How Does A Chip Repair Work?
A typical windshield chip repair process removes air from the pockets caused by a break and then fills that space with a clear resin. Chip repairs can only be performed on laminated glass, such as that found in windshields. This is because tempered glass, which is found in car door glass, is designed to shatter upon impact for safety purposes. Laminated windshield glass is designed to remain largely intact when an object strikes it.
Repairing a windshield can help keep the integrity of the windshield intact, whereas allowing the chip to crack out to the edges would compromise the safety features of a properly sealed windshield.
A basic break can be repaired within minutes, and you will barely be able to tell it was ever there in the first place! Plus, for every windshield repaired instead of replaced, that is one less piece of laminated glass in a landfill. Because of the way windshields are constructed, they can't be effectively recycled. So, go green and repair that chip!