Everyone has experienced it: Driving down the highway when all of a sudden BAM! A rock comes hurtling towards you and smacks your windshield, leaving a crack behind. So now there’s a crack in your windshield. What next?
Leaving the crack in the windshield can lead to further damage, like the crack spreading across the windshield, an increased risk of frontal ejection, a greater risk of the windshield shattering, or even a botched airbag deployment.
Some of the most common repairs that get done on windshields deal with fixing chips and cracks.
Without proper repair, chips and cracks can spread to create further damage and a more expensive repair. Typically a crack smaller than the size of a dollar bill can be repaired, whereas a crack bigger than that will need a full windshield replacement.
Windshield replacement requires the entire damaged shield to be taken out and replaced by a new one. This is recommended when the damage impairs the drivers sight or is deep enough to penetrate the outer layer of plastic that prevents the windshield glass from shattering.
What is the Best Move?
Every situation is different when it comes to windshield damage. It’s best to get your windshield checked by a professional and go from there.
Accidents happen but the Payne Collision Center is here to help! Visit the Payne Collision Center’s website to get an estimate today!