When a rock hits your windshield, a crack or chip gets left behind. It is recommended that you get this crack or chip filled in as soon as possible to help prevent your windshield from cracking further. Resin is injected into the crack or chip, strengthening the area. However, depending on the size of the crack and the conditions your car is exposed to, this crack or chip may occasionally still spread, even when filled. This may leave you with many questions. Here are a few of the questions you may have about your windshield chip that has been filled, yet is continuing to grow.
Can a Windshield Crack Be Refilled If it Continues to Grow?
If a windshield crack continues to grow after it has been filled, it should not be refilled. Resin has already been injected into the crack once and has failed to contain the crack. Injecting more resin in the area will not stop it from spreading further.
What Can Be Done About a Windshield Crack that Continues to Grow?
If a windshield crack or chip continues to grow after being filled, the only thing that can be done is to replace your windshield. The glass is compromised if the chip continues to spread, which can cause it to shatter more readily if you are involved in a car accident.
Is There Any Way to Know if My Windshield Crack Will Continue to Grow Once Filled?
Unfortunately, there is no way to know which cracks will continue to grow once they have been filled. Most repair companies will only repair windshield cracks or chips that are the size of a half dollar or smaller. If they are larger, they probably cannot be repaired. However, outside of this, there is no way to tell which cracks will continue to grow and which will stop growing thanks to the resin.
Can You Prevent a Windshield Crack From Growing After Being Filled?
There are many reasons why a windshield crack continues to grow despite being filled. You cannot prevent all of these issues. However, having your windshield repaired as quickly as possible and following all instructions from the repair company, such as not having your car washed for at least 24 hours after the repair is done, will help to ensure that your crack repair will be as successful as possible.
When you have a crack or chip in your car's windshield, bring it to Centennial Auto Glass in Minneapolis, MN. We specialize in vehicle glass repair and replacement. Contact us today to make an appointment or get a free estimate.