UPDATE: Goodwill Car Donations is currently accepting vehicle donations. Call 866-233-8586 to schedule an unattended FREE pickup. To learn what actions we are taking to ensure you are protected when you donate a vehicle to Goodwill Car Donations, please click here.

Top Windshield Replacement FAQs Answered

Repair or Replace The Answers Here Will Help You Decide | Goodwill Car Donations Photo by Will Creswick under Unsplash License

Repair or Replace? The Answers Here Will Help You Decide

One of the most important items in car maintenance is checking to see if your windshield is in good condition. Windshields are essential to road visibility. Even slight damage to your windshield can potentially endanger you and your passengers.

Minor damage can lead to major one if not fixed promptly. The last thing you’d want is for your windshield to shatter suddenly while you’re driving or even while your car is parked.

To avoid road accidents due to windshield damage, check out the answers to frequently asked questions about windshield replacement:

  1. Are cracks on your windshield dangerous?

While some cracks and chips on your windshield can be repaired, others may require the replacement of the entire windshield. This would depend on the length and depth of the cracks. Another factor to determine if the windshield needs replacement is if it contains electronics.

  1. Can cracks spread?

If neglected, cracks on a windshield can spread due to temperature fluctuations that make the glass expand and contract. Vibrations from driving on rough roads and potholes can also contribute to the worsening of the cracks. As a temporary solution, some drivers inject resin into the damaged area to prevent the damage from worsening.

  1. What are the conditions that should compel you to replace your windshield?

If the chip is larger than a quarter or if a crack is longer than a dollar bill, this is an indication that you need to replace your windshield. You should also check if the crack goes through more than one layer of the glass. Whether or not the crack meets the conditions cited earlier, when it is near the edge, it is a given that the windshield needs to be replaced since the damage and its position will compromise the structural integrity of the glass.


Wondering What to Do with Your Clunker?

If your car needs not just a windshield replacement but also an overhaul of its engine that would cost you a ton of money, your best option is to simply dispose of it. Just buy a new car to replace your clunker.

As for the latter, you can still make good use of it by donating it to us at Goodwill Car Donations. We will use your donation to uplift the lives of the disadvantaged residents of your community who are living in misery.

Our team will auction off your donated vehicle, with the proceeds going to the Goodwill organizations serving your area. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofits cater to disadvantaged Americans — those who lack education, job experience, or essential skills, as well as those who are burdened with disabilities and other limiting personal issues, such as being welfare-dependent and having past prison records.

Your local Goodwill organizations use the funding they get from us to provide their beneficiaries with job training, employment opportunities, scholarships, livelihood assistance, disability benefits, family support, educational services, financial assistance, and many other essential support services.

As a Goodwill donor, you’ll have the privilege of enjoying our fast and free towing service wherever you are in the country.

Your gift will also entitle you to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.

However, the best part about making a charitable contribution to us is the priceless satisfaction you’ll feel, knowing that your donation will be used to improve the lives of the underprivileged locals in your community and empower them to succeed in life.

We accept nearly all vehicle types, including those that are no longer in good condition. You can donate anywhere in the country since our vehicle donation program covers all 50 states.

To get to know our quick and convenient donation process, check out our FAQs page. If you have questions or concerns, tell us about them here. We will respond to you within 24 hours. You may also give us a call through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 866-233-8586.

Beige Car Parked on the Street | Goodwill Car Donations Photo by Nihal Patil under Pexels License

Start Changing Lives Today!

Use your unwanted vehicle to transform the lives of disadvantaged men and women in your area. Your car donation can help create new jobs and break the barriers to success and progress in your community. Call Goodwill Car Donations at 866-233-8586 or fill out our secure online donation form now!