If you’re wondering whether a stone chip really needs to be repaired or whether you can get away with it on the road, here are some benefits of having a stone chip repaired immediately.
Preventing Further Damage to Windshield
A stone chip is not just a dent in the overall appearance of your car, but is the starting point of a windshield crack. Stone chips can be repaired when they are fairly recent but cracks cannot be repaired – they may require a complete windshield replacement.
Timely stone chip repair can give you an absolutely new and durable windshield – not to mention it will cost significantly less than a replacement!
High Replacement Costs
Speaking of replacement costs, let’s get right to the point.
The average cost of a windshield replacement is around $350; in some cases, the cost can be much higher – as much as $1500+ which is really expensive if done without insurance. In order to avoid spending a large sum later, it is better to get the repair work done now for very little to no cost.
Most insurance companies cover stone chip repair costs. You can check the claims procedure of your insurance company to get a waiver on repair expenses.
Not only is a chip unpleasant to look at, it can also be extremely distracting and distort your view. As the stone chip continues to develop into a crack, it will end up weakening the integrity of your windshield. Enough exposure and you’ll one day wake up to find the windshield broken into pieces – or if you ever have a collision or accident, these broken glass shards can seriously injure you.
90% of all stone chips develop into cracks over time. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should get the stone chip repaired quickly.
The more you wait before getting a chip repaired, the more time (and money) you’ll have to put in when getting your chip repaired or the windshield replaced. Fresh stone chips can be repaired within 15 to 30 minutes at a low cost, whereas the repair time and cost increases as the damage becomes worse in the long term.
Chances Are That the Repair Won’t Cost You a Dime!
Nearly every insurance company will waive your deductible if you have us do a repair for you. Call us at 610-935-5588 or follow this link to find out now https://www.trueblueautoglass.com/auto-glass-repair/.