Any crack over 6″ in your vehicle’s windshield is considered a long crack. If our windshield has sustained a long crack, both the original rock chip and the crack must be repaired to restore the structural strength of the windshield. Cracks from 6”-14″ can usually be repaired by expert technicians, such as at A&A Auto Glass Discounter in Houston.
The most important thing about a long cracked windshield is to NOT repair it yourself. A long crack requires professional tools and extensive experience in windshield repair which you may not possess.
In case of a long cracked windshield, the quality of the repair often depends on the following –
- type of damage
- size, length and how old the break is
- contamination inside the break – amount and type
Remember that if the crack is longer than 6”, your car’s insurance company may not pay for the repair and may require you to get a new windshield. In such cases, you would have to pay the deductible.
An auto glass repair and replacement service’s technician may conduct an inspection to ascertain whether a crack is repairable.