Windshield Replacement Replacing a windshield is usually necessary when the glass is cracked or chipped. Windshields are made of two layers of glass with a plastic layer in between, so when a rock hits the windshield, it usually only damages the outer layer. However, if the chip is large or in the driver's line of sight, it can be unsafe to drive with a damaged windshield. Windshields are designed to protect you in the event of an accident, and a damaged windshield can reduce that protection. In addition, cracks can spread quickly, so it's important to replace the windshield as soon as possible. It's also important to choose a reputable company to do your windshield replacement. Make sure they use high-quality glass and that their technicians are experienced and certified. Windshield replacement is an important part of keeping your car safe, so be sure to have it done as soon as possible if you have a crack or chip in your windshield. It can be expensive, but it's worth it to keep yourself and your passengers safe. Give Cranston Auto Glass a call today!