When it comes to windshield repair, a good quality DIY kit can help prevent a rock chip or crack from expanding. However, it won't eliminate the damage and fixing a broken window isn't overly expensive. Using a self-made repair kit on a small enough splinter in the windshield can stop the crack from growing, but it won't get rid of the damage to your vehicle. The purpose of a repair kit is to stop the windshield from chipping again when it flexes due to the weather. Windshield repair or replacement costs are usually covered by insurance without affecting the premium or deductibles.
Professional auto glass technicians can perform windshield repairs and replacements quickly, conveniently, and affordably. If your windshield has a crack, the longer you wait to repair it, the more it will spread, stretching the crack and causing it to grow. If debris gets inside the windshield, it may not be possible to repair it later, so you'll have to replace the entire windshield for a higher cost than a repair. A damaged windshield should be considered a safety hazard and should therefore be properly repaired as soon as possible. If a repair kit is used incorrectly or if it is found in a crack that does not conform to the parameters of the kit, more damage will occur and risk an accident, in addition to preventing the chip from being repaired in the future, which could require the entire windshield to be replaced. You might be tempted to buy a windshield repair kit yourself, but this could end up costing you more in the long run.
Experts assess windshield damage and use industrial equipment to provide the best repair for your car. So if you want to ensure that your windshield is repaired correctly and safely, it's best to leave it in the hands of professionals.