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What To Do When Your Windshield Cracks

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What To Do When Your Windshield Cracks

Whether your vehicle was parked under a tree or you are driving through construction – windshields get hit with dirt and debris. Yes, windshield cracks do happen, and it is important to not ignore them. Small cracks and “bull’s-eyes” can spread if they are not treated properly. Learn what you should do and what you should not do when a windshield crack occurs:

What You Should Do
• If the crack is less than 12 inches long, or smaller than a quarter the damage can typically be repaired without having to replace your entire windshield. Measure the crack so you can see for yourself.
• Make sure that the crack does not interfere with your vision if you are going to continue to drive the vehicle with the cracked windshield.
• Stay away from the sun, heat on the cracked windshield will cause the crack to grow larger.
• Place a small piece of clear tape over the crack in the windshield, to protect yourself against dirt. Again, make sure this does not obstruct your view while driving
• Contact an auto glass provider like Frank’s Auto Glass. Our goal at Frank’s is to help you find just what you need so you can resume driving your car with a clear, unobstructed view of the road ahead.

What You Should Not Do
• Don’t drive the car if a crack is longer than 12 inches or a chip larger than a quarter.
• Do not blast your air conditioning or put your defroster on high, extreme temperatures will make the crack worse.
• Do not slam doors or create extra pressure from inside the vehicle.
• Avoid washing your car, as the water will damage the inside of the vehicle if the crack is very large.
• Do not go to a general mechanic to get the crack fixed. Visit an auto glass-repair shop like Frank’s Auto Glass. Our technicians can help you with all your glass problems at the most affordable prices in the area!

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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

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