Clear Cut Glass: Why Repair A Windshield Chip?
Often times when you get a chip in your windshield it is easy to overlook and not take care of until it spreads to significant crack. This can be very dangerous for you as well as other drivers on the road. There are several reasons to repair a windshield chip as soon as you can:
• A windshield chip can crack at any time. Increased pressure could turn the chip into a crack at a moment’s notice.
• A windshield provides up to 30% of a vehicle’s structural strength. In a crash or roll-over accident the windshield supports the roof, helps the airbags deploy and prevents you being thrown from the vehicle.
• Windshield chip repair saves money. The cost of windshield replacement can exceed repairing a chip.
What’s the evidence?
The longer you leave a windshield chip, the more likely it is to get worse and spread to a crack. Outside stressors like extreme temperatures, driving, and weakness in the windshield can cause existing windshield chips and cracks to spread quickly. The best way to stop this is to get the chip repaired when you first notice it.
Something else to consider living in Arizona is warm weather stress.
Heat distorts the shape of the windshield glass, which can lead to cracking by itself. The air conditioning unit makes chips even more likely to crack.
Let Clear Cut Glass help you with any chip or crack in your windshield! We are here for all of your windshield repair and replacement needs!
I like that you talked about a chip spreading into a crack. My windshield got chipped yesterday because a kid threw a rock at it. So I’ve been looking for someone to repair it. I like the idea of repairing it before it gets bigger, it seems like it would save money. Thanks for the information!