At Magic Glass Repair, our skilled technicians first look for the possibility of repair. So, let our professionals assess the damage first, and then they’ll suggest the best course of action in your case.
When inspecting the damage, the technician takes three key factors into consideration – size, location, and depth of the impact. It is only after they have evaluated how badly the windshield has broken that they will recommend whether you should get it repaired or install a new windshield altogether.
If the auto glass of your vehicle has chipped, the technician will check out the size of the damage as well as the number of chips. If there is a single chip and it measures less than 40 mm in diameter, it is repairable. In case the chip is larger, it can’t be repaired. Instead, the technician will replace the broken auto glass with a brand new windscreen.
Also, if the windshield has suffered more than 2 chips, a repair won’t be possible. Another factor that plays a key role in the determination of repair or replacement is where exactly the damage is located.
In many cases, the crack lies in the driver’s line of vision. This is a critical location for windshield damage. This is a case for auto glass replacement, not repair. Likewise, if the windshield has cracked towards the edge, the best course of action would be to install a new windshield. If you go the repair route, in this case, the structural integrity of the car would be compromised.
When evaluating the severity of damage to the windshield, the depth of the impact is also a significant factor. If the damage is only in the upper layer, it can be repaired by the technician.
Minor chips are easy to repair. However, you should take note of such minor issues and seek the consultation of our expert technicians as quickly as possible. The timely repair will not only keep you safe but also prevents the minor chip from spreading and turning into a much bigger problem.
If a small chip is left unrepaired, the damage will get worse, and then replacing the windshield with a new one will be your only option. If you have a similar issue with your car’s auto glass, reach out to Magic Glass Repair and schedule your appointment to get it fixed.