If you heard two people talking about how a baseball broke the windshield of a car, you may think they’re talking about a cartoon. However, it does happen from time to time, as reported on the Major League Baseball blog:
You might not have heard of Joey Gallo yet, but you will. The top-slugging prospect in the Rangers system leads the Minor Leauges with 31 home runs in the first half.
The show started pre-game, when the 20-year-old Gallo put on an impressive performance during batting practice, leaving the stadium multiple times and damaging the windshield of a Chevy out in the parking lot. Yeah, really.
Regardless of how your windshield cracks, you still have to get it repaired. With that in mind, here is what you should do when your windshield cracks:
Keep Your Car Parked
You may be tempted to get in your car and drive to the nearest repair shop, especially if the crack is small. However, doing so can result in being pulled over by a traffic enforcer and being issued a ticket. Play it safe and keep the car parked. Besides, most VT windshield repair services offer mobile repairs.
Measure the Crack
If you happen to have a measuring tool with you, try to measure the length of the crack. Typically, a crack that is less than 12 inches long can be repaired without replacing the entire windshield. You should replace the entire windshield if the crack is longer than 12 inches or if the chip is larger than the size of a quarter.
Talk to Your Insurance Company
Call your insurance company and explain how your windshield was cracked and where your vehicle currently is. Ask if your insurance policy covers the event that led to your cracked windshield.
Once you’ve done all these steps, call a trusted Burlington, VT windshield replacement service like Crash Auto Glass Inc. An experienced professional can accurately assess the damage and repair or replace your windshield as needed. In some cases, your service will also deal with your insurance company for you, allowing you to get back on the road faster.
(Source: Meet Joey Gallo, the Rangers prospect who broke a windshield during Futures Game batting practice, WAPC.MLB.com, July 14, 2014)