Posted on 9/23/2019 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
Most of us have done it—we notice a chip in our auto glass and just keep on driving, hoping it won’t turn into a bigger problem. But is this practice really safe? Or could harm befall us as a result of our negligent ways? While it may not seem that a small rock chip or tiny crack might endanger our safety, the fact is, it very well could. Driving with damaged auto glass not only puts your vehicle at greater risk for serious damage, but it puts you and your passengers’ safety on the line. Below, our experts at Only 1 Auto Glass discuss the various ways your chipped and cracked windows are endangering you.
Posted on 7/15/2019 8:27 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
The sight of a tiny rock chip in your windshield or other car window may not seem alarming, but it actually requires immediate action. This is because little chips and dings will, under the wrong circumstances, quickly spread into long cracks. Once a crack is too long, it can no longer be repaired. At that point, the only choice is to replace the glass. As you can imagine, replacement is far more expensive than repair.
Posted on 6/24/2019 6:30 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
When you have a chip or crack on your windshield, it’s important to get it repaired as quickly as possible. A chip or crack can worsen if you hit a bump while driving or even with the hot, summer sun beating down on your windshield. To avoid more costly repairs down the road, read through our list of tips to help you protect your cracked or chipped windshield until you can get the problem repaired.
Posted on 5/13/2019 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
Your windshield goes through a lot in the line of duty. Drive your vehicle long enough, and there's a good chance you will eventually need rock and chip repair. This kind of damage isn't just unsightly. Cracked windshields are hard to see through, make the window less safe in an accident, and could develop bigger cracks over time.
Posted on 5/21/2018 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
If you take care of rock chip repairs when they’re small, Only 1 Auto Glass can repair a rock chip in your windshield without having to replace the entire glass. If you don’t repair it immediately, the chip can lead to a crack, or worse. We’ll have no choice but to replace the windshield. This can cost more than a simple repair. We recommend that you do the following if you have rock chips in your glass:
Posted on 4/16/2018 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
When driving by a construction site, you may end up with construction damage. Once that damage occurs we can help you with your window repair or replacement. Look to us for what that next step is following when construction just cracked your window. We are there for that “now what” moment.
Posted on 10/23/2017 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
You’re driving down the road, and a few small pebbles ding your windshield. Although there are no major cracks, you notice that there are a few chipped areas. The question is whether you should have the chips repaired or the entire windshield fully replaced. The only way to know for sure is to have an Only 1 Auto Glass technician assess the windshield to see which option is the best for your car.
Posted on 8/14/2017 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
If you have a small crack in your windshield, it may be able to be repaired by filling it in with resin. Unfortunately, not every crack can be repaired or should be. If the crack is splitting off in multiple directions, a repair may not hold. If the crack impairs your line of sight, it should not be repaired. And if the crack is along the edge of the windshield, you do not want to repair it; you should replace it. Here are a few reasons why Only 1 Auto Glass recommends replacing the windshield if you have a chip along the edge of the windshield:
Posted on 7/17/2017 4:00 AM By Only 1 Auto Glass
There are a number of ways that you can get chips in your auto glass. The most common way is a rock flying up and hitting your windshield. But kids may also be playing with toys and hit your car or a stray bb pellet from a bb gun may hit your window. Regardless of how it got there, you may find yourself wondering if this new chip in the glass can be repaired. Here are a few of the factors that you need to take into account when determining whether a chip in auto glass can be repaired.