Cracked Windshield? Here are The Causes and How to Fix It!

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Cracks in car glass are not just a cosmetic issue; they are also a safety issue. Even a small crack can become a big problem if left without proper repair. From minor impacts to drastic temperature changes, there are various causes that can lead to cracked auto glass. However, one thing is for sure, quick action is required to address this issue before it gets worse.

In this  TransTRACK article, we will discuss the various causes of cracked windshields and the different repair methods you can consider. Not only that, but we will also introduce TransTRACK’s integrated solution, the Vehicle Maintenance System, which can help you monitor and maintain your vehicle more efficiently. Let’s start by understanding the causes and solutions to windshield cracking.

Causes of Cracked Windshield

Cracked car glass can be caused by the following things. Find out what causes them:


This is the main cause of cracked auto glass. Impacts from hard objects such as rocks, broken concrete, or other objects can cause cracks in the windshield. Impacts can occur when the car is running or when parking.

Drastic Temperature Changes

Extreme temperature changes can cause car glass to experience thermal stress. For example, if a car is exposed to direct sunlight for a long time, then suddenly exposed to cold water while being washed, this can cause a significant temperature difference on the glass surface and lead to cracking.

Worn Auto Glass

Auto glass that has experienced wear or structural damage due to factors such as UV exposure, prolonged use, or previous damage may be more prone to cracking. The reduced structural strength of glass can make it more susceptible to cracking.

Exceeding Limits

Certain conditions, such as too much pressure in certain areas of the windshield, can also cause cracks. This may happen due to faulty glass installation, for example.

Understanding the causes of cracked windshields can help to prevent damage and extend the life of your windshield. If the windshield is already cracked, it should be repaired or replaced immediately to avoid impacting your driving safety and security.

How to Fix a Cracked Windshield

Here are some common ways to repair cracked car glass:

Cleaning the Car Glass

The first step before making repairs is to clean the windshield well. Use a car glass cleaner and microfiber cloth to clean the glass from dust, dirt, and other residues. Make sure the area around the crack is also clean to ensure maximum repair.

Drilling a Hole in the Car Glass

If the crack in the windshield is small enough, the next step is to drill a small hole at the end of the crack. This is done so that the repair resin can better penetrate into the crack and make the repair more effective.

Inserting the Resin into the Cracks

After cleaning and perforating the windshield, the next step is to insert a special glass repair resin into the crack. This resin is usually included in auto glass repair kits that you can buy at automotive supply stores. The resin will fill the cracks and after drying in the sun or by using a special lamp, it will harden and repair the cracks.

Installing a New Glass Film

If the crack is too large or cannot be repaired with resin, an alternative is to install a new glass film. This glass film is usually used to replace the cracked part of the glass. You can take your car to a glass repair shop or install it yourself if you have enough experience.

Replacing the Auto Glass

If the cracks are too large or have spread too far, or if the auto glass has suffered other severe damage, it is sometimes necessary to replace the entire auto glass. This is usually done by a skilled technician at a glass repair shop or auto repair shop.

It is important to remember that auto glass repair should be done by experienced professionals to ensure safety and good quality work. If you are not sure how to do the repair yourself, it is better to take your car to a trusted auto glass repair shop.

With adequate attention to your windshield, you can ensure optimal driving safety and comfort. However, when the windshield is cracked, quick action is required to prevent further damage. Using the right repair techniques or replacing damaged auto glass is an important decision that must be made wisely.

To make it easier to monitor the condition of auto glass and overall vehicle maintenance, TransTRACK offers an integrated solution in the form of a Vehicle Maintenance System. By using this system, you can easily track your vehicle’s maintenance history, including windshield repairs and other maintenance. By utilizing its advanced features, such as routine maintenance notifications and real-time vehicle condition analysis, you can ensure that your vehicle is always in the best condition.

Don’t let cracks in your windshield disrupt your driving experience. Be proactive in maintaining your vehicle by using TransTRACK’s  Vehicle Maintenance System. Get better control over your vehicle maintenance today.


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