Chips: One is always too many
Jim Kalp is emphatic. “People should get a windshield chip fixed once it happens.”
In front of him is clear evi- dence that this is a solid piece of advice. A crack runs the width of a car’s windscreen which rapidly deteriorated after it came in contact with a “rock that came out of nowhere.”
“We can repair 100 per cent of chips that are under the size of a quarter. And your insurance company will pay for a repair,” says Mr. Kalp, owner of Speedy Glass Cornwall, and whose wife, Lynn, owns the Alexandria Speedy Glass-Krown Rustproofing outlet in Alexandria.
Repairing a small dent costs $100. But a full replacement costs about $575.
A tiny flaw rapidly grows when a driver uses the defrost, for example, or tries to navigate through potholes. the roof thereby preserving the structural integrity of the passenger compartment and keeping it from collapsing and crushing the driver and passengers.
Mr. Kalp is continuing a family tradition. His father, Victor
Tiny cracks rapidly grow into expensive replacements