Windscreen cracks are a common problem that many motorists have to deal with. While some cracks can be repaired, others will require the entire windscreen to be replaced. The type of repair that is required will depend on the size and location of the crack. For example, small cracks located on the edges of the windscreen can often be repaired using special resins. However, larger cracks located in the center of the windscreen will require the entire panel to be replaced. In most cases, repairing a windscreen crack is a fairly simple and straightforward process.
However, it is important to get the repairs done as soon as possible to prevent the crack from getting worse. If left untreated, a small windscreen crack can quickly turn into a large one that will need to be replaced. As a result, it is always best to get any windscreen damage checked out by a professional as soon as possible.
How Are Windscreen Cracks Repaired?
Noticed a small chip or crack in your windscreen but aren’t sure what to do about it. Even if the windscreen damage is minor, it can lead to greater problems in the future. Both financially and mechanically, the small damage will become a large burden. Safety is paramount in vehicles and windscreen damage should also be repaired for that reason.
At Advance Auto Glass, we will always try to repair your windscreen before replacing it. Whether it’s our mobile service or in the workshop, we’ll work hard to get you back on the road quickly.
For more information about cracked windscreen repair, keep reading.
The Repair Process
If a crack appears on your windscreen, especially towards the edges, book it in for immediate repairs. These types of cracks tend to spread at a rapid pace. Our team of specialists will determine the extent of the damage and if the crack can be repaired. We can repair the windscreen damage if it is:
• Smaller than a 20cent coin, and
• A star crack
• A bullseye crack
• A half bullseye
These chips and cracks are generally caused by stones that flick onto the windscreen. If the crack is in the driver’s direct line of vision, the windscreen will need to be replaced.
First We Clean Your Window
After an inspection, our team will determine if the damage can be repaired. If it is repairable, the windscreen is cleaned to ensure it is free from dirt and loose glass fragments. This ensures that no particles interfere with the resin that will be applied.
Then We Apply the Resin
Once cleaned, a resin is forced into the break area of the windscreen. When the resin has entered the crack, it is cured using ultra-violet light. This ensures the crack is permanently glued. After it has completely dried, the repaired spot is scraped and polished, making the area look as good as new.
Overall, the repair process will save you time and money, and it also comes with a 12-month guarantee.
One Last Touch up
Once our windscreen technician has finished the repair, we ensure your vehicle is free from damage. Advanced Auto Glass technicians use primer paint to patch up any small damage to your car’s body. Our technicians follow procedures that adhere to strict industry standards. This ensures your car will look as good as new, without compromising the vehicle.