There are many things in life that we put off - repairing a cracked windshield should not be one of them. The longer you wait to have the crack or chip fixed, the higher the chance of further damage and safety concerns. Fixing a small chip now can save you the hassle and cost of replacing the entire windshield later.
Here are some reasons why you should get that windshield crack repaired immediately:
Keep your field of vision clear
A crack or chip in your windshield can obstruct your view, making it harder to see other cars, pedestrians, animals, the road, or road signs. A prism effect can also occur, where bright lights or another car’s headlights can temporarily blind you.
Prevent more damage
Over time, a windshield crack or chip is likely to grow. Extreme temperature changes from the sweltering summer heat or cold air conditioner can cause the crack to expand. This means that when you eventually take your vehicle into an auto glass repair shop, you’ll likely have to replace the whole windshield which is a more expensive and involved process.
Protect the integrity of your vehicle
Did you know that your windshield acts as support for your vehicle’s roof? In an accident involving a rollover, it helps keep the roof from crumbling inward. In order to successfully provide this roof support, it needs to be in tip-top shape without any cracks or chips.
Ensure airbag support
In a bad accident, a crack may mean the windshield will not hold the airbags in place and be unable to prevent you or your passenger from being ejected from the car. Repairing that chip or crack immediately can help prevent this from occurring.
Avoid a ticket
You can be fined for driving with a damaged windshield because it impairs your vision. If the crack is serious enough, the police may order your car removed from the road.
Contact Glass America today and we’ll have your vehicle’s windshield repaired quickly and efficiently.