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A Brief Owners Guide to Car Windshields

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A Brief Owners Guide to Car Windshields

Every car driver is familiar with the windshield, but do you know its exact purpose? In this brief guide, we will explain the role of windshields, what steps to take if there’s a crack, and when it’s necessary to replace them.

What is The Purpose of Your Car Windshield?

The windshield is the glass panel located at the front of the car. It plays a crucial role in supporting the vehicle’s frame and backstopping the airbags when they deploy. Additionally, it acts as a protective barrier against external weather elements and road conditions. In essence, the windshield is essential for safe driving as it provides a clear view of the road ahead.

What to Do If Your Windshield Cracks

Discovering a crack in your windshield can be alarming. One common question many car owners have is, “Can you drive with a cracked windshield?” Yes, you can, but cautiously. Damaged windshields can impair your vision and weaken the car’s structural integrity. Small cracks may seem insignificant, but you should address them promptly. If you’re not careful, windshield damage can quickly worsen and necessitate a replacement.

When to Replace Your Windshield

In the US, it is illegal to drive with chips or cracks that:

  • Have a diameter or length greater than 3/4 inches
  • Are within three inches of another crack
  • Obstruct the driver’s line of sight.
  • Intersect

It is important to schedule auto glass repair as soon as you notice any of these issues. A windshield replacement is crucial to ensure a safe driving experience.

A broken car windshield.

Where to Find an Inexpensive Windshield Replacement

If you happen to notice a small chip or crack in your windshield, be sure to visit Frank’s Auto Glass. Taking action early can help prevent any further damage. However, if you already have a larger crack or irreparable damage, we are here to assist you with a replacement. We specialize in professional auto glass services, including windshield repairs and replacements.

Call 773-488-7700 to schedule service or stop in today. We will ensure that your windshield is installed correctly, providing you with the peace of mind to drive safely and confidently wherever you go.

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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