Windshield Chip Repair
We’ve all been there – you’re driving down the highway and suddenly your vehicle is struck by an airborne stone, leaving a small yet very pesky chip in your pristine windshield. The chip is relatively small, and if you crane your neck, it’s not totally in your line of sight. You don’t need to repair it now, right? Wrong.
Even a small windshield chip can become a big windshield problem if left in disrepair. Exposed to the elements, a windshield chip can become impacted with dirt, making it more difficult or even impossible to repair. If water penetrates the chip, the windshield can become foggy. Save time and money, and stay safe on the road; schedule an appointment with your local Glass Doctor for a windshield chip repair.
Chip in Windshield: When to Repair or Replace
A windshield with a chip less than 3/8 of an inch in diameter is usually a viable candidate for windshield chip repair. If you have multiple windshield chips or a chip and crack, your local Glass Doctor will assess the structural integrity of the windshield. If your windshield is deemed to be structurally unsafe, we will recommend a full windshield replacement. As a rule of thumb, the sooner you seek windshield chip repair, the more likely the repair is to be successful.
Is your windshield chip bigger than 3/8 inch? Learn more about Glass Doctor windshield replacement.
Is your windshield cracked? Learn more about Glass Doctor windshield crack repair.
The Glass Doctor Chipped Windshield Repair Process
Since 1962, Glass Doctor specialists have been fixing home and auto panes across the U.S. and Canada. Using our time-tested processes and industry best practices, our local teams complete glass repair, replacement and other services for residential, automotive and commercial markets at more than 270 locations in the United States and Canada.
To repair your chipped window and get you back on the road, your local Glass Doctor will:
- Thoroughly wash and dry the windshield.
- Prepare the chipped area by clearing the space with a drill.
- Use a special tool that attaches to the surface of the glass to inject a repair resin.
- Allow the resin to dry and cure.
- Buff and polish the repaired chip to best match the original windshield surface.
Can I Fix My Chipped Windshield?
Sure, you can patch your chipped windshield, but a better question is should you. Glass Doctor specialists use high-quality and specialized glass tools to complete each job – tools not commonly used in home repair. Without these tools, it’s difficult to ensure that the chip is sufficiently filled and that the glass is polished to a smooth finish. Save your sanity and your windshield’s integrity with affordable windshield repair from Glass Doctor. Schedule your appointment today.
Let Glass Doctor Fix Your Auto Panes
Schedule an appointment with your local Glass Doctor, or call 833-974-0209 for 24/7 emergency service. Our expert, affordable auto glass, windshield repair and windshield replacement services will get you back to cruising in no time.