Chips or Cracks in Your Auto Glass are Ugly AND a Safety Hazard
Your windshield is an important structural part of your vehicle.
Structurally, it supports the roof and the surrounding cockpit. The windshield itself can absorb a considerable amount of impact and debris, preventing it from ever reaching you. When you get a crack or chip in your windshield – even though it might not seem like a big deal or look that bad – it’s a serious potential safety issue.
Not All Glass Damage is the Same
There are different kinds of windshield damage. The most common damages to windshields are rock chips and fractures. A rock chip is triggered by roadway debris i.e., rocks or pebbles. A fracture (usually called a “crack”) is a solitary line of separation that could originate from an impact factor.
The Longer You Wait, the More It May Cost
The longer you wait to fix the damages, it might spread and also could transform a repairable scenario right into a full blown windshield replacement, costing YOU much more. A lot of insurance provider WILL CERTAINLY cover a rock chip on the windshield at no charge to you. Talk with your insurance representative to get more information on what they will cover when it pertains to windscreen damages.
When you get a chip or crack in the glass, you either want to get that windshield replaced or you want to get that chip repaired as quickly as you can. This prevents the chip or crack from worsening and restores the integrity to the car’s structure.
Do You Need to Repair or Replace your Auto Glass?
Chips can be repaired, depending on the depth of the chip in the glass. Repairing is less costly, but the one thing you must know is it is NOT a guarantee to prevent the chip from worsening into a crack. It can be repaired, but it won’t be 100% integrity like it was when it was original.
With cracks, you want to replace the windscreen. This makes sure you have 100% structural integrity and safety without worrying if a repair fails at some future moment.
On Location Auto Glass Repair & Replacement
We have an on-location auto glass division that can handle while-you-wait repairs or replacements, or you can schedule to drop off your vehicle to have the work done. We will:
- Examine your auto glass to determine if it needs repair or replacement
- Provide you with an estimate
- Work with your insurance company if needed
- Perform all work on site
We are proud to serve the cities of Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Las Flores, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente.