The answer is simple. Maybe you've noticed that little chip and you just put it off for whatever reasons. One morning after the rain or snow you put your defroster on and you noticed the chip started to stretch across the entire windshield, you begin to panic, because now you have to break the original factory seal and a costly replacement. A word of advise. Get the chip repaired ASAP so you can save yourself from costly headaches. Why Repair? Cost savings, you get to keep your original factory equipment, which can't be duplicated when you replace it. Do i just go to any provider to fix my rock chip? The answer is no. Do your research before you ever choose the wrong places to repair your chip or cracked windshield. A bad repair will still cost you a new windshield!