Windshield cracks are often the result of chips which were left unrepaired and grew into a larger problem. Sometimes an object may strike the windshield with such force that a crack is created instantly. In fact, when glass cracks on impact it happens at a speed of over 3,000 miles per hour. There are many different types of cracks. For example, they may appear in a starburst pattern, with multiple cracks leading away from the point of impact, or they may appear as one long crack. It is important to seek repairs for windshield cracks as soon as they occur, so that a more expensive windshield replacement can be avoided. It’s not uncommon that a small starburst will grow into unrepairable 11″ crack just in a matter of a few days. It is rare, but in some states drivers with significant cracks in their windshields will be pulled over and issued a ticket by police officers. The reason behind this is that a large crack can reduce visibility and make that particular driver a hazard to others. This is yet another reason to have the crack repaired quickly. In some cases it may be difficult for a customer to tell the difference between a scratch and a crack in their windshield. The difference is that a scratch in the windshield does not go all the way through the outer layer of glass, like a crack does. If you are not sure whether you have a crack or a scratch, consult an auto glass technician first, as the cost of fixing a scratch is lower, and often can be done without going to auto glass repair shop with a basic polishing kit.
Windshield Crack Repair
Windshield repair is safe, effective, convenient and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Joe's certified repair specialists
Windshield repair is safe, effective, convenient and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Joe's certified repair specialists can repair