Auto Window Repair Driving With A Cracked Windshield

It’s fairly common as you’re driving down the road to see many cars with large cracks in the windshield that look like spider webs, missing windows, or webbed tinting. These issues can disrupt your view and change your perception of distance, creating a safety hazard while driving down the road. This doesn’t even take into account the vehicles with small cracks or chips you can’t see, but that could be just as hazardous for the driver and passengers of that vehicle. This would indicate that auto window repair is not a priority on the list of vehicle maintenance items. When time and budgets are tight, auto glass repair is often the last item on the list.

Because people lead busy lives, it seems like an interruption to their busy schedule to take their car to auto body shop. Instead, small pits and chips are often ignored until they turn into small cracks, and then into bigger cracks, making it difficult to see clearly.

2 Reasons why Auto Glass Repair is important:

  • A chip becomes a crack. Increased pressure could turn the chip into a crack at a moment’s notice–dangerous while driving. Driving over a speed bump, pothole or other uneven terrain can also cause a windshield chip to crack. The force radiates through the car and puts additional pressure on the edges of the chip, which can quickly lead to a crack.
  • 30% of a vehicle’s structural strength is provided by the windshield. In a crash or roll-over accident, the windshield supports the roof, helps the airbags deploy, and prevents you being thrown from the vehicle. A chipped or cracked windshield will compromise your safety, as it has been weakened.

Remember: The longer you wait to have an auto glass repair, the more likely it is to get worse. Existing chips and cracks will spread quickly when subjected to stressors like extreme temperatures (either really cold weather or really hot weather).

Wondering whether you should have auto glass repair! For quality auto window repair, contact our certified technicians at American Auto Body or go online to for more information. We will be pleased to take care of your vehicle and provide you with honest and professional auto glass service. Our auto body shop serves vehicle owners in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding communities.