Recently noticed a small chip on your car’s windshield? Having a chipped windscreen is much more than a cosmetic issue. It also creates a hazard that can reduce the safety of all who travel in that vehicle.
So let’s get into the answer of your question of when can a windscreen chip be repaired.
Usually if the chip is smaller than a $1 coin it can be safely repaired by a qualified auto glass technician. However each case is different as factors such as the size, severity and location of the chip come into play. So it is always best to consult with a trained professional such as the team at Metro Auto Glass.
Don’t Put Off Windscreen Chip Repair
You may be thinking “the chip is so small, can’t I just leave it for now?”
When a chip occurs on your windscreen, it affects a range of things including visibility whilst driving and even the structural integrity of your windscreen. The vehicle’s windscreen is not only important for visibility but also keeps us safe whilst driving. It is a key component of the vehicle as it prevents flying debris from hitting the driver and passengers. If a vehicle has a crack or chip in the windscreen it is more vulnerable to failure from repeated driving.
However small the chip or crack damage is on your windscreen, the longer it is left unattended, the more likely it is to spread or increase in size. This will make the option of repair less likely.
One of the reasons it is better to get a chip repaired as soon as possible is to avoid it becoming a bigger problem which would lead to full windscreen replacement. For a simple glass chip repair, you can call upon a technician who can fix it in less than 30 minutes. For a windscreen replacement however you are looking at a much longer and more expensive job.
You can always rely on us as your automotive glass repairer to do a safe, quick and professional job. Get in contact with us early so we can perform a chip repair before you require a windscreen replacement.