When to Repair or Replace a Cracked Windshield

Do you know when a windshield crack is big enough to need replacement or be repaired? Knowing the difference could save you from stresses of last minute decisions.

You’re driving behind a truck with a tarp over the truck bed carrying quite literally a ton of rocks and debris. As you’re in the middle of thinking, please don’t hit my windshield a little rock falls off. Everything is moving in slow-motion for you as you see the rock take a large bounce and head straight for your windshield. It hits and cracks your windshield. With this crack, you have to know if you’re going to have to repair or replace it. Here are some hints as to when to repair or replace a cracked windshield.

Large and Small Repairs

The good news is that smaller chips and cracks can usually be repaired by a professional for typically less than $100. If a chip or crack can be covered by the area of a dollar bill, then it doesn’t have to be replaced–it is repairable.

If it can be repaired, do it immediately, as anyone with a cracked phone screen will tell you that these cracks continue to grow. If the crack becomes too large, then you’ll have no other option than to replace it completely. If you must replace it, know that the structural integrity of your car may become compromised so it’s always best to get it repaired if you can.

Even if you are the most careful driver, you really can’t do much about a pebble flying towards your windshield at 50 mph. In case your windshield gets hit, you’ll want to have auto insurance in place to pick up the tab. To get the coverage you need to be protected post-accident, contact Pierce Insurance Group in McKinney, Texas today.