If you have noticed a tiny crack in your windshield, you don’t just declare that you need a windshield replacement in an instant. However, there are factors that you need to consider first that’s why it is important that you educate yourself with everything that you need to know about cracks in your windshields, especially if you like travelling around in country roads where pebbles and walnuts are just everywhere.
Why should you repair it?
There’s a huge danger driving around with a damaged windshield because it would eventually require a big amount of money, especially if it starts to get worse as time passes by. If you just neglect a crack just because it’s tiny, this “tiny crack” will soon split apart in fractures and will form a spider web crack in your windshield. It’s more dangerous if the crack is located just in front of the line of vision of the driver or if it is located at the edges of the windshield because it could be the reason why your windshield would suddenly collapsed from its frame.
If the crack in is the back windshield, you should not also neglect it just because it is not bothering you while driving, especially if you have regular occupants sitting at the back seat of your car. Once your windshield experiences a sudden change of temperature in such a short amount of time, chances are—the windshield would eventually shatter down into pieces and it could cause some serious injuries to your passengers.
What is the average cost of windshield replacement?
Generally, getting your windshield repaired than having it replaced with a new one is much cheaper. However, if your technician suggests that you really need an auto glass replacement and explains to you why is that, you should listen to him. The rates will start around $25 up to $325. It would depend on the type of glass that you are going to install, the damage in your windshield, the skill level of your technician, as well as the procedure to execute when replacing your windshield.
How can I determine if it’s still repairable?
Before you sign a contract for an auto glass replacement, make sure that there is no other way to repair the cracks in your windshield because your technician could just be fooling you around in order to get more money from you. There are types of cracks that could still be repaired, but there are those that really needs an auto glass replacement. If the crack is larger than your one dollar bill, you should really replace it. However, there are new technologies nowadays that help technicians to still repair the crack, even if it’s already 18 inches long so talk to your technician about that. Make sure that the type of crack in your windshield cannot be repaired anymore and it really needs an auto glass replacement so that you won’t be wasting your money.