Why replace a cracked windshield immediately?
May 8, 2008 3:01 PM Subscribe
Please help me decide whether a cracked auto windshield ought to be replaced quickly, and not simply endured.
posted by sacre_bleu to travel & transportation (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a 2000 Honda Accord whose windshield I've replaced twice because of cracks from pebbles spit up by trucks on the highway.
The latest pebble pit took six months to strerch from side to side across the top quarter of the windshield. (Impact crater near center.)
I have the money to replace it, but I'm dawdling. Part of me hesitates because I had a new winshield for less than a month between cracks last time. The cracked windshield currently in the car has withstood a couple of half-inch pebble assaults, so it's not super-fragile.
How far, or how long, have you driven with a cracked windshield without incident? Or, what happened to your cracked windshield that made you wish you'd swapped it out sooner?
Please contribute experiences or insights to help me decide whether I'm being a stingy fool.