PBA Tip of the Day brought to you by Andrew Hatton with Desert Horizons Auto Glass (623) 414-2019.
What is the difference between a chip and a crack in a windshield? Andrew has the answer!
Minor windshield damage normally comes in two major forms – chips and cracks. A chip is generally damage in the windshield that clearly marks the point of impact by debris. This point of impact can be in the form of a star break (short cracks forming outward from the center), bulls-eye (circular), partial bulls-eye (half-moon shape), crack chip (small crack less than _ inch), or pit (gouge). Cracks create a distinct line in the glass that can range from under an inch up to the width of your windshield. They generally run horizontally in a straight or somewhat wavy line. If you notice any damage to your window, give Andrew a call right away. If a crack is left unattended to, it could be a major hazard.