How to drive with a cracked or broken windshield

It is dangerous to drive with a cracked or broken windshield. Not only obstructs the driver’s view, it may also weaken the overall structure of your vehicle. Auto insurance policies more comprehensive coverage will pay for the replacement windshield, and usually only takes a few minutes to replace the glass. However, if that option is not available to you, you need to be familiar with the guidelines of your state on a cracked windshield.


  • Call your insurance company. Ask if windshield replacement is covered by your policy and determine the deductible, if applicable.
  • Obtain the contact information of the other person if your windshield was damaged by a third party. If the windshield is shattered by debris from another vehicle, the driver’s insurance will be responsible for replacing the windshield.
  • Buy windshield repair resin to fill the crack and prevent it from spreading. Clean the windshield with soap and water, then use a razor blade to carefully remove debris from the crack. Filling the crack with the liquid resin, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Ask your insurance company Transportation Department rules and regulations of your state are related to a cracked windshield. Some states will allow you to drive with a broken windshield. Being aware of the laws of your state if you should continue driving with a broken windshield.