Windshield damage is a common problem car-owners face. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about chipped and cracked auto glass. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about cracked windshields.
Can I get pulled over by a cop or get a ticket for a damaged windshield?
The police can stop you if they believe your car is unsafe. If the police officer lets you off with a warning, you will still have been anxious till you can leave. If you get a ticket, you will have to pay it and get the windshield fixed within a specified time limit and then send proof of the repair the county clerk’s office where you were ticketed.
If the police officer decides your vehicle is unsafe, you may have to get it towed and you’ll get the ticket, both of which mean costs.
To avoid being in that situation, get your car’s windshield repaired as soon as you notice damage.
How do I know whether my windshield requires repair or replacement?
Minor damage or chips usually qualify for a repair. But if the windshield sustains major damage, as in a car accident, you would want it replaced. Here are the factors that can help you decide if the windshield needs repair.
- Can the damage be covered with a dollar?
- Are there more than three chips?
- Does the damage lie in your line of sight?
- Does the damage lie on the edge of the windshield?
If the answer to all above questions is “No,” a professional may be able to repair your windshield.
Generally speaking, chips smaller than a quarter, and cracks up to three inches long can be easily repaired.
How can the windshield be repaired?
To get your windshield repaired, only seek a professional repair and replacement service who have the necessary equipment and high quality resins required to repair the damage and highly skilled technicians to perform the job.