Fortunately, most people don’t have to replace their windshields very often. They have to buy new tires from time to time, and spend money on long-term auto maintenance, but when we trade in our old cars, they usually have the same windshield that they did when we bought them. But windshields can and do get damaged from time to time. When they do, it’s a top priority to get them replaced or repaired. You might be able to ignore that service engine light for a while, but driving with a damaged windshield is both dangerous and illegal!