How do you get a rock chip in your windshield? Driving on the highway, picking up rocks while driving through a construction site, or even just going off-road. Once this pesky little thing happens to you, it’s time to make the decision: Should I repair or replace my windshield? There are many factors that go into making this decision and this article will help guide you!
Rock Chip Repair: When Is It the Best Option?
Rock chip repair can be a safe and cost-effective alternative to replacing your windshield, as long as the chips are not too severe. A technician will assess how bad they are before recommending an option for repairs.
At Only 1 Auto Glass, we take our customers’ safety seriously by providing them with the best customer service and a transparent process. We consider several factors when determining whether windshield repairs are right for you:
● The rock chip is smaller than the size of a quarter
● Cracks resulting from the rock’s impact are less than six inches long
● The damage does not extend through both layers of the windshield glass
● The glass damage is not near the outer edges of the windshield
When it comes to windshield damage, there is no one-size-fits-all fix. We assess each case on an individual basis and are happy to give you a free estimate!
Windshield Replacement: When It’s Necessary
In most cases, rock chip repair is a suitable option for a windshield that contains minor damage. But when more substantial rocks collide with your car’s windows, auto glass replacement will be necessary in almost every situation. If you notice anything like the following types of harm on your window, a replacement will be necessary:
● Multiple chips spread throughout the glass
● Cracks that are longer than six inches
● Cracks or chips that begin or end near the edge of the glass
● Damage that impairs your vision while driving
Since a broken/damaged automotive window cannot offer safety protection to drivers anymore because of any cracks or breaks anywhere else in the structure – especially through an impact area such as near headlights (which are made from thinner material) – replacing rather than repairing may be best for all parties involved.
When your vehicle has a broken windshield, prompt repairs are essential in order to keep you and any passengers safe. At our company, we specialize in auto glass repair and replacement for all makes of vehicles and have been serving the Davis metro area since 2005 with excellence! If you need more information about what services we offer or just want to request an estimate without stepping foot inside one of our stores, give us call today or contact us online.