Windshield Chip Repair FAQ’s

Windshield Rock Chip RepairWhat is an auto windshield chip repair?

There are two types of windshield repairs: windshield crack repair and windshield chip repair. Repairing a windshield involves removing any glass particles or accumulated debris from the broken areas and then sealing the break with a specialized clear windshield repair resin.


How is a car windshield repaired?

First of all it is important to understand how a car windshield is made. A automobile windshield consists of two laminated glass sheets. These sheets are separated by a vinyl sheet. It is usually only the outside part of a car windshield that breaks, unless the car has been in a serious accident. As was noted above, a windshield repair shop will clear out any debris or contaminants that got stuck in the crack. The repairman will then apply a resin to fill the crack or chip. Depending on the nature of the breakage, a windshield repair will clear between sixty and eighty percent of the damage. However, will never make the impact point fully disappear. So, if you have a break in your windshield that is in an area that bothers you (such as your direct line of vision) a windshield chip repair may not solve your problem. It will most likely keep the break from spreading but will not make it completely disappear. Every car windshield repair comes out differently so it is hard to compare one to another.


I have a crack  in my windshield, can it be repaired?

A person who is unsure whether he or she should repair or replace the windshield should have the windshield checked by a mechanic. Generally speaking, if the crack or chip is smaller than the size of a business card, it can be repaired. Some compnaies will repair cracks that are muck larger however the cost for a windshield crack repair out weighs its value. Windshield crack repairs are time consuming , have a low success rate, and can cost as much as $100. However, Peoria Windshield Replacement understands that insurance compnaies will waive your deductible if it is successful therefore we will attempt and charge your insurance company accordingly.  See our windshield insurance FAQ’s page for more information on waived deductibles. Or, get a new low cost, no obligation, car windshield replacement price now!


I have a crack in my windshield, will it fall out?

Absolutely not. Automobile windshields are manufactured with two pieces of glass and with a inner plastic layer called laminated. Typically, when a windshield gets cracked by a rock from the road, the outside layer is the only piece that gets damaged. Therefore, you are still protected by the inner vinyl layer which is the strength of your windshield and the inner glass layer. That is why windshields are considered to be safety glass and all cars windshields are laminated  for your safety.


Do insurance companies cover the windshield chip repair costs?

Most companies would rather waive the deductible and have the glass repaired rather than have it replaced since the cost is considerably less for a repair. Therefore, if you carry a comprehensive insurance policy regardless if you have a glass waiver or glass endorsement on your policy, most insurance companies will cover the full cost of the repair. So, if you have comprehensive coverage with a $500 deductible and your windshield is in repairable condition (up to 6 inches with insurance) than your insurance company will waive your deductible if the repair is successful. State Farm is the only insurance company (now) that requires you to have the glass waiver or endorsement on your policy for them to cover the cost of the windshield chip repair. Start your Windshield Repair Claim Now!


Will all signs of damage be eliminated by the auto windshield chip repair Job?

Unfortunately, not all signs of damage will be eliminated by a repair job, even if the job is done properly with a high quality resin. A windshield repair job is not cosmetic in nature. It is done so that the car can be driven safely and also so the crack or chip does not run and cause greater damage.


Can I have my car windshield chip repair job redone if it was not done to my liking?

The answer to this question is no. Once the resin has been applied it will dry and harden. Once a car windshield has been repaired and the resin has hardened there will be no where to inject new resin into the area.  It is important to realize that not all car windshield repair jobs will come out as expected. A lot depends on the size of the crack, where it is located and how long a person waits before having the windshield repaired. A car windshield that has been damaged should be fixed as soon as possible, as this will make it more likely that the repair job can be more successful.


What are the risks involved in repairing a chipped windshield?

There are some risks involved in a car windshield repair process. A repair shop can actually cause greater damage to a windshield when applying pressure to the damaged area. Fortunately, this is a rare occurrence and usually only happens if the windshield has a running crack. However, your windshield repairman  can typically spot windshield crack that run a higher risk and advise you before starting the repair. However, it is always best to let the repairman attempt the repair and save the windshield versus not letting him because a  car windshield that already has legs extending from the crack will eventually run whether you attempt the repair or not. Vibration to the windshield, excessive heat or drastic temperature changes, and time will eventually cause the break to extend across the windshield until it hit an edge.


Is Peoria Windshield Replacement the only shop that uses pressure to repair a broken windshield?

All car windshield repair shops apply pressure to a broken windshield. The risk of a windshield breaking further is determined by the type of crack a windshield has, not by where the car is taken for repairs. However, most windshield repair shops do not share these risks until there has been a failed windshield repair.


Do I get a guarantee on the windshield chip repair?

Yes, you do. Peoria Windshield Replacement guarantees that if the repair job is not successful, the client will not have to pay for the job. If the job is successful but the area starts to crack later from the pint of repair, then Peoria Windshield Replacement will deduct the cost of the original repair job from the cost of buying a new windshield for the car. In addition, we carry the best car windshield replacement prices in the industry.


How long does the auto windshield repair take?

A simple car windshield repair job usually only takes around half an hour. Complex repair jobs involving more than one crack or chip may take longer.


Can I wash the my car windshield after it has been repaired?

The resin dries in a matter of minutes. As soon as the resin has dried, you can wash your car windshield.


Is a windshield chip repair covered by car insurance?

In most instances, windshield repair is covered by your car insurance comprehensive policy. Most insurance companies will waive any deductible for a windshield chip repair. So, if you carry a $500 deductible and your windshield is repairable; then your insurance company will pay the bill. Call us today or file a insurance windshield repair claim online and we will be happy to assist in filing your insurance claim and scheduling your convenient mobile appointment. Visit our Windshield Insurance FAQ’s page for more information about auto glass insurance claims.


How much does windshield chip repair cost?

A lot depends on the type of damage that has been incurred. Generally speaking, however, windshield repair costs about $40 the first one and $10 for each additional chip repairs. A windshield crack repair will cost $100. The high cost for the crack repair is due to the time it takes to perform and the success rate.


Is the windshield mobile repair service more expensive than regular service?

The mobile repair service is free of charge. We provide this service to make it as easy as possible for our clients to get their car windshield fixed. We provide free mobile service to Peoria Arizona and surrounding areas including; Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale,Chandler,Scottsdale,Gilbert,Tempe, and Surprise.


Can I prevent a car windshield chip or crack from getting worse?

Not really. Once the windshield has been damaged, it should be repaired as soon as possible. However, it is good in the meantime to avoid bumps and extreme temperatures. Avoid using the car’s AC until the windshield has been repaired.


Can wet automobile windshields be fixed?

No, wet automobile windshields cannot be fixed successfully. A car repair shop will have to dry a wet windshield so the resin will set properly.