Windscreen chip repair is inevitable, and windscreen chips can easily develop into cracks, so they should be repaired quickly. We can provide a quality mobile windscreen repair service.
Chips form when small particles like dust, gravel or even hail strike your windscreen at high speed.
Chances are that you’ve heard of windscreen chips before. They form when small particles like dust, gravel or even hail strike your windscreen at high speed. These can be caused by rocks, stones, or even hailstones.
If a chip is on the inside of your windscreen and it gets larger than 1mm in size then it will need to be repaired by our team at Emergency Windscreens. If it doesn’t get any bigger than this, then you shouldn’t have any problems driving, but we are always available to check for damage and recommendations repairs if needed.
The impact causes a disc-shaped chip to form on the windscreen surface.
A chip is a small round disc-shaped area of damage on a windscreen caused when something sharp impacts the glass.
When you drive your vehicle, debris and other such objects can hit the surface of your windscreen at great speed. These objects can include stones, grit or even insects that are sucked into the air flow created by your car as it drives along. This impact causes a disc-shaped chip to form on the windscreen surface.
Windscreens are very important for safe driving. So if you have just been involved in an accident with another vehicle (or any object), check for chips in both front windows immediately after impact has occurred.
Chipped windscreens should be repaired as soon as possible to stop them from developing into cracks.
Chipped windscreens can easily develop into cracks. In fact, they typically take around four days to do so. When the chip first appears, you might be tempted to ignore it, but don’t let that happen! Chipped windscreens should be repaired as soon as possible to stop them from developing into cracks.
There are two ways for chipped windscreens to develop into cracks:
- They can get bigger as the glass around them shatters and breaks up over time
- The edges of chips will harden over time if exposed to UV light from sunlight or artificial lighting such as fluorescent lights in some offices.
Cracks can develop several days after a chip is discovered
Cracks can develop in the days after a chip has appeared, often when the car is driven over a surface with small holes or bumps.
Because of this, it’s best to repair chips before they become cracks.
Contact Emergency Windscreens for professional treatment.
You may think that you can do this yourself, but if you try to repair it yourself you could make the problem worse. If you don’t repair it properly, you could end up with a crack which will require more costly repairs in future.
Our Team will use special materials to fill the chip and make it smooth.
The specialist will use a special resin to fill the chip and make it smooth with the rest of the windscreen again. The resin is applied with a special tool which pushes it into the hole, before spreading it out over the damaged area.
Our specialist will then use another tool to polish away any excess, and you will see how well they have done their job!
Our specialist will also use UV light (the same kind used in tanning beds) to cure this new resin that has been laid down so that it bonds perfectly with your windscreen.
Some types of damage are impossible to repair, and will require a full windscreen replacement.
- Chips that are too big
- Chips that are too deep
- Chips that are in a dangerous place
- Chips that are too close to the edge of the windscreen (ie, close to your vision)
- Chips that are too close to the wiper blades
Our technicians at Emergency Windscreens will be able to guide you and offer advice.
Windscreen chip repairs can prevent windscreen replacement.
Windscreen repairs are much more affordable than a full replacement so remember it can literally save you money to repair your vehicle glass.
We can help you keep down your windscreen chip repair cost.
Windscreen repairs will be needed as some stage, especially if you spend a lot of time on the road. Contact our mobile Team for assistance.
Cracked windscreen and car glass repairs
Auto glass comes in many shapes and sizes, and our specialists have expertise with all models. Windscreen chip repair is now simple and convenient regardless of your car make or model.
Windscreen chips can easily develop into cracks so should be repaired quickly.
Windscreen chips are a common occurrence, and it’s important to repair them quickly. If left unattended, windscreen chips can easily develop into cracks that could lead to a need for full replacement of the glass.
Windscreen repairs will not only save you money in terms of having to replace your windscreen but also in terms of repair costs, as well as possible damage to your car should you have an accident while driving with a damaged windscreen.
Chips are a common occurrence, but they can easily develop into cracks if left untreated. Our Team at Emergency Windscreens will provide affordable convenient professional treatment as soon as possible so that the damage doesn’t get any worse.