Cracked Windshield? Here's What to Expect!

If you have a crack in your windshield, there are a few things that you should expect to happen. Windshield replacement is the only solution for a cracked windshield. According to Chase, you can expect to pay $250 to $400 for windshield replacement. Here is what you can expect to happen after your windshield is cracked.

Vision Impairment

If your windshield is cracked on the driver's side of your windshield, you can expect to have to deal with some vision impairment while driving until you have your windshield replaced. Of course, this is a danger. It is imperative that you can see clearly, unimpeded, while you are driving. Even if the crack is not directly in your line of vision, it is an impairment that can compromise your driving safety. Getting the problem fixed ASAP will ensure that you can drive safely.

Progressive Issue

Unfortunately, the crack will spread over time, and it will get worse if left to its own devices. Several things will affect the crack in the windshield. The weather can affect how quickly and how large the crack becomes. The changes in temperature from cold to hot and vice versa can force that crack to move across your windshield. Bumpy roads are not your friend either when it comes to keeping that crack from spreading. As a matter of fact, just regular driving on a smooth road can cause the crack in the windshield to spread. The fact is, the crack will get larger if you don't address the problem.

Compromised Safety

We talked about your vision being impaired when you are driving from a cracked windshield, but that is not the only safety issue. Your windshield is an integral part of your vehicle's design. Once the windshield has been compromised, other components can also be compromised. Another issue is if you are in a car accident when your windshield is cracked, there is a much higher possibility that the glass will completely rupture during an accident. There are a lot of bad things that can happen that can start from a simple windshield crack.

Don't wait until something bad happens. Windshield replacement solves the problem. Call our team at Zorro Auto Glass today to have your windshield replaced and stay safer on the road.