Merit Chevrolet IS NOW PROUD TO OFFER OUR CUSTOMERS WINDSHIELD CHIP REPAIR ON SITE!
One repair that is often overlooked until too late is auto glass chip repair. While a chip in your windshield may not seem like much, contamination from environmental debris and stresses from changing temperatures can cause it to grow over time, leading to cracks and much more expensive repairs. However, it does not have to come to this. A chip in your windshield can get fixed before it gets worse!
If you get a chip, drive home and get out your magnifying glass. Take a really close look at your new chip. Even if your chip isn't in your direct line of sight, it's a good idea to try and get it repaired. Water will find its way into the chip, pulled in by surface tension. If the chip goes all the way through the top lamination, any moisture that gets that deep can delaminate the glass from the center membrane. Eventually, the membrane will fog, causing a larger blemish. Water also can freeze in the chip, causing a larger flaw or even a crack. Also, water can carry dirt into the crack--and there's no way to flush it out. And, a chip in your windshield does compromise the integrity of your windshield thereby compromising part of the very structural support that is designed to protect you in an accident!
It's best to repair the chip as soon as possible, assuming that it's repairable. Remember that not all chips can be fixed. The best you can hope for is to fill most of the chip. It may still leave a visible flaw. But the improvement on most chips will be dramatic, and at least the chip is sealed from the atmosphere and the possibility of it growing larger or discoloring in the future has been eliminated. You can't fix long cracks. So it's critical that you fill chips before they turn into cracks!
Before you panic, give our service dept. a call. We can repair the chip for you saving you a potentially costly replacement in the future! If your auto policy has comprehensive coverage, MOST insurance companies will waive your deductible and pay for the repair at NO COST TO YOU! Most repairs take 5-15 minutes to complete, so your chip can be repaired while your vehicle is in for service! Contact our Service Dept. via the link below – or - call us at 651-925-2658 or 877-739-6846.