Do I need a windshield repair or front windshield replacement?
Many people are unsure if they need a full windshield replacement or just a simple windshield repair. A windshield repair should only be performed if the size of the crack or chip in your windshield is less than the length of a dollar bill. Most auto glass shop technicians will be able to assist with determining whether or not a complete windshield replacement of your car glass is required.
The structural integrity of the front windshield is questionable when a windshield repair is performed on chips or cracks larger than the length of a dollar bill. Also, most windshield repairs larger than a dollar bill are usually still visible after the repair. However, the structural integrity of a windshield repair performed on cracks or chips less than the length of a dollar bill can be completely restored and considered safe in most cases.
Front windshields act as a major safety feature if you are in an accident that causes your vehicle to roll over. The front windshield is designed to prevent the roof from crushing you in a roll over accident. This is why it is very important to replace or repair your front windshield when the need occurs. When you need to replace your front windshield be sure you know the different types of auto glass that are available in order to guarantee your new front windshield is top quality.