Repairing vs. Replacing Your Windshield

There you are, driving along and enjoying your day when a rock jumps up from out of nowhere and damages your windshield. Almost everyone has experienced it, and almost everyone has thought, “Now what?” The first thing you need to know is whether you need to repair or replace your windshield.

The two major issues that factor in to whether your windshield can be repaired are the size of the chip or crack, and the location of the damage on your windshield. If there is damage that can interfere with the view of the driver your windshield will need to be replaced. In terms of size, most cracks shorter than three inches and chips smaller than the size of a quarter can be repaired.

There are many different methods to repairing a windshield. The windshield repair system, the resin, and the specialist will all affect the quality of the repair. Ideally, you will receive both a structural repair and a cosmetic repair. The primary function of the windshield repair is to prevent the damaged area from spreading. Cosmetically, the windshield repair should significantly improve the appearance of the damaged area.

After you notice a cracked windshield, you should go to a repair shop and to get your windshield examined right away. With time the crack or chip can grow in size and eventually lead to you having to replace the whole windshield. Need to repair or replace your windshield? Call Glass Doctor of Dallas Metroplex or schedule an appointment online today!