Cracked windshield in Houston, it's bound to happen!

We proudly provide windshield repairs in Katy, Cypress, Tomball, Waller, Jersey Village and all surrounding areas.

Auto Glass Repair or Replacement?

As I'm sure you're aware from living in the local area, Houston auto glass damage is a very common occurrence. Many of us live outside of the city limits, but regardless a chipped windshield isn't something you can 100% avoid. For example in Katy, Texas or Tomball you might be able to avoid a major highway from time to time, but then you're presented with back roads which fling up loose gravel. So it's either traffic and construction, or loose gravel...either way all options invite rock chips and cracked windshields.

The good news is that in many cases you can salvage your vehicles windshield by proactively repairing smaller chips or cracks, these can be sealed by a windshield repair professional at a much lower fee than what a full windshield replacement would cost. However, we all know what it’s like to have that tiny chip suddenly sprout. How many of you have been sitting in your car on a freezing cold day and quickly turned up the heat, forgetting about that hairline crack or chip on your windshield? As soon as the vehicle gets nice and warm that once small chip begins growing and taking a life of its own right across your windshield. It is time to replace your windshield…

Rock Chip Repair | Auto Glass Repair in Katy, Cypress & Tomball.

Regardless of how the crack was formed or ultimately got to its full-size potential there are a few things to know regarding driver safety and windshields.

It is time to replace your windshield…

  • if the rock chip or crack is directly located in the driver’s line of sight.
  • if the crack is in the corner or at the edge of the windshield.
  • if your windshield possesses more than three cracks or chips within the glass.
  • if your auto glass is old and outdated and it’s covered with tiny chip marks.
  • The windshield serves as an important structural element in vehicles and it contributes to the overall strength of your automobile, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Therefore, we must take the time to repair chips before they evolve and ultimately cause safety concerns.

    A simple chip repair works by injecting a specialized resin into the area that is chipped or cracked. In some cases, holes may be drilled at the ends of the crack to assist with spill prevention; these holes are not drilled all the way through the glass but just enough to assist in filling the layers in conjunction with your windshield.

    If you drive a vehicle regularly throughout Northwest Houston or Houston in general, a rock chip is bound to eventually happen. Even if you only travel in and around Cypress, Waller or Jersey Village Texas, a cracked windshield is still something you will encounter. So, if you can get that pesky chip repaired before you must replace the entire windshield. However, if your windshield meets one or more of the four bullet points listed above give VIP Auto Glass a call. We are available to travel to you, we are located in Cypress, TX and proudly offer windshield repair services in Katy, Waller, Cypress, Jersey Village, Tomball and other surrounding areas.

    Looking to repair a car windhsield or truck windhsield? Schedule an appointment today!

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