lifting one of the front corners to do some suspension work. I didn't
hear anything, but at some point it must have been due to body torque or
twisting that caused a crack in the windshield, in the opposite side to
where I was lifting.
The crack starts about an inch or two up from the bottom of the
passenger-side corner, goes towards the center of the windshield for
about an inch or two and then curves back toward the edge and up for
about 6 inches. So the crack is on the edge of the area swept by the
passenger-side wiper blade. The crack probably starts at the edge of
the glass, but I can't tell because of the windshield trim.
Since it happened maybe 5 or 6 months ago, the crack might have grown by
an inch or two since then.
What is available from the world of windshield repair these days that is
typically applied to this sort of situation - if anything?
Cracks are different than chips. Some can be repaired but usually it
isn't worth the money. It sounds like yours has spread over the
recommended distance already (generally anything over 5" or so long is
Safelite says about 350 for new glass installed, Used glass runs about
100 bucks if you wanted to DIY.
Sounds too long to do anything about. Its rare for my cars to go more
then a year or two before a rock causes a crack. If it's not
bothering my view I don't bother fixing it till there are enough rock
pits that it's worth the trouble, even though I have insurance. When
the pits start to create enough glare into the sun I get it replaced
and tell them the crack happened last week.