Common Types of Windshield Damage that Should Be Fixed ASAP

Common Types of Windshield Damage that Should Be Fixed ASAP


It's important to fix small windshield cracks and chips soon after they occur. Otherwise, they could grow to the extent that they can't be repaired and instead the windshield has to be replaced. Windshield damage should also be repaired quickly because cracks and chips could make your windshield more prone to shattering. This is especially dangerous during a rollover accident because a shattered windshield could make your roof more susceptible to caving in.

If you're due for windshield repair, make sure you go to an established shop instead of some pop-up tent on the side of the road. By going to a reputable shop, you can trust that the technicians are highly trained and will hold themselves accountable for the quality of the work. Here are five kinds of windshield damage that should be repaired as soon as possible.

Windshield Crack

Typically, if the crack is five inches long, your windshield will need to be replaced. If your windshield has a smaller crack, it'll definitely be best to fix it before it grows to this length. Also, it's worth noting that in the state of Utah you can be cited for having a windshield crack that obscures your field of vision.

Star Chip

If you have a rock chip that features lines jutting out from a central point of impact, then you've got a star ship. Because star chips are especially likely to grow bigger in size, they should be promptly repaired.

Bullseye Break

This type of rock chip can be identified by an impact point that is surrounded by rings. A bullseye break can usually be fixed very quickly.

Partial Bullseye Break

The partial bullseye break has a half-circle shape that occurs due to the object impacting the glass at an awkward angle, which can make this chip somewhat more challenging to repair.

Combo Chip

Combination chips have traits of more than one of the above-listed rock chips. These chips are assessed on a case-by-case basis to see how easily they can be fixed or if they'll necessitate a new windshield.

If you need auto glass replacement or repair, be sure to visit a reputable body shop. For auto glass repair in Ogden, UT, contact the experts at Stegen's Auto Body at (385) 367-2232. Feel free to give Stegen's Auto Body a call today to make an appointment for any of your vehicle's auto body needs!


Stegen's Auto Body Blog
Posted: May 1, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ