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Experiencing a Cracked Windshield? What You Should Do

Sometimes, you might be driving down the road, and a rock smacks your windshield resulting into a crack. The main culprits that occur in the breaking of the windscreen are flying rocks, metal debris and car accidents. If you find yourself in such conditions, what will you do?

If you ignore your windshield crack, there will be seasonal changes resulting in the worst experience. The dust and moisture will also be invading your cracked glass and might interfere with your vision in the case that the crack is large. It's therefore essential to have a windshield repair.

How To Fix A Windshield Temporarily

When you have cracks in your windshield, despite the size, you have to repair it or replace the windshield. In most cases, the auto insurance policies will cover glass repairs as they understand that there are safety benefits.

If you need such services, then you will get them conveniently. However, DIY windshield replacements will never be the best solution to your problems. You will need to look for a professional repair company for the most effective services. However, here are some minor fixes you can do to avoid the spreading of cracks before going to a professional.

  • Protecting glass: During the hottest time of the day, park your car in the shade to ensure you protect it from direct sunlight and water.
  • Nail polish or super glue: When you wipe that area using a clean and dry cloth, apply some nail polish or super glue to help keep dirt and moisture away from the crack.
  • Windshield repair kit: In case you are handy, and you have a small windshield crack, look for a resin that contains glass repair kits. If you have one or get it from some auto parts stores, you can then try. In most cases, you will realize that DIY repairs will not hold as well as professional repairs and will cause the crack to spread.

 

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Drive With Cracked Windshield

When your car has a windshield crack, you will experience the inability to see the road. It, therefore, carries some of these dangers that most people tend to ignore despite being life-threatening:

  • Risk Of Higher Front-End Collision

The role of the entire windshield is to transfer the frontal collision force down into chassis. In the case that the car has cracked glass, it can easily shatter during the front-end accident where the passage compartment moves around causing injuries.

  • Rollover Accident Injury

A car that has cracked windows has the potential of rolling down and causing injury to people inside. The cracked glass will weaken structurally, and because of a rollover accident, you might find the roof of your vehicle collapsing. It usually happens if the windshield will not hold up the force as expected to.

  • Frontal Ejection

If you don't wear a seat belt, you might find a front-end accident throwing you into the windshield. These windshields are designed not to shatter because of impact. If the windshield has a crack, it can be a point of weakness, and you will be thrown through.

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