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When Should You Repair Your Windshield?

When Should You Repair Your Windshield?A proper windshield is required to give you the best protection against the elements and a collision. 

No matter where you drive, your windshield is going to take some punishment. You may be driving behind a construction truck carrying rocks, and a pea-sized pebble bounces its way to your windshield, or you’re driving beneath a tree, and one of its branches suddenly snaps off and falls onto your vehicle. Regardless of the situation, it’s important to know what procedure to follow when you have a chipped or cracked windshield.

To determine if you need a repair or replacement, you can do the dollar bill test. The dollar bill test requires you to take out a dollar and place it on the crack. If you can cover the entire area of the chip or crack, a repair is likely the solution that you need. And it’s better to take care of cracks sooner rather than later. If you’ve ever cracked your phone’s screen, you’ll know that that crack will continue to grow until it reaches the edge.  If, however, the crack is bigger than the dollar bill or is directly in the driver’s line of sight, a replacement makes the most sense since the repair does not give you 100 percent transparency.

The process works by injecting a special resin that is able to fill the smallest of cracks. One typically regains anywhere from 75 to 95 percent transparency.

A quality auto insurance policy with comprehensive insurance will cover the cost of repairing or replacing your windshield, and any other covered non-traffic-related accidents. For full coverage on your auto insurance and peace of mind knowing your policy will have the right limits when an accident occurs, contact Scautub Agency in Scotia, New York.

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