You have three or fewer chips. The damage is not in front of a camera or sensor. Usually, car glass technicians can repair a chip, which has a diameter of about an inch or less. Similarly, a crack can also be repaired if it is no more than three inches long.
If the size of the crack is larger than that of a dollar bill, you should discard the repair option. This is exactly why size and depth will always play a crucial role in determining whether a repair is a solution or not. While size is a decent measure of the extent of damage, it usually depends on a few other factors. If the crack is in the center of the glass and isn't too deep, you can usually repair a crack up to 3 inches.
If it is larger, it will likely require a complete replacement. Whether it's two or 10 inches long, or somewhere in between, a crack has always been the main reason for replacing a windshield. Therefore, the first thing to do after you have a broken windshield is to contact an auto glass repair and replacement company to find the most ideal solution to your problem. I just told myself that it was against the law for him to repair a splinter on my windshield because there were more than 5, none big or near the edges, chips all over my windshield.
Repairing a windshield is cost-effective, while it is expensive to install a completely new windshield. I took a screenshot of the paragraph in which you explain that, for safety reasons, it is highly recommended to replace the windshield instead of repairing it. One of the main factors influencing the need to repair or replace the windshield is the length of the crack. Another place where windshield repair should not be performed is within the driver's line of sight (the glass covered by the driver's windshield wiper).
Once you have inspected your windshield for damage, the first thing that comes to mind is whether it can be repaired or if you need to replace the cracked or chipped windshield with a new one.