Windshield Chip Repair in Traverse City


We Now Offer On-Site Windshield Repair Services

Face it, glass chips and cracks happen more often than we would like to admit. Glass damage typically results from various bits of flying road debris, and can lead to a seriously damaged windshield if not taken care of quickly and properly. We now offer easy, windshield chip repair services right on-site at our Traverse City service department. We have 4 permanent glass technicians on staff and are professionally trained to repair chips less than the size of a quarter.

You may be asking yourself, "Why repair a small chip when I could just replace the entire windshield?" Well, depending on your insurance policy, most chip repairs are covered under your comprehensive insurance policy and are considered a no-penalty claim. Whereas the replacement of the entire windshield may require an out-of-pocket deductible.

Plus, if you neglect a chip for too long it can spread and cause a total windshield replacement to be necessary.We will work directly with your insurance company on your chip repair claim.

What Kind of Glass Chip Do I Have?

A Level 1 break is typically very small, and barely noticeable. It may be roughly the size of a pen point.A bull's eye chip has a dark circular area surrounding the point of impact. This dark circle is an air pocket.A star break is a single point of impact with several "legs" emanating out from the center.A combination break can look like several different types of breaks, including a star and a bull's eye.
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!

Do You Have a Chip in your Windshield?

We offer on-site repairs. No need to make an appointment, just stop by!

Or Call (231) 922-2022

Meet Our Glass Repair Team
Nick Burene | Glass Specialist

Steve Pipkins | Glass Tech