When your windshield is chipped from debris on the road or some other type of impact, it may start out somewhat small or quite large. While the size and depth of the chip does affect the possibility of repair, most smaller chips can be fixed if done professionally.
Repairing a chip in your windshield is much more cost effective than replacing the windshield. The chip repair process stops the chip from expanding and spreading, and leaves the factory seal of your windshield intact, and is a more economical expense.
How does it work?
First, we start with an evaluation. Our auto glass technicians will evaluate the damage to your windshield and determine if repair service is possible.
If repairing is the best option, we start with vacuuming the air out of the chip (the black areas you may see inside the chip are simply trapped pockets of air). The technician will then drill a precise hole into the chip which creates a vacuous gap allowing residual air pressure to release. Next, we inject a special resin into the chip to fill it. After the resin is injected, it has to be cured with an ultraviolet light which will harden the resin and seal the chip.
Why choose chip repair?
We always do our best to let our customers know the benefits of our auto glass services like chip repair, and why it is important.
- Compromised windshield means compromised safety. The windshield provides significant structural support in collisions and rollovers, is vital for proper airbag deployment, and prevents occupants from being ejected from the vehicle in an accident. Even a small chip in the windshield undermines the safety of the driver and all passengers
- Chips can instantly expand into cracks. Whether the vehicle is parked or driving down the road, a small chip can become a much bigger problem in the blink of an eye due to changes in pressure and temperature. Chips can easily become larger cracks from a simple bump in the road or turning on your air conditioner on a smoldering afternoon.
- Chip repair saves you money. Replacing your windshield would be far more costly than repairing the damage; if the chip in your windshield can be repaired, that is by far the most cost-effective option.
- It only takes a moment. We are able to repair most windshield chips in as little as 30 minutes.
Many insurance providers will even cover windshield chip repair at no cost, and with no deductible. If you have any questions about our chip repair service, the DeDona Auto Glass team is ready to assist you at (336) 851-1300.