Windshield Crack Repair guide:


Our windshield crack repair guide will walk you through what we can and cannot repair. A long crack repair is your last chance to save your original installation seal, and a costly replacement. However, repairing long cracks must meet our parameters before we accept the task, such as weather conditions and others described below.  We may require you to bring your vehicles to us.  If you learn your damage is not repairable visit our Replacement Quote Page. 

Cracks we can Repair


  • 1.) Cracks not in the driver’s critical viewing area.
  • 2.) 18 inches or less. The length of three $1 bills long.
  • 3.) Damage occurred no more than 4 months ago.
  • 4.) Single crack – not multiple (see below).
  • 5.) Crack does not connect from edge to edge. (see below)
  • 6.) Cracks that have no repair attempts.

 Weighing your options:

  • Our windshield crack repair improves the appearance by 70% to 80%. Results will vary based on age, amount of contamination, location & severity of the damage.  It will be less visible on the outside of the vehicle, but will be more noticeable on the inside of the vehicle because the light coming into the vehicle makes it easier to see.
  • A professional repair will improve the damage but just like a common chip repair it is not going to be invisible.
    If you rather not see a faded line on your windshield, or want the damage to be completely invisible, then you will be happier getting a comprehensive windshield replacement.  As long as you don’t mind paying the extra cost.
  • If this is your original windshield seal you may want to repair it instead of replacement, because an original is the best seal.  

Types of long cracks we DO NOT repair 


We cannot repair long cracks that reach into the driver’s critical viewing area. This area can be determined by placing a 8 1/2 by 11″ sheet of paper and placing in directly in front of the drivers line of vision. If the crack enters this area shown here, it is disqualified.


In this example, there is multiple cracks and not a single long crack, and is disqualified for a repair. We recommend a comprehensive windshield replacement.


In this example, the crack extends from edge to edge. This is considered a broken windshield and should to be replaced and therefore disqualified for a repair.


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