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What the normal cost to replace windshield

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What type of glass are windshields made of?

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Windshields are typically made from laminated glass. This is when a piece of poly-vinyl butyral (a type of plastic) is sandwiched between two pieces of tempered glass. Heat and pressure are applied to the three materials (in other words, they are laminated) and are fused together. The poly-vinyl butyral acts as an adhesive and keeps the tempered glass from breaking into large, dangerous pieces in the event of a major collision....Read More

If the crack in a windshield is small, does it need to be repaired?

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Certain small cracks and minor chips do not need to be repaired immediately. Examples include when:
  • The entire crack can fit beneath a dollar bill
  • There are three or fewer chips
  • The damage is in the center of the windshield and not along the edge
  • The damage is outside your direct line of sight while driving
  • The damage does not distort view from a camera or sensor in front of windshield
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Can a crack in a windshield be too big to repair?

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Yes, any crack larger than what can fit under a dollar bill is too large to repair. In these and similar cases, the structural integrity of the glass is compromised and the entire windshield could shatter from even a minor collision. Before choosing to repair or replace a damaged windshield, get a professional inspection to assess the overall level of damage....Read More

Should I get my windshield replaced?

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If a crack or chip is too large to repair, you should immediately replace the windshield....Read More