You should avoid letting cracks and damage to your windshield or windows sustain over an extended period of time with your vehicle. This damage can very easily spread and become a much larger issue for you in the long run. Here are some tips to get you back on the road quickly, and when it’s best to get your glass fixed through insurance claims.
Can I fix chips or cracks in my windshield on my own?
The majority of the time, a crack will be relatively mendable on your end. However, they take elite precision and care, and if the crack exceeds a few inches, you should expect for the piece to be replaced entirely. The depth of the crack and damage will also go into if it ends up being replaceable or not.
Will I likely need to replace my windshield entirely?
Replacing your windshield will end up being more likely if you leave the damage to spread. When cracks and chips linger, they spread and become larger, especially in hotter times of the year.
Temporary fixes can get you at the very least to the auto shop before mending the damage, but there are a few small fixes you can use like glue. Glue will not mend the damage long term or keep the glass firm and safe, but it will get you to your destination. Also, it will keep the crack from spreading a bit better than leaving it alone entirely.
You are often not at risk of the windshield or glass shattering completely, again, unless you leave the damage to linger for several days.
If you are unsure about how to proceed with your insurance claim and what damage to your windshield can be mended, give us a call today. We’ll learn more about your vehicle and see it as soon as possible!
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