It can be startling when it happens while you’re driving your car. It can be puzzling when you discover it when you are washing your car. It is that little windshield chip and it can come out of nowhere. They most often occur from a tiny stone kicked upped by a passing truck or car, but when they happen without your knowledge, it makes you wonder.
If the chip is small enough, there may be a temptation to let it go, especially if it’s not in your line-of-sight or is otherwise barely noticeable. There are other things you can spend that money on right now than rock chip repair, right? Why spend money when you don’t have to? Well, there are some very good reasons to get even the smallest chip taken care of quickly.
- Small chips can be repaired easily and inexpensively. When you have a small chip and bring it into us for a repair, you are getting one of our least expensive repairs. You owe it to yourself to at least have us look at it and give you a price. You can even get an estimate by using our convenient online form providing your vehicle’s make and model and describing the damage.
- Small chips can turn into big cracks. Many people view glass as a solid object, which is true. That, however, doesn’t mean it is not flexible. Because of its size and its purpose in a moving vehicle, a windshield is designed to flex with the motion of your car or truck. This motion can cause a small chip to either turn into small crack, or even worse, a large crack that can spider as the windshield flexes. It can happen from something as simple as crossing over railroad tracks or by one of the potholes our infamous Minnesota winters leave behind. Now you just had a rock chip repair that has turned into a bigger, more expensive windshield repair or even a windshield replacement.
There is not a lot you can do about preventing these small chips from happening. Like paint chips that happen in a parking lot, they can seem to come out of nowhere. You can, however, prevent a small chip from becoming worse with a rack chip repair from Only 1 Auto Glass.
At Only 1 Auto Glass, we are on a mission of 100% customer satisfaction. We will do whatever it takes to earn your business. This “can-do” attitude has helped us grow to 15 locations in the Twin Cities Metro area. Can’t get to one of our locations or aren’t comfortable driving with damaged auto glass? Not a problem! Contact us and we’ll send one of our fleet of mobile repairs vehicles to you! We’ll come to your home or where you work.
Don’t take the chance of having that tiny chip turn into a windshield replacement. Contact Only 1 Auto Glass in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN area and let us give you the exceptional service you deserve.