We all know how common it is to get a windshield crack or chip these days. There are hundreds of drivers everyday that are faced with projectiles flying at their windshields. It could be anything, it could be a rock flying out of a construction vehicle or debris being launched out from behind the vehicle. We will list here a short list of the five main undermining principles regarding windshield repairs.
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- Most people think that a small crack on a windshield will not worsen. This is not true of course, every crack or chip will eventually spider outward and damage the windshield beyond reparability. It obstructs many safety features that the manufacturers have installed including the support of the roof to stop it from caving in, and it also affects the path of the passenger airbag. This makes a small crack even life threatening in the event of an accident.
- Try to shorten the time gap between the incident and repair. The longer you wait to fix the crack or chip the higher chance that repair will be more difficult to repair because debris and other junk can get inside and temperature changes can cause the cracks to spider outward, especially water.
- One common misconception is that DIY kits are hard to use, messy and could take a few hours to complete. Of course, this is not true to the slightest degree. A do it yourself kit is fairly clean and only takes 30 minutes from start to finish. It also saves you a lot of money.
- You should also know that a Do It Yourself Kit is not always a good option. If your crack or chip has spread then you should definitely seek professional help with your windshield. Many drivers believe that they can fix any crack and it is false. It may even still be repairable but you should consult a windshield technician to get expert advice.
When deciding to purchase a DIY kit you should definitely be sure to buy one that doesn’t apply any pressure to the windshield or glass being serviced. The current strength of the windshield cannot be determined and many repairs end up worsening until a new windshield needs to be installed.