How to Stop a Windshield Crack from Spreading?


Cracks in our windshield are a headache because of the time and money we need to fix them, as well as other inconveniences such as the fear of having an auto windshield in bad conditions.

A crack on auto glass, even if only very small damage is visible, has to be repaired as soon as possible in no more than a few days to prevent the chip from growing into a large crack. If you don’t get the crack inspected right away, it could spread and cause major damages. 

In this article we will share some steps that can help prevent your auto windshield crack from spreading.  

1. Park Your Car. The best way to stop the windshield crack from spreading is to park your car – do not use it at all. Remember that heat, the force of wind, and rain will cause the crack to get bigger.

2. Use Glue as a Temporary Fix. As a temporary fix for an emergency, you can use glue to fill the nooks and crannies of your small windshield chips and cracks. When it dries, it helps to seal and protect it from the heat and the elements that cause further cracking. Most importantly, you have to clean the damaged area of your windshield before adding the glue. Then, gently apply the glue in an even layer over the crack. Wait for it to completely dry before using your car.

3. Ask an Auto Windshield Expert for Advice. The previous advice is good for small chips and cracks, but what about larger cracks that impair your visibility? Take a quick read of our blog post “SHOULD I REPLACE OR REPAIR MY AUTO WINDSHIELD?” to learn more.

Remember that your Insurance Policy may have your windshield covered. At Y & L Auto Glass, we provide Free Online Quotes. You can also give us a call at (833) 954-5277

4. Get Your Windshield Repaired. The best way to stop a windshield crack from spreading is to have it repaired as quickly as possible. Even though most chips and cracks can be fixed, you need to take your safety and what the best long term option is into consideration. If the crack is overly large or complex, a windshield replacement may be the only option. We provide Auto Windshield Replacement and Auto Windshield Repair at affordable prices.

Final Thoughts

The measures we just gave you are very temporary and an extra precaution you can take before bringing your car to an expert in Auto Windshield Repair or Replacement. Book Your Appointment Here. 

Remember, without a Repair, cracks can spread and put you in danger. The most important thing to do when you get a crack in your windshield is to take action. Make an appointment with us to have the crack in your windshield examined as soon as possible. We’ll get you safely back on the road as soon as possible. We take our work seriously in order to help protect you, your family, and your vehicle. Our auto glass repair experts will make sure to give you a fair quote and use the highest quality materials and workmanship on your vehicle.


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We want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure that our customers and our people remain safe and healthy. We are closely following guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the spread of the virus.

Here are just a few of the tactics we are taking to protect our customers and associates:

  • We’ve increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing our technicians’ vehicles, our shops and our office locations.
  • We are providing access to sanitizing wipes and alcohol gel wherever possible.
  • Technicians are greeting customers from a social distance with a smile instead of a handshake.
  • As always, we encourage our associates to wash their hands frequently, refrain from touching their faces and to stay home if they aren’t feeling well.
  • If associates have recently traveled to a high-risk area of the world or been exposed to someone who has, we are asking them to self-quarantine for 14 days, as recommended by the CDC.
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  • We continue to update our associates across the country on procedures to help stop the spread of germs.

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