Spring Driving: How Potholes Can Cause Further Damage to Cracked Windshields

Spring Driving: How Potholes Can Cause Further Damage to Cracked Windshields

Apr 09, 2013

Spring is the perfect time of year for those who enjoy the great outdoors. And often, spending time enjoying outdoor activities involves a bit of driving, whether it is to reach a specific destination or simply to go for a cruise with the windows down. Unfortunately, many drivers will notice come spring time that potholes in local roads and highways tend to be worse this time of year. There are a number of reasons for this, but the main cause for spring potholes is the mere fact that, as air temperatures increase, concrete and pavement warm up and have a tendency to crack. As cars and large trucks drive over these cracked portions of pavement, potholes easily form. Potholes can cause all kinds of damage to a vehicle, depending on the size and severity of the hole itself. Most commonly, potholes flatten tires, bend wheel rims, and even throw off a vehicle's alignment. For vehicles that have existing windshield or auto glass damage in the form of cracks and chips, running over potholes can cause the damage to spread. As a result, even the smallest windshield cracks and chips can lead to a need for full windshield replacement, which can be extremely expensive and quite time consuming. Not to mention, the integrity and strength of the windshield glass itself is compromised in these conditions, leading to unsafe driving conditions. For this reason, it is greatly recommended that any vehicle owner with even a very small chip or crack in one's auto glass take the time to have it repaired as soon as possible. This should be done before the warmer temperatures of spring hit and before an increase in the number of large potholes on the road sends the auto glass damage beyond repair. After all, it takes driving over just one pothole to significantly increase the size and severity of a crack. And the damage will only get worse over time unless something is done. Fortunately, there are reliable and experienced repair services out there that specialize in auto glass. This allows vehicle owners to get the quick, quality, and affordable windshield repair that they need to get on with their lives and confident once again behind the wheel. Not to mention, in most cases, small windshield cracks and chips can be repaired with the quick application of a strong bonding resin. The resin is injected into the crack and a vacuum is used to remove air until the resin has a chance to cure. Once it has cured, the existing crack will be repaired but may still be visible, although fully repaired. This process typically only takes less than an hour, depending on the weather and other outside conditions. Not to mention, this specific repair is often covered by auto insurance companies since it falls into the category of a preventative repair. So for those who are looking for a professional, friendly and affordable auto glass repair company that is willing to work with insurance companies, it is not necessary to look any further.

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