Auto glass technicians treat cracks frequently, and a crack will first appear as a line in your windshield. Some cracks look like small, straight lines with starting and ending points, or they can be longer with several branches protruding from the main line.”
Also called “dings” by drivers, a chip is usually formed by a flying rock and its appearance means that a small piece of glass is missing.
Another type of windshield damage that results from an object’s impact is called a “bulls-eye”
because the resulting circular pattern looks like a dartboard. Bulls-eyes are like chips in that a piece of glass was removed upon impact, but they’re usually much larger and non-repairable.”
Read more about the different types of rock chip repair here.
Another type of rock chip formation is called stars. It looks exactly as expected with multiple cracks going in various directions from a central location. If this type of damage is present along with 1 or more of the above, then it is referred to as a combination. Typically, combination rock chip damage would require a full windshield replacement.
The technicians at Advantage Auto Glass are experienced in repairing all types of rock chip damage and cracks. If your windshield has recently been hit with a rock or other small object call us at 612-343-8984 to inquire about our services. You can also visit our rock chip repair page for further details.