Windshield Repair: How to Stop a Crack From Spreading


Driving down the road in a good mood and suddenly you hear a cracking sound. Guess what? A small rock just smacked into your windshield, cracking it and spoiling your mood. Now what do you do? You need to stop the crack from spreading. Keep reading to find out how to stop a crack in your windshield from becoming a huge problem.

How to Stop a Windshield Crack In Its Tracks

We’ve outlined a few ways you can prolong the life of your windshield, just enough, until you can see a professional.

  • Apply Super Glue or Clear Nail Polish–Before you try to fill the crack with superglue, make sure you wipe down the windshield with glass cleaner. Then, apply clear nail polish (or superglue) to the chip. Allow the solution to dry and then cover with clear packing tape to keep out any debris.
  • Buy a Windshield Repair Kit–Stop by your local hardware store and pick up a windshield repair kit. Make sure you’re okay with drilling into your windshield, and then fill the hole with resin. If you do a good job, you might only need this one repair.
  • Avoid Severe Weather Change–Since glass expands in hot weather and contracts in the cold, you need to avoid your windshield being exposed. Try to park in the shade when it’s hot and avoid the windshield defroster until your windshield is repaired.

Hire a Professional

We get it, it’s expensive to repair or replace your car’s windshield. But using nail polish to cover a crack will not prolong the life of your car’s windshield. You need to hire a professional glass expert who can safely and efficiently repair or replace your windshield.

Bama Auto Glass has been in the glass repair service for over 20 years. We are experts at glass repair and replacement and use only high quality glass to get the job done. Need a repair? Contact us today!