I cracked my windshield in the very low corner on the passenger's side. The sharded area is perhaps 10 sq in at the most but then some crack extend out of it and go 6-7 in (2 or 3 of them).
I called my insurance co and they made an appointment for me to try to have it repaired at an auto glass shop for free. However, they said that if it is too big to be repaired and it needs to be replaced, I will be responsible for the deductible.
What surprised me was the concept of "windshield repair". I never knew a windshield can be repaired, i.e. if glass were broken, it should be replaced. How do you repair broken auto glass? Just curious.