Being Proactive About Windshield Dings Can Prevent a Bigger Problem
It’s happened to most people at least once. You are driving down the road and a piece of gravel gets kicked up by a large vehicle. You hear the “crack” sound and realize you now have a tiny little divot in your windshield. Just the expense you didn’t need to have to deal with. However, it’s important to get that little ding fixed before it causes a lot bigger problem.
In about 90% of cases, those tiny windshield dings never wind up turning into a larger crack. But do you want to take the chance that yours will be one of the 10%? A ding that develops into a car windshield crack can cause big problems and be very expensive to fix.
It’s fairly easy to get a small windshield ding or crack repaired. In some cases, you may be able to do it yourself with one of the different types of windshield crack resin repair kits. When you use windshield crack resin, you aren’t really fixing the windshield glass; instead, you are simply filling in the divot or crack with resin so that it regains its strength and does not weaken your windshield. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this repair yourself with a windshield repair kit, a glass company will do it for you. In fact, there are many mobile windshield repair businesses that will come to you and that have kits with various different types of windshield crack resin. They are professionals and can select the type that will be best to fix your windshield.
If you have a longer crack on your windshield, your options are much more limited. Repairing a long crack on your windshield is not easy, and it usually can’t be done. Instead, you usually have to have the whole windshield replaced to deal with a long crack. You may still be able to have a long crack repaired by a mobile service provider, but it will take much longer. Whereas a small ding or crack can be repaired in as little as 30 minutes, a windshield replacement will take a couple of hours. The cost also is much higher. Dings can be fixed for around $50-$75, whereas a windshield replacement is likely to cost $200-$300.
The key is not to let a small crack in your windshield become a big one. If you have a small ding, get it repaired quickly.