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Types of Windscreen Cracks and Chips

TYPES OF WINDSCREEN CRACKS & CHIPS BULLSEYE Just like the bullseye on a dartboard, these circular cracks occur after impact with circular objects such as rocks. HALF MOON A semi-circle shape, the half moon crack is also caused by impact with circular objects, but unlike the bullseye they are not completely circular. STAR BREAK Star breaks are those small cracks leading away from the point of impact in a starburst pattern. COMBINATION BREAK When multiple types of chips and cracks occur within one windscreen, resulting in extensive damage. EDGE CRACK The most common type of crack, edge cracks start within two inches of the windscreen's edges. STRESS CRACK Stress cracks are caused by factors other than objects impacting the glass, such as sudden, dramatic temperature variations. CHIP These occur when hard objects cause small pieces of glass to come off the windscreen. FLOATER CRACK A crack starting in the middle of the windscreen, at least 2 inches away from each edge of the windscreen. T НЕ W INDSCREEN O 0800 998 1068 C OMPANY

Types of Windscreen Cracks and Chips

shared by TheWindscreenCompany on Oct 26
Infographic showing the different types of cracks, chips and breaks you can get on your car windscreen.


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