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Cracked Windshield? Repair ASAP!

Driving with a cracked windshield–no matter how small the crack–is extremely unsafe. Even though you can get by driving with a cracked windshield for a little bit of time, it’s always a better idea to seek a repair shop sooner rather than later.

How Do Cracked Windshields Happen?

Windshield damage happens more common than you think. Flying rocks, minor fender benders, extreme changes in temperature–these are just a few examples of the many possibilities. What starts as even possibly a minor chip, which is different from a crack, can expand to become something serious.

Temperatures Affecting Glass

When you first spot a crack on your windshield, it’s important to have a qualified auto glass technician look at it. If you wait too long to go to a repair shop, the crack can grow. Living in Chicago is a constant reminder that weather is unpredictable. Changes in temperature can cause the glass to expand and contract which, in turn, can weaken to windshield that has a crack. The colder the temperature, the more likely the freezing water will spread the windshield crack.

What To Avoid

It’s okay to drive with a cracked windshield if you are driving the car to the repair shop. However, be sure to avoid dirt and bumpy roads as much as possible. You want to avoid spreading the crack as you head over to get it fixed. Keeping the windshield in as good condition as possible is more for your safety than anything else.


It’s always recommended to see a professional for a replacement instead of creating a DIY activity out of this. If you ever find yourself with a cracked windshield, it is important to get it replaced or fixed as soon as possible. Repairing your auto glass in Chicago is easy and seamless when you work with Frank’s Auto Glass. Stay safe out there!

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1242 Google Reviews

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

Over 50 years of service to the Chicago Area