Windscreen Repair

Windscreen Chip Repair

Windscreen Chip Repairs in Wollongong

Need to fix a windscreen chip in your vehicle? At Southern Autoglass, we can help you get that chipped windscreen looking brand new again in no time.

It’s faster and more cost-efficient, in general, to get a window chip repair instead of replacing your windshield. Our team experts have over 25 years of experience helping motorists all around Wollongong, Illawarra and the Southern Highlands. You can count on us whether you need minor repair work or emergency 24/7 assistance.

Mobile Windscreen Chip Repair Services

Chips and cracks undermine the stability of the windscreen. The smallest knocks can cause chips and cracks to worsen. For this reason, it’s a good idea to avoid driving around with a car windscreen chip. We can help by offering mobile services, ensuring your car windows sustain as little damage as possible and is easier to fix. The next time you’re in Wollongong, Illawarra or the Southern Highlands and looking for a “mobile windscreen chip repair near me”, look no further than Southern Autoglass.

How Chip Repair Works

Small chips and cracks can be repaired if caught early, not too extensive and at least 5cm from the edge of the windscreen. Our windscreen repair team will start by cleaning the area. Next, we will place our patented windscreen repair device over the damage to create a vacuum. Finally, we fill the chip with our specially formulated repair resin.

The resin gets pushed all the way through the chip and is then strengthened and hardened using a UV light tool. Once the resin is dry, we clean and polish the windscreen to remove any excess resin and ensure a smooth finish. This whole process takes as little as 30 minutes.

Types of Repairable Chips and Cracks

Windscreen chips and cracks fall into different categories, but to be repairable they all need to have some things in common:

  • It must be at least 5cm from the edge of the windscreen. Trying to repair a crack or chip too close to the edge is likely to make it worse.
  • The critical vision area is the area directly in front of the driver, and depending on the type of crack or chip there are limits to the size that can be successfully repaired.
  • Outside of the critical vision area, the chip or crack can be a little bigger and still be repaired.
  • Straight Crack Repair Limitation25mm100mm
  • Bulls Eye Repair Limitation10mm20mm
  • Horseshoe Repair Limitation15mm25mm
  • Star Repair Limitation15mm30mm
  • Crater Repair Limitation2mm5mm
  • = Inside critical vision area
  • = Outside critical vision area

Contact Southern Autoglass Today

We are the local experts in Wollongong, Illawarra and the Southern Highlands when it comes to all automotive glass repairs

Call us on 04 1314 1313 to enquire about mobile repairs or replacements for your vehicle.

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