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How quickly it happens? You are driving on a country road or highway, suddenly a loud crack on your windshield. The vehicle in front of you has thrown a small stone from the road onto your windshield. The consequence: stone chipping. If it also freezes overnight, the car is parked in the sun or you drive it a long distance, the stone chip on your windshield quickly becomes a crack. Then it is usually already too late; here only a new windshield helps. This does not have to be, because stone chips can be repaired and sealed.

Car windows are safety components

Windshields contribute enormously to traffic and driving safety. Protect the driver from external influences such as mosquitoes, wind, rain or snow. In addition, they are the support surface for windshield wipers and thus allow the driver the best visibility in all weather conditions.
A defective windshield is therefore a serious safety risk. But not only the windshield plays a crucial role. In addition to the windshield and the rear window, all other windows on your vehicle contribute to the stability of the bodywork. For good reason, the vehicle windshield is considered a safety-relevant component during the general inspection.

Free repair thanks to partial or comprehensive insurance

Small stone chips, such as those on the windshield, can be repaired easily in most cases, as long as they are detected and treated in time. Since most partial or comprehensive insurance policies cover the stone chip repair, this is usually free of charge for you. However, if you ignore such a stone chip, external influences such as temperature fluctuations or vibrations will quickly cause the crack to appear. Then only the complete replacement of the windshield helps. So don’t hesitate if you discover a stone chip or even a crack on a windshield or other car window. Bring the car to us as soon as possible so that we can repair the damage promptly. How to save yourself expensive follow-up costs.

Repair or replace?

Not all car glass is the same. If a windshield is usually made of laminated glass, a rear and side window is usually made of safety glass. In the event of an accident, they can be easily penetrated, causing them to break into many small pieces. Get out of the vehicle quickly.
In case of fire this can also save your life. Because of this, auto glass repair is subject to legal regulations and technical requirements. If rear and side windows have to be replaced as a matter of principle, the windshield can usually be repaired with a special resin in the case of stone chips. The prerequisite for this is that the stone chip is no larger than a 2-euro coin, is at least 10 cm from the edge of the windshield and is not in the direct field of vision of the driver.

Stone chip – what to do?

You have discovered a stone chip on the windshield or on another pane of your vehicle? Then it is best to act immediately. Make sure the spot is dry and clean. Seal the damaged area with a transparent windshield patch. How to prevent the penetration of moisture and dirt. This reduces the risk of increasing the damage. Thus secured, you can promptly make an appointment with us for the repair of your windshield.

Joh. Mazzega GmbH& Co. KG

Natruper Str. 36
49170 Hagen a.T.W.

Phone: 05401-99466
Fax: 05401-98173
Email: info[at]mazzega.en

We have today until 18.00 o’clock open.

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri 7.30 – 18.00
Sa 9.00 – 12.00

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