How to Handle a Chipped or Cracked Windshield
Posted in Windshield Repair, on June 19, 2020 By Admin
Every highway driver will experience an annoying windshield chip at some point during a driving “career”. For those who act quickly, windshield chip repair can provide an effective and long lasting remedy. For those who delay, window damage may spread, and windshield replacement may be required. Either way, professional attention is highly recommended.
How to Stop a Windshield Crack from Spreading
Once a windshield crack or chip is realized, it’s important to avoid any stressors – like dirt and debris; extreme heat and cold; and even car washes. These are all precautions to avert further spreading, but there are also some DIY options that can offer a short-term remedy.
You can certainly purchase a DIY windshield repair kit, but these kits have very limited long term success. Some drivers use “super glue” to keep the damage from spreading – again with limited success. There’s also the nail polish solution, which “cauterizes” the damage.
The thing is, windshield chip repair should really be left to a professional who has the tools and expertise to make it right. If it’s not done right, there’s a risk of damage spreading and the potential need for complete windshield replacement – clearly a more expensive option.
With windshield cracks and chips, it’s better to make repairs ASAP. In fact, small cracks and chips are much easier to fix, and with the right technique, the results are long lasting. On the flip side, letting cracks and chips fester will eventually lead to more damage and more cost.
Benefits of Cracked Windshield Repair
With windshield damage, it’s best not to postpone repairs. While many drivers hope that a crack or chip will not spread, it’s not uncommon for the damage to grow bigger and bigger.
Save Your Money
The truth is, windshield repairs are far less costly (and far less stressful) than replacing the entire window. True, the damage might be minor, but why wait for more costly repair work.
Quick and Easy
Today, auto glass repairs (chips and cracks) are quick and easy to expedite in a professional repair shop. With the right tools and equipment, the process is completed in a short time.
Repairing a crack or chip ASAP does more than just fix the damage. Professional repairs will ensure that the damaged area is strengthened, with little chance of additional spreading.
When auto glass is repaired instead of replaced, waste glass is not finding its way to landfill. The problem is that windshield glass is not recyclable, so the glass goes into a dumpster.
Expert Auto Glass Repairs From General Auto Glass
General Auto Glass provides quality auto glass repair throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Whenever possible, we recommend windshield chip repair as an alternative to complete windshield replacement. Repairs are guaranteed and results are long lasting.
Find out more about our auto glass services (including Mobile Repair) by calling 905-604-0433 or visiting our company website. You can also request a FREE comprehensive price quote by using our convenient online form to describe your scope of the damage.