s better to repair it the day the crack appears.

The windshield glass also has a hand in how much the repairs would cost. If the factory glass is made up of cheap stuff, then the cracks would re-appear. However, they can be prevented if the right tools and products are used. If not, the cracks would keep appearing, and then you would be forced to do a replacement.

In order to avoid this scenario, go to your auto glass shop the day the chip appears. There would be chips that never expand, but that does not mean that all chips are like that. And don’t just go to a shop which is the nearest or which has the cheapest rates. Go to a shop with a solid reputation, because they will guarantee you that the job is done right. A lot of times, in big cities where auto glass shops are littered all across the place, a person goes to the one which has the least experience, and in the long run the windshield situation gets worse. A successful chip repair will leave a small scar, so it won’t take out the entire thing.

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