Got a chip or crack in your windshield? Try this simple trick!


You could repair the windshield on your car yourself with this trick

We’ve probably all been there before: you’re driving on the highway and then out of nowhere a pebble comes flying and leaves a nasty crack in your windshield. That small crack might still be a small problem at that moment, but you know that when you leave it there it will only get bigger and bigger.

With these handy tips, you might be able to repair a chip or crack in your windshield on your own.

Cold weather

There are a couple of things you really shouldn’t do with your car in cold weather:

  • Hot water: If your car windows are frozen, you should never ever pour hot water on them. You run the risk of causing a giant crack in your window and then you won’t be able to go for that drive you meant to go on. Plus, it’ll cost you quite a bit of money.
  • Newspaper: Don’t cover your windshield with newspapers. These can end up frozen stuck to the window and you probably won’t be able to get them off again. Not very handy when you need to drive your car.
  • Engine: Don’t turn on your engine before you start scraping your windows. It won’t help the scraping one bit and the only thing that happens is that you breathe in a lot of nasty chemicals.
  • Handbrake: You should leave the handbrake for what it is. When it’s cold, you run the risk of it freezing stuck. Instead, you can use wheel chocks or put your car in park.
  • Starting the car: Is your car having some trouble starting? Turn off all of the things that use up power, like the radio, the heating and the lights and try again. Once your car has started, you can turn all of the other things back on.

Is your windshield sporting a crack, despite you taking good care of it? We’ve got a brilliant trick for you! Continue reading and watch the video!

Repairing your windshield

In the video below, Chris from ChrisFix explains how to repair a small crack in your windshield in a few simple steps. He starts by cleaning the window with some glass cleaner or alcohol and a microfiber cloth. Apply the alcohol to the cloth first – don’t spray it onto the glass directly! Chris then uses a cheap windshield repair kit, which contains a couple of items that will help you get your window back in shape again. Want to know how he does it? Take a look at the rest of the instructions in the video below!

Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of specific results and each person’s results may vary.

Read more: 7 nifty tricks every car owner should know about

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Source: ChrisFix | Image: video still