That little chip in your windscreen may have been caused by a small stone, but do you know that little crack could cause problems if not repaired?
The simple truth is that stone chips and glass repair are part of life as a vehicle owner. Windshields get chipped and cracked all the time, and even though they may occur at an unexpected time, they can’t be neglected and should be attended to as soon as possible.
Furthermore, while they may seem minor, small stone chips can quickly develop into a costly repair job. Chips grow when pressure is placed on your windscreen.
Pressure can come from a variety of sources, even something as minor as taking your car through the car wash or when changes in temperature occur. And, once those chips grow into a crack, they can no longer be fixed and your windshield will need to be replaced.
A lot of insurance policies will cover the cost of stone chip repairs without having any undue impact to your policy rate. As such, there is no need for you to be afraid to contact your insurance company about it.
More so, there is a need for you to realise that being proactive and repairing a chip in your windshield can save you a significant amount of money. A windscreen replacement can cost anywhere from twenty thousand Naira to three hundred thousand Naira and therefore, fast action is crucial.
A cracked windscreen is also a safety hazard. If the glass is cracked it could break and impact your ability to drive safely. While you may not realise it, the windshield is part of the structural framework of the vehicle. A cracked windshield has a greater chance of shattering or causing an accident.
If you notice a cracked windscreen, contact a reputable and licensed supplier for glass repair. Some have mobile services and they will undergo the repairs at a place that is comfortable for you. Talk to your insurance company and find out if the repair is covered.
By being proactive you will save money, keep the inconvenience to a minimum, and-most importantly- drive and stay safe.