Yes, your car’s windshield crack can shatter if you are involved in a car accident. No one plans to have an accident when they get in their car, but it does happen - according to statistics from the Department of Transportation a car accident happens every six seconds in the United States.
There are several types of chips and cracks that require auto glass repair or auto glass replacement. Living in the Minneapolis, St Paul, Twin Cities area you’re probably no stranger to rock chip repair especially if you drive on the highways, rocks and other debris seem to always be flying through the air. With that said you have probably made at least one trip to a Auto Glass MN repair shop or even had to have an auto glass installer come to you.
The first and most important reason you should not put off getting a windshield repair on your car is for your safety and the safety of every passenger in your car.
If your driving down the highway at 55 mph and your windshield chip becomes a large crack, there is a good chance it will startle you and you could lose control of your car and be involved in a serious automobile accident. Is it really worth it to put off a rock chip repair and put your life and lives of everyone in your car and any other cars involved in an accident? Not when an auto glass repair is quick and inexpensive.
If a windshield repair isn't possible because your damage is too extensive, you'll need a complete windshield replacement. Just any auto glass won't do, though. Your vehicle was originally manufactured as a complete unit, so in order to maximize your safety on the road, you must replace your factory-issued windshield with an exact match.