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Does my windshield need to be repaired or replaced?

Do you have a chip on your windshield? Can this type of damage be repaired, or does the windshield have to be replaced altogether? Below are some tips that can help you determine if your windshield should be replaced or if it can be repaired. Keep in mind that your automotive experts at UniglassPlus are your key contact for all your auto glass needs!

When do you REPAIR your windshield?

There are so many types of crack or chips! Thankfully, some of them are repairable. For example, in most cases, a star chip can be repaired. This type of chip is common when a rock hits your windshield. A star chip has a distinctive shape, which typically has multiple cracks radiating from a central impact point. It’s among the most common because it can easily happen while driving on the highway. If you see one of the cracks or chips below, chances are they can be repaired:

Repairing cracks is possible if they are no bigger than a toonie. In some cases, even longer cracks that span several inches can be repaired. If the damage from the chip on your vehicle’s windshield extends to the outer edge of the windshield (more than 4 cm from the outer edge), it’s more likely you’ll need a replacement since the structure of the glass may have been compromised.

It’s important to act fast if you want to repair your windshield. WHY? Firstly, because it’s your safety that’s on the line. Secondly, the more you wait, the crack can grow in size with bad road conditions, potholes  and the variations of temperature. If the crack grows, you might then need to have your windshield replaced which will be more expensive for you.

Having your windshield inspected by a professional is recommended. At UniglassPlus, your automotive experts inspect and offer their honest opinion for free, stop by any time!

When do you REPLACE your windshield?

Chips can become bigger cracks and fissures, which are not repairable! In those cases, a full windshield replacement is needed. Also, damage to the inside of the windshield cannot be repaired, neither can the ones that directly impact your line of sight!

If you have multiple or deeper cracks, the windshield needs to be replaced as well. We highly recommend getting the windshield replaced as soon as possible. Even simple bumps in the road can aggravate the crack.

Request an appointment today!

Your UniglassPlus professionals are experts in automotive glass repair and replacement and stay up to date with the latest technologies and techniques. We use only high-quality windshields from OEE manufacturers recognized by the insurance industry. Our professional installation meets the highest safety standards. Book an appointment today to get your windshield inspected and repaired! Don’t wait to travel with peace of mind!