When a pop bottle flew off of a freeway overpass and smashed into my car window, I knew that I had a problem. I was already late to work, and I had no idea how I was going to have time to get the damage repaired. Fortunately, a friend of mine told me about a place that offered mobile windshield repair. They came out the same day, worked on my car, and replaced the window--all while I sat at my desk and helped clients. It was really amazing to have their help, and I couldn't have done it without them. This blog is all about mobile windshield repair.
If a large rock or piece of debris hits your windshield, the glass will most likely crack and possibly shatter. While this is a definite sign your windshield needs to be replaced, minor, less noticeable issues should also be a cause for concern. Pitting is a common problem that most people do not realize can be a serious issue for their vehicle's glass. This guide will explain the causes, dangers, and options for repair pitting in the windshield.
Pitting occurs when a small piece of dirt or rock hits and sticks into the glass, forming a small pit in and on the glass. You may be able to scratch the piece of debris from the glass, but the pit will most likely still remain.
In most cases, seeing through the glass will still be possible, which is why most people do not believe pitting requires any type of repair.
Dangers of Pitting
Dirt and debris that has pitted the glass does affect the look of your windshield, which can decrease its total value. Even though it may seem minor, the pitting can also affect your visibility in certain situations.
When the sun hits this pitted area of glass, the light will reflect off the surface, impairing your visibility, which will prevent you from driving safely
It is also important to note that left unrepaired, the pitting in the glass will spread, cracking the grass further and causing more visibility issues. Over time, multiple pitted areas of glass can also cause the windshield to shatter under stress, which can lead to accidents and injuries.
Repairing Pitted Areas
Understanding the dangers of pitted glass will help you understand why repairs are so important. It is best to consult a professional windshield technician who will help you determine the best option for repairs.
There are instances where a complete replacement of the windshield will be necessary. For example, if you have multiple areas of pitting and other imperfections, such as cracks or fissures in the glass, a complete replacement will be a smart investment.
On the other hand, if there are only one or a few pitted areas of glass, your technician may be able to safely remove the dirt/debris before filling the pitted area. This will restore the glass and your visibility while preventing further damage.
The windshield is an important part of your vehicle's look and operation. This guide will help you understand pitting, dangers, and the best options for glass repair.Share
4 January 2019