There are several types of windshield cracks, most windshield chips + cracks are a result of small rocks or debris lodged or picked up by the tires from the cars driving near you. These rocks and debris are then released from the tires and ends up hitting your windshield. DFW Glass Mart encounters common types of windshield damage on a daily basis. Replacement may be the only remedy to fix your DFW windshield.
What’s the most common auto windshield damage?
Ding/Chip/Stone Break – This type of windshield damage is one of the most common, it’s generally caused by a rock or debris striking the windshield while driving. A tiny to small piece of glass comes of the windshield creating the ding/chip. This type of damage can usually be easily repaired it’s known as a chip repair. However, if you do not have it repaired the it can crack and a replacement would be necessary.
Cracked Chip – This type of windshield damage is a single crack that is about the size of a quarter that has an impact point. In most cases it can be repaired.
Bull’s Eye – This type of windshield damage is also usually caused by a rock or debris of a larger scale. It is circular and a bit larger than a chip or ding. Often times it can be repaired depending on the size, if it is too large or too much glass has been removed a windshield replacement may be needed.
Combination Break – This type of windshield damage creates multiple kinds of breaks, such as dings, chips, and cracks. If there are only a few breaks and they are small and on the surface (not to deep) a repair can usually fix the windshield. If the cracks are too deep then a windshield replacement is necessary.
Edge Crack – This type of crack starts within 2 inches of the edge of your windshield or starts at the edge of your windshield. The crack usually forms immediately and is roughly 10 to 12 inches in length. A windshield replacement is usually required.
Floater Crack – This type of crack originates in the middle of your windshield. Depending on how deep and long the crack is determines whether or not your windshield will need to be repaired or replaced.
Stress Crack – Over time your windshield weakens and a stress crack can form. The weather both hot and cold play a major role in this type of crack. For example if your car is parked in the sun for several hours and you turn on the air condition, this can weaken (stress) the windshield. Some stress cracks can be repaired however, if the entire windshield is stressed it is highly recommended that the windshield be replaced to prevent more cracks and repairs.
DFW Glass Mart is ready to dispatch and help you with the following services:
Auto Glass Replacement
Windshield Chip Repair
Rock chip repair
Broken Auto Glass