Myths About Auto Glass Damages

There are a lot of myths about car windows and windshields that you want to realize aren't correct. Believing the wrong information regarding your auto glass can cause you to make mistakes that can be costly and especially dangerous. Here is information on some myths you may find on auto glass, as well as the correct information you should know. 

Myth #1 You can fix your auto glass just as well yourself

While it is true you can purchase a DIY auto glass repair kit and tend to certain glass repairs yourself, this doesn't mean you will get the same results. When you have the professionals fix your auto glass, you will know it was done correctly and that there aren't weaknesses from the repair that can leave it more susceptible to future issues. There is also a very good chance when you try to do the repairs yourself that you will have wasted more time and money and need to have the professionals complete the job anyway. 

Myth #2 Small damages aren't a problem 

Another common myth that can get you in trouble if you believe it is that small damages to the auto glass isn't something to worry about. As long as they aren't going to be noticeable enough to get you pulled over, then you can ignore them. However, this isn't true, and small damages can become a big problem for a number of reasons. For one thing, depending on where they are, they can interfere with your driving. They can cause the sun to reflect and temporarily blind you, or they can make you react incorrectly when you mistake them for something on the road. Also, things like temperature changes and vibrations can cause small damage to become larger and even more dangerous. 

Myth #3 Any damage to the windshield will require full windshield replacement

Something that prevents some people from bringing their car in when they have small damage to the windshield is believing the myth that they will need to have the whole windshield replaced. Several factors determine whether a windshield can be repaired or needs to be replaced. The best thing to do is take the car in and let them look at it and let you know if it can be repaired.

Myth #4 A chip is just a chip

Another myth regarding windshield damage is all chips are the same. So, if you have had a chip before the same size as the one you have had in the past and that was fine, then this one will be too. However, this is not true and there are a lot of different types of chips you can get in the glass. Some different types of chips include the bullseye chip, the combination break, the star break, the edge chip, and others. The type of chip matters, because it dictates things like how it will spread and how it will affect the integrity of the glass. The professionals know the different types of damage and how to best approach repairing them.

For more information, contact auto glass repair services.