If you live in a colder part of the U.S., your morning commute is likely filled with one of the hazards of winter: potholes. Potholes are caused by shifts in temperature and moisture. These concrete craters can lead to a jarring wake-up or, for some people, road debris hitting their vehicle. While our paint protection film can help prevent damage to the body of your car or truck, your windshield may not be so lucky. If you have suffered glass damage this winter from a pothole, it’s important to take your car or truck in for a windshield chip repair before it requires full replacement.
A windshield chip is a small break in your glass that has bigger implications. Because the glass has been weakened, a change in temperature or pressure on the glass can transform a chip into a major crack. This is why it’s critical to get a chip repaired as soon as possible.
Quick changes in temperature can cause glass to expand and contract in a way that can turn a small chip into a major crack overnight. If your car or truck has fallen victim to a random rock or piece of road, bring it to a local Ziebart location for a windshield chip repair. Jumping on the chip early can lead to major savings, be it from a waived deductible (by most insurance companies – see your policy for coverage) or saving you the cost of replacing your windshield.
Next time you get behind the wheel and see a pothole, be sure that you carefully avoid it for the sake of your whole vehicle. However, if you do find yourself the victim of a damaged windshield, be proactive in getting a windshield chip repair done as soon as possible. Your car, and wallet, will thank you!