What should I do when my windshield breaks?

Causes of Windshield Damage

If your windshield breaks, here are the steps you should take:

  1. Assess the damage: Examine the size, location, and type of damage. If it’s a small chip or crack, it may be repairable. If it’s a larger crack or the damage is in your line of sight, you will need to replace the windshield.
  2. Cover the damage: If the damage is severe, cover it with clear tape or plastic to prevent debris or moisture from getting inside.
  3. Schedule a repair or replacement: Contact a reputable windshield repair or replacement company as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. If the damage is minor, they may be able to repair it on-site. If a replacement is needed, they will need to order the appropriate windshield and schedule a time to replace it.
  4. File an insurance claim: If you have comprehensive insurance coverage, the repair or replacement may be covered. Contact your insurance provider to find out what your policy covers and how to file a claim.
  5. Avoid driving with a damaged windshield: Driving with a damaged windshield can be dangerous, as it can impair your vision and weaken the structural integrity of your car. If possible, avoid driving until the repair or replacement is completed.

Remember, a damaged windshield should be addressed as soon as possible to ensure your safety on the road.