Different types of windscreen cracks and chips

As Preston’s leading windscreen repair experts, here at Red Rose Windscreens, we know that not all windscreen damage is equal. Some types of damage to your windscreen will be more risky to drive with, more likely to get worse, and more difficult to repair. Knowing which type of damage your windscreen is experiencing though can be a challenge. So what are the different types of windscreen cracks and chips? And how can you identify the type of damage correctly to ensure the right repair methods?

What are the different types of windscreen cracks and chips?

So, what are the different types of windscreen cracks and chips? Well there are several, including:

  • Crack- a crack tends to differ from a chip in that it is long and thin. A crack on the edge of your windscreen probably wont affect your driving or the visibility, but if it is on the drivers side, it could result in a failed MOT. Cracks can easily spread because of the many vibrations when driving over uneven roads. So it’s best to get this repaired as soon as possible.
  • Bullseye- unlike a crack, a bullseye is usually a very small hole in the windscreen. These can fracture and spread further. Usually, this type of chip is caused by a stone flying through your windscreen when driving over lose gravel.
  • Crater- if the stone doesn’t fly all the way through the window, instead of leaving a bullseye, it will leave a hollow, where part of the glass is missing.
  • Star- a star is usually formed when your windscreen is damaged slightly, and it cause small cracks to spread in different directions, out from the impact point.

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