August 11, 2023
Don’t Risk Your Safety on the Road!
If you are short on cash and you’re allergic to additional expenses, you might think that putting a stopgap solution to the crack on your windshield will do the trick.
However, many of these solutions are just temporary, especially if there is big damage to the glass already. Rather than risk your safety on the road with the sudden shattering of the glass, you might as well spare the time to assess the damage and make the necessary replacements if it is needed.
To get a better appreciation of this subject, here are the answers to the top 5 frequently asked questions (FAQs) about windshield replacement:
- Why are there cracks on my windshield?
Windshield cracks and chips are typically caused by gravel roads, poor glass quality, bad installation, accidents, temperature changes, exposure to sunlight, hail, or debris from trees.
- How do I determine whether the glass needs to be replaced?
When the chip is as big as a quarter or as long as a dollar bill, you need to consider replacing the windshield as soon as possible. If the damage reaches several layers of the glass, it is even more imperative that you have it replaced. Vibrations from driving and temperature changes can cause the cracks to worsen as the glass expands.
- What do I do if the crack is on the edge?
If the crack is on the edge of the windshield, then it needs to be replaced. The position affects the structural stability of the glass making it vulnerable to further damage.
- How much does it cost to have my windshield replaced?
The cost will depend on the make and model of your car. Newer car models that require calibration will incur additional costs. If you are using car insurance, it would depend on your coverage and deductible.
- How long does it take to replace a windshield?
Although it may seem like a major service, typical windshield replacement can be done in three to four hours. This time accounts for the removal of the glass, replacement of the windshield, and the curing time for the adhesive.
Is Your Cracked Windshield the Least of Your Car Worries?
If a crack on your windshield is the least of the issues bugging your car, if those issues are causing you endless headaches and making a huge hole in your wallet, perhaps it’s time to get your hands off that clunker.
Don’t worry, you can still do something good with it. When you donate that vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations, we’ll use it to make life better for the struggling disadvantaged veterans in your local area.
We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to improving the lives of former U.S. service members who have become impoverished and homeless, those who can’t find decent jobs, and those suffering from service-connected disabilities as well as serious illnesses, including mental health conditions.
Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing assistance, financial aid, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, educational scholarships, and many other benefits.
You’ll receive valuable rewards with your charitable contribution. It will entitle you to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. You’ll also get a professional pickup and towing service from us anywhere in the country at no cost to you.
More valuable than these material rewards, you’ll get to experience the priceless joy and satisfaction of doing something that will help uplift the lives of our nation’s heroes — those men and women who fought and risked their lives for us so we can live in peace and enjoy the freedoms we have today.
We’re not choosy on the type and condition of the vehicle you intend to donate. We accept nearly all vehicle types, including those that are no longer in good condition and won’t even start anymore.
It’s so easy to donate to us. We’ll take care of most of the work for you. Simply give us a call through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 and one of our donation specialists will walk you through our quick and simple donation process. You can also contact us here.
Head over to our FAQs page to find more information about Veteran Car Donations.
Champion the Cause of Our Hurting Heroes Today!
You can touch the lives of our nation’s hurting heroes with your car donation. You can brighten their outlook on life. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!