WINDSHIELD CRACK REPAIR

Windshield cracks happen. A rock chip that spread because it wasn’t repaired, a piece of debris from another car, or even a crack caused by a wiper blade hitting the glass. Regardless of the cause, if windshield cracks are still less than 15″, are not a stress crack, do not touch 2 edges of the glass, and do not cross the driver's direct line of sight, there is a good possibility that your windshield can safely be repaired. There are many benefits to not replacing your windshield.

Pros

  • Keeps the factory seal intact

Replacing your windshield and taking apart the factory seal can lead to several issues. Wind noise, rust, stress cracks, and even water leaks can result from the poor installation of a new windshield. Repairing the glass keeps the factory windshield and seal in place and working properly.

  • No need for calibration

On newer model vehicles, the windshield has several sensors in the glass. This is referred to as ADAS ( which stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems). They utilize radar, lidar, cameras, computer imaging, sensors, networking, and other devices to help create a safer driving experience. Some of the most common sensors are 

  1. Forward collision warning

  2. Automatic emergency braking

  3. Adaptive cruise control

  4. Lane departure warning

  5. Lane-keeping assist

  6. Blind-spot monitoring

  7. Rear cross-traffic alert

  8. Parking assist/self-parking

  9. Adaptive headlights that steer with the vehicle

  10. Automatic headlight high-beam activation and dimming

  • Windshield crack repairs are safe.

If repaired properly by a certified technician, a crack repair will not affect the windshield's structural integrity.

  • Cost-effective 

Most crack repairs can be done at a fraction of the cost of replacement.

  • Convenient

Repairing a crack can usually be completed in about an hour and can be done at your home, office, or any safe location.

  • Stop the crack from spreading further.

Once repaired, the damage will not spread, and the repair will last a lifetime.

Cons

  • Scar

As with any glass repair, you can not completely hide the damage. Even though it will be fully repaired, many factors contribute to how a repair will look once completed. Once completed, you can expect the repair to look 70% to 80% better visually. If the crack is in a place that will bother you visually, a replacement may be a better option.

  1. Age of the crack

  2. Type of crack

  3. Dirt or debris 

  4. Moisture

  5. Location on the windshield