There’s nothing more aggravating than driving down the road and seeing shrapnel fly up from the truck in front of you, only to have your windscreen cracked. You cannot help the condition of the road despite paying for road insurance or registration and the roads supposed to be maintained with that money. What you can do is prevent a windscreen crack from spreading so that it doesn’t end up with you having to replace the entire window.

Most people think that a small crack is a minor issue and they’ll ignore it for weeks at a time, but an imperfection like this can spread very quickly and that can leave your car being unsafe to drive. There are options if you find that your car has been cracked while driving, such as calling a mobile windshield replacement team. Either way, you need to prevent any stressors like dirt, water, or other debris from entering that crack. It will not withstand the pressure of severe weather or a car wash, but a clear piece of tape can help to keep the crack clean when you are just driving normally. Here are some of the things that you can do to prevent it from spreading.

1.Purchase a windshield repair kit. You can ask the mobile windscreen repair team to fix this for you, but you can also fix the crack yourself if it’s easy to do. A windshield repair kit from a local automotive parts supply store can do this, and it usually contains an adapter with a specialist resin that can be forced into the crack. The resin seals the crack and reduces the stress on the glass and that prevents the further spreading.

2.Use super glue. If you don’t live close enough to an auto repair store then super glue can help. This only really works if the crack is small enough. You can force the glue into the crack or scratch and spread it out evenly and the glue will hold the two sides together, but this is just a temporary fix until you can get it replaced.

3.Clear acrylic nail Polish. This works quite well as a temporary solution. You can clean the dirt and dust out of the crack and then apply liberal amounts of nail Polish on the inside and the outside of the crack. It’s just a temporary fix and we cannot stress that enough.

4.Keep your car out of the sun. The weight of snow and the force of wind and rain can cause a crack in your windshield to get bigger. If you park your car in the shade, you’ll be able to reduce the effects of temperature changes and keep your vehicle protected.

5.Ask an expert for help. Speaking to somebody who is an expert in windscreen repair is going to help you keep it from spreading. You may not have the cash to be able to replace the entire windscreen just yet, but they might be able to give you some knowledge and tools to temporarily repair it. If your damage assessment determines that the temporary fixes would not stop the crack from spreading, then you need to get it replaced as soon as possible.

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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