Small rocks and pebbles are being thrown at your car every time you drive it. These small rocks and pebbles are sometimes thrown by your wheels, while other vehicles speed past and throw them back. This road debris can cause scratches and marks on your windshield. Pebbles and other debris that are slightly larger or sharper than your windshield can cause chips. A windshield chip repair is essential to keep your windshield in good condition and prevent further damage.
When it comes to windshield rock chip repair, a stitch in time will save nine. If a chip is left untreated, it will grow and eventually crack. Cracks are more difficult to fix than chips. They require more skill, time, and money.
Sometimes, the crack is too large to be fixed effectively. You may have to replace your entire windshield if the crack is in your vision zone. Make sure to inspect your windshield for chips or similar damage during your auto maintenance check. If you find any chips, fix them immediately.
You can repair small chips on your own. However, it is important to recognize when you are not in your league. If the chip appears to be growing, call in professionals. To prevent the chip from cracking, damage control must be performed quickly and efficiently. An experienced technician can repair the chip and ensure it does not spread again.
If you've never done chip repair before, a chip that extends over your driving area and blocks your view is one you should not do. This is not the area you want to practice your windshield chip repair skills.