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5 Types of Damage Leading to the Need for a Windshield Replacement October 24, 2017

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5 Types of Damage Leading to the Need for a Windshield Replacement, Cincinnati, Ohio

When you’re driving, small rocks and debris can be kicked up by the wheels of the vehicle in front of you, resulting in chips and cracks in your auto glass. Depending on how and where the pieces hit the windshield, a number of different types of cracks can occur. Here, GlassPro, Inc., serving Cincinnati, OH, explains five types of damage that lead their customers to need a windshield replacement.

5 Types of Damage That Can Result in the Need for a Windshield Replacement

1. Chip

When a small rock bounces off your windshield, it may cause a tiny piece of the glass to depart, resulting in a chip. A chip in a windshield can usually be repaired rather quickly, but it should be done as soon as possible. Postponing a visit to an auto glass shop may result in a small chip turning into a large crack, which will require a windshield replacement to fix. 

2. Crack Chip

windshield replacementIf your windshield gets chipped with an impact point that measures about the size of a quarter, you’ve suffered a crack chip. Like a smaller chip, this type of damage can usually be repaired if it’s done before the crack gets larger.

3. Bull’s Eye

Bull’s eye damage occurs from a larger rock or piece of debris creating circular damage, often featuring a cone within the outer layer of the glass. This type of damage is similar to a chip in that a piece of the glass has been removed from the windshield, but it is usually larger. Depending on the size of the damage, a repair may be possible. If too much glass has been removed, a windshield replacement may be necessary.

4. Combination Break

A combination break occurs when there are multiple types of damage, such as chips and cracks. The ability to fix this issue depends on the depth of the breaks. If they are small and on the surface, they may be able to be repaired. Deep breaks within the glass may force a replacement.

5. Edge Crack

If a crack occurs that begins within two inches of the edge of the windshield or extends to the boundary, it is called an edge crack. This is larger damage that forms immediately and normally reaches 10 to 12 inches in length. For this type, a windshield replacement is usually necessary.

Before determining whether or not you need your windshield replaced, the damage will need to be assessed to determine its extent. It’s important to remember you have the right to select the glass company of your choice (not your insurance company). GlassPro, Inc. serves the wider Cincinnati area and will be able to determine if you need a windshield replacement. To learn more, call (513) 874-6559, or visit their website.

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