OF A CHIPPED
• Measure the chip
If the chip is less than 1 inch in diameter it can be
repaired. If it is over 1 inch do not drive the vehicle.
• Drive more slowly
If your windshield is already damaged you should
drive more slowly to try to avoid further damage.
• Keep the chip clean
If dirt gets into the chip it can make a repair more
difficult. You can use clear tape to help keep it clean.
• Find shaded parking spots
If you park in direct sunlight the inside of your car
can get very hot. This heat could cause your chip to
become a crack.
• Contact a repairer ASAP
The longer you leave it the more likely it is that the
chip will become a crack.
• Drive if the chip obstructs your view
Driving with any obstruction to your view is a bad
• Slam your doors
Slamming your doors can jolt the windshield enough
to turn the chip into a crack.
• Wash the windscreen
If water gets into the chip it can make the damage
• Expose the windshield to quick tem-
Blasting air-conditioning or windshield heaters can
also cause a chip to become a crack.
• Ignore the chip of put off a repair
The sooner you deal with it the less likely it is you’ll
need to have the windshield replaced.