Learn from my mistake here ;-)
We had a little "star fracture" in the car's windshield last spring, or maybe it was summer - you know, you're driving along and bam! a flying rock hits your screen and there you go.
I went to the repair shop and they quoted me $50 to get it fixed, maybe free if we had good insurance, and it would take 30 minutes. Only thing was they were full and I had to come back the next day, no appointment needed. How cool was that?
Only thing... I never took the car back.
I figured I would "do it later".
This "later" turned into months which turned into a giant windshield fracture a couple of weeks ago, thanks to water infiltrating the tiny crack and ice expansion doing the rest.
New diagnosis? Complete windshield replacement needed. Cost: $850, of which our insurance deductible was $250. Plus a half day of having no car.
That is how to blow $200 really fast, people.
*oh, the shame and the fury*
But wait, it doesn't stop there. The brand new windshield they installed had a manufacturer's defect, a distortion on the passenger side - you know those funhouse mirrors that have a wave that make you thin and fat as you stretch up and down? Yeah, like that only add motion sickness since you're moving. It was horrible.
I just went today to get yet another windshield installed, that's more time out of my day and inconvenience, to boot. No it didn't cost anything as it was guaranteed work, but still! The aggravation of it all!
So, if it's broken... for the love of god get it fixed, now!
Don't be stupid like I was and wait!