Frequently asked questions
A rock chipped my windshield, what do I do now? Is my windshield going to break?
First thing, do not panic! Rock chips happen... Your windshield is made up of two layers of glass with an additional layer of plastic in between. The windshield is not going to shatter, but you should schedule a repair as soon as possible to avoid the chip turning into a crack.
Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse?
Unfortunately, rock chips can turn into cracks over night so you definitely shouldn't procrastinate in booking an appointment with us. There ARE a few things you can do to minimize the chance of spreading before our appointment. First, do not use your defroster as heating the glass can cause a chip to crack in no time. Second, try to park on a level surface. Parking at an angle will put stress on the windshield and possibly do more damage. Speaking of stress, when driving the vehicle with rock chip damage, you should try to avoid potholes or rough roads as the stressful jolt you may experience while running over a pothole can cause the damage to spread right then and there. If the weather happens to be warmer (85 degrees+), you should consider leaving one of your side door windows slightly opened while parked to allow hot air to escape from the cabin. Not doing so can mean the air will get hotter and hotter. Hot air expands which may cause pressure on the windshield that could make your damage spread. In fact, in warmer conditions, try to park in the shade. Lastly, avoid washing your windshield or using any Rain-X or similar product. This will leave residue in the chip and make it more visible after the repair.
Do I have to go to a shop or can a repair tech come to me?
Will the repair be as strong as the rest of the windshield?
Yes! Once the repair is completed and cured, that section will be just as strong as before the damage occurred.