When it comes to looking after and maintaining your car, the little things matter. Damage such as a chip or small crack in your windshield may seem insignificant, but if left, these minor repairs can turn into a nightmare that will not only cause more damage to your car but potentially to you, too.
There’s very little you can do to prevent chips or cracks from appearing in your windshield. They usually happen when small rocks or stones hit the glass, when driving behind another vehicle. Even if the chip is small, you should get it repaired as soon as possible after it appears by a company that deals with windshield repair in Kelowna. A small chip eventually leads to a larger crack or a series or smaller cracks, which will cost far more to repair in the long run.
A specialized auto glass company can ensure that the chip gets the proper treatment to prevent it from getting worse, or can replace your entire windshield, if the worst has already happened. Repairing a chip is a quick and simple process, and can be repaired by a qualified technician with a minimal amount of fuss.
An auto glass technician will first inspect your windshield to assess the damage and to figure out the best treatment for the glass. He will then clean the area in and around the chip to make sure no debris or dirt has gotten inside. Next, the chip will be sealed with a resin that blends with the glass, when dried with an ultraviolet light. The end result is a windshield with glass that looks as good as new.
The important things to remember when you discover a chip or crack is to not panic and continue driving as normal. Inspect the damage when you get to your destination, and make sure that you keep the area clean. Cover it with some sticky tape to ensure that no debris gets in the chip or crack, and call or visit an auto glass or windshield repair company, like Enterprise Glass Ltd. in Kelowna (which is an ICBC Glass Express Shop), as soon as you can.
Windshield Chips: why they happen, when and why to repair, CarWindshields.Info
Windshield Repair 101: How to Fix Your Windshield, Popular Mechanics