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7 Types Of Auto Glass Damage That Require Windshield Repair Oceanside

May 25

Bikers who capitalize on the roar of the wind or drive on the highways are helping animals. Your windshield is showing little scratches, dents, and cracks. Glass is glass. Glass cracks. Let's focus now on cracks in the windshield. They're serious. Let's look at different kinds of cracks before we go.


Cracks in the Windshield


  • Crack with a Bull's eye


If a small, sharp pebble hits the windscreen, this is one of the most commonly occurring crack types. The impact forms an arc and could cause a tiny glass to break off.


  • Ding Crack or Star Crack


Another type of crack is known as the Star Crack. The crack is caused by sharp stones or windscreen debris. A star-shaped hole forms when the impact occurs and glass fragments break off. A star crack can worsen if not treated.


  • Break in the Combination


A combination break can occur when an object sharp or any other object strikes. Combining the star and bull’s eye cracks can result in the combination break.


  • Cracks around the edges


The edge crack is a crack that extends for a distance of 2 inches of the windscreen liner. The crack can grow from minor to large if it isn't treated. This is a frequent occurrence in Indian vehicles. The length of the vehicle can range between 10'' and 12'', and in some instances, even more.


  • Cracked Floater


The crack is similar to the edge crack, but it is 2 inches from the lining of the windscreen.


  • A crack in a Half Moon


Half-moon cracks are similar to Bull's Eye cracks in that they chip off pieces of glass. However, they are semi-circular instead of circular.


  • Cracks from stress


Stress cracks are inside cracks that we cannot feel when moving our fingers over. To identify a stress crack, you will need to utilize a ballpoint pen to trace it.


Fun fact The cause of stress cracks is due to rapid temperature fluctuations rather than impact. A vehicle that is covered in snow, for example, should be cleaned with cold water. When hot water is spilled, it will raise the temperature, which causes a stress fracture.


Let's determine if the cracks can be mended or if a windscreen replacement is needed now that we've established the types of cracks.


Do you need to fix it or replace it?

Yes! Because the windshield is made of laminated glass, it is possible to fix it. But the same cannot be said of the other windows in the car. Thanks to the advances in technology, it's now easier to fix cracks. For repairing a windshield, you need to meet certain conditions. Before restoring the front window, a trained technician considers the size, depth, and position. You should take the vehicle to the nearest glass repair service on the beach and allow them to decide whether it is repairable or not.


Larger cracks are harder to fix, while more minor chips and dings can be fixed easily. The cracks along the margins are difficult to repair, as is the depth of the fracture. Additionally, cracks that are difficult to repair or tarnish vehicles' appearance are more likely to be replaced than fixed.

Auto Glass & Tint of Oceanside

3588 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92058, United States

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