For car owners, it is often hard to decide whether they should get the broken windshield repaired or replaced with a new one. If you are in confusion or doubt as to what is the right way to go, you should seek the consultation of an experienced automotive glass technician. There are different types of windscreen damages and only an expert will be able to give you the best advice.
Have an auto glass technician inspect the extent of damage to your windshield. During the inspection, the expert takes three things into account – the type of damage, size, and depth of the damage, and the location of the damage.
In general, a chipped windscreen needs repair work whereas a cracked windshield needs to be replaced with a new windshield. More specifically, damages less than six inches in size can be repaired. In some cases, long cracks in the glass can also be repaired. The technician will closely examine the damage and suggest the best solution.
As a smart vehicle owner, you should take immediate action as soon as your windshield gets damaged. If you spot a chip as early on as possible, you can get it repaired before the damage starts to spread.