Affordable Windshield Repair in Victoria and Sidney
It's well-known that driving with a cracked or chipped windshield isn't legal, and the police can give you a ticket as it poses a danger to you and the drivers around you. This alone is enough to convince you to get your windshield repaired or replaced, depending on the extent of the damage.
At Capital Auto Glass, we inspect and assess the damage to determine if an efficient and economical auto glass repair is possible. When you come to us with your damaged windshield, our expert evaluates the extent of the damage and provides you with an exact quote before choosing the best course of action for repair.
Capital Auto Glass & Upholstery Ltd is committed to providing the best customer service experience at affordable prices for auto glass and windshield repair in Victoria and Sidney.
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Types of Windshield Damages and Their Repairs
Most of the time, windshield damages are inflicted by stone/rock/debris stuck in the tires of big vehicles moving in front of your vehicle. Let's explore the common types of damages and the possibility of their repair or replacement of windshields.
Stone/chip/ding break: A common type of windshield damage caused by a stone or a rock striking the windshield, creating a blemish or chip. However, the chip can be repaired if it is -
Not penetrating the inner layer of the windshield.
Not more than coin size as large chips cannot be repaired as per safety guidelines.
Positioned at more than 7 cm from the edge of the windshield as chips located near the edges cannot be repaired.
Located within the driver's line of vision but less than 10mm across its diameter, then it can be repaired. Else a windshield replacement is needed.
If the chips are not repaired on time, the damage can worsen and lead to windshield replacement.
Cracks: These are distinct lines showing the glass has begun to separate. When the windshield glass is cracked, most of the time it cannot be repaired, and a replacement is required because it compromises the strength of the windshield and poses a grave safety threat.
Bull's eye crack is inflicted by bigger rocks or stones and is larger than a ding or chip with numerous different length cracks. In some cases, it can be repaired, but most of the time, windshield replacement is mandatory.
Edge break crack starts within 2 inches of the edge of the windshield and is usually 9 to 12 inches in length. In this case, the windshield can only be replaced.
Floater crack starts in the middle of the windshield, and the expert technician can decide by assessing the length and depth of the crack if the glass can be repaired or replaced.
Stress crack develops over a period of time and weakens the windshield of the car due to changes in weather conditions. Only some of them can be repaired otherwise, complete replacement is highly recommended.
Contact Capital Auto Glass for all types of cracks and rock chip repair in Victoria and Sidney, BC, for faster and long-lasting quality repair work.
If your vehicle is covered under ICBC comprehensive auto insurance, you don't have to worry about the processes of claims, deductibles, and taxes for the repair work.
Prepare Your Car for Windshield Crack Repair
Before going for windshield repair in a garage, follow some simple steps beforehand.
Put clear tape over the crack to prevent it from moisture and humidity.
Park it in the shade to prevent your windshield from getting too hot in summer and keep windows partially open to release the heat from inside the parked car.
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Answers to some queries to take care of your cracked windshield glass.
Why Is a Cracked Windshield Dangerous?
A cracked windshield is a safety threat because it cannot withstand the impact of a flying object and is a severe threat to the structural integrity of your car.
Is It Safe to Drive with a Cracked Windscreen?
No. You should repair even slight damage to a windshield as soon as possible. If the cracks are on the driver's side, they can distort vision and reflection of light.
How Do I Stop My Windshield Crack from Spreading?
When your windscreen gets cracked, put a small piece of tape over it to prevent it from spreading before you go for the repair.
How Long Does It Take for a Crack in a Windshield to Spread?
If you drive over speed bumps, uneven roads and potholes daily, the impact can accelerate the spread of cracks.
When Should I Be Worried about a Cracked Windshield?
The cracks that extend from edge to edge or close to the edges substantially jeopardize the vehicle's structural integrity, so they must be repaired as soon as possible.