Stop Your Windshield Crack From Spreading

Windshielf Crack Repair

At some point in your driving life, you’re going to experience a cracked windshield. When it happens, you may wonder if that crack will spread and require you to replace the whole windshield. Here are some tips that will help you decide what to do next:

  • Is it a crack or a chip? A chip often starts near the edge of the windshield. You may notice just a dimple and think that something is stuck on the glass. Over time, as moisture, heat, and cold combine, the chip can start to expand. Pittsburgh’s weather, with a yearly cycle of rain, heat, humidity, and freezing temperatures, can make chips turn into cracks very quickly. A cracked windshield isn’t as strong as one that’s defect-free. Remember, the windshield protects you in a car accident, so you want the glass to be as strong as possible.
  • Windshield Crack Repair

  • What shape is the crack? Is it a starburst, or a long thin crack? Starbursts can make it difficult to see out both the driver and passenger side, making it dangerous to drive. This shape will continue to spread out, too, until most of your view of the road is altered. Long, thin cracks are also potentially dangerous since they’ll continue to grow along both ends.
  • Where is the crack? A crack near the bottom or middle of your windshield is more likely to impede your view and put you in a potentially dangerous situation. By the time the crack is longer than the length of your driver’s license, it will get called out during a PA state inspection.

Fast Pittsburgh Windshield Repair

Three Rivers Auto Glass is an authorized auto glass provider, and we ensure that your auto glass claim is priced according to your insurance company’s requirements. We’ll come right to your home or work to replace your windshield, and it only takes about an hour from start to finish. We have several coupons available for both insurance claims and non-insurance claims, so give us a call. You can set up an appointment to make it convenient, and your windshield will be brand new.