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7 Types of Windshield Cracks and What to do About Them

May 25

Bikers who travel on roads or roar in the distance, help save animals. Your windshield has tiny scratches, dents, and cracks. Glass is glass. Glass cracks. We will now concentrate on cracks in the windshield. They can be very dangerous. Let's look at various types of cracks first.


Cracks in the Windshield


  • Crack with a Bull's Eye


It is the most frequent kind of crack that occurs when a tiny pebble strikes the windscreen. The impact creates an arc and could result in a tiny piece of glass breaking off.


  • Ding Crack or Star Crack


Another typical crack is the Star Crack. The cause of this crack is sharp stones or windscreen debris. The impact creates a star-shaped cavity and glass fragments break off. If it is not addressed, the star crack could get worse.


  • Break in the Combination


Combination breaks may occur when an object that is sharp or another object is struck. Combining the bull's eye cracks could cause the combination to break.


  • Cracks along the edges


Edge cracks are any crack that extends over 2 inches of the liner of the windscreen. The crack may grow from being small to a large size when it's not treated. This is a typical feature in Indian automobiles. It could be as long as 12 to 10 inches, or more in some cases.


  • Cracked Floater


The fracture is like the edge crack, except it begins 2 inches away from the windscreen's lining.


  • Half Moon crack


Half-moon cracks are similar to Bull's eye cracks, in that they break off pieces of glass, however, they are semi-circular, not circular.


  • Cracks caused by stress


Stress cracks are internal cracks that are not visible to our fingers. To determine if a crack is stressed it is necessary to use a ballpoint pen to draw it.


Fun fact: Stress cracks are caused by sudden temperature fluctuations instead of impacts. For instance, a car that has been covered with snow must be cleaned with cold water. Hot water may cause stress cracks if it gets spilled.


We now know the kinds of cracks that can occur, and we can determine whether they can be fixed or if it's necessary to change the windshield.


Do you require repairs to it or replace it?

Yes! Since the windscreen is composed of laminated glass, it is possible to fix it. It is not the same as other windows in the vehicle. It is much easier to fix cracks using the latest technology. To repair a windshield, you need to meet certain conditions. A certified technician will examine the dimensions, depth, location, and condition of the front windshield before making repairs to it. Bring the car to the nearest windshield repair beach, and inform them if it's possible to repair it.


Larger cracks can be harder to fix, whereas more minor chips and dings may be fixed easily. Margin cracks and fractures that are deep are challenging to fix. Cracks that are harder to fix or damage the vehicle's appearance should be repaired.

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