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Finding the right shop to take care of a chipped windshield repair in San Antonio can be tricky. Fortunately, there are a few rules to follow that will make getting a chipped windshield repair a lot easier to manage for anyone living in San Antonio. In general, a chipped windshield repair is a job that shouldn’t take a large amount of time, but it is one that should be done by a professional mechanic or glass repair shop located in San Antonio.
To start, it is important to make sure that your windshield damage is actually a chip or a ding. In general, windshield dings are caused by small rocks or other debris that is kicked up by a car or truck when it’s in motion. A chip or ding appears as if a small piece of glass is missing from the windshield. They can be typically be covered by a quarter. It is important to realize that chips typically do not include large cracks in the windshield. If the entire area that is affected cannot be completely covered by a dollar bill, it is usually recommended that the entire windshield be replaced rather than repaired.
As long as the ding or dent is small, however, it is possible to have it repaired. Fortunately, having a windshield chip fixed usually only costs a couple of dollars. When the cost of getting the windshield repaired is compared to the hundreds or thousands of dollars it typically costs to replace an entire windshield, repairing a windshield is definitely the best option. Furthermore, many insurance companies will partially or fully cover the cost of a chipped windshield repair. This means that the cost out of pocket to many people is nothing.
In order for a mechanic or glass repair shop to fix a windshield ding, he or she will start by injecting a specialized epoxy into the chip or hole. In order to make sure that this epoxy works well, it is important to not only make sure that it sets correctly, but also to make certain that the epoxy has enough time to harden. Because of this, it is important to make sure that you follow all of the instructions regarding the repair site when you take the car home.
After the windshield has been professionally repaired, the site of the repair is actually a lot stronger than the windshield. The epoxy that is used will also work to make sure that no cracks form around the ding.

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