That is major damage that is going to continue to grow. If you simply push on the glass with your thumb, you'll see the crack grow longer right before your eyes. The glass actually flexes a little each time you hit a small bump or drive over uneven road surfaces. That flexing is what has already caused all those long cracks.
The only time a crack can be repaired is when the damage is about the diameter of a pencil eraser and there's no cracks extending out yet. The repair must be done by a professional with very specialized equipment. He installs a suction cup, then uses a pump to such the crack into a vacuum for about 20 minutes, The vacuum causes water to boil at 77 degrees F. And get drawn out, then a special resin is injected into the damage. That glue prevents cracks from starting as the glass flexes.
Typically this repair costs around $50.00, and the repairman comes to where your car will be parked for an hour. You don't have to go to his shop.
Saturday, April 4th, 2015 AT 9:23 PM