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Auto Glass Repair

All Hail! Easy Hacks for Fixing a Windshield Rock Chip

In the last year, there have been 62 severe weather warnings, and hail storms have been spotted in Houston on 16 different occasions. The ice chunks from these frequent hail storms—no matter how small—can easily chip the windshield of your car. A chipped windshield hinders visibility and can cause accidents, so repairing it is your first priority. Here are some easy tips you can follow to repair your chipped windshield in the quickest and most affordable way possible.

Decide whether to repair or replace

Use a magnifying glass to look at the chipped surface of your windshield. If the crack is small, you can inject epoxy or use an acrylic compound to glue the chipped parts together. This is the most affordable method, and if it works for you, means that you don’t need to get your windshield replaced. However, this adhesive will only seal the chip; the cracks on your glass will still be visible. These adhesives come in windshield repair kits that are available at Walmart, Target or Amazon, all under 10 dollars.

Time is of the essence

If you decide to repair your windshield by yourself, you need to do it as soon as possible. The longer you delay the process, the greater the chances of the chip expanding and becoming a longer crack, making a costly replacement unavoidable. Moreover, the chip on the glass can also allow water or dirt inside, which clouds the glass and becomes a safety issue.

Clean and seal

If you decide to fix the chipped windshield at home, the first step is to thoroughly clean the area surrounding the chip so there’s no dust, moisture, or loose glass which could fog up the windshield and adversely affect visibility. Next, create a vacuum around the chip and inject resin to seal the area. Let the resin set and dry for about 5 to 10 minutes under direct sunlight. These steps may sound easy, but they require precision, time, patience and skill. One misstep can lead to additional expenses later down the road. We recommend saving yourself the trouble and contacting a certified professional to get a free quote for auto glass repair in Houston. Whether you need windshield repair or replacement in Houston, at AAR Autoglass, we offer 24-hour glass replacement and affordable windshield repair and replacement services at your doorstep. Call us now at 8323030318 and let our professionals handle your car with the care and comfort you deserve.        

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