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Why You Shouldn’t Hold Off on Windshield Repairs

When to Repair a Windshield Chip

Windshield chips and cracks are a common problem that affect not just Audi drivers, but just about every driver out there on the road. Small stones can fall from the backs of dump trucks or be flung at your windshield from car tires in front of you, striking the windshield and leaving a small mark. You'll know when it happens, but do you know when to repair it? Some drivers may not think a small crack in their windshield to be much of a concern, but let us explain to you when to repair a windshield chip so that you can get the best results and stay safe.

If you're thinking about holding off on that windshield repair - don't. Left alone, even small chips can turn into larger areas of damage. Furthermore, dirt can become embedded in the chip, making things even more complicated. Regulations in your province may also be a good reason to repair a chipped windshield right away, so check your own province's regulations on the subject. The Audi Canada website does, however, suggest watching out for the following circumstances:

  • damage that obstructs your field of view
  • damage on the edge of the windshield
  • chips more than 5 mm in diameter
  • breaks more than 50 mm in diameter
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Audi Windshield Repair Calgary AB

Should your windshield ever develop a chip or crack, please do not hesitate to let us know. You can contact our service department or request a service appointment through our website. Our automotive professionals will be able to help you determine whether the windshield can simply be repaired or whether it will need to be replaced.

So, when should you repair a windshield chip? We recommend getting it taken care of right away to help keep you safe and to avoid any further damage that could occur. If you have any questions, you can always contact us at Audi Royal Oak by calling 403-547-5900.

Mar 14th, 2016