I’ve seen people shatter their Jeep windshields, but in almost every case those windshields were already cracked. Yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking — the cracked windshield weakens the structure of the glass and makes it easier for it to shatter. Now, it isn’t going to break like a wine glass in your kitchen.
Why do windshields crack so easily?
Stress and Pressure
Windshields are made of glass and plastic components, so naturally, they can only withstand so much pressure. Too much pressure applied in any one area of the windshield’s surface can be enough to cause cracks to form in or around that particular area.
How much does it cost to replace a jeep windshield?
A 2018 Wrangler windshield lists for $410, whereas the Gorilla Glass version goes for more than $700. The same upgraded windshield in a 2019 F-150 is $900, while Ford charges $430 for a base replacement windshield for a 2019 F-150.
Does Jeep warranty cover cracked windshield?
Your warranties do not cover conditions resulting from anything impacting the vehicle. This includes cracks and chips in glass, scratches and chips in painted surfaces, or damage from collision.
Can a windshield crack be stopped from spreading?
Clear tape, super glue, and even clean nail polish are all viable options. Keep in mind that this is not a long term solution and we do not recommend that you drive your car around like this for more than a few days. This is more of an emergency stop-gap to keep the damage from spreading.
How hard do you have to hit a windshield to break it?
The amount of force needed to break a windshield glass is roughly 9,400 psi. If there is already a crack in your windshield, then the force needed to shatter it is much less.
Can a windshield crack Be Fixed?
A chip you ignored might have spread, or the damage could have been instant. Whether it’s two or 10 inches long, or somewhere in between, a crack has always been a primary reason to get a windshield replaced. Cracks, both short and long, can be repaired by filling the damage with a special resin.
Why are Jeep windshields so expensive?
OEM Jeep replacement windshields require the dies be used a limited number of times, and they are carefully checked for optical distortion. That’s why OEM glass usually costs more than aftermarket glass. Sometimes that distortion is not apparent, but can result in eye strain and even headaches.
Does insurance cover windshield?
If you have comprehensive coverage on your auto policy, your windshield repair or replacement is covered. Windshield repairs are completed at no cost to you, and replacements are subject to your deductible.
How much does it cost to fix windshield crack?
Typical prices range from $60 to $100 for a single chip, and discounts may apply when fixing additional chips on the same windshield. Crack repair prices are similar, although fixing a longer crack may cost $125 or more.