Your vehicle is an investment, so when the glass gets damaged, it’s time to protect it.

Ping! A rock just bounced off your windshield, leaving a small crack right in front of your line of vision. Not only does this blur your view, but it’ll soon sprout cracks that spread like wildfire. A pebble, rock, or flying debris can quickly pick up speed and momentum, causing your windscreen to crack the moment it contacts.

While the windshield is designed to withstand high pressures and tackle debris, it’s not made out of Captain America’s shield (indestructible material). Whenever you get a ping, crack, and split evaluate it to determine whether you need to replace your entire windshield, or simply have it repaired.

The crack will undoubtedly get bigger with time, and should your windscreen get hit again, this can spell trouble for you. While you may think that it’s safe to drive with a crack in the windshield, it’s best not to wait too long before getting the glass replaced or repaired.

It’s essential to replace the glass before the crack turns into a dangerous driving situation for the motorist. Some facilities can repair quarter-sized rock chips and cracks up to three inches long. Anything bigger and most repair shops will recommend replacement.

Fortunately, if you have comprehensive coverage and a glass claim is covered, then chances are, you’re covered for a cracked windshield. Windshield replacement costs vary greatly on the vehicle.

Vehicles are an expense, from repair to gas, and owners should aim to keep their car protected. For reliable auto insurance that you can rely on, contact the insurance professionals at North Central Insurance, serving Elk River and surrounding areas in Minnesota.