At some time or another, every windshield suffers a rock chip. This often happens on the interstate or highway, but can also occur on country roads. Many car owners put off getting their rock chip repaired, but this can cause greater damage to your windshield. Luckily, you can have many types of windshield rock chips repaired with ease.
Here at Auto Glass Specialists Utah, we are able to repair a number of different types of windshield rock chips. Rock chips are more serious than you might think and having them repaired is less expensive than having your entire windshield replaced in the future.3
Before you contact us for a repair, let us fill you in on the different types of windshield rock chips and the importance of having them repaired.
Types of Rock Chips
When it comes to windshield rock chips, there are a number of different types you should be familiar with. Each different type of rock chip requires different methods of preparation before it can be repaired. Some of the most common types of windshield rock chips are:
- Bullseye: Named after the bullseye on a dartboard, this type of rock chip is round. You can also clearly see the point of impact in the center of the chip. Before repaired, an Auto Glass Specialist will need to clean this crack in order for the resin to bond well.
- Star: A star shaped rock chip is fairly common. These rock chips are extremely concerning as they can easily spread and crack your windshield. If your windshield has a star rock chip, get it repaired immediately as this can happen quickly and cause more damage.
- Half Moon: Similar to the bullseye rock chip, half moon chips are named after their shape. These are easily repairable and, luckily, the chances of a crack forming from this type of rock chip are slim.
Rock Chips and Windshield Cracks
Having your windshield rock chips repaired is important. If left unrepaired, many of these chips can form cracks in your windshield, resulting in more costly repairs. Fortunately, the Auto Glass Specialists Utah are able to repair these chips in a hurry so you don’t have to worry about greater damage.
The first step to repairing a rock chip is to clean the area thoroughly. Next, we will remove all moisture from the chip to prevent a crack from forming after the repair, as temperature changes can still cause the repair chip to crack. Once this is complete, we fill the chip with a high-quality clear resin to repair it. The repaired area is then cured with a UV lamp and the chip is finally repaired.
Call the Auto Glass Specialists Utah Today!
If you have a rock chip in your windshield, you should have it repaired immediately to prevent it from cracking. The Auto Glass Specialists Utah can provide mobile rock chip repair services for those in Salt Lake County with ease. Contact us here, or give us a call at 385.245.9989 for a free quote!