Welcome to Sri Lanka’s largest and most successful independent windscreen company. ChipnCracks Windscreens is one of the leading independent vehicle glazing companies, focused on providing an unparalleled customer service. We offer a repair and replacement service throughout the Sri Lanka. We can confidently say that we are one of the fastest windscreen services in the Sri Lanka. ChipnCracks has been built on the mantra that “time costs money”. We have set up a direct billing facility with most major insurance companies. This means that all you have to do is provide your policy details.
At Chips&Cracks, we pride ourselves on being pioneered among the most important and most responsive providers of car windscreen repair and windshield replacement around Sri Lanka. All our windscreen repairs will be done under supervision of industry experts and provide guaranteed service to the customer. We only use world-class products and equipment to provide a smooth and blue chip level service to our respective customer.
Windscreen chips might seem inoffensive, but they can spread and cause permanent damage if left with as it is. At Chips&Cracks, now we can provide you a comprehensive windscreen chip repair for your vehicle In Sri Lanka. Our quick response team strives to repair your windscreen as soon as possible using pioneering equipment and standard techniques.
On new vehicles, windscreens help to improve the overall structural strength of a car – up to 47 %. A cracked windscreen can not only make your car unsuitable, but also can reduce the ability of the windscreen to protect you and the vehicle’s occupants in a crash. At Chips&Cracks, we care about getting you back into a safe a car as fast as possible while also looking for a solution that can best save you time and money.
WHY REPAIR IT?
There are three reasons for repairing chips and cracks in windscreens:
First, is to stop the initial damage from further cracking, avoiding the expense, time and mess involved in replacing the whole windscreen – E-tag, parking stickers, rain sensor apparatus, and increasingly common, lane, movement and light sensors. Also ill-fitting trims and then the risk of it leaking. Avoid it all with a fifteen minute repair that has a life-time warranty to stop further cracking.
Second, depending on the type and position of damage and local legal requirements, it may prevent your car from passing the annual registration or police inspection. All our repairs are guaranteed for roadworthy inspections, whether it be the pink slip or blue slip that is required under some circumstances, or in fact any other legal requirements.
Third, is for cosmetic improvement. Depending on the type, size and age of the damage, varying visual improvement results are achieved. Some are virtually undetectable but that is not always the case. Also cracks that are years old, may have accumulated some dirt prior to repair, which affects the clarity.
Different Types of Windshield Cracks
The windshield of a vehicle plays an important role in the safety of the driver and passengers while supporting the structure of the vehicle. But, unlike any other part of your car, a windshield is also susceptible to damage. An object flying through the air can hit the glass, cracking your windshield. There are several types of windshield cracks and chips, and we will help you learn about them so that you know the extent of damage you are dealing with.
Cracks are the most common type of damage that a windshield can sustain. These first appear as a line in the windshield. Some cracks are like small lines with start and endpoints. They can also be longer with many branches that extend from the main line. Subcategories of cracks include:
You would be surprised to know that a stress crack can form even when nothing hits your windshield. This happens due to major changes in temperature. For example, your windshield can get a stress crack if it is exposed to intense rays of the sun during summer or is covered in ice during winter.
A floater crack begins in the middle of the windshield or more than 2 inches away from the windshield’s edge. These cracks vary in lengths, and some of them extend across most of the windshield.
This type of crack starts within 2 inches of the edge of the windshield and extends out to it. The length of these cracks is generally between 10 and 12 inches
Crack chips are smaller cracks with an impact point of less than ¼ in diameter.
A ding is caused by a small object hitting the windshield. Its appearance is similar to a small piece of glass that has disappeared from your windshield.
Bulls-eye is another type of damage that results from the impact of an object. The circular pattern that results from the impact looks similar to a dart board, which is why it is called a ‘bulls-eye.’ The piece of glass gets removed from the windshield, and these cracks are generally larger than chips.