Is it Safe to Drive with a Cracked Windshield?
A cracked windshield can happen to anyone and a single rock is all it takes to chip or crack a windshield. Repairing a crack or replacing the entire windshield can be costly and we understand that it’s not always a priority but is it safe to drive with a cracked windshield? Find the answer here and get all the information you need on repairing a cracked windshield.
A small crack may seem insignificant and while many drivers think it is okay to keep driving with a cracked windshield for a while, it can actually cause issues down the road. A small crack in your windshield can grow due to changing weather and with your glass moving due to temperature variations, chances are, these small cracks will stretch and grow bigger.
Another important reason why windshield repair should be considered is because fixing a crack will prevent a full windshield repair which will be much more costly than repairing a small crack. States also have laws concerning cracks and chips in the windshield.
Wisconsin Law on Cracked Windshields
- Cracks that extend into the area directly in front of the driver are not permitted
- No cracks may be inside the area directly in front of the driver
- No cracks may extend great than eight inches from the edge of the windshield
- Chips and stone damage larger than half an inch in diameter are not permitted in the area directly in front of the driver
- Chips and stone damage larger than 1-½ inches in diameter are not permitted on any part of the windshield
If you are in need of windshield repair in the Milwaukee, Waukesha, Brookfield or surrounding area please give us a call at Hall Cars today. Our full-service center, Hall Service, offers an extensive list of services that can help you with any of your needs.