When to Repair or Replace Auto Glass

When to Repair or Replace Auto Glass

Windshield Repair & Replacement in Miami, FL

Have you sustained damage to your car’s windshield? Not to worry! USA Auto Glass Florida proudly provides professional windshield repair and replacement services throughout Miami, FL. It may be difficult to tell if you need a spot repair or a full replacement. We’ve created this guide to give you a better idea of what you can expect when you call us for service. Fortunately, we provide both quick and affordable repairs and replacements. And we come to you! There are many factors that contribute to how we will approach your windshield repair or replacement. Read about what you can expect and contact us as soon as possible if your windshield has been damaged.

Even the smallest crack or chip can turn into a need for replacement if not treated immediately. Once a windshield is damaged, it is at risk, and needs to be serviced right away.

Types of Windshield Damage


Chips are caused by direct impact to your windshield. Pebbles, rocks, and other debris can hit your windshield at high speeds, resulting in the outer glass layer being damaged. Windshields are comprised of multiple layers of glass planes separated by a layer of plastic to insulate and protect the driver. There are also several types of chips your auto glass can sustain. These include:

  • Bullseye
  • Pit
  • Half Moon
  • Combination Break


Many different factors can cause your auto glass to crack. Instead of impact damage like chips, cracks are caused by temperature changes, pressure changes, and certain auto glass defects. There are also different types of cracks that vary in severity and ways to repair or replace your windshield. They include:

  • Edge Crack
  • Stress Crack
  • Crack Chip
  • Long Crack
  • Star Break
  • Floater Crack
  • Scratches

Signs a Windshield Can Be Repaired

Some minimal damage can be repaired without the need to replace your entire windshield. If you have any of the following types of damages on your windshield, we will be able to repair it:

  • Damage does not reduce the safety of the car from a collision or impact
  • Crack is shorter than 12 inches
  • Chip or bullseye is smaller than 1 inch
  • The second, inner layer of glass is not damaged
  • The crack or chip is not close to the outer perimeter of the windshield

Signs You Will Have to Replace Your Windshield

Some damage is too severe to spot repair. If you have any of the following issues with your windshield, we will most likely replace it:

  • Damage impairs the diver’s visibility
  • Crack is longer than 14 inches
  • Chip or bullseye is larger than 3 inches
  • Inner layer of glass has also been damaged
  • Damage is near the outer perimeter of your windshield

Contact Us Today!

No matter how severe the damage is on your windshield, our team will come to you with the tools and replacements needed to help you. We don’t want you driving any more than you have to with a damaged windshield as it is dangerous, can get worse with normal driving, and can impair your visibility. Even if you just have a small chip in your windshield, you should have it repaired as quickly as possible. Don’t wait till it’s too late and you have to replace the entire pane when a quick repair was all it took. Contact our team today to schedule your auto glass repair service. We proudly serve throughout Miami, FL. Our team works on all makes and models of vehicles, both personal-use and commercial.