Whether you’re traveling on the highway or in the city, the roadway can be a hazardous place. In traffic, danger lurks around every corner and you have to be careful. One common roadway hazard is getting a chipped or broken windshield from deflected rocks or debris and it occurs all too often.
Luckily, there are three quick tips to be aware of to safely avoid a damaged front windshield on your car or truck:
1. Stay away from semi-trucks and pick-ups. All large trucks have specially designed tires that are more susceptible to pick up and kick up rocks at trailing vehicles. If you want to avoid car window replacement, then avoid them too.
2. Don’t drive on the shoulders of the highway. Rocks, sticks, and pieces of trash can easily be launched up into the air by other cars that are passing through those hazardous areas. An error in judgment here can lead to pricy auto glass repair.
3. Avoid vehicles (usually trucks) that are using a tarp to contain something in the bed or trunk of the vehicle. This gives a clear signal they are transporting loose gravel or items that may fall out of their truck bed. Simply staying away from these marked vehicles can save you a lot of hassle later.
A small chip on your windshield may go unnoticed, but that chip can turn into a crack quickly. It’s important to repair or replace damaged windshields, because driving with a damage windshield is potentially dangerous. When that tiny window crack hits a bump in the road and morphs into a giant problem, our trained service professionals at Glass on the Move can assist with all of your auto glass repair needs. We also offer mobile windshield repair and can fix chips in your windshield before it does turn into a big problem.
We have been serving the San Francisco Bay area with auto glass repair since 1979. Our technicians are certified in window replacement and repair. Offering free mobile windshield repair, we will come to your home or business and fix your window while you work. Call the experts at Glass On The Move at (510) 338-4791 or visit our website.