When is the right time to repair the chip or crack in your windshield? Well, the correct answer would be yesterday. The sooner you can repair the damage, the better. The longer you leave it, the greater chance that the small chip will soon become a crack that stretches the whole length of your windshield. This impedes the strength of your windshield and, in turn, is a risk to you as a driver.
So is it a simple repair you should get or are you better to replace your whole windshield? We will always recommend a repair if it’s possible. Depending on the severity of the damage though, this may not always be achievable; however, if you are looking to replace your windshield then you will be looking at higher costs and the loss of your factory-sealed windshield.
If a chip or small crack is all that you are dealing with, then we recommend booking an appointment and getting your windshield repaired as soon as possible. The costs will be minimal, you will be in and out quickly, and your windshield will look (and structurally, be) as good as new. You will also leave with your windshield still factory-installed and with the original seal intact. If you replace your windshield, the technicians have to remove it completely and it is not possible to guarantee that the replaced windshield will have as air-tight a seal as the original. Of course, at Crackmasters, we do not cut corners. Our repairs are up to 300 times stronger than our competitors; we will provide the best replacement possible outside of the factory.
If you’ve let that crack turn into a much larger problem or if you were unlucky enough to have your windshield heavily damaged in another way, then you will need to have your windshield replaced. Although the “damage is done”, as they say, it is still integral that you get your windshield replaced sooner rather than later. Your windshield is made to withstand about half the impact if you are in a head-on collision; that structural integrity is obviously damaged if your windshield is badly marred.
Regardless if you have a chip, a crack, or extreme damage, your best bet is to call today, not tomorrow.