Windshields are a vital safety component of your vehicle. Protecting you from the outdoor elements, a broken windshield can be incredibly dangerous and expensive. In order to prevent windshield damage, there are certain precautions you can take this summer to avoid repair bills and ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers.
Keep Your Distance
Debris thrown up by large trucks often cause small chips on the glass of your windshield. These chips can turn into cracks that require an entire windshield replacement. Expensive, and completely preventable, there are options. For instance, avoid driving too closely behind large trucks; always keep a safe driving distance. This also prevents potential rear-end accidents, which can seriously damage the vehicle – especially the windshield.
Maintain Your Windshield and its Wipers
Proper maintenance and replacement of windshield wipers can help prevent windshield damage caused by open blades scratching and cracking glass surfaces. Windshield wipers are vital to clear visibility which can prevent accidents that permanently damage the windshield. Avoid harsh chemicals and use auto-approved cleaning solutions to prevent scratches and other damages to the delicate glass on the windshield. Preventing scratches ensures good visibility.
Repair Cracks and Chips Immediately
Inevitably, cracks and chips do happen. If they do, it is important to repair the windshield immediately. This can prevent further damage from developing, so you do not incur higher repair costs when the repair necessitates a windshield replacement. Driving with a damaged windshield is an incredibly dangerous practice for the driver and passengers. Your windshield provides an incredibly important barrier between yourself and the world outside your vehicle. Therefore, Glass America wants you to make sure you take proper care of your windshield this summer. Check for cracks and scratches, use appropriate cleaning solutions, and keep your distance from other cars, especially large trucks such as 18-wheelers and dump trucks. This will help you prevent damage, ensure safety and avoid costly car repairs. If your windshield does need repairs, or even replacement, this summer, do not hesitate to contact the Best in Auto Glass. Glass America's mobile repair units are ready to assist you wherever it is most convenient for you.