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What to Do If You Find a Crack in Your Windshield | Kunes Auto Group

Published on Aug 24, 2023 by Talia Mushinsky

At Kunes Auto Group, we understand how important it is to keep your car in tip-top shape. One common problem many car owners face is a pesky crack or chip in the windshield. But don't worry! We've got a simple guide to help you know exactly what to do.

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1. Checking Out the Damage

  • How big is it? If that chip looks smaller than a coin like a quarter, or the crack is just a few inches, you might be in luck. This could be fixed! But if it's bigger, you'll likely need a new windshield.
  • Where is it? Be extra careful with cracks near the edge; they spread fast! If there's a chip right where you look while driving, it's safer to replace the windshield.
  • How deep is it? If it goes deep into the inner part of the glass, replacement is the way to go.

2. Stop it from Getting Worse:

  • Keep your car away from super cold or hot places.
  • Gently close car doors, and watch out for big bumps on the road.
  • Keep things like dirt and water away from the crack.

3. Quick Fixes

  • Keep your car away from super cold or hot places.
  • Gently close car doors, and watch out for big bumps on the road.
  • Keep things like dirt and water away from the crack.
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4. Chat with Your Insurance

  • Good news! Many insurance plans help pay for fixing or replacing windshields. Give them a call to see how they can help.
  • Some places even have special deals with your insurance that make windshield replacement cheaper!
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5. Get Expert Advice From A Kunes Auto Body Professional

  • Always talk to someone who knows about car glass. Even small damages can be a big deal. They'll let you know if a fix will work or if you need a new windshield.
  • Need a new windshield? Schedule an appointment with our skilled technicians to ensure a safe return to the road.

8. Staying Safe

  • If the crack blocks your view, don't drive! It's not worth the risk. And you don't want the crack getting any bigger while waiting for a fix.
  • Always keep this in mind: fixing small problems early can save you from bigger troubles (and bills) later. Drive safe and take care of your car, and it'll take care of you!

For more handy car care tips and advice, keep following our Kunes Auto Group blog! Safe travels!

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