Lesser Known Reasons Why You May Need An Auto Glass Repair To Your Windshield

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The two most common reasons why you may need a windshield repair or windshield replacement are because flying road debris hit your windshield or the windshield cracked or shattered in a car accident. However, these are not the only reasons why you may find yourself in need of an auto glass repair. Here are a few of the lesser-known reasons why your windshield may have become damaged and you may now need to have it repaired or replaced. 

A Ball Hit Your Windshield

If you frequently park your vehicle near a golf course, driving range, or a baseball field, you may come out to your vehicle one day and notice that a ball has hit your windshield and caused a crack or large chip. Depending on the size of the crack or chip and its location, the damage may or may not be repairable. Bring your vehicle to an auto glass repair shop for an expert's opinion. 

Sand or Dirt Caused Pitting In Your Windshield

One of the lesser-known reasons why you may need an auto glass repair to your windshield is because sand or dirt has caused pitting in your windshield. As sand or dirt hit your windshield, they cause small gouges or pits in the glass. If you live in an area with a lot of sand or dirt, this happens over and over until a small pit has formed that affects visibility and the integrity of the glass. Small pits may be sanded out, while larger pits or multiple pits may require a windshield replacement. 

You Improperly Removed Ice From Your Windshield  

It is never recommended to use a metal scraper to remove ice from your windshield or to pour hot water over ice on the glass. Both of these ice removal methods can damage your windshield. Metal scrapers can leave scratches in your windshield that may need to be professionally buffed out while pouring hot water over ice on glass can cause the glass to crack or shatter. 

Your windshield can be damaged in a number of different ways, including being pitted by sand or dirt, being damaged by improperly removing ice, or having flying objects, such as balls, hitting it. If your windshield was damaged, it is important that you get it repaired as quickly as possible. Cracks and chips can grow if they are not repaired and/or damage can impact your ability to see while operating your vehicle. Reach out to an auto glass repair company to find out if your auto glass can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.