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What Are the Types of Windshield Damage?

Windshields are an essential component of your vehicle, providing structural support, protection from wind and debris, and allowing you to see the road ahead. However, despite their durability, windshields can sometimes be damaged, requiring a replacement. In this blog, we'll look at the different types of windshield damage and why it's important to have them repaired or replaced promptly.

  • Chips and Cracks: Small chips and cracks can easily occur from flying rocks, gravel, or other road debris. If left unrepaired, these chips and cracks can quickly grow in size, making it more difficult and expensive to fix, and potentially compromising the safety of the vehicle.
  • Star Breaks: Star breaks occur when there is a central point of impact with several cracks radiating out from it. Like chips and cracks, star breaks can quickly spread and make it more difficult to repair the windshield.
  • Bull's Eye: A bull's eye is a type of damage that resembles a target, with a circular crack surrounding a circular point of impact. If not repaired promptly, a bull's eye can quickly spread and cause further damage to the windshield.
  • Complete Breakage: Complete breakage of the windshield can occur due to an impact from a significant object, such as a rock, a tree branch, or an animal. In these cases, the windshield will need to be fully replaced.

If your vehicle has experienced any of these types of damage, it's important to have it inspected by a professional tech. In addition to repairing or replacing damaged windshields, our auto service shop also offer other services to ensure your windshield is in top condition. This includes windshield wiper blade replacements.
By working with Manicinelli's Auto Repair Center, you can ensure that your windshield is in top condition and provides the protection and visibility you need while driving. Please give us a call or visit soon!

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