With the winters we have here in Northern Kentucky our roads take a beating with the freezing and thawing. The freezing and thawing causes the roadway to crumble and crack. Salt causes the most damage, in cold weather it will melt ice and this water will work it’s way in to the cracks in the road, then freeze again. Ice expands and has a larger volume than water, which in turn forces the pavement apart. The repitition of this basically turns a crack in to gravel. This gravel will get tossed in to the air by the tires of cars and trucks. This is especially true with large trucks with open wheel wells.
This flying gravel has no mercy on your windshield. When these rocks hit your windshield they will make small breaks in your glass. Small at first but they continue to grow and if they grow to large you will have to have the entire windshield replaced rather than a simple repair. So do not wait. Once you see a crack you need to call American Auto Glass right away. They will come straight to you and fix your windshield no matter where you are in Northern Kentucky. They service Florence, Covington, Erlanger, Elsmere, Union, Newport, Ludlow and other cities.
The repair is cheaper than a replacement. A new windshield can cost $400 to $500, not including labor, and would be prone to leaks if there’s a bad seal. But there are services that can repair the nick with a resin that fills the crack and keeps it from growing—as long as the crack is smaller than a dollar bill.
Check with your insurance, this repair may be covered under your insurance with no deductible. Also at American Auto Glass you know you are going to get the best service.