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When I began thinking more seriously about car issues, it occurred to me that there were a few things I needed to do if I wanted to make things easier for myself in the long run. For starters, I began taking my car in for regular auto service, which really helped out. It was really interesting to see how many different things had to be fixed every time I went in, but when my car didn't have as many problems, I could tell that it was really paying off. This website is all about understanding and preventing car problems by making better choices.



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Repair That Chip In Your Car's Windshield Promptly To Avoid Escalating Damage

by Micheal Barrett

A chip in your car's windshield can turn into a serious problem if it's not repaired right away. Hitting a pothole in the road could jar your car hard enough that the damaged area cracks and spreads. It's always a good idea to have damage to your windshield repaired right away. Here's why.

Repairs Are Quick And Less Expensive

Repairing a small chip in the glass doesn't take too long when compared to replacing the windshield. Also, if you're paying out of pocket, you'll pay less for repairs than you will if the windshield has to be replaced. However, the technician has to decide first if the glass can be repaired safely. In the case of hail damage where the glass has multiple chips, it will probably be necessary to replace the glass instead. Also, if the chip is large or spreading cracks, glass replacement might be a better option. The location of the chip matters too, however, if it's possible, repair is the first choice when suitable.

Repairs Keep The Damage From Spreading

A windshield is repaired by injecting clear resin into the chip that hardens and bonds the damaged area together. Then, the surface of the glass is polished to make the repairs smooth. The chip doesn't become completely invisible after the repairs are done. You may still notice an imperfection in the glass, but there is no worry about the cracks expanding and creating a safety hazard when you're driving. The biggest danger from a damaged windshield is that the damage could escalate when you least expect it and that can create hazardous driving conditions. By having repairs done promptly, you can eliminate this concern.

Windshield Repairs Are Convenient

You may put off having your windshield repaired because you don't have time to be bothered with it. Fortunately, it's usually possible to have mobile repairs at your convenience. The repair technician can come to your office or home to make repairs while you're going about your normal routine. Since auto glass repairs don't take too long, they can even be done while you're at a restaurant or shopping. You might not have to pay when the work is done either if your insurance will pick up the cost.

Damaged auto glass can be frustrating, especially if the damage is extensive, but whether the glass can be repaired or if it has to be replaced, the work can be done at your convenience so you are safe to drive. Driving with cracked auto glass isn't only a safety hazard, you might get stopped by the police if the cracked area is large enough and that will compound your problems.