Ask the Glass Repair Expert – Ron Beauchesne
Why repair a chip?
A windshield chip could turn into a crack at any time, often when you are least expecting it. If this happens when you are driving, it could impair your visibility.
Your windshield provides up to 30% of the vehicle’s structural strength and the passenger airbag relies on the windshield to provide support if the airbag deploys, meaning that windshield chip repair is a way to maintain the structural safety. Repairing a chip will result in your windshield being as strong as before the damage happened.
Repairing a chip is quicker than replacing a whole windshield. A windshield chip can usually be repaired in under 30* minutes. *Repair time varies with scope of work.