What Type of Windshield do I Need?

Which windshield is best for my car?

Windshields (or windscreens) are part of a vehicle, either an aircraft, automobile, or water vehicle. It acts as a front window pane that provides visibility while protecting those who are occupying the area behind the glass. There are several types of windshields, and each has its particular use.

Types of windshield glass

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Glass

This windshield is quite different from the aftermarket glass. This windshield originates from the manufacturer itself. Since it came initially from the direct supplier, the tests it underwent are precisely honed for your car’s performance and safety and genuinely certified.

The downside of this type of windshield glass is the price. A replacement unit can cost up to 60% more than an aftermarket windshield.

Aftermarket Windshield Glass 

Aftermarket products suggest a non-brand/generic model replacement, and in the case of windshields the glass is largely presumed to be equal to OEM glass. The specific location of origin is presumably unknown, and overseas purchase is likely possible. 

Unlike the two other types of the windshield, this one is on the lower side of the price chain. Make sure if you are purchasing this windshield, it is from the same region as you and complies with your state’s standard. 

Dealer windshield glass

Initially, the vehicle manufacturers give dealers authorization to provide windshields other than the direct to OEM supplier and resell it under the car brand the dealer is patronizing or in-car specialty choice or brand stores.

What are the types of glass for windshield use?

Laminated glass

Laminated glass is also known as security glass, and is specially made for the protection and safety of the driver at all times.

This glass provides a safety system to prevent the windshield from breaking due to any unexpected blows.

Mainly produced with a thin sheet of clear PVB or only-vinyl butyrate tempered glass, laminated glass also strengthens the support structure of the car frame to help keep the roof from buckling. It also enables the passenger airbag to deploy correctly and is intended to prevent passengers from improper ejection from the vehicle.

Tempered Glass

This type of windshield glass undergoes a process through a unique chemical and thermal process. This process creates a resistance that is above average to that of standard glass, however if tempered glass is to break, it can certainly create dangerous fragments for the occupants of the car. Some countries have banned this type of windshield glass.

In Summary

Windshields are an essential part of a vehicle that offers protection from the outside elements. It can be OEM, or come from a dealer or an aftermarket supplier. As a cautious and responsible vehicle owner, it is your responsibility to  maintain the quality and integrity of your windshield. If you need help choosing the most suitable windshield at the best price point possible, please do not hesitate to give us a call or fill out our contact form for a free quote: https://rvaglassrepair.com/contact/

ADAS – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: The Future of Intelligent Driving

What is ADAS?

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are electronic systems that help drivers with maneuvering and parking. Through a safe human-machine interface, it can significantly increase car and road safety.

ADAS systems use artificial intelligence technology such as sensors and cameras to detect nearby obstacles, driver errors and respond accordingly.

How does it work?

ADAS systems were first being used and introduced around 50 years ago to adopt the anti-lock braking system.

Early ADAS adaptation includes the following:

    • Electronic stability control
    • Anti-lock brakes
    • Blindspot information systems
    • Lane departure warning
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Traction control

Mechanical alignment, adjustments, and collision damage can affect ADAS. These failures led many manufacturers to require resets to the system after every automatic alignment.

Compared to driver-assistance systems, ADAS relies on information inputs from multiple data sources. These include automotive imaging, LIDAR, radar, image processing, computer vision, and in-car networking. 

Modern cars have newer ADAS systems integrated directly into their computer box.

Manufacturers have started adding these features to their more recent models due to the advanced and increased safety features.

Why is ADAS important?

Since ADAS are real-time systems, they react quickly to multiple inputs and prioritize the incoming information to prevent accidents and possible problems along the road.

The systems use preemptive scheduling that prioritizes which task is first, using a fairly complex system of AI coding. The improper assignment of these tasks then can cause more harm than good.

According to the August 2016 Traffic Safety Facts Research Note by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “The Nation lost 35,092 people in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2015.

The abrupt 7.2% increase was “the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years.” 

An analysis shows that 94% of those accidents are caused by human misjudgment or negligence, and the rest by environmental and mechanical failures. Thus, the opportunity to reduce car accidents makes automotive ADAS even more critical. 

Automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, surrounding view backup cameras, parking assist, driver-drowsiness detection, and gaze-detection are among the many ADAS applications that assist drivers with safety-critical functionality to reduce car accidents and save lives. 

adas brake system car windshield safe driving

The Future of ADAS

The rapid increase in the amount of car electronic hardware and software requires a rapid change in the present situation of automobile designs.

Manufacturers have identified the convergence of these conflicting goals:

    • An increase in reliability
    • Reduction of costs
    • Shorter development cycles

There is a shifting trend from ADAS electronic controller units (ECUs) to the integration of ADAS domain controllers with centralized ECUs.

This means that the systems are able to handle the information that is currently at what SAE International designates as Level 2.

Level 2 is where the vehicle can control both the steering and acceleration or deceleration, but falls short of self-driving because humans are in the driver’s seat and ultimately control the car.

The shift toward fully autonomous cars—vehicles capable of the environment-sensing and operating without human interaction—requires an increase in the electronic architecture of these automobiles.

In summary

Manufacturers of automotive are looking towards the development and integration of even better ADAS systems in the coming years. This means good news for everybody on the road.

The development of ADAS has certainly been a step in the right direction towards creating fewer injuries and deaths. And then is helping lead to a much safer driving experience for all, which is something we can all celebrate.

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Appointments during Covid19

Appointments during covid19, we know that booking service during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic became harder.

So we came up with a guide to help you to deal with auto glass repairs!

RVA Glass windshield repair has experienced an increase in business volume since the onset of Covid-19. The fastest way to get a response is by texting us your appointments during covid19 at 804-519-4218. You can also email us at rvaglassrepair@gmail.com or use the contact form here on our website.

To provide a proper price quote for a windshield, please do provide the year, make, and model of the vehicle. Plus, any other extra features about the windshield options on your vehicle. 

What you need to look out for

If your vehicle is somewhat newer, (built within the past 10 years or so), you can check your buyer’s guide invoice (or Carfax report) that lists vehicle options. Newer vehicles, consequently, have certain windshield options that can affect the price and functionality of your vehicle’s safety features.

Here are some common options that are on the windshield of today’s modern vehicles:

  • Lane Departure Warning System, 
  • Forward Collision Alert,  
  • Adaptive Cruise Control, 
  • Automatic Rain-Sensing Wipers, 
  • Heated Wiper Park Area, and 
  • Electrochromic Auto-Dimming Mirrors 

Moreover, if your windshield has been replaced before with an aftermarket windshield, you can provide the stamped windshield model. It is located in the bottom left, right, or center of the windshield– often etched or stamped in black. Followingly, when looking at the windshield form, you should look for a series of 2 letters followed by 5 numbers. An aftermarket windshield is stamped with either a “DWXXXX” or “FWXXXX.” 

This information allows us to bring the correct windshield the first time and keep your scheduled windshield repair appointment. To clarify, please don’t worry if you have trouble verifying the above information. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Rest assured that we always serve professional auto glass repair services.

extra notes

If you are not contacted for your appointments during covid19 within 24 hours after your initial call/text or email inquiry,  please feel free to contact us again! We do appreciate your understanding of Covid-19’s effect on local businesses that have a smaller workforce.  

RVA Glass expresses sincere thanks to all of our clients and friends. Your continuous support to our local area small businesses means a ton. Stay safe!

Safety Protocol Covid19

You might be wondering how RVA Glass is approaching safety protocols during the Covid-19 outbreak.  From social distancing procedures to no-contact payment, we wanted to keep everyone safe. Therefore, we listed how we’re handling safety precautions during this time.

We certainly hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during the pandemic. These times are scary and uncertain for many. We ensure you that here at RVA Glass we’re doing everything in our power to keep our customers safe. After all, our loyal customers are the only reason we do what we do – so thank you!

We are deemed “essential” due to the nature of our business. RVA Glass has been able to stay fully functional during the Covid-19 outbreak. Even though there is a decrease in folks driving now, it is still important to maintain your car’s good health.  Let us always secure your own safety. 

Luckily, given the model of our business as a mobile repair service, we can come to you. Thus, you don’t have to leave your home to have your windshield repaired or replaced! This can be ultra-convenient for those who lead busy lives with jam-packed schedules. We’re happy to visit your home or office and do the replacement while you go about your normal day. Therefore saving you the time and hassle of going to a shop, waiting in line, and sitting around.

Our mobile service feature is even more relevant and important now. Given that experts are encouraging folks to avoid leaving their houses. So stay safely inside, while we do the work.

Any windshield repair or replacement already lends itself to safe distancing, as you don’t need to be anywhere in close proximity while we get the work done.

RVA Glass is also happy to offer safe, no-contact payments via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, or CashApp! Just let us know in advance what type of payment method you prefer and we’ll be sure to work something out. We can, as usual, take Square payments with a credit or debit card over the phone. 

Additionally, we commit to wearing a mask while interfacing with our customers, as well as using hand sanitizer before we begin. Finally, we wipe down your car steering wheel, dash, and other hard surfaces with a disinfectant spray once we’re done. Interior car exposure is minimal during a windshield replacement, albeit these safety protocols will help ensure we are being as thorough as possible about minimizing any potential cross-contamination.

We are grateful for the chance to continue to serve you during this unprecedented time, and we want to commit to doing everything possible to keep our customers safe. Please don’t hesitate to refer a friend (after all, a referral is the best tip you can get!) as we would love to ensure that RVA Glass can stay in business to serve the greater Richmond area for many years to come. 

safety measures during covid19
with mask on

 

You can reach us faster by texting us your auto glass needs at 804-519-4218. You can also email us at rvaglassrepair@gmail.com or use the contact form here on our website. Lastly, you may also follow our  Facebook page for more updates like this.

Thanks again for your continued loyalty over the years, and we hope that you and your family are staying safe, happy, and well during this time.

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Professional Windshield Repair

RVA Glass is committed to providing professional windshield repair and other autoglass repair in a mobile, fast, and courteous manner. Our mobile auto glass repair services in the Richmond, VA area are lauded as some of the best windshield repair and mobile auto glass repair services in the area.

RVA Glass commits on providing professional windshield repair and other auto glass repair in a mobile, fast, and courteous manner. Our mobile auto glass repair services in the Richmond, VA area is lauded as one of the best in the area. We provide professional windshield repair and mobile auto glass repair services in the comfort of your home.

Windshield Crack Repair

There are a variety of reasons your windshield can get a crack in it. Especially during the winter, road conditions can become hazardous due to plowing and road construction. In fact, plows and other machinery used to maintain the tough road conditions during the winter months can kick up loose debris. This debris like rocks and other small detritus can cause severe damage to your windshield.

The other issue with winter weather is that the cold climate can exacerbate any small cracks that may already exist on your windshield. With rain freezing and then unfreezing, that moisture can enter the small cracks in your windshield and expand, forcing the windshield crack to expand. Once the crack is larger than about a quarter, the chip can no longer be repaired effectively, requiring a replacement of the vehicle windshield.

Contact RVA Glass today to get a free quote regarding professional windshield repair services or about any cracks that may have accumulated on your windshield before it requires a complete windshield replacement or other auto glass repair.

Windshield Replacement Process

We provide mobile windshield replacement in Richmond, Virginia and all of its surrounding counties. What the mobile windshield repair process deals with includes us gathering information about the vehicle we’re working on first. The car identification information you provide helps us know what materials we need to bring to the site. Once we know what type of windshield glass we need, we’ll travel to the location of the disabled vehicle. Then, begin the process.

First, we need to remove the old glass. We do this very carefully, making sure not to damage the frame of the windshield glass. The site then needs to be cleaned to provide a solid base for the new windshield adhesive to be applied. Any debris in this step can result in an ineffective seal. Luckily, our technicians are very skilled at preventing this problem.

After we have ensured the previous windshield was removed properly, we begin using our mobile windshield replacement arm to be able to maneuver the new windshield into place.

Once we are sure of a snug fit, we would apply adhesive and fit the new windshield in permanently. Ask our technicians when you see them if you are more curious about this entire process. They are very knowledgeable about all things professional windshield repair and auto glass repair related.

Lastly, RVA Glass provides a lifetime guarantee on the windshield replacement while the current owner owns the vehicle.

Car Window Repair

RVA Glass doesn’t only provide professional windshield repair services. We also provide car window repair services. Often, car windows breaks for a variety of reasons. When living in wooded areas or in cities with trees, adverse weather can blow branches around, causing damage. Many people who live in cities have at some point had their window broken into by a ne’er do well. Other times, breaking your own window can become very necessary, check out our other blog post about some situations where breaking your car windows from the inside may be necessary for your safety.

We repair all types of auto glass. So give us a call whenever you need to repair or replace your windshield or auto glass windows. RVA Glass will come to you as we are a fully mobile professional windshield repair service. We offer FREE quotes on repairs so do not hesitate to call or contact us. You can also follow us on Facebook for more information about what we’re up to on a regular basis.

Broken Windshield

Windshields can be turned into broken windshields using this 2-in-1 tool that also cuts seatbelts.

Why would I break the glass on a vehicle I just bought?

Broken windshields: Recently I had some first-hand experience on this topic.  Let me first introduce myself and a little background about my automotive experience.   I own and operate RVA Glass, a mobile auto glass shop. I have worked on cars for over 26 years and have operated my glass business for the past five years.  Let’s say that I am familiar with the inner workings of a vehicle auto glass and its variation, like the back of my hand.

I recently purchased a 1996 Bronco for a restoration project.  The vehicle has power windows and door locks as well as vent windows that open on the driver and passenger side door.  The rear glass moves up and down with an electric motor and window regulator. When I purchased the vehicle the seller told me the passenger door does not open from inside or outside and the driver door only opens from the outside latch.  The vehicle also needs a new battery. 

An honest mistake…

 

One Saturday night, I am working on another vehicle in my home garage and decided to move the Bronco.  It was after dark. All windows on the Bronco had been up so it was fairly warm that August night. My faithful dog always thinks I am going somewhere if a vehicle starts. So, I let her hop in the Bronco even though we were just moving the vehicle around the backyard.   I got in and slammed the door shut. I turned the key and nothing happened. Instantly, I realized I was trapped when I tried to open the door. I immediately recalled the previous owner telling me the inside door handle doesn’t work. I  just locked myself and the dog into a vehicle with the windows up.  Since the car battery was completely dead, I had no way to roll down the windows. 

Initially, my plan was to simply move the Bronco around the yard. Therefore, I left my cell phone in the garage.  I began to go through my options for my escape. The only thing I had with me was a small black flashlight.  First, I tried to open the front driver side window and reach the outside door latch. Unfortunately, my arms were not long enough to reach the handle. 

The Bronco needs a windshield but it is not an easy task to kick out a windshield, especially in shorts.  I would have cut my legs to pieces trying to kick through the layers. The windshield has an outer layer of glass, an inter-layer of PVC laminate, and another inner layer of glass.  Windshields stay together when broken. This particular feature prevents harm to the driver or passengers after an unexpected incident. Tempered glass is hard and tough, but breaks into many pieces when shattered.

Breaking the driver-side door glass.

All the other glass on the Bronco is tempered glass.  Kicking a tempered glass out can be done, but it demands much force. It could definitely cause severe cuts on the leg.  I decided to try and use the flashlight to bust out the driver-side door glass. Eventually, I broke the glass after a few strikes.  This ended up being better than a broken windshield.

On Star and cell phones are great, but when you only have seconds to escape you need a faster option.  This incident got me thinking about all sorts of scary scenarios. Imagine being trapped in your car in water with no way to roll down or break the window.  They make a tool that emergency responders carry that is readily available to the public. Here is an example of a glass-breaking tool and seat belt cutter 2 in 1 tool

We always want our customers to be as safe as possible. Please stay safe and be prepared! For more information and stories like this, please follow us on Facebook.

Windshield identification: save time by knowing your windshield.

Windshield identification leads to knowing what features come with your windshield auto glass. Pictured is a vehicle with a rain detector system.

Windshield identification is essential to every windshield replacement. Many of the windshields installed in new model cars have various safety and ease of use features. These make the driving experience exponentially better and safer for the driver.

If your windshield needs to be repaired or replaced, it is good to know what features come with your windshield. It’s also essential that your auto glass technician knows of any and all features that come with your windshield. Let your technician know when you get your windshield replaced. They can help reconnect all of these features for you (if you have them).

So, let’s start identifying your windshield features!

Rain Sensor

This is a wiper setting that will activate wipers when the sensor detects water outside the glass.  The rain sensor detects the amount of light reflected back into it by the windshield glass. Basically, the more rain droplets that are on the windshield, the less light will reach the sensor. This triggers the mechanism that turns on the windshield wipers.

Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)

This option alerts the driver if the vehicle drifts out of it’s respective lane. Either audibly or vibration in the steering wheel or seat.  Lane departure warning systems work by having a low-cost camera typically mounted in the windshield near the rear view mirror. It continuously detects the lane markings on the road ahead. When it senses that the vehicle is moving outside of the lanes, some react by steering away from the closest lane edge. Other versions can also actively keep the vehicle centered in the lane. This safety feature usually involve three main categories: warning, assist, and self-centering.

Forward Collision Alert

This option is usually a feature alerts the driver if they are to close to the vehicle or object in front of them.  This alert system is active when the vehicle is in the drive gear. The camera mounted in the windshield uses long, mid, and short range radar to detect objects ahead of the vehicle. Usually there is some type of warning system indicated on a heads-up display (HUD). When a vehicle is detected ahead and you are at a safe distance, often the system displays a green following icon. Otherwise, the system will display a yellow/amber icon if you are following too closely (tailgating). And when you are potentially about to crash into an object of vehicle, the system will display a flashing red icon. Oftentimes, it includes some type of haptic feedback in the driver’s seat or steering wheel.

Heated Wiper Park

A heated wiper park area is also an option on some windshields.  They are heating elements built into the glass where your wipers sit in the rest position.  This feature helps keep the wipers from icing up in winter weather.  This feature can greatly improve your windshield wiper’s ability to maintain good visibility in cold climates or inclement weather associated with snow or ice.

Windshield Identification methods

When I ask a customer if they have these features a typical response is I have no idea.  You can save yourself some time and frustration in the windshield replacement process by using one of the options below. 

In the bottom left, right or center there will be information about the windshield in very small black letters.  If the windshield has been replaced with an aftermarket windshield, it will have a series of 2 letters followed by 4 numbers.  For example, if a Honda Civic has had the windshield replaced with an AFTER MARKET windshield, it will start with a FW for Foreign Windshield followed by 4 numbers XXXX. So a foreign manufactured vehicle would read similar to this FW2405.   If the vehicle were a Ford F-150 the AFTER MARKET numbers will start with a DW for Domestic Windshield.  So it may read something like DW1668GTY.

If the windshield has never been replaced and still has the O.E.M. windshield that came from the manufacturer the numbers will be different. Regardless of the windshield type, one of the easiest ways to figure out which windshield you have is to place a piece of white or yellow paper and tape it behind the writing on the bottom of the windshield from the inside of the car.  Take a picture with your phone and text or email it to the auto glass shop.  The email for RVA Glass is rvaglassrepair@gmail.com or text 804-519-4218 with the black writing on the lower left, middle, or right side of the windshield.  

You can also send the Vehicle Identification Number but sometimes it still shows several different windshields for the same vehicle so windshield identification can be difficult with glass supplier websites.  When all else fails we call the dealership to find out what windshield options if any came on the vehicle. 

Final notes

It may seem as though the glass professional is asking you a bunch of irrelevant questions but it is to positively identify the correct windshield replacement part(s) ahead of time.  If the glass technician brings the wrong windshield it could mean a re-schedule for the customer causing a longer wait for the windshield replacement. 

By all means give us a call if you have questions.  We are happy to answer questions and educate you on how the process works. You can also get in touch with us on facebook or by filling out our contact form on this website.

Our humble business is licensed and insured. Plus, we offer a lifetime warranty against windshield leaks or defect in craftsmanship. RVA Glass would be more than happy to provide you exceptional service. 

Windshield repair costs: newer vehicle auto glass is more expensive.

SUV that had a windshield repair performed on it.

Windshield repair costs on newer vehicles often are higher than those that are a few years older. New model vehicles made from 2017 to 2019 have more expensive windshields since after-market glass is not available yet. Windshields purchased from the vehicle manufacturer typically cost two to three times the price of after-market glass.

After-market glass is built to the same specifications and meets the same safety requirements as the dealer or O.E.M.(original equipment manufacturer) glass. Unfortunately, auto glass manufacturers want to make as much money off of the products they make for your vehicle. They know that their brand has weight with their customers. It makes more sense to keep your windshield repair costs as low as possible. After all, after-market glass bears the same quality and specifications.

Typically, insurance companies require after-market glass to be used unless O.E.M. glass is requested by the customer or glass technician.  Insurance company also wants to save money by not spending on the more expensive (and similar) auto glass product. With RVA Glass, we give you all the freedom to decide which specific kind of glass you prefer. So, feel free to choose the option that best suits your desires and budget.

Some customers use their comprehensive insurance to cover an expensive glass claim requiring O.E.M. glass. Other customers choose to pay out of pocket for their windshield replacement. If you do decide to use RVA Glass services, we specialize in insurance glass claims and out-of-pocket windshield repair. We work with most of the major auto glass insurers. Be sure to read our FAQ to know the difference between paying out of pocket for windshield replacement, or paying your deductible.

Our Windshield Repair Service

RVA Glass provides FREE mobile service for your windshield replacement as long you live in Richmond VA and other surrounding areas including Chesterfield, Midlothian, Mechanicsville, Bon Air, North Chesterfield, Chester, Short Pump, Glen Allen, and Henrico. We also provide our services during crisis season. 

Some of the most common vehicles we replace glass for include the Jeep Wrangler, Toyota RAV-4, Ford Fusion, Subaru Outback, Subaru Forester, Honda CRV. We work on many other vehicles as well. Thus, it is best to call or contact us to figure out if our services could help you with your windshield repair needs.

To keep your windshield repair costs low and to ensure you get only the best and most professional and friendly of service, you can visit our Facebook, call or text us at (804) 519-4218.

Alternatively, contact us about quotes for your windshield or general auto glass needs.  Didn’t find what you are looking for? Check our FAQ page

Windshield cracks spread due to pressure from rain.

Windshield cracks spread due to pressure from rain.

Windshield cracks can spread due to warm weather and rain pressure as well as cold weather. Although it is starting to be very warm, we can still expect rain and other extreme weather to play a significant factor in damaging your windshield, especially if it already has cracks in it. If you have a small windshield chip,  the pressure from rain could send a long crack across your windshield. Before you give the opportunity for rain to further damage your windshield, contact us to repair your chip.  

Once the crack has spread out past a couple of inches, a windshield replacement will be required, costing you more money in repairs. Call RVA Glass today and schedule your windshield repair before it is too late.

Severe Weather

It is also possible that severe weather associated with the change in seasons can cause branches from trees or other debris to smash through your auto glass. Often, this type of damage must be repaired extremely quickly. At RVA Glass, we can assure fast, mobile service to anywhere in the Greater Richmond area.

Lifetime Warranty

RVA Glass backs windshield chip repairs with a lifetime warranty. Windshield replacements also carry a lifetime warranty against windshield leaks. Don’t let your insurance company direct you into using their company just so they can get a reduced rate at your expense. RVA Glass provides the same warranties as the big brands but offers an unbeatable local service guarantee.

Quality Customer Service

See our reviews on Google and compare us to the big-name windshield companies. We strive on maintaining our record of customer-first-oriented service. Our history of commitment to our customers translates to you getting the best service and value for your dollar.

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Windshield crack: from small chips to problems.

Cold temperatures create cracks in ice much like it creates cracks in your auto windshield glass.

Having a few small chips in your windshield might not seem like a big deal. After all, they generally just sit there for months on end, staying the same size. And since they are so small,  they don’t mess up your line of sight or cause any other issues. However, there is an underlying problem in allowing cracks to remain in your windshield glass. Due to a number of factors, even the smallest crack can split and turn into a massive windshield crack.  Consequently ruining your windshield in a mere instant.

There are a few factors that can cause a severe windshield crack. Many of them are related to extreme temperatures ( winter and summer ) and other inclement weather.  As strong as windshields seem and are made to be, micro-chips and small “stress cracks” can seriously compromise the integrity of your glass.

Moisture

Moisture is a major culprit, as it can seep into even the *tiniest* cracks. Therefore, once it freezes, it will expand and likely spread any small chip into a full-blown massive crack. 

Extreme Temperature

Similarly, atmospheric pressure and extreme temperatures can cause a strain on your auto glass, causing serious damage. Either if it is a few inches of snow adding extra weight, or high temperatures of glass from an extra hot summer day. These can all cause small chips to spread in mere seconds into a massive crack. Hence, leaving something once easily reparable can turn into a full-blown windshield replacement.

Let’s Repair Your Windshield Crack Immediately

Be sure to do yourself a favor and get small chips repaired. This can spare you the need to get a full-blown windshield replacement down the road (which can be a huge inconvenience when you least expect it) and save future you a massive headache.

Give us a call today at, 804-519-4218 or CONTACT US for a free quote.

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