The windshield is a key element of vehicle safety. It contributes 30% of the structural strength and prevents, along with the lateral uprights that the roof sinks in case of overturning.
A small damage caused by the impact of a stone reduces its resistance up to 70% and can eventually become a dangerous crack, due to the stresses that the vehicle can withstand and the action of water, wind, cold or the heat. In this state, a small dry blow or a sudden change of temperature can produce a crack or break that would force to immobilize the vehicle.
It is advisable to check the specific case with the insurance company before going to the workshop.
Repair is done in less than an hour and some franchises and workshops have mobile home service units. The repairs are guaranteed, according to the company that makes them, for periods of up to one year.