Can I Drive with a Cracked Windshield?
You’re driving to work one day and in a second a rock flies up and cracks your Windshield. It’s the last thing that anyone wants to deal with and you think to yourself, I’ll wait to have it fixed, it’s not that important I’ll just drive around with a cracked windshield for a while. But can you drive with a cracked windshield? Find out here and see the importance behind repairing a cracked windshield.
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A small crack may not seem like an important issue but actually, it can cause a lot of issues and more expensive repairs in the future. A small crack in your windshield can grow due to changing weather. As your windshield moves due to temperature variations, the small crack will stretch and continue to grow. If you fix the crack as soon as possible it will prevent a full windshield repair which will be much more costly.
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Illinois Law on Cracked Windshields
Many states have laws about cracked windshields. Illinois does not list specifics as to the permissible size of cracks or chips in the windshield, take a look at Illinois’ laws on cracked windshields.
- Motorists are not permitted to drive a vehicle if the windshield is in a defective condition that impairs the driver’s ability to see clearly
- It is important to understand that it is up to the officer issuing the traffic citation as to whether any chips or cracks impair the driver’s vision
- Windshield damage that is within federal limits may not be permissible based on state-level laws in Illinois
If you have any questions about windshield repair please contact us today at Arlington Toyota. We will be happy to help you! Check out our service center to see our list of available services and check out our blog for more tips and tricks.