No matter how safe you are on the roadways there are some things that are completely out of your control. It is impossible for you to dodge every rock kicked up by a truck or debris that has fallen off of another vehicle. Your windshield is constantly threatened on a daily basis. Usually your windshield is able to withstand these perils, but cracks and chips do appear.
So what does your windshield do other than block the wind? For instance, in a front end collision the windshield provides up to 45% of the structural integrity of the cabin of the vehicle and in a rollover, up to 60%. Cracks and chips in your windshield put you and your passengers at risk. They impair your view, increase your chances of ending up in an accident, and compromise the structural integrity of your vehicle.
We consider several factors when we decide whether to repair or replace your windshield, including the size of the chip and its location. Repairs are always preferred over a replacement because of the convenience and price. We’re committed to fixing your windshield as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. That’s why our specialists will make every effort to make a windshield crack repair whenever it’s a viable option. Windshield crack repair is faster, less expensive, and every bit as effective at fixing the problem as replacement.
Most people tend to overlook a chip or crack in their windshield. It is a common misconception that if the crack is not spreading it is still fine. This is not necessarily true. Bring your vehicle to any Auto Art location and let one of our experts inspect it.