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What Should I Do When a Rock Hits My Windshield?

What Should I Do When a Rock Hits My Windshield?

What Should I Do When a Rock Hits My Windshield?

When a rock hits your windshield, the result of a cracked windshield is almost inevitable. What should you do when it happens?

It happens to the best of us, and 999 times out of 1000 it’s really not even our fault. There exist those pesky construction trucks which carry poorly covered rocks, and one will slip and before you know it, you have a brand new crack on your windshield. You then think you’re safe because it’s not that big, and you’re thinking it’s not worth the cost of replacing or repairing. But the thing with glass is that once the integrity of the structure has been compromised, it will continue to decline in structural value—meaning the glass will continue to crack until it becomes a potential life-threatening cracked windshield. Learn what you should do in the event that a rock or small pebble makes some big trouble for you and your car.

What Should You Do?

Rather than ignore it, you should inspect the crack and determine if you need to repair or replace it. You can determine if you should replace it by taking out a dollar bill from your wallet and using that to measure the crack. If it’s smaller, you’ll likely only need to get it repaired—which is much cheaper.

Does Your Auto Insurance Cover the Crack?

If you have comprehensive coverage, then you are covered! Comprehensive coverage insures your car against accidents that don’t involve collisions. If the crack on your windshield is bigger than a dollar bill, it’s a candidate for repair.

Our staff at Remland Insurance is very experienced in all matters auto insurance and would be happy to answer any further questions you may have regarding this issue.  We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to quote your California insurance coverage in 2016!


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