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Factors That Affect Windshield Repair (Part I)

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Windshields can get damaged by many factors. Falling objects, for example, can leave a hole in a windshield. Hail and even debris can also chip or crack a windshield. A car windshield has many uses and is considered a safety, so it is important to keep them in good working condition. When a windshield is already damaged, however, how does one know whether or not repair is still an option over replacement? An article on CarWindshields.info tells how.

Windshield Repair

Is Repair the only option?

According to the article, chips and cracks can be repaired depending on the size and depth of damage, type of crack and location of the crack. Furthermore, the outcome of a (windshield repair) is also dependent on severity of the damage, location, amount of contamination and age of the windshield. An honest assessment of a damaged windshield made by a professional will determine the best possible course of action, be it repair or replacement.

Size and Depth

Chips that are approximately one inch in diameter and cracks that are approximately three inches in length are still repairable, and any repair shop can repair them. Not all repair shops can repair wider chips and longer cracks because the repair process requires the use of new technologies, according to the article on the website. The technologies make it possible to repair even cracks that are 18 inches long.

Type of Cracks

There are cracks that a windshield may sustain because of an accident. Here are some of them:

  • Star break cracks are short radical cracks that form on the impact point
  • Bull’s-eye cracks (also called half moon cracks) are a result of a damage by a circular object
  • Crack chips have the size of a quarter and are the same as dings
  • Pits are cracks missing a small piece of glass

In need of a windshield repair or replacement service? (Broken windshield)s are a specialty of Miracle Auto Glass Center. The company has the equipment to calibrate 96% of the cars on the road today. It has been around since 1986 and it only employs technicians with at least 10 years of experience to provide excellent service. And, the company can also give $50 discount to customer on (auto glass repair)s, which will be applied to the insurance deductible to help customers with their out-of-pocket expenses.