Your front windshield are often prone to rocks and other building or highway debris that can be pelted at your windshield at high speeds while driving and cause a minor crack or crevice in the glass of your windshield. If this happens, you don’t necessarily need to repair the entire windshield, but rather patch repair the small or minor damage caused by a rock. We offer our discounted windshield rock chip repair services that help ease the financial stress of repairing the entire windshield.
How They Happen
Rock chips often happen when you’re driving and a small pebble or rock is jolted towards your windshield at high speeds, leaving behind a crack or crevice. This can happen often and can be unsightly and sometimes dangerous if it leaves behind significant damages to your windshield. However, most rock chip incidents are minor and the repairs are easy to do and even easier to maintain.
Rock Chip Repairs
Rock chip repairs are usually done through localized repair methods. This means that we don’t necessarily need to remove the entire windshield, nor do we need to repair the whole thing if the damage is minor and leaves behind a small dent, star, or crevice. Rock chip repairs are achieved by injecting a bonding material into the crevice that prevents the chip or crack from growing and expanding. Rock chip repairs are intended to prolong the lifespan of your windshields and reduce the need for immediate replacements. However, many of our rock chip repairs are only intended to stop the spreading and worsening of existing rock chips, not prevent new ones.
Chip fillings, as mentioned previously, are achieved by using a filling and bonding agent that is placed into the crevice or crack to prevent it from worsening and growing. The bonding agent is also intended to fill the crack accordingly so that it is smooth and evened out with the rest of your windshield. This prevents future items and debris from getting caught in the crevice and creating deeper damage. Chip fillings can be redone over time, when needed, and can help your windshield to look great and perform like new again, even with a minor crack or damage. Chip fillings also make the appearance of damages minor and less noticeable.
If you’re looking for the best way to avoid and prevent future rock chips in your vehicle’s windshield, we can recommend a few tips. First, if you’re driving along the highway at high speeds and are suddenly behind a semi-truck, we recommend pulling into another lane and avoid semis altogether. Their speed, weight, and size, can lead to rocks being pelted at your windshield with greater force which can result in cracks. Another tip is that if you’re driving through a construction zone or on gravel, it’s best to keep speeds slow, if possible, and reduce the amount of rocks that are uplifted from the ground and that have the potential to hit your car. We can also help you to repair side auto glass of your car.