Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Repair a Cracked Windshield

Procrastination is a common human habit- it is normal to want to hold off for tomorrow on what can get done today.  A job like replacing your windshield should not be placed on the back burner of your to-do list just like replacing the batteries in your favorite watch or purchasing a more efficient blender for your kitchen would.

As an example, let us say a small pebble flies up and hits your windshield causing a thin crack right up the middle. You should appreciate it did not shatter, let alone touch you. You were protected by the invisible laminated and tempered piece of glass. With the incident being over and done with, you are now looking through your battle-scarred life saver hoping it will continue to do the job. It will, but not at its full potential. That little crack now has some adverse effects to its integrity and safety. A crack causes visibility and concentration loss – now you can not help but look at your crack instead of focusing on the road.

A windshield is made with precision, built strong enough to withstand most elements, and in most cases, it is part of the entirety of your vehicle’s structural support system. We suggest getting your vehicle to a repair shop immediately before it expands or multiplies.  It sounds costly, and it can be, but it is well worth every penny for the safety of you and your passengers. Repairs can range from $100 to $1,000 on average, based on the damage. Some businesses can have complete repairs at your home or even your place of work, but the longer you wait, the worse it can get.

The best case scenario is it stays a small crack but, anything from the pressure of the wind, the fall of a harsh rain, hail dropping, or the build-up of snow weighing down on it can make the situation much worse than the problem you are currently facing now.

Do not wait- repair your situation as quickly as you can. Let us not forget that in certain states, some windshield cracks are illegal to drive around with, depending on location, length, and size. Save yourself the hassle of explaining to a police officer why you felt the need not to handle the situation as soon as possible.