Why is My Windshield Damage Visible After Being Filled

Getting any damage to your windshield, whether it be a simple crack or chip, quickly repaired is key to preventing further problems. So after you make the appointment and do the responsible thing, you might be a bit disheartened to see that the damage is still visible following the repair job. You might begin to ask yourself what the point of getting the crack mended was when you can still see it, so we’re here to provide answers to some common questions we hear from customers.

1.) Why Should I Repair My Windshield if the Damage is Still Visible?

When you repair a chip or crack in your windshield, you help prevent that damage from growing in size. However, repairing damage like this does not remove the damage from the glass. Tending to the damage keeps it from getting worse, whereas if you didn’t opt to get it fixed the crack would grow as the glass expands and contracts with outdoor temperatures. Playing music loudly and hitting pot holes does not do much for your damaged auto glass either. So, even though the repaired damage can still be visible, it’s important to get small damage filled in order to prevent an even bigger problem from happening. Repairing a crack simply requires filling the damage with material that prevents it from cracking further. It is not intended to hide the damage completely.

2.) Can I Hide a Crack?

The only way to truly do away with any subtle windshield damage is to replace the windshield entirely. It should be made known that some repairs help mask flaws better than others. A filled in chip is always likely to be less visible than a repaired star. If you take a look at your windshield, can you handle having to see visible damage that has been repaired? This is an important question to consider when deciding whether or not you should repair or replace your auto glass. If the damage is out of your general view and does not impact your ability to drive, then repair is your best bet. If you’re the kind of sort who wants there to be no flaws present on their windshield, then replacement is the way to go.

Keep an eye out for window damage when it happens. Being proactive about addressing your windshield issues only saves you money and a bigger headache. We’re here to handle all of your other auto glass concerns. We are the experts after all, so come to us with your questions!

Repairing Your Windshield Without Using Insurance

Dealing with your insurance company is always a toss-up. Either the interaction goes really well, or it ends in complete frustration. This is especially true when contacting them for windshield problems. Your damaged windshield is likely covered by your car insurance, but you might want to pay out of pocket to avoid having your monthly insurance payment go up as a result of filing a claim. Besides, paying out of pocket can help keep the price reasonable, and will likely save you money in the long term. Insurance companies tend to charge additional fees for replacing windshields. Here are some tips for replacing your windshield without having to use your insurance specifically for your windshield problem.

Vandalism

While you might not enjoy ruining someone else’s property, there a plenty of folks who do. While it can be incredibly aggravating to emerge from your home to find your car has been vandalized and your auto glass destroyed, it’s sometimes better to pay for the auto glass damage on your own than inform your insurance company of the incident. This way, they won’t fall under the impression that you live in an area where this type of activity is frequent.

Wear and Tear

Over time, everything tends to break down, and this certainly applies to windshields. Seeing as it protects you from road hazards while you travel speeds upwards of 70 miles per hour, your windshield will sustain its fair share of cracks and dings as time goes on. Minor damage like that can usually be repaired, and prevents you from having to pay more money for a full windshield replacement if you remedy the situation in time. Remember, that small damage on your windshield is never going to fix itself. Be proactive and get it squared away before the damage gets out of hand.

General Mishaps

Sometimes, small vehicular incidents take place. They aren’t enough to cause major damage, but the impact of such run ins can put a crack or two in your windshield. In situations like this, you’ll want to discuss repair options with a company willing to not only work with your insurance, but offer a price that fits into your maintenance budget.

If you require help with your windshield, look no further than AllStar Windshield Centers! Call us at (630) 268-9337, or fill out our online contact form!

The Importance of Repairing Minor Windshield Damage

AllStar Windshield Centers provides windshield repairs for chips and cracks that are smaller than a quarter and not in the direct line of sight for the driver. That is why it is so important to get your windshield repaired as soon as damage appears. We are able to repair these small chips or cracks with our high-grade Clarity® Resin. This clear liquid filler keeps the damage from spreading and solidifies the glass. However, if these cracks or chips spread and become too large, we will have to completely replace the glass.

It is essential to get your windshield repaired right away, even if it has only suffered minor damage. Minor windshield damage will spread over time, resulting in you needing to repair it as soon possible.

AllStar Windshield Centers performs high quality windshield repair and replacement services throughout the greater Chicago, IL area and beyond. Please contact us at 800-900-1505 to schedule an appointment.

Will I be able to see the damage after a windshield repair?

One frequently asked question we receive at AllStar Windshield Centers is if you are able to see any evidence of windshield damage after the repair is complete. Our windshield repair technicians use our Clarity® Windshield Repair Resin for every job. The goal of our repair resin is not only to create strong and long-lasting repairs, but also to provide the clearest view possible. The damage after a repair is virtually impossible to find. Yes, you can technically see the damage, but only if you’re looking for it.

Our goal with windshield repairs is to create a strong seal while also giving the driver the most optimal driving clarity. Our windshield repair resin matches the refractive index of your windshield, meaning that the windshield will be completely clear after the windshield repair. While it will technically be possible to see the place of repair, the result will be virtually indistinguishable from a new windshield.

For more information about windshield repairs at AllStar Windshield Centers, visit our windshield repair page, or contact us at 800-900-1505.

Other Vehicles Serviced by AllStar Windshield Centers

AllStar Windshield Centers services more than just automobiles. The windshield is an important safety feature for more than just autos. Also, auto glass is important for the security of larger vehicles like mobile homes and buses. We provide windshield repairs and replacements to tractor trailers, buses, and mobile homes.

Mobile homes are often used for long trips. This makes it more likely that they will suffer some auto glass damage over time. Our windshield repair and replacement specialists are trained to repair this type of auto glass so that the mobile home is returned to its original structural integrity.

Tractor trailers use high quality windshields, but they are also on the road more than almost any other vehicle. This makes it almost inevitable that they will suffer windshield damage at some point in their lifespan. We provide auto glass replacements and repairs for tractor trailers, as they wear out significantly over time.

We also provide windshield and auto glass repairs and replacements for buses. Buses take frequent auto glass damage because they are on the road so often and have many sections of glass that can get damaged.

Contact AllStar Windshield Centers today at (800) 900-1505 to find out if we can service your specialty vehicle.

 

Why you Should Repair Minor Windshield Damage

Repairing minor windshield damage is highly recommended by everyone here at AllStar Windshield Centers. It can be dangerous to put off repairing minor windshield damage for several reasons. Minor windshield damage can quickly become a serious problem if it is ignored. The weather, stress from temperature changes, and general wear and tear can increase the severity of the damage to the point where windshield repairs are not possible.

For minor windshield damage, we can do a windshield repair, which is both faster and more affordable than a windshield replacement. If the windshield crack is shorter than the length of a dollar bill, we consider this to fall under the category of minor windshield damage. Also, if it is circular damage, anything smaller than the size of a quarter around is also considered minor windshield damage. Minor windshield damage falling under these scenarios also must not be in the vision of the driver. Any damage directly in front of the driver cannot be repaired; in this scenario a full replacement is necessary.

If a windshield repair is possible, you shouldn’t wait until the damage spreads. Many insurance companies completely cover the cost of windshield repairs, while windshield replacements will often require an additional payment from the individual.

Don’t delay when it comes to windshield damage. Book an appointment today or call us at 800-900-1505.