What to Do When Your Vehicle Has a Cracked Windshield

Having a crack or chip in your windshield can be a major inconvenience, and it's important to take care of it as soon as possible. The best way to reduce the cost of replacing or repairing your windshield is to make sure that your car insurance includes glass coverage. Talk to a Wawanesa agent today to learn more about comprehensive car coverage and make sure your car is covered. If you're not far from home, you may be tempted to try some DIY fixes like super glue, adhesive tape, or clear nail polish. However, not all windshield damage can be repaired.

Usually, if a splinter or crack is smaller than six inches, it can be fixed. Safelite recommends not repairing chips or cracks larger than six inches in size, as the repair may not be satisfactory. Even the smallest cracks and chips can't always be repaired and may require a complete windshield replacement. The good news is that small chips or cracks in the windshield could be repaired without the need to completely replace the glass. Safelite offers a lifetime glass replacement warranty while you own your vehicle, giving you peace of mind both for the glass and for the installation work itself.

Fortunately, I have only had repairable chips in the glass of my jeep, but I have never had any that would cause cracks that would require a complete replacement, thanks to Crack Eraser products. If the repaired glass cracks further or fails a state inspection, Safelite will credit the cost of the initial repair to a complete windshield replacement. Taking care of your windshield is essential for your safety and for keeping your car in good condition. Make sure you get it fixed as soon as possible.

Marlene Alessandroni
Marlene Alessandroni

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