A crack in your windshield, even a large or complex one, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need a replacement. Advantage Windows can repair most windshield cracks, even those up to 8 inches in length. And, in most cases, you won’t even be able to tell there ever was a crack in your windshield in the first place.
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Why Repair a Cracked Windshield
Legally, you’re only required to repair a crack in your windshield if it obstructs your view from the driver’s seat, but a cracked windshield is actually dangerous.
Your vehicle’s windshield is in place to prevent you from being thrown from the vehicle in the event of an accident. It also supports 30% of the weight of the roof of your vehicle, which helps protect you from being crushed in a rollover accident, and it serves as a backboard for your passenger airbag in an accident.
You wouldn’t drive a vehicle without a windshield, so don’t drive with a cracked windshield either. Even a small crack compromises the structural integrity of the windshield.
If you don’t have your cracked windshield repaired, you could be thrown from the vehicle in an accident. Another reason to repair your cracked windshield is to ensure your passenger airbag deploys correctly. It should rebound off the inside of the windshield and balloon into the passenger’s path to prevent him from smacking his face into the dashboard. Correct deployment of the airbag also prevents your passenger from being thrown from the vehicle.
Repairing a cracked windshield is easy, inexpensive, and it makes the windshield stronger at the point where the crack was repaired.