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How to Know When Your Windshield Needs to Be Repaired or Replaced?

Windshield accidents may happen at any time and you have no control over them. In the outdoors, anything can happen and you need to be ready. Some of the issues you will encounter could be small windshield chips, and these are usually named after their shapes.

Bulls Eye


Half Moon


All these small chips are repairable but they have to be taken care of right away, otherwise they will turn into really large cracks that go beyond repair and your windshield will need to be replaced, which will obviously cost more.

Some experts have devised the quarter test to know if a car windshield can be repaired or if it needs a replacement instead. It goes like this: Take a quarter and place it over the chip, if any side of the crack is visible, your windshield has to be changed, if not, a glass repair will do the trick.

Whether you need to repair or replace your car glass, make sure you go to an experienced technician to ensure that everything is taken care of properly and that you won’t have to worry about that glass again.

If you are located in Houston or it happens that you need emergency assistance while in the area, we encourage you to contact ABC Houston AutoGlass and we will help you right where you are on the road.

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