Most people think that winter time is conducive to rocks being thrown up at their windshield because of the snowy weather. That is true for people traveling outside of the Boise area, but for those that stay, it is the opposite. The Idaho Transportation Department and Ada County Highway District do not use sand or gravel to provide traction on icy or snowy roads. They use a liquid deicer that is sprayed on the roads in advance and during a storm.
The Spring, Summer and Fall are the seasons to be concerned. This is the time when road construction, including the notorious road surface chip sealing becomes more prevalent. Chip sealing is probably the biggest concern for motorists because many people drive to fast for the conditions when driving through a chip seal zone, which usually involves a layer of oily tar topped off with loose gravel. The gravel will stick to the tires then drive down the road shooting rocks in every direction, usually right towards your windshield.
If a rock strikes your windshield and leaves a small chip, it is important to have that chip repaired as soon as possible. The chip can spread into a crack, causing you the expense of replacing the windshield. Some insurance companies will pay for the chip repair, so the repair may be at no cost to you. If you do get a rock chip on your windshield, be sure to call Intermountain Auto Glass of Boise Idaho at 208-376-4455. They provide mobile service and will go to your home or office for the repair.
Intermountain Auto Glass provides Windshield Rock Chip Repair Services in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Middleton, Star, Nampa, Caldwell, Mountain Home and Ketchum.