You know that feeling you get when you hear a rock or other road debris hit your windshield. You immediately start looking around to see if there is a chip. When there is a chip, some people see and think, “I should get that fixed soon.” then they promptly forget and move on. Then, after several weeks they realize they didn’t get the chip repaired yet. This could be a problem for several reasons:
- Dirt and debris – Over time rain, wind and even your windshield wipers can cause dirt and debris to get into the chip. This makes chip repair more difficult and the repair may not be as smooth and clear as it would have been if the repair was made sooner.
- Warm weather – Stress from warm weather can cause a chip to spread into a crack. Cooling from the air conditioner makes cracking even more likely.
- Force when driving – Driving over potholes, speed bumps, and other abrasive terrains puts extra pressure on the edges of the chip and may cause it to spread. If the crack spreads too far, then you will no longer be able to repair the windshield, but instead need to replace it.
Acting quickly for your chipped windshield repair will prevent further damage and a much smoother repair. An important thing to note is that although a chip may spread to a crack you don’t need to worry about it bursting or shattering, as windshields are designed to be very strong and safe.
If you’ve put off chipped windshield repair because of a busy schedule, McConnell Auto Glass offers mobile glass repair. We can come to you at home or work, wherever is most convenient for you. To learn more about chipped windshield repair, call us at McConnell Auto Glass.