When your windshield undergoes distress, you will need to either repair or replace it. Costs vary widely based on the model of your car and the severity of the crack, but – sometimes - repair can cost as little as one-tenth of a replacement.
If you have a rock chip in your windshield and car insurance, you may not need to stress! These days, most car insurance companies provide rock chip repair as opposed to replacing the entire windshield.
Keep in mind that in most cases, car insurance companies will waive the deductible and pay for the entire repair, as opposed to replacing the entire windshield. If you are not using insurance, rock repairs can cost anywhere between $50-$150, while our rock repairs typically cost $35-$65.
Windshield chip repair involves injecting a special resin into the damaged area using a tool that attaches directly. Then the wax is polished to restore it. This can help prevent the chip from cracking and spreading to other places.
Typically, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with any sort of windshield crack that can hinder your vision (small or large). However, laws regarding this vary from state to state. If your state requires vehicle inspections, it's likely your car will not pass the examination if you have a windshield cracked or broken on the passenger side.