Unfortunately, chips in the windshield of your car can happen despite careful driving and keeping your car in good condition. However, this doesn't mean that you have to spend money on a pricey repair job. Watch this video to learn how to make DIY windshield chip repair!
What does a chip in your windshield mean?
- A chip in your windshield is an indication of a broken or cracked windshield.
- If the chip is large, it may indicate that you need a new windshield.
- You can fix a chip in your windshield by using a glass repair kit.
- The kit will come with instructions on how to remove the broken piece of glass and replace it with the new one.
How to Repair A Chip In Your Windshield
If you have a chip in your windshield, there are a few ways to repair it. You can remove the chip with a razor blade or a micro-drill, then use an adhesive to put the chip back together. You can also use a heat gun to soften the adhesive and fix the chip without having to remove it.
The Three Types of Chips and Their Causes
If your windshield is cracked or has a chip, you'll need to take it in for repair. There are three types of chips, and each needs to be treated differently.
The first type is a small chip that's just big enough to see but not big enough to cause any damage. This is the most common type of chip, and it can usually be fixed with a new piece of glass.
The second type is a big chip that's already started to break down the windshield. This chip needs to be fixed as soon as possible because if it gets any bigger, it could cause the glass to break.
The third type is a crack in the glass that goes all the way through. This type of chip needs to be fixed by replacing the entire windshield.