You can get a small chip or crack repaired by an auto glass specialist such as Safelite. A repair is a much better alternative to waiting it out until the small crack becomes larger and you are forced to replace the entire windshield.
It is possible to fix a cracked windshield, depending on the size and depth of the crack. If it is relatively small and shallow, you can use any number of sealers offered at most auto parts store. If the crack is very deep, however, you may just want to replace the windshield, as sometimes crack repairs can fail, causing your windshield to crack even worse.
No. A chip can be repaired, but not a crack.
Genrally repairs are just for holes like when a rock first hits. sometimes small cracks can be fixed. You will probably have to replace it. If the crack in your windshield is small enough you may be able to fix it yourself. There are windshield repair kits that inject a resin material into the crack, if it's too large for that it can be repaired by a professional without having to replace the entire windshield.
If the crack has not yet come large and cracked outwards, you can contact your insurance company to fix it. In many companies, they have small tape-like repair kits that will remedy the crack, or specialized companies that will fill in the crack free of charge!
Driving around in Indiana with a windshield suffering from a small crack is fine. But, if the crack exceeds the size of a credit car the glass must be replaced.
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You can not have a crack in your windshield to pass inspection
This is a judgement call. If you feel that the crack could someday get bigger and cause the windshield to shatter, you should get it fixed immediately.
To fix a windshield crack, it can cost anywhere between $40 and $80 dollars. (depending on how big the crack is) If its a shattered windshield, it could cost thousands, depending on your car model. I suggest you ask a local gas station/repair shop.
If it is just a small nick or crack, it should only take about 10 minutes. If it is a serious crack, it could take days or even weeks if they need to special order your windshield.
A small crack can cost around $30 to repair, but a large amount of damage can cost you up to $300. Only a qualified repairman could give you an accurate quote.
If the crack in your windshield is not too bad you may want to try a company such as safe light auto where they can fill the minor crack with resign and you won't need to get an entire new windshield. If the crack is too bad then ask them if they can replace your windshield.