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Winshield Chipped/Cracked

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Winshield Chipped/Cracked

Just had a truck throw a rock up at my windshield with its tires... it looks like it's gone through both layers of the front windshield. Can this be repaired/filled in, or does it need to be replaced? Is there any harm in not replacing it?

What would be the cost to do this?

Would ICBC accept this as a claim against the other driver? (not sure if this would be the other guy's fault since it flew up from his tires)

Anybody know of a reputable place in Vancouver or Richmond? (I have had a windshield replaced on my other vehicle before, only to result in constant leaking whenever it rains)

Is it safe not to fix it?

Pics below:

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If it is bigger than a loonie it can not be repaired. You need to replace the the wind shield.
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D-Roc wrote: If it is bigger than a loonie it can not be repaired. You need to replace the the wind shield.
The "centre" of the damage is about 3/4 the size of a penny; however, the cracks extend out from there.
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Once it starts cracking it's basically too late to fix. You'll need to replace it.
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sorry bro, based on your pics + description, you'll need to replace it...
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hmmz it is enlarge though eh

bring it to those stone chip specialist? If too much than replace it at those speedy/apple auto glass places

not even 200 bucks if your car window has no sensor
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I've had two windshields replaced (stonechips). No leaks. Don't go back to the place that did your first windshield replacement.

You should call around for quotes and pay for it yourself. The quotes will be lower, if no insurance is involved.
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Busybuyer888 wrote: I've had two windshields replaced (stonechips). No leaks. Don't go back to the place that did your first windshield replacement.

You should call around for quotes and pay for it yourself. The quotes will be lower, if no insurance is involved.
Thanks to everyone for the tips.

Yah, will definitely avoid the first place.

I would have thought it's around $400 (just a guess) to replace the front windshield? My deductible is only $200... would I be able to find a place that will replace it for less than $200??

If I don't replace it, will the crack just keep getting bigger? It's fresh damage as of today (was basically in the pictured state when the damage first occurred) - a glass filler wouldn't save it? I don't really care if it's cosmetically ugly; as long as the glass is stable/safe and the crack doesn't keep getting bigger I'd be happy to save $200.

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