Rating 4.9 (500) · When it comes to mobile auto glass repair, there are certain types of damage that cannot be fixed. Windshield replacement is necessary when the chip or crack is at least 1.5 inches in diameter, there are multiple points of impact or rust. If the windshield has a dart-shaped crack, it can probably be repaired, since this type of damage to the glass is one of the easiest to repair. Windshield repair technology is constantly improving, so today some longer cracks (usually up to 15 cm) can be repaired.
Repairing a windshield is acceptable if a crack is less than 0.75 inches in diameter, less than 3 inches long, and remains on the surface of the glass. When trying to decide whether to repair or replace a car's glass, there are several factors that should be taken into consideration. Installing new glass ensures the highest level of visibility, as chipped or severely pitted glass may appear less transparent even after it has been repaired. The ROLAGS guide (Automotive Laminated Glass Repair Standard), published by the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) states that chips or targets up to 1 inch in diameter or cracks up to 12 to 14 inches long can be safely repaired. Like dart-shaped cracks, crescent-shaped cracks are usually repairable, but the automotive glass specialist will have to make the final decision. In this blog, the automotive glass repair specialists at Only 1 Auto Glass explain the different types of windshield damage that can normally be repaired.
The size, shape, and location of the damage to the glass are important factors when determining whether a chip or crack is repairable. In the case of combined breaks, the repair process is a bit complicated, so windshield repair specialists will need to evaluate the break to determine its severity. At Anthony Volk Glass, we understand how important it is for your car's windshield to be in top condition. We will determine if your windshield can be safely repaired or if it should be replaced. For more than a decade, we've been proud to offer Twin Cities drivers comprehensive glass repair and replacement for all makes and models of vehicles.