Crack in Windshield - Travelling


#1

Am wondering about the ability to repair a crack in my windshield or the need to get a new one. It started last week with a tiny ping on the left and is now travelling across the lower drivers side. Anyone know if it will stop, or if there is something I can do to slow or halt the travelling crack? Thanks.


#2

It won’t stop and it can’t be repaired. You need a new windshield.


#3

Here are the rules of reparing a windshield from different places I’ve used.

Can’t be repaired under the following conditions.

. A star type crach that’s larger then a quater.
. Crack larger then 6".
. If the crack goes to the edge.
. If the crack or start is in the drivers line of sight.


#4

Your insurance might cover some of repair cost. Check with them. (Some insurance companies will pay the whole cost of fixing a “tiny ping” to prevent it from growing into a replace-the-windshield crack, but you are too late for that.)


#5

Your windshield is indeed toast. I live in an area with a lot of construction and replace windshields every 5 years or so. In my jurisdiction, a crack across the line of vision would make the car fail a safety check, but the police are very tolerant. If the reflection starts to bother ny vison, I usually get a new windshield. Her the Allstate and others will not insure a windshiel for stone chip damage; only accidental damage cause by a collision. On American cars, windshields are quite cheap.


#6

windshields are cheap, i get mine for 100-160


#7

windshields are cheap, i get mine for 100-160

Depends on the vehicle. I’ve seen them cost OVER $1000. Most are well under $300, but I’ve NEVER seen them under $200…Unless you have glass coverage.


#8

I just bought a used windshield for $75.00 at a junk yard that was in great shape. Saved about $100.00.


#9

2-3oo if that still is pretty cheap