Types of Windscreen Chips and Cracks

Types of Windscreen Chips and Cracks in Essex

Here at Windscreen Wizards Essex, we can repair all types of windscreen chips and cracks that commonly occur with vehicles throughout Essex. Windscreens can suffer unsightly cracks and chips usually from an object flying through the air and hitting the glass. This isn't just aesthetically unsightly, it would also impair a drivers vision and if not repaired can worsen causing more damage or an accident.

There are many different types of damage depending on where the object strikes the screen. Some chips and cracks can be repaired easier than others. The most common problems that car owners face are Windscreen cracks. Some windscreens don’t show any immediate signs of a chip or crack, but the next day, the crack may become lengthened across the entire screen and distort the driver’s view.

The Windscreen Wizards Essex offer an easy to use online system to assess your windscreen damage and a contact form to get in touch. We aim to respond to your contact form within 24 hours and give a solution, price and repair date to suit you, whether your at home or at work.

Types of Windscreen Chips and Cracks That Can Occur

Bullseye: Just like the bullseye on a dartboard, these circular cracks occur after impact with circular objects such as rocks.

Half Moon: A semi-circle shape, the half moon crack is also caused by impact with circular objects, but unlike the bullseye they are not completely circular.

Star Break: Start breaks are those small cracks leading away from the point of impact in a starburst pattern. Without repair these can soon escalate into more serious windscreen damage.

Combination Break: When multiple types of chips and crack occur within one windscreen, resulting in extensive damage.

Edge Crack: The most common type of crack, edge cracks start within two inches of the windscreen's edges. These can be caused by impacts, stones or any number of other circumstances.

Stress Crack: Stress cracks are caused by factors other than objects impacting the glass, such s sudden, dramatic temperature variations.

Chip: These occur when hard objects cause small pieces of glass to come off the windscreen. Chips can soon develop into cracks when repair of the windscreen chip isn't carried out.

Floater Crack: A crack starting in the middle of the windscreen, at least 2 inches away from each sedge of the windscreen

Call Windscreen Wizards Essex for Windscreen Chip and Crack Repair

When it comes to needing windscreen chip and crack repair in Essex, be sure to get in touch with Windscreen Wizards Essex. We have years of experience carrying out repairs of chips and cracks in windscreens and our team of windscreen technicians provide a professional and efficient repair. We can repair any types of chip or crack to your windscreen and we can repair most damage that other windscreen repair companies can't. If you've suffered a chip or crack to your windscreen be sure to get in touch with Windscreen Wizards Essex and one of our team will be happy to assist.