There are many different types of auto glass damage that can occur to your vehicle. These damages are a result of small debris that are kicked up by car tires, or debris that fall off the back of other vehicles while travelling at a high rate of speed. We’ll examine the different types of damages and see what is the best course of action: repair or replacement.
Most common auto glass damage types:
Chip – This type of damage is the most common. It is usually caused by a rock or other small debris colliding with the windshield while driving. Often, a small piece of the impacted area comes loose which creates the chip impact. Auto glass is designed to break into very small fragments so that when it breaks, the chances of it causing secondary damages (cuts mainly) are very low. Chipped windshields are traditionally easy to repair. However, if left unattended, chips can turn into cracks which may require replacement instead of repair.
Bull’s Eye – This type of damage is usually caused by a slightly larger object than that found in chip damages. Circular in shape and larger than a chip, often it can be repaired depending on the size. If too much glass has been compromised or the bull’s eye is too large, replacement may be necessary.
Combination Break – This type of auto glass damage is defined by multiple features already discussed. Combination breaks can feature an assortment of chips, dings, or cracks. Depending on the size of the impact and how deep the damage is sustained in the glass, repair is possible. Often these types of damages can lead to windshield replacement being necessary.
Edge Crack – An edge crack starts within a few inches of the edge of your windshield or directly at the edge of the windshield. This damage’s onset is typically instantaneous, and often requires windshield replacement to rectify.
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For more information about this topic, please consult the Auto Glass Safety Council Standard. They deal with all matter of specifications for auto glass repair and replacement standards.
When your windshield gets a chip or a crack in it, your first thought is probably: “why me and why now?” Fear not! At RVA Glass LLC, we are able to provide affordable windshield repair & replacement quickly and safely so that you can get back to your normal routine quicker. We will come repair or replace your windshield at your office, home, or anywhere else you will need immediate and convenient service.
Many of our competitors will charge an arm and a leg for the same service. Being a small business, we will be able to tailor your service to fit exactly your needs. We will not be rushing off to meet corporate imposed quotas. Providing service for you, at your convenience, is our mission. We aim to deliver that to you every day of the week, rain or shine.
We work diligently to get you the best price possible and we can provide free expertise to help you understand your options.
Our technicians are prompt and professional, and will always be fair and honest. Rest assured, when you choose RVA Glass, you will be ecstatic with the outcome. That is, cheap windshield repair & replacement, wherever you might be.
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Windshield chip repair works a bit like magic. The windshield chip repair process is the same even for different equipment.
First the machine draws a vacuum on the crack by removing all the air. Once a vacuum is pulled, resin is then gravity fed into the crack. The windshield is then pressurized to force the resin out into the ends of the crack. This process seals off the crack, preventing the crack from spreading. The repair will still be noticeable, but the point is to save the windshield. If the damage to your glass is directly in front of your field of vision then you should consider a windshield replacement.
Generally, if the crack is too large, a windshield replacement may be necessary. An easy way to tell is if the crack or chip spans more than the width of a regular quarter.
Send us a picture of your damaged windshield and we will advise you on whether a repair or replacement is best for you.
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