Cracks and chips on car windshields can come in different sizes and types. To help you determine if your cracked windshield can be repaired we prepared this window crack types chart to assist you.
Aside from a regular cracks, windshield damage can be in the form of crater, horseshoe, star or bullseye cracks.
Windshields can generally be easily repaired if the damage is not extensive or covering a large area. Windshields can get damaged in a variety of ways but it’s important to always consult our recommendations or find other expert who can help you determine if they can be repaired.
Having a cracked windshield can be a safety hazard. Windshields are designed to be strong and prevent your roof from collapsing on you in case of a rollover accident. They also prevent passengers from being ejected from the car in frontal collisions. Obvious issue is also having an obstructed view of the road, which can cause problems while driving.
Windshields must be repaired as soon as possible in case any cracks or chips in your windscreen are within the driver’s vision area. Most U.S. states require drivers to have clear and unobstructed view of the road, and a crack directly in front of the driver is almost certainly going to get you a ticket sooner or later.