That tiny chip or star in your windshield is a large and growing crack waiting to happen. If this happens to you then windshield repair is in your future. Unless of course you feel like paying for the replacement of the entire windshield. Depending on it’s size and location on the windshield, most stars, chips and cracks are eligible for windshield repair using a resin injection system to harden the area and reinforce the glass. Because windshield repair saves your insurance company money on the total replacement of a windshield, many will cover the entire cost without any need of a deductible. The average price of a windshield repair service is anywhere from $25 to $65 versus a windshield replacement which is usually in the hundreds of dollars. So you can see why your insurance company would rather pay for a windshield repair than a full replacement.
It’s also important to note that left alone, this small star will become a fast growing crack once the colder temperatures and your heater start working on it. When you have a windshield repair procedure done, the area that’s repaired actually becomes harder than the surrounding area of the windshield. Many customers of ours ask if the windshield repair area is weaker because it has already been cracked. I have seen stress test examples where the surrounding glass on the windshield cracks but the area of the windshield repair is still solid and intact because it is stronger than the rest of the windshield. This is definitely a good investment of time and money if your shop or mobile operation is looking for an additional profit center. And customers that are looking to have this service performed should research it further and find a local company that performs these services often enough to be good at it. As always, make sure the shop or technician you are hiring is fully insured with liability insurance.