Driving With a Cracked Windshield in Arizona: What You Need to Know

Driving With a Cracked Windshield in Arizona: What You Need to Know

If you went to any parking lot in any town or city in Arizona, what do you think you would find? The answer seems easy enough. Cars. Probably lots and lots of parked cars. Let’s take it a step further. If you took a closer look and examined each windshield on these parked cars, how many do you think would have chipped or cracked windshields? Answer: more than there should be!!

Although the vast majority of drivers, if surveyed, would admit to being diligent in keeping up with overall vehicle maintenance, a study shows when it comes to repairing a chipped or cracked windshield, not everyone is so attentive. Some of the most commonly ignored car problems include maintenance issues such as an overdue oil change, check engine light on, headlight out, no windshield washer fluid, and wheels out of alignment; but can you guess what tops the list?! 

You guessed it – cracked windshield! The most commonly ignored problem is a chipped or cracked windshield. Furthermore, over 40% of car owners admitted that they’ve waited over 30 days to repair or replace their windshield. This is simply too long to wait to repair your windshield! Windshields are absolutely vital to overall safety of the vehicle and if the integrity is compromised, then so is the safety of your passengers

If this isn’t enough to motivate you to get that chipped or cracked windshield repaired quickly, maybe the law will be! Arizona has a windshield replacement law and it states that it is illegal to drive with a cracked windshield if it impedes the driver’s line of vision. The law further specifies that the size of the crack matters as well – cracks greater than ¼ inch wide on the driver’s side must be repaired or replaced. Arizona law also states that filing a “no fault” cracked windshield replacement claim will NOT raise your rates. So if you’ve been avoiding repairing that cracked windshield because you don’t want your insurance rates to go up, worry no more!

So, if you’ve been sitting on that chipped or cracked windshield for way too long, don’t ignore the problem anymore! Call Auto Glass 2020 today at (480) 283-7751 or get a quote now! Let our experts get your ride back in fighting shape!