Rock Chip Repair – Fleet Services

Due to the overwhelming demand and cost associated with windshield replacement, we now offer as part of our Fleet Services,  Rock Chip Repair Service – currently Idaho market only. 

Rock Chip Repair eliminates cracking, saving fleets thousands in windshield replacement costs. We are so confident in our repair system that we can

We Guarantee 100% Satisfaction that the repair will not form a crack or your MONEY BACK!

USDOT/FMCSA Regulations on Windshield Cracks

The federal regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation — no crack larger than 3/4 inch in diameter, no two cracks within three inches of each other, no intersecting cracks, or cracks directly in the driver’s view — are the minimum standards.

IDAHO STATE LAW – Any crack in the windshield makes the vehicle unsafe. As such, any cracks on the windshield are illegal in Idaho

OREGON STATE LAW – don’t explicitly state the size and amount of chips or cracks you can have on your windshield legally while driving. Instead, police officers use their discretion to determine if a car is unsafe to drive. You might get a ticket for a large crack, especially if it’s on the driver’s side.

UTAH STATE LAW – It is unlawful to drive a vehicle with a windshield crack, chip, or defect that obscures the driver’s vision.

The key is to make the repair prior to a chip beginning to form a crack and run across the windshield. We carry an onboard repair system to address the problem when on-site at your next DOT annual Inspection. We offer two options; we can charge you and the time or the repair or bill your insurance company.

Imagine the savings vs. the cost and time associated with replacing a windshield.

Windshield rock chip repair is possible in certain cases. The best time to get a windshield chip fixed is immediately after it happens. Chips can become cracks. If the weather’s either hot or cold, that crack can grow before your eyes. Even if temperatures are mild, the chip will most likely get larger.

Unrepaired damage will eventually wreck the windshield as water permeates the layers of glass, causing condensation and decreasing visibility.

What Type of Windshield Rock Chips Can Be Repaired?
In some cases, a chip isn’t even a chip. It’s just dirt from the rock. Give the spot a quick rub with a rag. If the stars align in your favor, you’ll discover the mar is only a particularly stubborn bit of dirt.

Most of the time, unfortunately, your eyes haven’t been misled. The damage is real, and you’ll need to get it taken care of. Here are the types of chips that may repairable:

Small chips: Chips 1 ¼ inches or smaller can usually be repaired. Place a quarter on the chip. If the chip and any cracks that radiate out are covered, you’re in luck. Damage that covers an area larger than a quarter may be too much to repair.
Certain shapes: What do bullseyes, flowers, and stars have in common? They all describe the various shapes a rock chip can take. These types of chips can usually be filled. If the center of the chip consists of crushed glass, it may be beyond help.

What Type of Damage Can’t Be Fixed
Besides crushed glass, long cracks can’t be repaired. Old chips that were previously fixed also won’t get a second chance. Cracks that resemble spider legs poking out from the chip usually can’t be filled. If the chip and crack is at the edge of the windshield, you also might be out of luck.

How Are Windshield Rock Chips Filled?
A special resin is injected into the center of the chip. With the help of some pressure applied with a vacuum, the resin spreads and fills the cracks extending from the center of the chip. The process takes less than 20 minutes. Once it’s done your windshield is safe and ready for the road.

What Will the Fix Look Like?
The repair will be slightly noticeable, but will still be an improvement over a crack. Even if there’s a slight flaw in the glass, you will have saved the glass from further cracks that would make the windshield unusable.