If you have a small chip on your windshield that is not obscuring your view then you may be tempted to ignore it as you don’t think that it will cause you any serious problems. However, you should get the chip repaired as soon as possible to avoid it turning into a crack which is likely to result in your windshield being replaced.
A chipped windscreen can crack at any time and so it is something that should be dealt with as soon as possible. Something as simple as driving over a hole in the road can cause the windscreen to crack and it can be very dangerous for this to happen when you are driving as you may not be able to see out of the windshield once it has cracked. If you have a chip in your windshield and it is coming up to winter, then the chip could crack when you have the heater on, or when the windshield freezes over.
Your insurance company may pay to repair chipped windshield because this will be cheaper for them in the long run as it eliminates the need for them to pay for a replacement windshield. It is an easy job for an auto windshield repair company to complete and it shouldn’t take longer than about half hour. Given the fact that a windshield repair is a cheap and quick job, there is no reason why you should not get the repair done as soon as possible.