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Can a Star Chip on a Windshield Be Repaired?

A rock hitting your windshield can lead to a variety of cracks, breaks, chips and more. The impact of the rock can also be in the shape of a star or asterisk impression, a spider web or a bull's eye or target mark. If you have a mark on your windshield that is in the shape of a star, you may find yourself wondering if this type of mark can be repaired or if your entire windshield needs to be replaced. Here is some information you will want to know:

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Reasons Why an Auto Glass Repair May Not Work

When your windshield has a crack or chip in it, you will want to have the chip or cracked filled to stop it from growing larger. If it grows larger, you may need to have your entire windshield replaced. Unfortunately, not every glass repair works. Sometimes there is no explanation as to why it didn't work. It is just one of those things that occasionally happens. Other times, there is a reason why the repair failed. Here are some of the common reasons why an auto glass repair may fail to prevent the crack or chip from spreading.

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The Importance of Having Windshield Cracks Repaired Before Hot Weather Hits

Windshield cracks are not all that uncommon. They are typically caused when a rock or piece of gravel flies up from the roadway or off a truck and hits your car's windshield while you are driving. Having the crack filled is extremely important. It helps to prevent the crack from growing larger as your car vibrates due to rocky roads or potholes. However, life happens, and sometimes people do not get their cracks or chips filled quickly. But with temperatures increasing and summer almost upon us, it is important to have your crack repaired soon.

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What Happens to Used Auto Glass?

When your auto glass is badly cracked, chipped or damaged beyond repair, you need to visit an auto body shop for a replacement, but where does the damaged glass go? There’s more than one answer because the glass can be recycled, reused or end-up in a landfill depending on the circumstances. The variability lies in the composition of windshields along with auto body shop best practices.

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Do You Have a Damaged Windshield but Don't Want to Use Insurance?

In the Deep South, there's a colloquialism which says, “Feed a goat or eat a chicken,” which means, sometimes you have to make a choice without knowing what the best outcome may be of either decision. At no time is such a concept more true than when dealing with an insurance company.

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If a Rock Flies Off a Passing Truck, Can You Hold Them Accountable for Windshield Repair?

One of the most common ways for a windshield to be damaged is for a rock to fly up and smack right into the windshield, leaving a chip or crack behind. While sometimes these rocks are simply on the road or fly out of nowhere, other times, you can see exactly where they are coming from. Trucks carrying gravel or other rock material may have rocks flying directly out of the back of them. If this is what happened that caused the damage to your windshield, you may be wondering if you can hold the company accountable. Here is some information you should know.

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How Long Can I Drive With a Crack in My Windshield Before More Damage Occurs?

If you are driving down the road and a rock slams into your windshield, you may wind up with a chip or crack. When this occurs, you likely know that you need to get the crack repaired. If you fail to do so, the crack can grow. This can cause your windshield to go from needing a repair to a more costly replacement. However, you may be wondering how much time you have to get the repairs you need before more damage sets in. Here is some information you need to know.

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Everything You Need to Know About Keeping Dirt Out of Windshield Chips

When a rock flies up and hits your windshield, it is important to have the chip filled as quickly as possible. However, due to normal life, it may realistically take you a few days to get into a repair shop and have the chip filled. During this time, dirt can infiltrate the chip, causing additional problems. Here is everything you need to know about keeping dirt out of windshield cracks. 

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Ways to De-Ice Your Windshield Without Damaging It

Do you use a metal scraper to remove ice from your windshield? Or do you pour hot water over the ice to get it to melt faster? If so, you are not alone. These are common ways that people go about de-icing the windshields on their car. However, these methods can seriously damage your windshield. The hot water can cause your windshield to crack and a metal scraper can scrape your windshield, making it hard to see, especially when the sun is glaring against the scraped area. While taking your time and thawing out your car is truly the best way to remove ice, there are other things you can do to get the ice removed faster. Here are a few ways to go about de-icing your car without damaging your windshield.

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How Does an Auto Glass Repair Warranty Work?

Many auto glass repair companies are offering a warranty when they repair a chip or crack on your windshield. However, this may leave you wondering how a warranty works and how they can warranty the glass. After all, they cannot prevent a rock from flying up on the freeway and hitting your windshield again. If you are looking at using a company that warranties their auto glass repairs, here is some information you should know.

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