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Expert Windshield Repair Services in Mesa, AZ

Is Cracked Windshield Repairable?

At Turning Point Glassworks, we understand that a complete windshield replacement is sometimes necessary. However, for chips or cracks that are six inches or smaller, a fast and easy Windshield Repair Mesa az may be all that's required to get you back on the road. First, look at the location of the chip. It is not repairable if it is in the driver's line of vision. If the damage is within 6 inches of the perimeter of the glass, it is repairable, but it is more likely the repair will fail. The outer perimeter of the windshield is a "high-stress" area of the glass. Since this is the contact point to the vehicle's body, it tends to absorb more pressure and stress related to body torque, road vibration, and temperature change.

Second, look at the size, including the cracks that extend from the impact point. Is the break the size of a dime, nickel, or quarter? If so, it can be repaired. In other words, if it is a small break with cracks extending from it and the whole thing is less than 1.25 inches, it is repairable.

Large bull-eyes (larger than a 50-cent piece) are not repairable. If the break is the right size but the glass is completely crushed in the center, it is not repairable. There is no way to put crushed glass back together. Cracked windshields are typically not repairable because the structural integrity has been compromised.

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Windshield Repair Service Can Help!

Chips or breaks in your windshield can happen at any moment while you’re driving. Even the smallest chip can become far worse, whether the break is big or small. Avoid a more costly replacement by allowing our team at Turning Point Glassworks to take care of the small problem as soon as possible.

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Types of Cracked Windshield

A Star breaks up to 1.25″ (including the cracks) is repairable.

This 2-inch rock chip combination break. We do not recommend repair as it is less likely to be successful.

A Bulls Eye break is repairable.

This 6-inch circular break is NOT repairable.

This large rock chip has crushed glass in the center. It is not repairable.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Typically, a windshield repair takes about 30 minutes to an hour. However, the exact time can vary depending on the size and location of the crack. 

A: It is determined by the size and location of the damage whether a crack or chip can be repaired or if a replacement is necessary.

A: The cost of a windshield repair can vary depending on the size and location of the crack or chip. It’s best to get a quote from a reputable auto glass company in the Phoenix area.

A: The time it takes to repair auto glass can vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle and the extent of the damage. Typically, it takes about 30 minutes to an hour for a windshield repair and 1-2 hours for a windshield replacement or side window repair.

Here are some general steps on how to repair a cracked windshield:

Clean the windshield: First, clean the cracked area of the windshield using a glass cleaner and a lint-free cloth.

Assess the crack: Determine the size and depth of the crack. If the crack is longer than 6 inches or is in the driver’s line of sight, it’s recommended to replace the windshield instead of repairing it.

Apply resin: If the crack is small and not in the driver’s line of sight, you can apply a windshield repair kit. Inject the resin into the crack using a provided applicator, and then use a curing lamp to dry and harden the resin.

Polish: Once the resin is cured, use a windshield repair kit to polish the area.

Please keep in mind that these are general steps for repairing a cracked windshield. If you are looking for an auto glass company to complete the repair for you, consider turning to Turning Point Glass Works for professional assistance.


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