Should I get a chip in my windshield fixed?

Driving with a damaged windshield can obscure your vision and impact the vehicle’s structural integrity. … A chipped or cracked windshield should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible, and done so by a qualified auto glass technician.

How much should a windshield chip repair cost?

It may be $50 or $100, and some insurers cover the full cost of glass chip repairs. In BC, ICBC may cover your repair for free (without a deductible!) If you wait too long and the chip or crack spreads and becomes irreparable, it’s obviously more expensive. On average, a windshield replacement is around $400.

When should you get a windshield chip repair?

According to Glass.com, you should replace your windshield when:

  1. The glass is tempered, not laminated.
  2. The crack is longer than a dollar bill.
  3. The crack or chip is deep enough that it went more than halfway into the windshield.
  4. The crack or chip extends to the outside edge of the windshield.

How do I repair a small chip in my windshield?

How to Fix a Chip in Your Windshield

  1. Buy a windshield repair kit.
  2. Clean the glass around chip or crack.
  3. Apply the adhesive patch and plastic pedestal that comes with the kit.
  4. Inject the kit’s epoxy resin with the syringe.
  5. Allow it to cure and remove the pedestal.
  6. Remove any excess epoxy and clean the glass.
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How much does Safelite cost to fix a chip?

How Much Does Safelite Charge to Replace a Windshield?

Auto Glass Service Price
Repair 1 chip in front windshield $134.99
Repair 2 chips in front windshield $164.98
Repair 3 chips in front windshield $189.97
Replace front windshield $359.99

How big of a chip in a windshield can be fixed?

Size and Depth



Pretty much any shop should be able to repair chips of about one-inch diameter and cracks about three inches long. Traditionally, any crack larger than a dollar bill could not be repaired, so size was a very important factor in making the determination.

What do you do when a rock hits your windshield?

What To Do When a Rock Hits Your Windshield

  1. Pull over and inspect for damage. The first thing to do, according to the American Automobile Association is to pull over and inspect for damage. …
  2. Cover the area. …
  3. Check with your insurance. …
  4. Bring your vehicle into an auto glass repair shop.

What happens if you don’t fix a cracked windshield?

Though not an immediate danger, if the crack is large, near or touching the edge of the windshield, the glass may have to be replaced and driving the car is not recommended. Driving with a broken windshield should also be avoided whenever the damaged glass impairs the vision of the driver.

How do you tell if a windshield chip can be repaired?

Signs a Windshield Can Be Repaired or Should Be Replaced



The crack is shorter than 12 inches or the chip or bullseye is smaller than 1 inch. The crack is longer than 14 inches or the chip or bullseye is larger than 3 inches. Only the outer layer of the glass is damaged. The inner layer of glass has also been broken.

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How do you tell if a windshield chip has been repaired?

Things to look out for when checking your windshield repair:



It should be completely smooth to the touch – it should not feel rough with any protrusions. You should not see any broken glass – the chip should only be very faint up-close. The chip or crack should not develop or grow in size once it has been repaired.

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