Tiny Vertical Hairline crack in the Windshield

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Old 01-27-07, 10:24 AM
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Red face Tiny Vertical Hairline crack in the Windshield

Hi:
There is about a Horizonal 5 inch hairline-crack on very-bottom of the windshield that caused by a flying gravel in the highway the other day.

It's not serious enough to replace whole windshield, but still concern over whether this tiny crack getting bigger as weather getting colder.

Is there any good remedy for this, ... a Horizonal 5 inch hairline-crack, except bringing in to the shop?

Thanks for your help on this regard in advance.
 

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Old 01-27-07, 11:26 AM
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No fix for a crack I am aware of. Additionally, be aware that not only is the windshiled actually a structural member of the vehicle, once it is damaged such as yours is, it loses its own structural integrity and the possibility of injury due to the winshield failing ro provide its part of restraint and safety in an accident is much greater.

It cannot provide the same level of protection should something impact your windshield.

It's "clearly" time see your way to the glass shop.
 
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Old 01-27-07, 11:32 AM
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Depending on where you live and your insurance, a repair may be free. Here in Colorado we replace our windshields all the time. When you call the claim line at our auto insurance, you actually hear "If you are calling about a windshield claim, press 1, for all other auto claims, press 2" Worth a shot anyway...
 
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Old 01-27-07, 11:40 AM
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No fix for a crack but....

In many states it's the law, and you automatically get windshield replacement coverage, often 100%

There is usually criteria, such as the ding or hole being the size of a quarter, or a crack being longer than a dollar bill
 
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Old 01-27-07, 01:14 PM
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im sure it will get larger over time you would have to check with your local state vehicle inspection laws to find out if any cracks are acceptable as it varys, some will allow some small cracks some dont allow any so you may be looking at getting it replaced.
 
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