Do you have a chipped or cracked windshield?
A chipped or cracked windshield is not only an unsightly blemish on a car, it can be a major safety issue, auto experts say.
Experts say driving with a cracked windshield can risk your life and the lives of drivers around you because you are more susceptible to get into an accident.
A damaged windshield — or one that hasn’t been properly set and glued into place — can pop out during a collision. The windshield also provides structural support for the car, meaning an improperly installed windshield could even cause the roof to collapse.
Many chips and cracked windshields can be repaired for less than $100. But if the chip gets too big to repair, or if the original crack was too deep or wide, you may need a qualified professional to replace the windshield.
Although the windshield replacement process often takes less than an hour, you’ll want to find a professional who has the right tools and expertise to do the job. A technician should first replace the rubberized weather stripping that holds the windshield to the frame of the car along the edges of the glass. Typically, after removing any exterior trim and the weather stripping, a coating of adhesive is applied along the edges of the windshield frame, before lifting the glass into place.
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7 thoughts on “Chipped or Cracked Windshield”
I like how you mentioned that replacements take less than an hour to do. My windshield got cracked after an accident and I want to fix it so it’s safe to drive. I’ll have to find an auto glass shop that can do it quickly.
My husband and I were driving home from the beach last week, and another car on the road kicked up a rock the ended up chipping our windshield. Thanks for mentioning that chips can be a serious safety issue. I don’t want it to get worse or shatter the whole windshield while we are out driving one day, so I’ll have to find an auto glass repair shop that can help fix it as soon as possible.
Glad we were able to help you.
Installing windshields properly is very important when it comes to safety. Great insight!
Thanks for telling me that seeing cracks on my windshield can turn into a major safety issue, if not fixed immediately. We washed our car yesterday and we can’t help but notice that there is a small crack on the corner of our windshield. It might be better not to use the car until we’ve taken it to a professional who specializes in auto glass repair.
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