Windshield pitting is a common occurrence, especially in coastal or desert areas where blowing sand abrades the surface of the auto glass. Windshield pitting is also common in cold Canadian climates where sand and gravel are applied to icy roads. Depending on the extent of the pitting on your windshield, you may not even notice it.
Minimal pitting won’t affect the performance or safety of the windshield, but heavily pitted windshields are a safety hazard. If sunlight or streetlight hits a heavily pitted windshield at just the right angle, it can create an opaque effect that severely reduces visibility. Heavy pitting also reduces the effect of windshield wipers, compromising visibility in the rain.
Some products claim to restore pitted windshields, but auto glass professionals, like Crackmasters, shy away from them because they’re unreliable.
The best solution for a heavily pitted windshield is a replacement. Your local Crackmasters Canada shop uses only quality Original Equipment windshield glass made specifically for the make and model of your vehicle. Our technicians perform a full cut-out of the original adhesive to ensure a new quality seal that will keep your windshield safely in place.
Not sure if your windshield is pitted? Stop by your neighborhood Crackmaster for a quick inspection.