A small chip in your windshield can be repaired without too much of a problem. But if you leave it too long, vibration can soon turn a small hole into a long crack. And then the only answer is costly and time-consuming replacement of the entire windshield.
It is basically possible to repair the damage caused by flying stones, but this is subject to legal requirements and technical conditions. A damaged rear or side window, for example, must always be replaced, whereas the windshield can be repaired using special synthetic resins. Upon visualising the damage, your service technician will offer the right advice, whether your windscreen is repairable or requires a full replacement.
Every window in your vehicle is a safety component which contributes to the stability of the bodywork as a whole. The car glass fitted is also crucial in terms of personal safety. In an accident, for example, the windshield has to provide support for the airbag. If it is cracked, it will not be able to withstand this pressure and will break. In the worst case, this will stop the airbag working – resulting in serious injury.