I have a cracked windshield on my car. What should I do about it?
Hello Betty! With a cracked windshield on your car, you are only left with two options – either have the windshield repaired, which is much more economical if I may add or have it completely replaced, which we all know can be quite expensive.
The good thing about repairing your cracked windshield is that it will prevent the crack from spreading hence will save you more than replacing the whole windshield. To prevent windshield from repairing, make sure to do the following things:
First, it’s very important to asses the crack in order to determine whether it can be salvaged by simply replacing it or you need to have it replaced. If let’s say the crack is more than 30 days old, bigger than 1/8 of an inch or larger than 12 inches, unfortunately you have no choice but to have the windshield replaced.
Second, make sure to take your car to a glass repair shop as soon as possible to avoid any spread of the crack. A good repair shop will use the best available glass and they too can repair the cracked windshield. Although, the crack on your windshield will still remain noticeable after repair, the good thing is that the crack won’t spread anymore.
Third, ask the repair glass shop the cost estimate. Then, find another glass repair shop and compare the price for repairing versus replacing your cracked windshield. Although most windshield replacement will be more expensive, it’s still vital to know the difference.
Fourth, contact your car insurance provider to find out if the repair for your cracked windshield will be covered by them. There are some insurance providers that cover the repair of a windshield and there are those that do not. Hence, it’s only important to know to make sure if you will be paying for the repair of your windshield or not.
Hope this helps