Why do Jeep Wrangler windshields crack easily?

Do Jeep Wrangler windshields crack easily?

On the one hand, the flat rectangular windshield of a Wrangler is one of the defining features that give proper Jeeps their look. On the other hand, it is a deeply flawed design that results in a chip or a crack if even the smallest pebble is kicked up.

Why do I keep getting cracks in my windshield?

Changes in temperature, heat from sunlight, and wind blowing heavy objects on the windshield can all cause it to crack. One more weather-related event that causes cracks in windshield is hail. Severe thunderstorms usually include both wind and hail.

Are jeeps more prone to windshield cracks?

Welcome to the Forum edizzlee,

Wrangler windshields are more upright than sedan windshields and therefore more likely to suffer a direct hit than a glancing blow from rocks kicked up by the vehicle ahead. Some posters have mentioned Gorilla Glass.

What is Jeep Gorilla Glass?

Jeep has a solution. Gorilla Glass is a chemically strengthened glass designed to resist chips and cracks. You’re probably familiar with it.

Does Jeep warranty cover cracked windshield?

Your warranties do not cover conditions resulting from anything impacting the vehicle. This includes cracks and chips in glass, scratches and chips in painted surfaces, or damage from collision.

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Do windshield protection films work?

A windshield protection film works by absorbing the force of any incoming rocks so that your windshield doesn’t break. It’s a thin, transparent film installed on the outside of your windshield to make the glass 6X less likely to break when a rock hits it. Think of it like a phone screen protector for your windshield.

How can I protect my windshield from rocks?

The best way to prevent this from happening is to have Protective Film Solutions install ClearPlex windshield protection on your car as soon as possible. The layer of ClearPlex windshield protection adds a strong skin over the glass that deflects and absorbs the impacts of rocks at high speed.

Do windshield cracks spread?

Cracked windshields not only reduce the aesthetic appeal of your vehicle, but also reduce visibility on roads while you’re driving. These cracks usually spread over time—if not tended to. This makes your car unsafe to drive, especially if the chip is more than 12 inches long.

Should I drive with a cracked windshield?

Though not an immediate danger, if the crack is large, near or touching the edge of the windshield, the glass may have to be replaced and driving the car is not recommended. Driving with a broken windshield should also be avoided whenever the damaged glass impairs the vision of the driver.

How big of a crack can you fix in a windshield?

Safelite can usually repair your windshield when:

The chip or crack is 6 inches or smaller. You have three chips or less. The damage is not in front of a camera or sensor.

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Is Gorilla Glass windshield better?

Tougher, Lighter, Clearer

For starters, Gorilla Glass hybrid windshields are more durable than conventional windshields as they can better withstand sharp and blunt stone impacts, helping to prevent breakage and damage. This decrease in damage can help reduce the need for windshield repairs and replacements.

How much do Jeep Wrangler windshields cost?

The cost of a replacement will vary slightly depending on the year of Wrangler you own and where you live. Average prices can range from $180 for non-tinted glass to more than $600 for OEM versions with a logo.

Who makes Jeep windshields?

2019—Present Jeep® Wrangler

Mopar® windshields made with Corning Gorilla Glass for tough defense against chips, cracks and fractures are available on 2019—2021 Jeep® Wrangler models. Contact your local glass provider or dealer for installation.