To prevent a windshield from further damage, keep the glass away from extreme temperatures and rough vibrations. The cracks ruin the structural integrity of the glass and make it fragile.Know More
A small crack on a windshield is safe to maintain as long as it is under 12 inches in length. Larger cracks risk collapsing the whole piece of glass from any rough vibrations.
Tips to maintain cracked windshields
To remove windshield wipers, position them in the middle of the windscreen, and lift them up. Remove the wiper by pressing lightly on the adapter and pulling the mechanism out.Full Answer >
To measure the dimensions of a windshield, use a tape measure or other similar device to identify the height and width of the windshield. If the windshield is irregularly shaped, use a string to measure a side, mark the length and then compare the string to a tape measure.Full Answer >
Options for keeping windshield wipers from icing up or freezing include switching them out for winterized wipers, switching wiper fluid to a winter formula and using a de-icing spray on the windshield itself. In addition, driving slowly and cautiously and de-icing the windshield before driving also help with windshield wiper problems.Full Answer >
Replacing windshield wiper tubing requires finding the pump outlet, measuring the length of the tubing, and cutting and fitting the appropriately sized hose. The hose material used to do this is made from the same rubber as vacuum lines and can be ordered by the foot at standard home improvement shops.Full Answer >