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Should you replace that windshield or just have it repaired? A general rule to determine whether to replace a windshield or instead, repair the auto glass chip or window crack is to see if the chip is larger than a quarter. Also, is a crack greater than 6 inches (about the same size as a dollar bill).
When chips or cracks are in the line of sight of the driver because repairs are not 100% invisible,, it becomes a safety issue. Lastly, when there are there more than three chips or cracks, replacement is probably more feasible. When it's time for windshield replacement Phoenix (http://www.agperfection.com)
Sometimes, if there is a chip in the driver's line of vision, an insurance company may encourage the client to do the chip repair first. If the repair bothers them, they then can do the windshield replacement. The client always has the right to have the windshield replaced under this condition.
A windshield may incur pits. A pit is small scoop out of your front windshield. It does not go into the plastic layer in between the two pieces of glass. A pit cannot be repaired because there is no way for the repair resin to stick to to the windshield and is considered wear and tear. This is not covered by insurance. A chip will usually have some starring which provides area for the resin to adhere to.
Doing an auto glass chip or window crack repair you keep the manufacturer's glass and do not have to fight with the insurance company on getting OEM glass versus aftermarket glass, which is usually cheaper and possibly inferior to OEM glass.
You also get to keep the original factory window seal, maintaining the integrity of the windshield. Some additional benefits to a repair are that it prevents further cracks and it only takes about thirty minutes.
With a faulty repair, you could experience shrinkage, the area turning yellow, or the windshield cracking. All resins are not alike, but more importantly, the tools and techniques used to apply the resin can make a huge difference in the quality of the repair. Additionally, a bad repair, a chip or crack can expand unexpectedly with quick temperature changes (such as with the AC or heater), and rough road conditions.
Sometimes, though a replacement is necessary. For top notch Windshield replacement Phoenix Autoperfection (http://www.agperfection.com) is the first place to call.