Big Windshield Cracks: Are They Repairable?
You’re driving to work, you have a million things on your mind and all of a sudden- boom! A rock flies from the car in front of your car’s tire and hits your windshield. Now, you have a major crack in your windshield and a million and one things on your mind! Right now, your biggest question is- can this be repaired?
Windshields are not one giant piece of glass, but rather two layers of glass sandwiching an inner layer of automotive safety glass. This inner layer, called the lamination, holds together the broken outer layers in the event of an accident. This is why your windshield cracked when struck by the rock, instead of shattering and falling apart the way a regular glass pane window would. In general, most windshield chips and cracks can be repaired. It is important to note that it always depends upon several factors:
#2 Type (Star Break, Bulls-Eye, Half Moon, Crack Chip or Pit)
#4 Location of the damage
The drivers in the Oceanside area have the trusted and reliable services at North Coast Auto Glass to depend upon. To answer your question, yes! We can repair your cracked windshield! Our expertly-trained car glass technicians are able to fix most minor cracks and chips in about 30 minutes. As well, the cost is relatively low if not completely free thanks to your auto insurance coverage. A well-repaired windshield should completely restore both durability and visibility. There’s no reason to put this off!
It’s important to understand that time is of the essence. Your little crack won’t stay little for long! If your windshield damage is less than one inch in diameter and not directly in the driver’s line of sight, it can easily be repaired by our experts with no problem. That being said, if the cracking process is not stopped soon, your crack will grow larger and longer. Soon, a full windshield replacement becomes the only option. Any crack larger than a dollar bill can usually not be repaired, so size was a very important factor in making the determination as to whether we can repair or replace it. Call us before you get to that point!
When we arrive, we will get to work. This type of repair involves injecting a clear, curable resin into the outer layer of windshield’s glass. This restores its integrity and improves the appearance as well. The resin is then cured and polished, leaving a smooth surface. The crack is now unable to spread and cause further damage, and you’re ready to get back out on the road.
You deserve a little peace of mind. Call us at 760- 871-3492 or, if you prefer, fill out our online form. We’ll provide you with a free estimate and a solution to your cracked windshield. We’ll have a solution ready for you very soon that is both convenient and quick.