It goes without saying that windshield repairs, when compared to windshield replacements, are much more affordable and cost-effective. However, sometimes the windshield damage is too great, and is not eligible for a windshield repair. How can you tell if you are able to repair your windshield? What are the differents types of windshield damage? Find out on our blow below and see if you are eligible for windshield repair!
What Damage Cannot Be Repaired?
- Chips or cracks on both sides of glass
- Many cracks
- Damage that obstructs the driver’s viewing area
- Cracks and chips along the edge of your windshield
- Inside-windshield damage.
- Large (>18”) cracks.
What Types of Cracks/Chips Can Be Repaired?
The size and type of the crack or chip can also affect whether or not you have to replace your windshield.
- Pit (small piece of the glass has come off)
- Bullseye (circular chip)
- Star break
- Half moon
- Spider webs
- Long cracks
- Multiple cracks or chips
How to Avoid a Replacement
Accidents happen. If you are in a car accident, you may be worried about the condition of your windshield. If you get your windshield repaired as soon as you notice damage, you may be able to avoid cracks and chips spreading. A small chip or crack is easy enough to fix, and will not result in needing a replacement if handled as soon as possible.