A small rock just bounced off the windscreen of your car, leaving a dime-sized chip near its edge. The damage doesn’t look too grave, so you will probably go for a repair rather than a full windscreen replacement—and you won’t likely rush off to the auto shop to do so. The problem, however, is that small chips sometimes turn into longer and wider cracks when they aren’t properly and quickly fixed, or when the windscreen isn’t replaced right away.
Windscreens are designed to withstand the stress of travelling on highways, but damage, of course, sometimes occur. Windscreens are made up of two layers of glass; the inner layer serves to hold the broken outer layers together in case of breakage. That’s the exact reason windscreens don’t fall apart when struck by objects. But, this doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about chips and cracks on your windscreen.
The professional glaziers from Manawatu Autoglass & Glazing share that most cases of windscreen chips and cracks are repairable, but the decision to replace or repair the windscreen depends on the following factors:
If you aren’t still sure what to do with your windscreen, Manawatu Autoglass & Glazing is happy to help. The company is composed of some of the most experienced Palmerston North glaziers. Its team specialises in windscreen replacement and other glass repairs in Palmerston North. The company is also a proud member of the Glass Association of New Zealand. So, you can expect that all the work this team does is up to NZ Glazing Standards, ensuring you and your passengers’ protection and safety. Visit https://www.autoglassandglazing.co.nz, and get in touch with this team, today.