Car problems tend to happen when you’re not ready for them, or at the very least, when you’re not prepared for the costs associated with the repairs. While some automotive repair jobs, like getting your car painted, can be put off, others need your attention right away.

One of those repair jobs that you need to get taken care of right away is a cracked windshield. You might be able to get away with driving your car with a cracked windshield for a day or two, but beyond that, you could be putting yourself at risk in several ways.

Cracks Can Get Worse
Just because the crack in your windshield is small, it doesn’t mean it’s going to stay that way. In fact, any cracked windshield that is exposed to heat, cold and the elements is going to get bigger over time.

You don’t want to be in your car when the crack gets larger. There’s also the possibility that a crack in your windshield could lead to a full collapse of glass inside your vehicle.

Get your windshield taken care of while cracks are still small and get your car to an automotive repair facility you trust.

You Could Get Fined
Driving with a crack in your windshield is technically illegal, at least not in most places. However, if you have even a small crack, a police officer could pull you over and give you a ticket for driving an unsafe vehicle.

Ticket amounts can vary, but in most cases, simply getting the windshield fixed is cheaper than a ticket. Not to mention you’ll still have to get your windshield repaired even after a police officer gives you a fine!