One minute you’re driving down the highway, the next a tiny rock is being hurled at your windshield. Odds are you won’t even see the projectile until it’s too late. Now you’re left with a chip or crack in your windshield.
Don’t worry, it’s only a small ding, but the key is to get it fixed before it snowballs into a bigger problem. We can help.
The biggest reason you need to have the chip repaired is because the Minnesota seasons can do a lot of damage to the chip. Hot temperatures can cause the crack to extend, and freezing temperatures can be just as damaging if water or liquid gets inside the crack and expands. Ignoring a chip can cause a windshield repair to turn into a window replacement real quickly, and that will increase the total repair cost.
Some cracks are so big that the whole windshield needs to be replaced, but if it’s just a chip, you can probably get by with a repair. A good rule of thumb to remember is that any chip or crack that’s smaller than the size of a quarter can probably be treated with a simple repair.
Windshield chip repair is a pretty straightforward process. First, we insert resin into the chip to remove any air. The resin solidifies and seals the crack. This way no more air, dirt or debris can get in the chip and add to the crack’s size. As soon as the resin sets, you can get back on the road, it’s as easy as that!
If you’re wondering if your windshield ding needs treatment, we’re here to help. For more information about affordable windshield repair in Minnesota, click here to receive a free auto quote.