Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 25-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 20-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.
Q: Dad, I have a crack in the windshield of my car. This seems like a major disaster, so what can I do?
A: It's really not that big a deal. Yet. If it's a small crack or ding from a flying rock or something, it needs to be fixed to keep it from spreading. If it has already cracked or looks like it will, the whole windshield needs to be replaced. The good news is many places will actually come to your work or school to do the work. Just call them and find out the process, but don't wait as it only gets worse and can be dangerous if the windshield cracks even worse while you are driving.
- Barry Courter