Chip & Crack Repair
1. Causes of windshield chip and crack
Modern car windshields are made out of a "sandwich" of specially treated safety glass and plastic that can normally withstand hits from projectiles such as small pebbles thrown up by other vehicles on the road.However, when pieces of debris or stone have adequate mass and hit the windshield fast enough, a windshield chip and crack may result from the impact. These damages can be round or "bull's eye" cracks, star-shaped cracks or long cracks. Long cracks may result when the glass is subjected to a sudden change in temperature. The heavy closing of doors and vibrations from regular vehicle operation also contribute to the formation of long cracks on windshield.
2. Windshield chip and crack repair
There was a time when a chip or crack in your windshield meant certain replacement. That's no longer the case. Modern technology makes it possible to repair windshields that would have previously been scrapped. Not only does this save your windshield, it also saves you money and time.
The car windshield chip can happen any time. You are driving on the motorway or street, and suddenly a stone thrown into your car windshield by another vehicle passing you. It hits your windshield and creates a chip on the screen. The size of the chip will gradually grow and turn into a crack. The best time to avoid windshield replacement is when the chip happens and should be repaired as soon as possible.
Many types of car windshield stone-damaged can be successfully repaired. A windshield repair depends on the size of the chip or crack. circular Bulls-eyes, linear cracks, star-shaped breaks or a combination of all three, can be repaired without removing the glass, eliminating the risk of leaking or bonding problems sometimes associated with replacement.