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The Different Methods of Windshield Glass Repair

Rocks and other foreign debris can cause damage to your windshield. The impact of something that hits your windshield can leave behind chips, cracks or can even shatter your windshield. If your windshield has been damaged, you may be curious as to how a windshield is repaired. Here are the three common methods used for windshield glass repair.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Using a Company That Manufactures Their Own Auto Glass

When you are looking for an auto glass repair shop to repair your auto glass, you will find that companies use a variety of techniques to obtain the glass. Some companies buy the auto glass directly from the manufacturer. Some companies buy auto glass from third parties who manufacture it and other companies manufacture their own auto glass. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method of obtaining the glass. Taking the time to learn about some of these pros and cons and getting answers to the questions you have will help you decide which is right for your auto glass needs. Here are a few of the questions you may have about using a company that manufacturers their own auto glass and the answers.

How to Protect a Broken Car Window Until it Can Be Repaired

After a window on your car is broken, outside elements can enter your car. This includes things like pests or rain and snow. It also makes it easier for a thief to steal something from your car or gain access to steal your car. In a perfect world, you could take your car to an auto glass repair shop and have the glass repaired right away. However, you may not have the money or your car may have glass that needs to be ordered or custom made, meaning it takes time to get the glass to make the repair. If your glass has been broken in your car, follow these steps to secure the car and keep outdoor elements out until the glass can be repaired.

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