Most people can relate to having a cracked or chipped windshield at some point. Whether a big rock is kicked up causing damage or you hit a giant pothole in the road, you might be wondering how important it is to repair a cracked or chipped windshield. Below we will outline some of the top reasons not to leave a cracked or chipped windshield untreated, and why it’s best to hire a professional.
Cracked windshields reflect sunlight which can result in a blinding glare, increasing your risk of a collision. Depending on where the crack or chip is can also obstruct your view just by stretching across the windshield.
Compromised Structural Integrity
If you leave a crack or chip unrepaired, moisture, sand, and dirt make their way in and cause distortion and worsen the damage. Additionally windshield cracks spread over time, and drastic temperature changes can worsen cracks. In climates with cold winter weather, water lands on the cracks, where it freezes and expands, which stresses the glass leaving more of a chance for increasing damage.
Problems Deploying Your Airbag
Your car’s windshield is essential in the proper deployment of airbags in the event of a collision. Airbags depend on the windshield for a backstop in order to inflate towards passengers.If the windshield has already cracked, the force of airbag deployment could shatter it, making the occupants more vulnerable to fatal injuries.
Why Hire A Professional?
A cracked windshield requires expert hands with specialized tools to replace, An incorrectly installed windshield can put your life and the lives of others at risk. Auto Glass Professionals offers a FREE mobile service, where we come to you, making your windshield repair or replacement a breeze. We will work with your insurance and handle everything with expert skill.
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