So what happens during an auto glass repair, and how does it work? Our technicians inject resin into a chip or crack, which essentially fills in the area of the missing glass from the damage. This allows the glass to become a solid piece again, instead of having one weak spot that was not reinforced. Once the resin cures, it seals the damage and prevents it from spreading further.
If left untreated, rock chips will almost certainly spread into a larger problem, ultimately causing a full replacement to be necessary. For this reason, as soon as damage appears on your windshield, you should immediately seek a repair. The longer you wait, the more you’re at risk. Oftentimes, customers who wait too long will end up needing a full replacement instead of a repair because the damage has spread.
Additionally, weather has a profound effect on whether a chip or crack spreads. In fact, sudden changes in temperature (which are all too common in Texas) will cause the damage to spread quickly, especially during temperature drops. It is not uncommon for us to receive a sudden influx of appointments when a cold front comes through, and that’s because small chips or cracks have spread into larger problems that need immediate attention.